Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2


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  • Bedrooms: 6
Holyleas House is a fine prominent central village house, believed to date from 1867 with later extensions. Off the reception hall are good sized reception rooms, cloakroom and the spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a four oven aga, beyond which is the utility room, larder, rear hall/boot room and study. Off the front and rear landings are the principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite shower room and further 4 bedrooms and

2 bathrooms (1 en suite).

A pair of timber gates open to the gravel driveway which runs along the side of the house with parking and a profusion of trees and shrubs to the other side. The driveway continues to the three bay open fronted carport, further parking and thence a box hedge with lawn beyond. There is a delightful and private paved sun terrace ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining to the south side of the house with doors to the kitchen and sitting room. From this terrace is a low wall with a step to a wide lawned path and a ‘vista’ down the main garden to the attractive flint boundary wall beyond. There is a circular lavender bed in the main lawn. The garden has been thoughtfully laid out over decades with a variety

of trees (including walnut, beech, apple, holly, oak and others), shrubs and flower borders to enhance privacy blended with a sense of calm and relaxation. To the southern side of the garden, beyond the sun terrace is a close boarded gateway which gives access to a former garage (now implement store). Oil tank. Outside water taps.

Holyleas House enjoys a village setting with westerly views over the village playing field with a backdrop of rolling countryside beyond. Buckland Newton has a revitalised village store, popular primary school, playing field, modern village hall, church and the ‘Gaggle of Geese’ public house. Sturminster Newton, Sherborne and Dorchester are about 10,10.5 and 11 miles respectively, all offering shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Both Dorchester

and Sherborne have mainline railway stations to London/Waterloo. There is also the local line from Dorchester to Bath/Bristol. Cerne Abbas, about 4.5 miles, has a doctors’ surgery and pharmacy, 3 public houses and village store. The A303 is accessed to the north from Wincanton, providing a direct east/west route linking with the M3 to London. There is some outstandingly beautiful countryside in the area, with a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking

and riding. In addition to the state schools there are an abundance of excellent private schools including Leweston, Sunninghill, the Sherborne schools, Clayesmore, Milton Abbey, Canford and Bryanston.

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