Askerswell, Dorchester

£650,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A spacious detached home set within large, secluded gardens and located in a tucked-away position at the heart of a charming village. 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Far- reaching country views. Parking, garage and carport. In all 0.5 of an acre. EPC Band E.

THE PROPERTY

Middlemore House is a superb detached home located in a secluded position close to the heart of one of West Dorset's most charming, friendly villages and set in just over half an acre of delightful gardens. Owing to its wonderful setting, the property enjoys stunning views over the surrounding countryside and has been thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of this glorious outlook at every opportunity with highly versatile, sociable accommodation, making this a comfortable and convenient home for a broad variety of purchasers.

On the ground floor are two well proportioned bedrooms, including the large principal bedroom which benefits from excellent built in storage and access to a Jack-and-Jill shower room which can also be reached from the entrance hall, whilst bedroom 2 is currently organised as a useful study with a fitted hide-away bed, perfect for accommodating guests. Both first floor bedrooms are also of double proportions with built-in wardrobes, and bedroom 3 further benefits from an ensuite shower room with the well-appointed family bathroom located adjacent to bedroom 4.

The rest of the first floor accommodation provides comfortable, family-orientated living spaces alongside excellent domestic conveniences, including the L-shaped sitting room which enjoys a dual aspect with a large window to the front, allowing the views to be enjoyed to their fullest advantage. Benefitting from a stone fireplace with wood burner and sliding glass doors to the rear, south-facing aspect, this expansive room is perfect for all seasons. The dining room, which also features sliding glass doors to the rear garden, is a delightful setting for entertaining and everyday enjoyment alike but also offers flexibility for a broad variety of alternative uses including an additional bedroom, if required. Between the two reception rooms is the kitchen which is fitted with wooden units beneath a recently replaced worksurface and features a breakfast bar and integrated oven, grill, hob and dishwasher. There is also a useful utility room which offers further extra storage as well as space and plumbing for laundry facilities.

OUTSIDE

The gardens at Middlemore House are private from neighbouring properties and amount to an impressive half an acre in total. The property is approached over a well maintained, shared driveway which leads to parking for several vehicles to the front and gives access to the single garage and adjoining carport. A sizeable and well screened front garden, which is primarily laid to lawn with mature, productive apple trees, provides a great sense of seclusion.

The rear garden has been landscaped into attractive tiers, each with an individual use in mind. Abutting the house is a paved sun terrace which is bordered by an ornamental pond and decorative yet easily maintained gavelled terraces, providing a wonderful setting for al fresco dining and relaxing. Steps lead up to an established lawn with two more mature apple trees, beyond which is a produce garden including a soft fruit cages and a large, designated vegetable bed. At the southernmost end of the garden there is an expansive, level lawn which was formerly a grass tennis court and is still regularly used for various lawn sports with the backdrop of the stunning views.

SITUATION

Askerswell rates highly among the many fantastic villages in the beautiful Asker Valley and forms part of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is renowned for its warm and active community (please see village website for more information), stunning countryside and amenities including a village hall, church, children's playground, and The Spyway Inn pub. There is a primary school at nearby Loders village, and a school bus service to the secondary school at Bridport. The popular market town of Bridport is just 4 miles distant, offering a broad variety of shopping, dining, leisure and cultural experiences, and the County Town of Dorchester 12 miles away with rail services to London (Waterloo), Bristol and Bath. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is also nearby.

SERVICES

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Superfast fibre-to-premises broadband connection is installed and available.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport follow the A35 towards Dorchester and take the second of the left-hand turnings signposted to Askerswell. Follow this road into the village and at the end of the road turn right onto Parsons Lane. Take the third driveway on the right and pass the two neighbouring properties. Middlemore House can be found at the end of the driveway.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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