Stoke Water House

Apartment: 2 beds, 1 bath, 1 reception

Guide Price £175,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01308 427329

2 bedroom Apartment For Sale in Stoke Water House, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8


AN IDEAL HOLIDAY RETREAT NESTLED IN THE DORSET COUNTRYSIDE A spacious mid-terrace 2 bedroom bungalow within a tranquil country re-development of an impressive workhouse with 3 acre grounds affording garaging, lake, orchard and picnic area, paddock and allotments

THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
KITCHEN/DINER 3.91m x 3.14m (12' 11" x 10' 5") enjoying a fine south-facing aspect with countryside views. Well-fitted with an attractive range of base and eye-level units together with drawers and work surfaces, single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, four-ring electric hob and cooker extractor, ceramic tiled splash backs, radiator, built-in cupboard with Vaillant wall-hung combi gas-fired boiler, which heats domestic hot water and central heating, free standing fridge/freezer, radiator, lino flooring, wall-mounted wooden shelf and plate rack.
SITTING ROOM: 4.57m x 3.96m (15' x 13') with fine south-facing aspect and countryside views, uPVC glazed double French doors to the front, recess with shelving and double base store cupboard, radiator, TV point, thermostat control, ornate wooden picture rails.
HALLWAY leading to:
BEDROOM 1: 4.54m x 2.88m (14' 11" x 9' 5"). Fine south-facing aspect with countryside views, radiator.
BEDROOM 2: 3.83m x 2.87m (12' 7" x 9' 5"). Fine view south over open countryside, radiator, TV point, hatch to roof space.
ADJOINING STUDY/DRESSING ROOM: 2.10m x 1.69m (6' 11" x 5' 7"). Radiator, small high level window.
BATHROOM: 3.03m x 2.13m (9' 11" x 7') with panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and WC, upright towel rail, shelving and space for shower unit.

There is a SINGLE GARAGE 4.85m x 2.47m (15' 10" x 8' 1") with up-and-over door in a block close-by and a visitors parking area.

There are beautifully maintained COMMUNAL GARDENS well maintained with lawned areas, flower and shrub borders, trees and a paddock extending in total to approximately 3 acres with individual kitchen garden plots. In addition, there is a dustbin storage area, storage stable, drying area, orchard picnic area, lake and a metered gas supply.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. LPG gas storage facility. Metered water supply. Council Tax Band B.

TENURE: All residents are directors of Stokewater House Ltd, a management company which collects, charges and handles administrative matters and in which the freehold is vested (999 year lease).

The service charges are £120.00 per month all inclusive of buildings insurance, grounds maintenance and ground rent fee.


SITUATION: The bungalow enjoys a fine south-facing front elevation with uninterrupted countryside views on the edge of the historic town of Beaminster. Local facilities within the town are about 1 mile distant and include a good range of shopping facilities centred around an historic Square together with schools, churches and restaurants. The larger centres of Bridport, Crewkerne and Dorchester are within easy driving distance with the sea and Jurassic Coastline at West Bay, about 8 miles distant.

THE PROPERTY: Stoke Water House was built around 1836 with a group of contemporary buildings converted and extended in the mid 1970's to provide 21 self-contained apartments set in beautiful rural position surrounded by gardens and grounds extending to about 3 acres affording a picnic/orchard area, paddock, lake, vegetable allotments, garaging, visitors' parking area, stable storage facilities, washing line area and communal meeting room.

This sale offers a lifestyle property purchase with a great community feeling and will also attract those seeking a personal holiday retreat in a very delightful but accessible countryside setting. The property enjoys complete privacy in a most delightful setting benefiting from total tranquillity, within a well managed complex/community ensuring ultimate enjoyment of 'parkland' grounds all managed by the shared freehold contribution without the full responsibility of personal maintenance.

No 2, Stoke Water House, is a most attractive stone-built terraced bungalow under a slate roof enjoying a south-facing aspect with far-reaching countryside views and has been generally well maintained by the present owners. The apartment features a sitting room, well fitted kitchen/diner, 2 double bedrooms, a connecting dressing room, a modern bathroom suite, uPVC double-glazed windows and doors, LPG gas-fired central heating and is generally offered in good decorative order throughout, with new carpets to the principal rooms and some part-pitched beamed ceilings adding character. All rooms enjoy a south-facing aspect and are spacious and light. The accommodation is ideal for permanent residence or as a second home.


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