3 BED Detached house Sold

£565,000 Offers over

Nr Dorchester

A delightful retreat close to Thomas Hardy's Cottage, with country walks on your doorstep. An appealing location in which to live whether as a second home, holiday home or main family home.

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Welcome to ‘Flintcombe’ nestling on the fringes of Thorncombe Woods in the unspoilt hamlet of Higher Bockhampton. This delightful brick and flint property is also situated close to Thomas Hardy’s Cottage and enjoys views to open countryside, rural and woodland outlooks.

The property has an inviting and spacious ENTRANCE HALL, notable features of which include a pleasing exposed brick wall and a stained-glass window. A quarter turn staircase rises to the 1st floor landing with useful under stair cupboard. The SITTING ROOM is particularly light and airy with windows to three sides and having delightful views, well-proportioned the sitting room is centred around the large, exposed brick open fireplace with bressummer beam and fitted with a cosy wood burning stove for those cooler months. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is laid to ceramic tiled flooring and includes an integrated dishwasher, double oven with halogen hob, water purifier and filter, and space for a fridge-freezer. There is an array of wall mounted cupboards and floor - based cupboards and drawers, the latter having food preparation work surfaces over. A UTILITY ROOM leads directly from the kitchen with plumbing and space for a washing machine, and dryer, the boiler is also located here, a door provides access to the rear garden. Discreetly positioned off the utility is the CLOAKROOM. From the kitchen, access is off set to the DINING ROOM which is characterised by an attractive exposed brick wall and double doors giving access to the rear garden. A convivial reception room able to accommodate a sizable table and chairs for entertaining.

On the FIRST FLOOR, there is a light and spacious balustraded landing from which access can be gained to the loft which is partially boarded and with a timber ladder and electric light. The landing gives access to two SPACIOUS DOUBLE BEDROOMS, one to the front and the other to the rear enjoying countryside views and both having the advantage of large built-in double wardrobes. Whilst the PRINCIPAL BEDROOM again enjoys delightful country views, a double built-in wardrobe and is served by a refitted EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM. Concluding the well-presented and appealing accommodation is the FAMILY BATHROOM which also has been refitted.

Outside

The private rear garden is enclosed by a brick wall and feels very secluded. Largely laid to lawn with a patio seating area immediately abutting the property, capacious flower borders, an outside light and tap add both interest and convenience. A timber personal door gives access to the front of the property and to a detached DOUBLE GARAGE with a pitched roof which is accessed by a driveway to the side of the property.

‘Flintcombe’ would make a fine principal residence, in addition to appealing to those seeking a second home/holiday let investment with a proven track record of income generation through nearby Greenwood Grange, an established luxury holiday & leisure company (www.greenwoodgrange.co.uk). Greenwood Grange can offer, subject to agreement direct, a managed service for those wishing to use the property to generate income on the proviso of a full or medium-term basis through Greenwood Grange, which offers the use of a range of excellent facilities for a fee per let for your holiday let guests and yourself. Facilities include AN INDOOR SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA and OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS all of which are accessed via tranquil landscaped nature walkways. Further details are available upon request.

Location

Higher Bockhampton a small community lying some 3 miles East of the county town of Dorchester. One of Dorset’s landmark hamlets being home to the birthplace of Thomas Hardy. ‘Flintcombe’ itself is situated within proximity of Hardy’s cottage, a national trust property. Born in 1840 Hardy lived there until he was 34 during which time, he wrote the novels ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ and ‘Far from the Madding Crowd.’ Ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors: wonderful walks, cycling and birdwatching are just some of the leisure opportunities on offer in this exquisite setting. Whilst nearby Dorchester is a vibrant town with its traditional weekly market and a number of top-quality chain and independent stores, plus a wide range of services. There is also a lively music scene, two cinemas, an arts centre, and a range of markets, festivals, and clubs, as well as associations representing every interest. Transport connections are easy with direct rail access to London and Bristol.

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Tenure: Freehold

Local Authority: Dorset (West Dorset) Council

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