Askerswell, Dorchester

4 Bed House - Detached

Askerswell, Dorchester

4 Bed House - Detached

Price guide £925,000

Property Overview

This beautiful four bedroom detached family home is situated on a good-size plot (approximately 1.5 acres) in the heart of the desirable village of Askerswell, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. Constructed of Askerswell stone under an attractive thatched roof, this property offers a great opportunity to acquire a superbly maintained residence that has been sympathetically renovated to create a truly exceptional family home, retaining an abundance of period features and ensuring a wonderful attention to detail. The property is believed to date back to the mid-17th Century and offers a wealth of accommodation, tastefully decorated to compliment the style of the property perfectly. In addition to its favourable size and location, the property is set within generous well-tended grounds that offer a wonderful space in which to enjoy its peaceful and tranquil setting. EPC rating F.

Key Points

  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2

Property Description


Medway House 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 sets the tone for the rest of the property with generous room sizes and plentiful natural light creating an open and spacious feel.

The stunning kitchen/breakfast room is a true feature of the property, enjoying a social ambience which lends itself perfectly to modern living. The kitchen offers a wealth of integral appliances including a two oven Aga and a comprehensive range of wall and base level units that provide ample storage options with work surfaces over, together with a central island. The property benefits from a separate utility room that offers additional storage options and a cloakroom fitted with a low-level WC and wash hand basin.

There are two wonderful reception rooms, both receiving an abundance of natural light and enjoying a wealth of character, featuring exposed ceiling beams, wood panelling, deep window sills and a stunning fireplace. The garden room is a fabulous addition to the property, providing further living accommodation whilst taking full advantage of the lovely outlook onto the garden.

The lovely style and presentation continues on the first floor where a spacious landing provides access to the family bathroom and the property’s four bedrooms, the impressive principal bedroom benefiting from en-suite facilities.

Externally, there is a delightful garden to the rear that enjoys a southerly facing aspect. The garden is laid predominately to lawn with paved terraced areas and pergola that provides the ideal space for alfresco dining. There is a pony paddock (approximately 0.75 acre), a wooden stable block with two loose boxes and tack room, a barn that could easily be utilised as an office/games room, a car port and plenty of off-road parking.

Room Dimensions

Sitting Room

5.51m x 4.80m (18'01" x 15'09")

Dining Room

4.83m x 4.70m (15'10" x 15'05")

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.85m x 4.72m (15'11" x 15'06")


5.00m x 2.87m (16'05" x 9'05")

Bedroom One

4.93m x 4.80m (16'02" x 15'09")

Bedroom Two

4.70m x 3.89m (15'05" x 12'09")

Bedroom Three

3.71m x 3.38m (12'02" x 11'01")

Bedroom Four

5.00m x 2.92m (16'05" x 9'07")

Garden Room

4.22m x 4.17m (13'10" x 13'08")


Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired heating. Satellite and broadband are also available.

Local Authorities

Dorset Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ Tel: 01305 211970
We are advised that the council tax band is G.


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers Tel: 01305 340860

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