Martinstown, Dorchester DT2


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Rylstone is a prominent and distinctive village house. It is Listed Grade ll and is believed to date from the mid 18th century and extended in circa 1840 together with a more recent conservatory.

The house has predominantly stone with some brick and flint external elevations and with a rendered main front facade and east elevation, under slate. There are well proportioned rooms with high ceilings and period features include window shutters, window seats and original fireplaces. The entrance/staircase hall opens to the sitting room; there are three further reception rooms and a well arranged kitchen/breakfast room with a 4 oven oil-fired aga, conservatory, rear hall and hallways, shower room, separate wc and a utility room on the ground floor together with the spacious potential annexe with sitting room, two further rooms and shower room.

Upstairs there is the master bedroom with en suite bath/shower room, 4 further double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

To the west side of the house is courtyard parking adjacent to the detached double garage. To the rear is the splendid swimming pool terrace and thence the garden and, beyond, the paddock.

The property is reached off the village street through a wrought iron wicket gate onto a stone paved path to the front porch. Small level lawns, with a small ornamental pond on one side, flank the path. The front is well screened by mature hedging and with side pedestrian access around the conservatory to the rear garden.

The main garden lies to the rear and high timber double gates open onto a concrete courtyard parking area with space for a number of cars and giving direct access to the adjacent double garage. Close to this area is a raised oil tank, screened by trellis and walling. Steps rise to the lawn and a path also leads to the back doors where there is an adjacent paved terrace, with access directly to the outdoor heated swimming pool, with paved surround, raised lavender borders and low wall with steps up to the lawn. The lawn is gently sloping and interspersed with mixed trees. This area of garden is enclosed by stone walling and timber fencing. At the far end there is timber double gates, or a pedestrian gate, giving access to the land.

The land which is approx. 2.7 acres lies to the north-west of the garden and part runs along the northern edge of the churchyard. It predominantly comprises a slightly sloping paddock, currently divided into two;

enclosed by fencing and some hedging, with one side planted with semi-mature trees. Water troughs.

Note: A public footpath crosses the property, running below the bottom of the paddock and alongside the rear of the churchyard. Close to this is a single timber stable with a lean-to hay store at

the rear. Additional buildings include the double garage with external stone elevations under slate with two up-and-over doors, power and light and a small stone pool house housing the pump and filtration equipment.

Available late August for an initial 12 month tenancy. Pets at Landlords discretion.

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