Newcombe Lane, Stinsford, Dorchester DT2


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  • Bedrooms: 6
Greenwood House is an impressive refurbished modern house, thoughtfully designed in a period style, well suited for entertaining and with spacious accommodation arranged over three floors. It was built in the late 1990’s having attractive mellow brick elevations under a slate roof together with a modern conservatory. The property benefits from having an air source heat pump and photovoltaic panels.

The garden and grounds compliment the house, having been nurtured over the years. The house enjoys southerly and westerly outlooks over its grounds.

Off the welcoming entrance hall is a useful storage cupboard and the guest cloakroom. The open plan kitchen/breakfast room forms the hub of the house with quality luxury fittings; this room opens to the family room which has two pairs of double doors to the extensive terrace and garden. A lobby gives access to the utility room with cloakroom and internal access down to the double garage. The former dining room and drawing room, with an inglenook style fireplace and inset stove, both have double doors opening to the fine conservatory. Also off the hall is the useful study.

On the first floor is the principal bedroom with en-suite bath/ shower room, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. There are a further three double bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor.

To the front of the house is a low brick wall with railings and mainly paved area with various shrubs. Vehicular access is a shared driveway with Stinsford House leading to the integral and spacious double garage with two electric up-and-over doors.

The garden is particularly striking. Beyond the sun terrace there is a delightful walled garden with deep flower and shrub borders, brick paved sitting area, central lawn and magnolia tree. To the south side of the terrace steps lead down to the gravelled sitting area, perfect for a hot tub, with climbing shrubs and wisteria adorning walls/trellising.

In the lower garden is a vegetable garden area, greenhouse and potting shed. There are lawn borders and beds.

The summerhouse overlooks the tennis court (requires resurfacing),

beyond which is a predominantly post and railed area of grass with gently rising ground on the northern side and some magnificent park like mature trees including sycamore and chestnut, bounded by two sides with woodland. To the north-east corner, adjacent to the main garden is a modern stable yard with two loose boxes, feed room and implement/fodder store and

fenced yard.

In all just under 3 acres (1.2 ha) est.

Greenwood House is to the edge of this delightful small no-through hamlet, opposite Stinsford House. The churchyard of the medieval Stinsford church, St Michael’s, holds the heart of Thomas Hardy (his ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey). This hamlet, much loved by Hardy, features in ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ and a number of his poems.

Dorchester, about 1.25 miles, provides an excellent range of shopping, educational (private and state) and recreational facilities, including the county hospital and mainline railway station to London/Waterloo as well as the rail link to Bristol/Temple Meads. The A35 provides good access to the Poole/ Bournemouth conurbation.

There are numerous sporting and recreational activities in the area. Weymouth and Portland boast excellent sailing and water sports facilities. There are foot and bridle paths across the surrounding countryside giving access to many areas of outstanding Natural Beauty, including the coastal walk along the World Heritage Jurassic coastline.

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