Old Came Rectory
Old Came Rectory was built to serve the benefices of Winterborne Came and Whitcombe on the outskirts of Dorchester. The present house, which replaced an earlier building near the parish church was originally built for the Rev. Dr William England and has also been the home of the Rev. William Barnes (1801-86) the Dorset dialect poet and philologist. Throughout the years the property has enjoyed receiving visitors of literary fame including Coventry Patmore, William Allingham, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Thomas Hardy. As a listed Grade II building the property has been celebrated in both Country Life and academic review.
Entrance to this substantial property is gained via a welcoming hallway that incorporates and celebrates the property’s original features. There are three spacious reception rooms, all enjoying a true sense of elegance and attention to detail, each featuring an impressive central fireplace, as well as a formal dining room. The kitchen is presented in a traditional style, boasting a comprehensive range of fitted units and integral appliances. Below the main house there is a large cellar consisting of 3 rooms, this offers the perfect space to accommodate a wine store.
The beautiful style and presentation continues to the first floor where there are five generous bedrooms, the principal bedroom enhanced by its en-suite facilities.
Adjoining the main house, the ground floor of the coach house offers living versatility and could be converted to provide excellent income potential if desired. The 1st floor coach house apartment offers a one bedroom living space, bathroom, kitchenette and living area, elegantly finished to a very high standard.
Adjacent to the coach house there is a timber outbuilding with hard wood windows which can be utilized as a home office or studio space.
The property is accessed via a secure, gated entrance with sweeping driveway adorned with traditional lamppost lighting. The stunning grounds offer an expansive area of lawn, an orchard with fruit cages and vegetable beds and a beautifully presented walled garden. Set around a large circular pond, the enchanting walled garden includes a folly, secluded seating areas, terrace, and a formal bedding scheme.
5.03m x 4.22m (16'06" x 13'10")
4.88m x 4.27m (16'0" x 14'0")
5.08m x 4.47m (16'08" x 14'08")
3.91m x 3.02m (12'10" x 9'11")
4.47m x 4.01m (14'08" x 13'02")
5.08m x 4.52m (16'08" x 14'10")
4.75m max x 4.06m (15'07" max x 13'04")
4.47m max x 4.27m (14'08" max x 14'0")
4.29m x 4.09m (14'01" x 13'05")
3.07m x 2.69m (10'01" x 8'10")
5.77m x 4.70m (18'11" x 15'05")
5.18m x 4.50m (17'0" x 14'09")
4.50m x 2.72m (14'09" x 8'11")
Mains electricity, private water supply and septic tank. Oil fired central heating.
Dorset Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, 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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