CLICK ON GUIDED VIRTUAL TOUR. DOMVS, in assoc. with Fine & Country offer this modern stone house with glorious views. Vendors say 'The minute we stepped inside, we fell in in love with it. It had the loveliest feel, and the views were extraordinary. We’ve loved living in such a friendly community, being minutes from the sea and having so many facilities close to hand’.
Abbotsbury is a historic village known for its Sub-Tropical Gardens and Swannery, as well as the Fleet lagoon beside Chesil beach. The freehold of the majority of the properties within the village is owned by Ilchester Estates, which has gone to great lengths to maintain its interest in a thriving community. The village itself has a selection of shops, including a general store, butcher, much-loved pubs and historical thatch, slate and tiled period cottages. It is surrounded by some of Dorset's very best countryside, with the Abbotsbury plains to the north, the renowned St Catherine's Chapel and the coast to the south. There are wonderful footpaths and bridleways in the area that give access to the fabulous, surrounding countryside and the World Heritage coastline. The fishing port of Bridport/West Bay, the resort town of Weymouth and the county town of Dorchester are all within circa nine miles and provide a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. There are mainline railway services from Dorchester and Weymouth to London Waterloo, as well as to Bristol and South Wales. There is a highly respected school and a doctors' surgery in Portesham, just two miles away.
- Views of St Catherine’s Chapel
- Open countryside to the front
- Double garage with its own study
- Additional parking
- 4 bedrooms (ensuite to master)
To the best of both worlds.
Rakers is an exquisitely charming four-bedroom house which – though it was only built in 1988 – looks like a period classic. Set in this prettiest of villages, the gardens and views are enchanting.
The approach is equally delightful, as a thatched roof, beautiful, old-style stonework and pretty, white painted windows, come into view.
Walking into the entrance hall, you can immediately tell that equal detail and care has been paid to the lay-out. This is a charming family house with a lovely feel throughout.
Doors lead to the kitchen, dining room, sitting room, downstairs cloakroom and staircase. You don't get better than this; solid, traditional architectural values matched with modern functionality and thought.
The light and airy kitchen has a useful utility area, with a stable door that leads out to the garden.
The adjacent dining room is semi-partitioned from the sitting room and has a hatch through to the kitchen; both handy and thoughtful touches.
Equally perfect for cosy, family get-togethers or dinner parties, it is a luxury to have a designated dining room that is so well considered.
The sitting room, next door, enjoys an open fire and French windows, which open out to the pretty back garden. Whatever the season, this room is a joy.
This room can also be accessed via a door from the double garage, which is a most modern advantage: you come home from work, the shops or gym, you park the car, and you are almost immediately back in your home.
Off the garage is a useful study, quiet and tucked away; the ideal work space.
Taking the staircase from the entrance hall leads you to a roomy landing. Doors open into all four main bedrooms, as well as a family bathroom.
They are all very reasonably sized, spacious and particularly light. The outlook across rolling, open countryside are views you will never tire of. The master bedroom benefits from a clear view of the sea and St Catherine's Chapel and has ample, built-in storage and an en-suite bathroom.
The immaculate and very private, lawned garden is a south-facing sun-trap, with a pretty terrace, a shed, and greenhouse – all with the backdrop across surrounding countryside towards St Catherine’s Chapel and the sea.
To the front of the property, a grassy path leads up to a well-stocked vegetable patch with uninterrupted countryside views.
As well as the double garage, there is plentiful outside parking for visitors – very rare in this beautiful, much-in-demand village.
From Dorchester, head west on the A35 towards Bridport. After Winterbourne Abbas take the first left onto the B3159, then the first right onto Coombe Road. Continue through Portesham and head right onto Goose Hill. Once in Abbotsbury, go past The Swan Inn and the village car park. As you approach the end of the village, turn up a private drive (just before a property called 'New Cottage') and take the first left.
To local pubs and shops 5 – 10 mins
To Abbotsbury Swannery – 15 mins
To Chesil Beach – 15 mins
To Bridport – 19 mins
To Dorchester – 19 mins
To Lyme Regis – 35 mins
To the M27 – 1 hr 25 mins
Dorchester South to London Waterloo – 2 hrs 35 mins approx.
Weymouth beach (by car) – 30 mins
Poole ferry terminal (by car) – 50 mins
* ALL times are approximate
Please refer to floor plan
Oil fired. Mains drainage and electric.
Dorset (West Dorset) Council. Tax band F
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