Guide price £795,000
A delightful period, Grade II Listed, property forming part of a large country house. The Property East Wing, Osmington House, is Listed Grade II and comprises the east wing of an elegant period property believed to have been built in the early/mid C19th with attractive Portland stone elevations under a slate roof. There are many classical architectural features including a fine stone pillared portico and ornate cornicing in the principal rooms. The property is presented in excellent decorative order throughout. Formal landscaped gardens to the side and front of East Wing extend to just under an acre and include a sweeping drive, croquet lawn, orchard, rose garden, vegetable garden and a wonderful selection of mature trees and plants. Outside The property is approached via private driveway leading to a gate marked East Wing which opens onto a gravel drive to the front of the house. The gardens are an outstanding feature of the property. The plot includes a lawned area, multiple well stocked flower beds and borders and neatly kept feature hedge, some wonderful specimens of trees offering a wealth of colour throughout the year. Location Situated on the Jurassic Coast 4 miles north-east of Weymouth, Osmington has a population of less than 700 people. Many of the buildings in the village date back to the 16th Century. To the north of the village the Osmington White Horse, a large hill figure, dates back to 1808 and represents King George III. John Constable the English landscape artist, spent his honeymoon here in 1816 and painted views of the local area. Sporting and Recreation West Dorset is a beautiful area and is well known for its sporting and leisure pursuits which include golf at Dorchester Came Down, Yeovil, Folke and Sherborne gold clubs. Horse racing at Bath, Wincanton, Salisbury and Taunton. Sailing and water sports along the Dorset coast, Marinas at Weymouth and Poole (Weymouth is home to the National Sailing Academy.). There is Riding and Walking in the surrounding countryside - an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). The Dorset coastline is recognised as a World Heritage site and Weymouth is nearby with its Georgian Seafront and beautiful beaches. Osmington House is approximately one mile from the sea with a stunning view out to Portland Island as you approach the village. Ringstead Bay is also very popular with Windsurfers and Kitesurfers. Education There are first schools in Preston and Broadmayne with further state schooling for all ages in Dorchester or Weymouth. The county is well served for private schools including preparatory schools in Sunninghill School in Dorchester, Sherborne, Sandroyd, Perrot Hill. Public senior schools include Sherborne School (for boys); Sherborne School (for girls); St Anthony's Leweston (for girls), St Mary's Shaftesbury (girls), Bryanston (mixed); Canford (mixed) and Milton Abbey (for boys).
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