Savills | South Walks, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1DS | Property for sale
502.42 sq m(5,408 sq ft)
Guide price £995,000(€1,151,886)

South WalksDorchester, Dorset, DT1 1DS

  • Under offer

Key features

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  • Handsome Georgian town house in the thriving county town of Dorchester
  • Convenient location for access to Brewery Square with cinema and restaurants
  • Stucco elevations to the front of the property with classical symmetrical balance
  • Impressive reception rooms including the Rococo room
  • Dining room with marble fireplace, kitchen with Aga and fine first floor drawing room
  • Mature garden with shrubs, plants and impressive trees
  • Views to the church and tower beyond

Arguably the finest house in Dorchester, a most handsome Grade II* listed Georgian property in the heart of the town.

About this property

  • South Lodge is justifiably Grade II* listed being of architectural importance and is undoubtedly one of, if not the finest house in Dorchester, the county town. Constructed in circa 1750, this handsome Georgian town house, designed by the famous Bastard Brothers, whose other notable achievements include the design and rebuilding of central Blandford Forum following a large fire in 1731.

    This fine town house has handsome Stucco elevations to the front with classical symmetrical balance, sash windows and parapet with dormers providing second floor accommodation. Internally the house has some impressive rooms including a fine reception hall with Chinese Chippendale style staircase and flagstone floor, a beautiful reception room with fine Rococo plaster work, wood stripped floor and fireplace, a dining room with marble fireplace and a kitchen with Aga. On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite, nursery (potential bedroom) and a fine drawing room with a further three bedrooms on the second floor, a bathroom and shower room.

    South Lodge is approached from a no through road which gives access to a gravelled area of parking sufficient for several cars and access to garaging. To the front, which faces south, the property is predominantly laid to lawn with a tall beech hedge providing privacy with brick walls on the other boundaries. The garden is mature and planted out with some fine shrubs and plants as well as some impressive mature trees including a Copper Beech and a Whitebeam. Also to the front is an attractive ornamental pond with fountain. On the western boundary is a terrace which runs to the rear boundary accessed from the kitchen and conservatory. A secluded folly on the back boundary has fine views to the church and tower beyond. A rear lawn and planted border can be accessed from the back of the house and there is also a path with pedestrian access to the town.

    Fixtures and Fittings
    Fitted carpets are included and light fittings are available by separate negotiation.

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Elegant town living

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • South Lodge is situated in a uniquely convenient location for a house of this calibre, being just yards from the multitude of facilities this historic town has to offer.
  • Dorchester is a thriving town known for its Roman origins as well as its literary connections to Thomas Hardy who lived and worked in the town.
  • In Dorchester there is an excellent range of facilities including many independent and national chain shops, a number of restaurants, public houses and supermarkets including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco.
  • The recently developed brewery known as Brewery Square provides a popular Plaza, the Odeon Cinema and restaurants including Cote Brasserie and Wagamamas.
  • On Wednesdays there is a weekly market in the town centre and the town has railway connections to London Waterloo (approximately two hours 40 minutes).
  • The coastal resort of Weymouth lies approximately eight miles to the south with its charming harbour, award winning sandy beach and at Portland is the National Sailing Academy.
  • The breathtaking Dorset Jurassic Coast with its glorious path is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Additional information

  • Directions: NB Use Post code DT1 1EE From the Top O' Town roundabout proceed down High West Street to the second set of traffic lights. Turn right and proceed to the mini roundabout at Waitrose and turn right past the entrance to the Waitrose car park. The road then bends round to the left, continue along this road with the public car park on the left hand side and when the road bends again to the left, drive straight ahead into the pedestrian precinct with the Public Library on your left. South Lodge driveway is at the end on the right.
  • EPC Exempt