A rare opportunity to purchase this elegant conversion of a characterful detached building, formerly the centrepiece of an impressive period stabling yard. This lovely home is now part of the exclusive Walpole Court development of just 24 quality properties for over 55’s, providing relaxed independent living in a peaceful semi-rural setting, yet with extensive facilities both within the village and in nearby Dorchester.
The house is wonderfully light and spacious and boasts two generous double bedrooms with dual aspect windows, plus a decent third bedroom which could equally well be utilised as a pleasant office space. Each of the bedrooms has substantial built in storage. There is also a family bathroom on the first floor and a lovely airy landing space which one could perhaps use as a small library.
Downstairs is a large light-filled entrance hall with lots of valuable storage. To the right is a spacious sunny lounge with French doors out to the rear patio garden, which in turn has a side entrance door to the adjacent garage. There is a useful downstairs shower room with WC and sink and to the left a good-sized dining room that leads round to the kitchen at the rear, with another door to the garden. These two rooms could be remodelled to form a more open plan design if desired, perhaps with another set of French doors? Whilst well maintained, there are various opportunities to easily enhance this property to suit any buyer’s taste and requirements. There is currently the benefit of a fitted stairlift in full working order but this can be removed and made good prior to completion if required. The property is available for a quick completion with no forward chain.
Outside and on-site
In addition to the private enclosed patio garden and garage, there are stunning, superbly maintained communal gardens all around Walpole Court, including a lovely gathering garden enjoying views over the fields, with seating and BBQ area complete with a revamped outbuilding providing indoor tables and chairs and storage with kitchenette facilities – a great place to meet up with friends and neighbours for a cup of tea or a glass of wine and a chat, or just to sit and watch a glorious sunset or enjoy the birdsong.
There is also a laundry room, refuse/recycling station and a comfortable guest suite that can be booked very cheaply for additional visitors, along with helpful live-in site management.
Nestling in the Piddle Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and woodland, yet just a quick hop off the arterial A35, lies Puddletown, one of Dorset's most attractive villages, featuring heavily in Hardy's novels, most notably Far from the Madding Crowd. Filled with pretty thatched and colour washed cottages, Puddletown has a thriving and friendly community and is particularly well-served with amenities, which include well-regarded schooling (both primary and middle), good bus links, a dispensing doctors' surgery, library, post office/grocery store, veterinary practice, bookshop and The Blue Vinny pub. There are plenty of activities and groups for all interests, and super walks in nearby Puddletown Forest. Dorchester, with its range of shops, cinemas, bars and bistros, interesting museums, glorious gardens and river walks, mainline station and many other facilities is just 5 miles away along the main road, around 10 minutes on the bus, and endless places of interest including some stunning coastline and beaches are all within a half hour drive.
This is a beautiful detached character home with space and stature, yet easily managed and with a lovely homely feel. Full of natural light and with scope to add one’s own style. Puddletown is a very attractive and well-served village and Walpole court provides a wonderful environment for those seeking a quality property with minimal maintenance, peace and privacy but like-minded neighbours and support at hand if required. All in all a great property in a truly exceptional setting and a viewing is highly recommended.
From Dorchester head out of town on the B3150
At Stinsford Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A35
From the A35 take the exit toward Tolpuddle/Puddletown/Troy Town
Continue onto Dorchester Road under the fly over and at the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Dorchester Rd heading toward Puddletown
Straight onto High Street at the traffic lights
Turn left onto The Green
Turn right onto Walpole Court
The property will be straight ahead
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15' 6'' x 10' 6'' (4.72m x 3.20m)
15' 6'' x 9' 3'' (4.72m x 2.82m)
9' 2'' x 7' 11'' (2.79m x 2.41m)
15' 6'' x 10' 8'' (4.72m x 3.25m)
15' 4'' x 9' 3'' (4.67m x 2.82m)
9' 0'' x 8' 0'' (2.74m x 2.44m)
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These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed. They do not form part of any contract. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise, nor that any of the services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order or have been tested. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on such matters prior to purchase.