High Street, Sydling St. Nicholas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PB | Property for sale | Savills
2,603 sq ft(241.83 sq m)
Guide price £1,000,000(€1,140,211)

High StreetSydling St. Nicholas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PB

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Located in the heart of this picturesque Dorset village
  • Peaceful and unspoilt within AONB
  • Pretty property with well arranged accommodation
  • Superb spacious contemporary kitchen and garden room
  • Landscaped gardens with southerly facing terrace
  • Old cart shed with listed building consent for alteration

Most handsome 18th century Listed Grade II village house in one of Dorset's prettiest villages.

About this property

  • Critchells Cottage is a most handsome detached period village property likely to date back to the 18th century. With painted, rendered elevations under a slate roof, the property has well-arranged accommodation over two floors and a nice combination of character features, including exposed ceiling timbers, Oak wood floors and an inglenook fireplace together with a superb, spacious, more contemporary kitchen and garden room overlooking the garden. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms in addition to the garden room, a boot room, utility room and useful shower room. On the first floor are four bedrooms, 2 en suite, a further bathroom and separate WC.

    From the ‘High Street' to the south there is a driveway giving access through timber gates to the rear of the property and a gravelled area for parking. To the front of the house is a level lawn dissected by a stone path to the front door with a lovely outlook on to this most pretty of villages. Immediately to the rear of the house, the new garden room gives way to a recently landscaped area of garden with southerly facing terrace, brick and flint wall and steps up to a level area of lawn. Beyond that further steps lead up to the top lawn which extends to the rear of the plot. On the southern edge of the garden is an old cart shed with listed building consent for alteration. (See application number WD/D/18/002461)

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I think Critchells Cottage has a great mix of period charm and contemporary practicality

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Critchells Cottage is located in the heart of this most picturesque and popular of villages nestled in the Dorset Chalk Downs which have changed little in centuries.
  • The village is peaceful and unspoilt, with many character and period properties, situated within a conservation area and a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
  • The village is thriving with an active community centred around the popular Greyhound public house, a village hall and the fine parish Church of St Nicholas.
  • About 8 miles South is the county town of Dorchester which has an excellent range of facilities including two Waitrose supermarkets and a mainline railway station. To the North are Yeovil and Sherborne also well served for shopping facilities.
  • Nearby the larger village of Cerne Abbas (about 2 miles) has a thriving village shop and post office, first school, three public houses and a doctors' surgery.
  • The area is noted for its excellent schools. There is a well regarded first school in Cerne Abbas and further state schools including St Osmunds, the Middle School and Thomas Hardye School, all in Dorchester. Private schools include Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School, Sherborne Preparatory School, Sunninghill Preparatory in Dorchester, Leweston, Hazlegrove, Port Regis and Perrott Hill.
  • There is a range of sporting and leisure pursuits in the area including golf at Dorchester Came Down, Yeovil and Sherborne golf clubs.
  • The Jurassic coast is approximately half an hour away by car and is a designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and is well known for its spectacular coastal path, sailing and water sports at Weymouth and the National sailing academy is based at Portland. Horse racing at Wincanton, Salisbury, Exeter, Bath and Taunton.
  • Walking and riding in the surrounding countryside where there is are an excellent variety of footpaths and bridleways.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band F
  • Services
  • Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. LPG hob.
  • Directions: From Dorchester head North on the A37 taking the turning on the right hand side as you exit the village of Grimstone. Continue on this lane for about 4 miles and enter Sydling St Nicholas. Critchell's is on the left hand side, past the village hall but before the pub.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F