Benjamin Ferrey House, Somerleigh Road, Dorchester, DT1

££310,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Apartment For Sale

A spacious top floor apartment in an impressive Grade II listed building in central Dorchester, with three-bedrooms, two bathrooms and off street parking, all in excellent decorative order.

The Property
Originally the Dorchester County Hospital, this fine Portland Stone, grade II listed building was designed by the renowned architect Mr Benjamin Ferrey and converted to form a particularly interesting development of apartments now known as "Benjamin Ferrey House".

Conveniently situated in the heart of Dorchester, the property is just a short distance from the main pedestrianised high street, the Borough Gardens and in easy reach of the now Dorset County Hospital.

The apartment is located on the top floor and enjoys an open outlook with light and bright accommodation comprising; entrance hall with a useful storage cupboard and security intercom. The living room with TV point, BT point and a cupboard housing the gas boiler. The kitchen, tastefully fitted with a range of cream cupboards and drawers, solid timber worktops and integrated appliances (Bosh and Neff), including washer/dryer, fridge and freezer, double oven and gas hob. Clever storage cupboards with large corner larder cupboard with light.

There are three bedrooms, the master of which, is situated at the back of the building and benefits from a dressing area with a row of fitted wardrobes and a contemporary fully tiled en-suite shower room. Next to the main bedroom is the 3rd double bedroom with Velux window and bedroom 2 (at the front of the building) also has a Velux window. Bedroom 2 and 3 are flexible rooms and either one would also make a great study/snug/dining room if desired. The main family shower room has also been fitted with a contemporary suite with large walk in shower cubicle and built in bathroom storage.

The property benefits from gas fired central heating and allocated parking space. In addition the property has an abundance of storage with a handy lockable store cupboard on the communal landing and a secure basement store room.

It should be noted that the communal areas are very well presented with a large stair well and lift access to all floors. The building has retained some lovely features with stone mullioned windows.

The property enjoys a convenient location being in the heart of the County Town of Dorchester and just a short walk from the Borough Gardens with its recently refurbished tennis courts and the main shopping streets with a range of retailers.

Dorchester also offers leisure facilities and the renowned Dorset County Hospital. Sporting facilities include rugby, football and cricket clubs, golf at Came Down and sailing at Weymouth and Portland.

There is outstanding walking and riding across the countryside that surrounds the town and along the coastline to the south including the sandy beaches of Weymouth.

Dorchester South and Dorchester West train stations provide train services to London Waterloo and Bristol Temple Meads. There are also regular bus services to surrounding towns and villages.

Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected.

EPC - exempt.

Broadband - Ultra fast speed available
Mobile - It is reported that there is limited indoor coverage and likely outdoor coverage (

Local Authority
Dorset Council
01305 251010 and

Council Tax Band: D
EPC: Exempt

Lease Details
We have been advised that the lease is 999 years commencing 1st Jan 1999.

Services Charges
Service Charge£912.04 Half yearly1st January and 1st July
Basement charge£156.90 Annually

Estate Charges
Service charge£158.00 Half yearly1st January and 1st July
Ground rent£406.97 Annually1st July

Tenure: Leasehold

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Benjamin Ferrey House, Somerleigh Road, Dorchester, DT1
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9 Weymouth Avenue
Brewery Square

01305 261008

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