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- Oak Thatched Cottage built 2004 in Plot over one acre
- Detached Double Garage
- Workshop, Summerhouse, Greenhouse
- Vaulted Entrance Hall & Galleried Landing
- Dual aspect fully fitted Kitchen
- Living Room with feature fireplace
- Dining room with dual aspect
- Sun Room, Utility Room & Downstairs Cloakroom
- Magnificent Ash staircase
- Master Bedroom with En Suite
- 3 Further spacious bedrooms
- Family Bathroom with under floor heating
- Guest Accommodation Showman Wagon within grounds
MAGNIFICENT 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM OAK THATCHED COUNTRY HOUSE BUILT IN 2004 WITHIN GROUNDS OF 1 ACRE IN RURAL VILLAGE LOCATION
Chaldon Herring (also known as East Chaldon) is a picturesque village under the South Dorset Downs with an active community and the popular Sailors Return Public House. The village of Winfrith Newburgh is one mile away with a shop, post office and school. The village is almost equidistant from Dorchester, the Saxon town of Wareham and the Georgian seaside town and harbour of Weymouth. The village is also 4 miles from Wool Station which features free parking and mainline railway services to London Waterloo. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast and South West Coastal Path is about 1.5 miles away.
This magnificent 4 Bedroom Cottage, Oak Framed and stone built with a thatched roof was built in 2004 on a large plot of more than one acre in a charming rural location. Cleverly designed to display a character thatched cottage externally whilst providing a spacious, tasteful, comfortable interior and versatile family home. With the added bonus of a beautifully maintained vintage Showman Wagon located in the garden, extending guest accommodation in a tranquil setting.
An oak framed, thatched entrance porch leads to an oak Front Door which opens into the impressive Reception Hall with vaulted gallery above. Flagstone tiles throughout the whole of the ground floor presents a lovely country Manor House feel, allowing carefully placed rugs to enhance each room as desired. The Reception Hall currently doubles as a spacious formal Dining Room with plenty of space for large table, chairs and side tables. A Cloakroom for shoe and coat storage leads to a ground floor closet with w.c. and wash hand basin. The Dining Room (currently used as a workroom) is a spacious and bright dual aspect room with plenty of natural light. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is stylishly designed with dual aspect windows extending superb views over the rear garden. Comprising of a wide range of wall and base units and a delightful brick feature surround over the double oven incorporating the extractor fan, adding cottage character. An inset white porcelain sink, integral fridge and dishwasher complete the Kitchen facilities, leaving central space for breakfast table and chairs. A separate Utility Room comprises of sink with drainer, fitted wall and base units, Eurostar oil fired central heating boiler, services for washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer and back door to garden. The Study/Home Office provides ample space for computer desk and plenty of storage. A lovely light Garden Room/Library with windows extending along two walls incorporating patio doors to the rear garden, is a lovely tranquil place to sit and read or just to enjoy the beautiful garden and wildlife. The Sitting Room is bright and full of character, dual aspect windows and patio doors provide fabulous light and amazing garden views, whilst an impressive brick and stone floor to ceiling fireplace with stone hearth provides character and cosy heat from the wood burning stove. There is plenty of space for comfortable seating and makes a homely room throughout the seasons.
A magnificent ash staircase leads from the Reception Hall to the Galleried Landing with 2 impressive exposed timber A frames on either side of the Landing. The Master Bedroom, with a window overlooking the south end of the garden has fitted storage and wardrobes and a door accessing the large loft space located behind the bed. The En Suite Bathroom consists of bath with hand held shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail with tiled floor and half height tiled walls. Bedroom 2 is a bright, spacious double with dual aspect windows, fitted wardrobes and hatch to loft space. Bedroom 3 is another spacious double room with dual aspect windows and ample space for bedroom furniture. Bedroom 4 faces west, has a built in cupboard used as an airing cupboard, plenty of space for double or twin beds, wardrobes and another hatch to the loft space. The Family Bathroom with half height tiled walls and tiled floor incorporating under floor heating, comprises of bath, fully tiled walk in corner shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
The entire plot is just over one acre and accessed via a secluded gravelled sweeping driveway through a 5 bar gate. There is an area of hard standing for the parking of several vehicles in front of the detached Double Garage, which is stone built under a pitched tiled roof with an automatic up and over door and a fully boarded loft space. Landscaped and beautifully maintained gardens with various mature shrubs/fruit trees and an attractive fish pond with lilies provides a multitude of places to enjoy throughout the year. In the secluded wooded area, there is a fully insulated timber Workshop with power and lighting. The front garden is west facing, and a paved path leads to the front door with the path/terracing surrounding the entire house. The spacious side garden is south facing and has been carefully planted with mostly evergreen hedging making it private and secluded. There is also a Summerhouse and separate Greenhouse plus a large vegetable plot. The grounds feature a variety of mature trees such as Whitebeam, Beech, Horse Chestnut, Black Poplar, Walnut, and a range of fruit trees including Cherry, Damson, Plum and Apple.
SHOWMAN WAGON (GUEST ACCOMMODATION)
This wagon has been dated (by others who have Showman’s at
The Great Dorset Steamfair) to about 1940. It is probably not
sitting on its original chassis but is on the base of a vehicle used to
transport water during the Second World War.
It was just an empty shell when it arrived here. We managed to
salvage some windows, the stove, and fire surround from a
derelict wagon in the Purbecks and we incorporated as much as
we could into this wagon. Sadly, most of the etched windows
would not fit. We have tried to give the wagon as authentic a feel
as possible but we also wanted it to be as comfortable as possible.
The electricity runs from the workshop and is sufficient to run the
kettle, fridge, toaster, dehumidifier and small oil filled radiator.
The lights are individually switched so the bed reading light can be
turned off without having to get out of bed. The bed is made from
wooden slats and the mattress is high quality fully sprung with a
layer of memory foam for added comfort. Traditionally beds were
high to accommodate drawers underneath which can be pulled out
for the children to sleep in but in this van the high bed enables a
view of the tops of the trees in the Orchard. The bench under the
window is original and folds out to make another bed. The stove
does not work - although all the inside pieces are available as a
restoration project. As a nod to the original Showman, whose hat
is still on one of the shelves, we followed tradition and did not
incorporate a loo or bathroom but there is room to make one
outside. There is a water tank under the sink which is connected
to a foot pump as a simple way to get a sink full of water. The
decking is not traditional but the opportunity to sit outside amongst
the apple trees was just too good to miss.