Rectory House
373.84 sq m
Guide price £1,350,000(39.883.061.101 ₫)

2 Fore StreetEvershot, Dorset, DT2 0JW

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2019
  • Handsome village house with well presented and spacious accommodation
  • Dressed stone elevations under a slate roof with stone mullion windows
  • Home office or further bedroom with bathroom
  • Self contained annexe ideal for guests or for letting subject to planning consents
  • Fine gardens with mature trees, kitchen garden and terrace

Most handsome Grade II listed village property with self contained annexe and gardens extending to approximately 0.64 acres.

About this property

  • Rectory House is justifiably Grade II listed as being of architectural interest and and we understand was constructed in 1866. This handsome house has dressed stone elevations under a slate roof and stone mullion windows and is prominently positioned in Fore Street which is almost entirely made up of period houses. The property has well presented and spacious accommodation arranged over two floors with a number of handsome rooms including a particularly nice reception hall with wood stripped floor, a well fitted kitchen with AGA, an attractive dining room, elegant drawing room and snug with wood burning stove. On the first floor there are five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

    In addition to the main house, within a range of single storey former outbuildings is a home office or further bedroom with bathroom, as well as another self contained annexe ideal for guests, relatives or for letting subject to the necessary consents.

    The house is approached from Fore Street, a most attractive thoroughfare through this charming unspoilt conservation village. A private gravelled drive provides parking for several cars and access to the garden. Immediately to the rear of the house is a large terrace which also runs alongside the annexe. The main lawn drops away gently from the property and is bordered on all sides with mature shrubs and plants. The garden has some fine mature trees including a magnificent Copper Beech and there is a kitchen garden on the northern boundary with raised beds and a play area for children. On the southern side is a further terrace leading from the kitchen.

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Pretty house, thriving village

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Rectory House is situated close to the centre of this most picturesque village designated a Conservation Area which also has an excellent range of facilities including a well supported post office and village store, The Acorn public house and Summer Lodge Hotel.
  • The village was immortalized in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbevilles and is surrounded by land owned by Ilchester Estates, the seat of which is Melbury Park, just to the north of the village and as a consequence the village is particularly unspoilt.
  • The county town of Dorchester, the Abbey town of Sherborne and the coastal town of Bridport all lie within easy reach by car and provide an excellent variety of shopping, recreational, educational and cultural facilities.
  • The A303 can be joined at Sparkford with access to London and the Home Counties and there is a mainline railway station to London Waterloo available from both Dorchester and Sherborne.
  • The area is well served for independent and state schools.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Dorchester proceed north on the A37 until you reach a left hand turning to Evershot. Proceed into the village of Evershot and at the bottom of the hill opposite the village school on the right hand side is Rectory House.
  • EPC Exempt