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THE PROPERTY

A SUBSTANTIAL FIVE BEDROOMED, THREE STOREY VICTORIAN VILLA WITH DELIGHTFUL GARDENS SITUATED IN A QUIET CENTRAL LOCATION. Built in 1897, this very handsome late Victorian home of red brick elevations under a slate roof is superbly positioned on a quiet street within easy, level walking distance to Dorchester town centre. The property exhibits the generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings, and gorgeous character features typical of the Victorian era of architecture, combined with modern conveniences, and is in presented to very high standard throughout. An elegant Victorian tiled path leads to the front entrance into a vestibule, with a half stained glass door revealing the hall, housing the very attractive staircase to the first and second floors. The hall gives access to two charming reception rooms, the kitchen/breakfast room and downstairs cloakroom. The sitting room with its huge bay window exudes light and space, and also boasts an original working cast iron & tiled fireplace, and a bespoke fitted book-case that currently separates the two reception rooms. The kitchen breakfast room is generously sized, and again benefits from a few lovely period features, with your eye being drawn to the French doors at the very end that frame the pretty south facing garden to the rear. To the first floor, the master bedroom, situated at the front, spans the entire width of the house, with its huge stone mullion bay sash window, and original fireplace making for a very light and luxurious space. This room could easily accommodate an en-suite bathroom and dressing area if desired. There is a further very charming double bedroom with feature fireplace, and south facing window overlooking the courtyard garden; with a third generous single bedroom and family bathroom at this level. The second floor gives way to a spacious landing area, that could double up as a study area/further wardrobe space if required. Two further double- bedrooms with good height, and a shower room provide ample space for a growing family, teenagers, or indeed to provide a private floor to accommodate guests. All in all, this would make the most wonderful family residence, with immense versatility to suit those who work from home, or indeed multi-generational living in a very desirable and convenient location. There is a small low maintenance garden to the front of the property, with low level walled boundaries, and an elegant Victorian tiled pathway leading to the front entrance. To the side, there is a generous gravelled area, with access to the rear offering good storage. To the rear side of the house, a sunny courtyard style garden makes for a very private space to relax, with an extremely pretty paved terrace leading from the breakfast room complete with pergola & vines to provide much needed shade for Al fresco dining. This in turn overlooks the south facing walled garden complete with level lawn, and a range of specimen trees, flower beds and mature border shrubs. There is a residents' parking permit scheme for roadside parking.