Rocklea is set within the small parish of Askerwell, a rural yet accessible and peaceful village located on the River Asker. Local amenities include a village pub, village hall and church. whilst the adjoining village of Loders offers a further pub, village hall, well regarded primary school and a parish church. Askerswell is an area of outstanding natural beauty and boasts stunning surrounding countryside with plentiful footpaths and bridleways. The vibrant market town of Bridport and the county town of Dorchester are also within easy reach, offering a good range of shops, businesses and other local amenities. There are also several beaches just a short drive away on the world renowned Jurassic Coast at locations such as Weymouth, Burton Bradstock, West Bay, Charmouth and Lyme Regis.
Entrance is gained via a spacious hallway that offers solid oak flooring that continues throughout the ground floor and houses stairs that rise to the first floor.
A light and generous sitting room boasting an abundance of character. The room features wooden ceiling beams, a wonderful exposed brick fireplace that houses a wood burning stove and french doors that provide access to the garden. A separate dining room provides additional living accommodation.
A well appointed farmhouse style kitchen enjoying a social and spacious feel. The room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base level units with solid oak frontage that provide ample storage options with work surfaces above. There is an oil fired Aga, a wonderful snug seating area that provides access directly to the garden and a separate utility room that provides additional storage options and space for appliances.
The property's character and charm continues to the first floor where there are four generous bedrooms, the master being appointed with fitted wardrobes and benefiting from en-suite facilities. Also situated on the first floor is the tastefully fitted family bathroom.
The property benefits from a detached double garage with a one bedroom flat above, a versatile space that could accommodate additional family members or offer the potential to create additional income. There is separate parking for the flat.
The property sits on a generous plot, boasting lovely gardens that are laid predominately to lawn and enjoying wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The garden houses a wide variety of mature plants and shrubs and offers an area of patio abutting the property ideal for alfresco dining.
6.40m x 5.46m (21'0" x 17'11")
6.50m x 5.66m (21'04" x 18'07")
4.29m x 4.14m (14'01" x 13'07")
3.51m x 2.41m (11'06" x 7'11")
6.43m x 4.83m (21'01" x 15'10")
4.47m x 4.01m (14'08" x 13'02")
3.56m x 3.28m (11'08" x 10'09")
4.39m x 2.21m (14'05" x 7'03")
4.17m x 3.71m (13'08" x 12'02")
3.00m x 2.54m (9'10" x 8'04")
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired heating. Satellite and broadband are also available.
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ Tel: 01305 251010.
We are advised that the council tax band for the main house is G. The council tax band for the flat is A.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers Tel: 01308 420111