Lorton Lane, Weymouth, Dorset DT3

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial converted barn situated in the heart of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Lorton Valley Nature Reserve.

The accommodation occupies three quarters of the building with the remaining quarter which is separated by an external boundary wall at the northern end forming the Dorset Wildlife Trust conservation centre.

The original stone barn which enjoys stunning, far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside is believed to date from around 1820. The current owners converted and restored the barn in 2003-4, creating an impressive and individual home, winning a commendation from the Weymouth Civic Society in 2004.

The accommodation is arranged over two storeys. On the ground floor is a spacious open plan reception hall, dining room and kitchen enjoying a dual aspect with countryside views and French doors opening onto a sun terrace and the rear garden. The kitchen area has a range of freestanding cupboards, an lpg gas range cooker with cooker hood over. There is a door to the side and a door opening to a utility. A small hallway provides access to a wet room and to the spacious sitting room which opens into a conservatory with French doors to the rear garden.

On the first floor is a wonderful galleried landing with vaulted ceiling leading to three bedrooms, two of which have the potential for en-suite facilities (space not converted but plumbing installed). The principal bedroom enjoys delightful far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside from the full-length windows. The room benefits from a range of built-in wardrobes. There is a well-appointed bathroom with attractive Spanish tiled walls.

Outside, the gardens are a particular feature being just under half an acre enjoying the peaceful idyllic setting.

To the front is a paved patio terrace, driveway, and parking area. There is access to the side leading to an enclosed rear garden with a sun terrace and steps leading down to a lawned garden with pond, variety of fruit trees, garden shed with power supply, Summer House, patio areas and raised vegetable beds. There is a double gate at the far end of the garden.



Date 14th Aril 2004

Term: 999 years from14th April 2004

Parties: The Dorset Trust for Nature Conservation Limited.

Lorton Barn is situated in the middle of Dorset Wildlife Trust's Lorton Valley Nature Reserve with delightful and far-reaching views over some of the area’s most attractive countryside.

Whilst being in a peaceful and tucked away location, it is far from isolated being just 3 miles from Weymouth Town Centre, 6 miles from Dorchester and a 10-minute walk from Upwey Station.

There are primary and secondary schools close by within walking distance. Both Weymouth and Dorchester offer a comprehensive range of shops, marina, Blue Flag beach and picturesque harbour, as well as cultural, recreational, and further educational facilities. The latter is home to the Dorset County Hospital and provides direct road links to the A35 and A37.

The nearby stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coastline provides the opportunity to enjoy a range of sailing and water sports activities, sandy beaches, and walks.

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