ARTISAN - BOTH SOLD BY. CHOICE OF 2 PROPERTIES. Stunning residence offering a wonderful family home in excess of 3,500 sq.ft. Huge versatility, appealing to a wide range of prospective purchasers. No forward chain. SOLE AGENT ........................................................................................
Douglas Jackman House is a substantial and impressive county town residence offering the benefits of a wonderful character family home. This most attractive five bedroom property provides huge versatility, appealing to a wide range of prospective purchasers that include the opportunity of working from home or contemporary family occupation. This delightful Victorian home is beautifully presented having been the subject of an extensive refurbishment program by our clients and retains much of the character and charm associated with its era. The living accommodation is arranged over four levels and offers five reception rooms on the ground floor supplemented by a stunning kitchen breakfast room, utility room and an impressive downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor there is an outstanding master suite with the guest also benefitting from an ensuite shower room. A further three double bedrooms are arranged on the second floor supplemented by the family bathroom. There is also a cellar located on the lower ground floor. Situated in the hub of a rural county town environment, this traditional Victorian town house offers a ‘London feel’ within an evolving cosmopolitan town and successfully blends a fusion of traditional charm and character with desired contemporary living requirements. The nearby Dorchester South and Dorchester West stations in the town provide excellent mainline rail services to London Waterloo and Bristol Temple Meads and there are exceptional walking and riding facilities across the surrounding countryside and along the World Heritage Jurassic coastline.
A stunning enclosed porch with coloured decorative stained glasses found to the front of the property gives access to the property. A grand oak door then leads through to the entrance vestibule, this in turn gives access to the hallway which, as is the case all the way through this beautiful home, bursts with period features such as original stained glass, refurbished sash windows, traditional high ceilings, beautiful ornate cornicing and a stunning wooden staircase that provides the pivot point of the property. The hallway offers access to downstairs cloakroom with a modern white suite and ample storage cupboards. Also located on this floor is the formal drawing room with a bay window overlooking the front aspect and a sitting room, both with feature fireplaces, supporting a contemporary style living that then continues into the family room with doors leading through to garden room and access into the dining room which in turn continues into the stunning kitchen breakfast room. This is a lovely room affording much natural light which is well equipped with an array of storage units, work surfaces and integrated appliances including a centralised island with a 5 ring gas hob with extractor hood and lighting over, an eye level double oven and grill, built in fridge, separate freezer, integrated dishwasher and larder style cupboard. There are once again many period features to remind you of the home’s heritage and the sociable flow of this ground floor accommodation offers a wonderful venue for entertaining family and friends and an ideal relaxation area to sit and enjoy. The opportunity is also provided for one or more of these rooms to be used as an office or study, an important advantage for those who work from home. There is a useful utility room providing additional storage units with space and plumbing for washing facilities. From the spacious hallway an impressive staircase ascends to the upper floors of this highly impressive Victorian style property. The first floor also does not disappoint, the master bedroom suite hosts a substantial bathroom with stylish freestanding roll top bath, walk-in glazed shower cubicle, low level WC and wall mounted vanity unit. The guest suite is equally characterful, once again featuring an ensuite shower room comprising of walk-in double shower cubicle, wall mounted vanity arrangement and a concealed cistern low level WC. On the second floor there are three further double bedrooms oozing with character and a contemporary styled family bathroom with separate WC. Externally the property enjoys an enclosed lawned garden to the rear with a paved sun terrace perfect for alfresco entertaining and a gated access leads to two allocated parking spaces. There is also a pedestrian access to the side of the house and a walled front garden.
Douglas Jackman House was originally constructed as two semi-detached town houses, over the years the property was opened up to become one substantial house. Our client has restored the property to its natural division offering the opportunity for two families to live in close proximity, or subject to planning, for a family business opportunity to be offered, as well as two charming individual homes that have been refurbished through and are now for sale separately. The gas boiler supplies the domestic hot water and radiator heating. Council Tax Band: presently being ascertained. EPC rating: D.
Weymouth Avenue enjoys a convenient location being in the heart of the County Town just a short walk from the main shopping precinct. The cosmopolitan Brewery Square development is also close by and boasts an eclectic variety of boutiques, restaurants and a cinema. The town has a number of highly regarded schools, a wide range of leisure facilities and the Dorset County Hospital. Sporting facilities include rugby, football and cricket clubs, Came Down Golf Club, with sailing at Weymouth and Portland.
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