School Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Handsome, detached, five bedroom village house with wonderful views over the Bride Valley.

The house was built in the 1950s, by Poundbury developer C G Fry, and was substantially extended in the early 21st Century to create a lovely light, bright, family home with far-reaching panoramic views across the Bride Valley. During the refurbishment and extension of the property all the high-cost items were attended to including the wiring, the plumbing, the oil fired heating, the kitchen, the bathrooms, the windows and the decoration throughout. In short this is a very polished house indeed that takes full advantage of some stunning views to the South across the fields.

Being on the South side all the principal rooms benefit from sun throughout the day, the best of which is undoubtedly the kitchen/dining room that has the kitchen area to one end, a dining room area to the centre and a sitting area to the other end. The kitchen is equipped with a comprehensive range of contemporary units and cupboards with hardwood worksurfaces over and has a range cooker with electric oven and LPG hob on top, with an extractor fan over. There is space for an American style plumbed fridge freezer and a dishwasher. The dining area lies to the centre of the kitchen while to the end there is an attractive daytime sitting area, with a sliding door to the end and double doors to one side, blurring the distinction between inside and outside space during the summer months. To the centre of the house there is a study with a fireplace to one side and a set of sliding doors to the terrace, while to the other end of the house there is a sitting room with a second fireplace and another set of sliding doors to the terrace and gardens. Each of these living rooms takes in the views. The hallway runs along the front of the house and is laid to Travertine stone flooring, off which there is a spacious utility room and a cloakroom.

Upstairs there are four double and one single bedrooms, the principal of which has a large picture sliding door to one end taking in the best of the views, with an ensuite bathroom complete with both a standalone shower and a bath. The guest bedroom lies to the other end of the house and has two sets of double wardrobes to one side with a shelving unit in between and a sliding door complete with Juliet balcony to the other. The three other bedrooms lie in between the principal bedroom and the guest bedroom and have use of the family bathroom that has a shower over the bath. The property is in good decorative order throughout and should further living space be required has planning permission for a large wraparound extension in matching stone that would substantially increase the living space of the property to the rear and create a hall and double garage to the front of the property. It should be noted that the works have been started and therefore the planning permission will be valid for some years to come. (Application number 1/D/12/001457 )

To the front to the property there is a large expanse of gravel driveway which provides parking and turning for a number of cars, enclosed by mature hedging. The rear gardens are a particular feature of the property with a large paved terrace immediately to the rear of the house that makes a lovely entertaining area during the Summer months and from which the lawn stretches out to the end of the garden that adjoins open countryside. Herbaceous and shrub planting is laid out either side of the lawns, framing the views. There are two useful timber garden sheds along one side of the garden. To the other side of the property there is a third garden shed and a wood store.

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