Chilfrome is a delightful hamlet situated between the villages of Cattistock and Maiden Newton in the upper reaches of the Frome Valley in the Dorset Downs. Maiden Newton is well known for its exceptional range of facilities including a railway service running between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth. Also in the village is a thriving pub, café, restaurant, village store, doctors surgery, primary school, vets and village hall. Maiden Newton is equidistant between the county town of Dorchester, the Abbey town of Sherborne and the Georgian market town of Bridport, all of which have an excellent range of amenities including schools, supermarkets and restaurants. Abbotsbury is 12 miles away and the sea is easily reached along the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Sporting facilities in the area include golf courses at West Bay, Dorchester and Lyme Regis, horse racing at Wincanton and water sports on the Dorset coast. The area is also served by independent schools at Perrot Hill and Sherborne.
Entrance to this delightful property is gained via a hallway that houses stairs that rise to the first floor, offers a useful storage cupboard and provides access to all principal rooms and the ground floor cloakroom.
The property benefits from light and spacious living accommodation comprising a generous dual aspect sitting room that features an attractive recessed fireplace with brick surround and offers french doors that provide access to the garden. Additional living accommodation is gained via a separate dining room that receives plentiful natural light via stone mullion windows that offer a dual aspect.
The kitchen is well appointed, fitted with a selection of integral appliances and a comprehensive range of wall and base level units that provide ample storage options with work surfaces above. The property benefits from a separate utility room that provides additional work surfaces and space for appliances.
Also situated on the ground floor is a study, well appointed with bespoke shelving, cupboards and filing cabinets.
The lovely presentation of the property continues to the first floor where a light and spacious galleried landing provides access to four generous bedrooms, the impressive master bedroom benefiting from a separate dressing room and tastefully fitted en-suite facilities. The bedrooms are served by the family bathroom, fitted with a suite comprising a low level wc, a wash hand basin, a panel enclosed bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Situated on the second floor is a further study that could equally be utilised as an additional bedroom, a shower room and a wonderful cinema room.
Externally the property sits within approximately 1/3 acre of gardens that enjoy a southerly facing aspect. The garden is laid predominately to lawn, which extends to the side of the property, with flower bed borders that house an abundance of mature plants and shrubs. There are a selection of raised flower beds and a patio area abutting the property that provides the ideal space for alfresco dining. Situated within the garden to the side of the property is a Well which provides water for the garden and for car washing. There is a double garage with two electric up and over doors.
6.32m x 3.96m (20'09" x 13'0")
4.45m x 3.07m (14'07" x 10'01")
4.65m x 3.43m (15'03" x 11'03")
3.63m x 3.10m (11'11" x 10'02")
6.32m x 3.96m (20'09" x 13'0")
3.94m x 3.07m (12'11" x 10'01")
3.61m x 3.10m (11'10" x 10'02")
3.63m x 2.41m (11'11" x 7'11")
6.17m x 2.84m (20'03" x 9'04")
5.30 x 3.96 (17'4" x 12'11")
Please note that the property was completely re-thatched in 2010 and the ridge was replaced in 2018.
Mains electricity, water are connected. Oil fired central heating. Drainage via Entec sewage treatment plant - joint responsibility with neighbour. Broadband and satellite are available also.
Dorset Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester
DT1 1UZ Tel: 01305 211970
We are advised that the council tax band is E
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers Tel: 01305 340860