Chaldon Herring, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8DN | Property for sale | Savills
276.39 sq m
Guide price £1,195,000(72,259,005 EGP)

Chaldon HerringDorchester, Dorset, DT2 8DN


    Key features

    • Dorset thatched cottage in sought after village
    • Coast at Lulworth Cove about 4.8 miles
    • Dorchester about 8.9 miles with mainline station
    • Lovely cottage kitchen with Aga
    • Sitting room with bay window
    • Pretty gardens provide privacy and seclusion
    • Vegetable patch with raised beds, greenhouse and terrace
    • Double garage and single garage/workshop

    Picture postcard listed Grade II cottage in this most sought after village.

    About this property

    • St. Nicholas Cottage is a quintessential Dorset village property with part stone, brick and Cobb elevations under a pitched thatched roof. The property is justifiably Listed Grade II as are a number of properties in the village and save for the addition of a garage the external appearance of property has remained unaltered for centuries. The accommodation is arranged over two floors including of note on the ground floor, a cosy cottage kitchen with AGA cooker and Island unit, a dining room with fireplace and wood stove, a drawing room with exposed ceiling timber and a Bay window flooding in light, as well as a particularly nice old granary on the ground floor providing guest bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en suite or a lovely home office. The first floor is accessed via two staircases, one leading to the principal bedroom suite with vaulted exposed Oak timber ceiling, the other to two further double bedrooms and a bathroom and a study / bedroom five.

      To the front of St Nicholas Cottage, steps lead up from the lane and an old stone wall wraps around retaining the pretty front garden, with an old brick pathway to the front door, interspersed with mature shrubs, hedging and flower borders. The majority of the garden is to the rear providing privacy and seclusion and is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders, an old apple tree and a grass bank, awash with Bluebells and Daffodils in the Spring months. At the rear of the garden is the vegetable patch with raised beds, a greenhouse and a terrace. On the northern boundary is a private drive which provides parking for several cars and access to a double garage. There is also a single garage / workshop integral to the house.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    It would be extremely hard to find a more attractive cottage

    Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

    Local information

    • The delightful village of Chaldon Herring (also known as East Chaldon) is situated just a short distance inland from the stunning and internationally important Jurassic Coastline, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • In this most pretty of villages is the popular thatched Sailors Return public house and about a mile away is the larger village of Winfrith Newburgh with its thriving shop, another pub, a post office and school.
    • The village lies approximately equidistant between the County town of Dorchester and the Saxon town of Wareham, both of which have an excellent range of facilities, including shops, schools, restaurants, pubs and cinemas, as well as mainline railway stations to London Waterloo.
    • Slightly further afield is the coastal town of Weymouth with its award winning sandy beach, quaint old Harbour and marina and at Portland is the National Sailing Academy.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band G
    • Tenure
    • Freehold with vacant possession on completion
    • Services
    • Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Local Authority
    • Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ Tel: 01305 251010
    • Viewing
    • Strictly by appointment with Savills.
    • Post Code
    • DT2 8DN
    • Directions: From Dorchester, take the A352 towards Wareham passing through the village of Broadmayne until you reach the Warmwell roundabout. Go straight over the roundabout and onto the dual carriageway, the road goes back into two lanes. Continue past the Garden Centre on your right. Shortly afterwards, take the second right hand turning to East Chaldon. Follow the road up the hill and down into the village passing the Sailors Return and on the right. At the triangular green, bear right heading towards the church. After a short distance, the property will be on your left hand side.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G