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Mill Lane, Charminster, Dorchester, DT2

Offers in excess of £750,000

Under offer

3 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: DOR170093


A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS DELIGHTFUL FAMILY HOME WITH PERMISSION TO BE EXTENDED, TOGETHER WITH A BUILDING PLOT THAT HOLDS PLANNING APPROVAL FOR AN ADDITIONAL DETACHED SINGLE STOREY DWELLING, SET IN OVER 0.5 OF AN ACRE IN THE PRETTY VILLAGE OF CHARMINSTER THE PROPERTY Built in the 1950's, Millmartin is set in a delightful position at the end of a quiet no through lane leading to St Mary's church and the River Cerne, making for a very pleasant setting indeed. With grounds extending to over 0.5 of an acre, the site has full planning consent to sub divide the plot and build a further detached single storey home with parking and gardens, which could equally serve as ancillary accommodation to the main house. There is also full planning consent to significantly extend and remodel the existing house and build a double garage with workshop, offering any new owner huge scope and a range of possibilities to explore. Having been in the same family since its construction, the property has been lovingly cared for over the years and remains free from modern interventions. All rooms face southwest, to take full advantage of the light, sunshine, and beautiful views over the garden. The drawing room and dining room, both with open fireplaces, lead off the very generous reception hall, housing a double height staircase to the first floor. Under the stairs there is a large cupboard/storage area. The kitchen, with a range of fitted wall and base units has an electric 3 oven AGA, (cream) and summer oven, as well as a walk-in pantry. There is a useful rear hall/utility area leading to the garden and giving access to the integral garage, which has a fully boarded attic. A small study and WC complete the accommodation at this level. To the first floor, there are three bedrooms; a large master bedroom, a further double and a single, all with built in wardrobes. The master bedroom also has a large walk-in storage area. There is a family bathroom, and separate WC. The attic area is easily accessed from the landing and is fully boarded. OUTSIDE A 5-bar gate leads to a gravelled driveway to the front of the property. This continues past the house giving good access to the very private building plot to the rear, which, once developed, would have very little impact on the existing dwelling and its garden. The present home will, therefore, continue to enjoy the most magnificent partially walled gardens that lie mainly to the rear which are laid to level lawn with well-established central flower beds, fruit trees and mature trees. The main house will also retain a small section of garden and parking to the front of the house, and there is an additional driveway lower down the lane which leads to the integral garage. LOCATION The charming village of Charminster has an active community which includes two public houses, popular first school, shop/post office, village hall, and Parish Church. Around the village there are excellent walking, riding, and cycling opportunities along the network of footpaths and bridleways that cross the beautiful countryside. The village lies just under 2 miles to the north of the county town of Dorchester which has an excellent range of facilities with shops, schools, restaurants and the county hospital. Of particular note is the Conran-designed development at Brewery Square with its cinema, bars, restaurants and leading shops. There is a Waitrose, Tesco, and Lidl in Dorchester for everyday shopping and a mainline railway station with a fast regular service to London Waterloo.