Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset DT2


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Chescombe House is a delightful mid terrace central village Grade ll listed house, believed to date from the 18th century, and with more recent rear garden extensions. Along with most of the village it was part of the Pitt-Rivers estate until sold in 1919.

The front door opens to a staircase hallway off which is the sitting room with a beamed ceiling and a stone fireplace with inset wood burner and thence the dining room. Off the inner hallway are the kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom and most recent extension, the utility room. The kitchen/breakfast room which overlooks the fine garden has useful base and wall units, twin sink, worktops, integrated fridge, eye level electric double oven, space/plumbing for dishwasher, 4 ring electric hob, two dressers, serving hatches to both the sitting and dining rooms and a walk-in larder

To the first floor is the principal bedroom with the dressing lobby and range of wardrobe cupboards along one wall and thence an en suite shower room. There are 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom.

This enclosed garden, protected predominantly by walling together with some fencing, is an important feature of the property. The back door opens to a paved terrace, ideal for entertaining (with the Boiler Room/store at the western end). Outside water tap. External lighting.

A stone path rises along the eastern side of the garden which comprises two terraced lawns and nurtured borders well stocked with shrubs and plants providing a splay of colour.

There is a flag stone seating area off the lower lawn. At the top of the garden shrubs and a cherry tree screen the oil tank. The path continues around to a pedestrian door (and access to the workshop with power and light (a former garage) which leads to the forecourt off Abbots Court for parking several cars in front of the two garages (both with light) and former garage. Above the forecourt is a low stone wall, heather border, gravelled area and path leading to close boarded pedestrian gate (and fencing) to the garden.

The house is situated within a Conservation Area towards the heart of this picturesque and sought-after village with a fascinating range of properties dating back to the reign of Henry Vll. The village is noted for its excellent facilities which include a general store/sub post office, doctors' and dispensing surgery, primary school, St Mary's parish church, tea room and three public houses. It has a thriving community with various clubs, societies and a fine modern village hall.

The village is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and down land, situated about 8 miles north of Dorchester and with good access to the Abbey town of Sherborne, about 12 miles to the north. Both towns, as well as Yeovil, have mainline railway stations to London/Waterloo. Maiden Newton is on the Weymouth/Bristol line.

Sport and leisure facilities in the area include golf at Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil, sailing and water sports along the Jurassic Heritage coastline. There are many footpaths and bridleways criss-crossing the stunning countryside.

There is the well-regarded first school in the village and further state schools in Dorchester include St Osmond's, Dorchester Middle School and Thomas Hardye. Preparatory

schools include Leweston, Sherborne, Perrott Hill, Sandroyd, Hanford and Knighton House. Public schools include the Sherborne Schools, Leweston, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Milton Abbey and Canford.

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