Melbury Osmond, Dorchester, DT2 0NL
Viewing strictly by appointment
This delightful property is very well presented and maintained, with the present owner having been in occupation for a considerable amount of time, great love and care has been given to improving the house and its gardens.
The property, believed to have been a gate house in days gone by, enjoys a mix of period features and modern benefits with stone mullioned windows, with secondary glazing, wooden panelling and feature fireplaces. These include a wood burning stove in the living room and oil fired "Rayburn" in the dining room.
The property is nicely proportioned with good height ceilings and spacious rooms. The accommodation comprises; entrance hallway with under stairs cloak room and glazed doors leading into the sitting room with stone mullioned bay window, a range of wall lights and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. The dining room has a picture rail, a dado rail and to one wall, a chimney breast with an inset, oil fired "Rayburn" which can serve the hot water during the winter months. There is a handy coats cupboard and tiled flooring, a BT point and double doors leading into the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cupboards and work tops with an integrated gas hob (Bottled Gas) and extractor hood. Double bowl sink and drainer, an integrated electric oven, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and an upright fridge/freezer. A floor standing oil fired boiler serves hot water and the central heating.
There is a conservatory with a hard wood frame and glass pitch roof. Tiled floor with electric underfloor heating, views over the surrounding fields and French windows leading out to the garden.
On the first floor is a landing with a loft hatch into roof space, timber panelling and an inner hall with storage alcove and sliding doors opening to an airing cupboard with the hot water tank and immersion heater. There are three double bedrooms that all enjoy fitted wardrobes and views over the surrounding fields. The master bedroom has a pretty, decorative fire.
The shower room has been updated with a white suite to include a large shower with glazed door and an electric shower. There is a useful storage cupboard and window.
Outside, the garden encompasses the property and has been well kept with an established array of shrubs and flower borders. There is a flagstone patio abutting the conservatory and pathways that lead between beds to a raised vegetable garden, garden shed and greenhouse. The oil tank is concealed in one corner.
Leading from the garden, the orchard is stocked with fruit trees and a fruit cage. There is a stone and timber outbuilding with pitch roof and stone floor that provides useful storage. The orchard has a field gate to access the local footpaths.
There is a detached, block built outbuilding that is divided to form a utility room and separate workshop. The utility room benefits from power and light, plumbing for a washing machine and a Belfast sink.
The driveway provides ample parking and leads to a detached double garage with up and over door and power and light.