Frampton Park, Dorchester Guide Price £675,000

Under Offer
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Built in 1790 as a pigeon house for the former Frampton Estate and later converted into accommodation in 1856 West Lodge is a grade II listed building set in Frampton Park in beautiful Dorset countryside with fantastic walking directly from the house. The house itself has been sympathetically renovated and extended over the years to create and elegant and comfortable home whilst a detached studio offers a separate space for an artist or office space.


The pretty village of Frampton lies about 5 miles North West of the County Town of Dorchester in the picturesque Frome Valley. The River Frome flows through the village from West to East along the meadows dividing the village between Frampton and Southover. The beautiful chalk stream invites much wildlife to the area, including regular sightings of otters and kingfishers. The well-equipped village hall hosts many annual events such as the Summer Fete, Flower Show, Tug O' War and amateur dramatic performances, clubs and societies and exercise classes to name but a few. St Mary's Church lies at the centre of the village and hosts regular services and Weddings throughout the year. Frampton is a thriving village with a real community feel at its heart with residents of all ages including young families as well as retirees balancing the demographic. There is some of the best walking around from the village without the need to get into the car as well as excellent cycle paths being right on the National Cycle Network. Of course the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path are in easy striking distance as well. A school bus picks up children who attend one of the middle schools in Dorchester and later to Thomas Hardye School which has an excellent reputation as one of the best state schools in the country. A main line station to Waterloo runs regular services from Dorchester South with ample car parking. There are several good pubs and restaurants in nearby villages such as Stratton and Cattistock, and there is a handy filling station at the top of the village which has a Spa minimarket.

Sitting Room

This cosy living space has original windows overlooking the side garden with views to rolling countryside beyond. The windows are complimented by the original working shutters. There is a further window to the front. A chimney breast with fireplace and hearth and inset multi-fuel burner provide a focal point to the room. Engineered Oak flooring extends through to the study and dining room. Programmable electric heater.

Dining Room/Family Room

A great space for a formal dining area with a range of fitted glass fronted display cabinets along one wall. Programmable electric heater.


An ideal space for those who may work from home the study has been fitted with an extensive range of office furniture to include a desk area, shelving/bookcases and wall mounted cupboards. Natural light is through an original window to the kitchen. Programmable electric heater.

Kitchen/Dining Room

A bright and airy room the kitchen/dining room is an addition to the side of the property completed we understand approximately 5 years ago. There is a full range of hi-gloss wall and base cabinets and integrated appliances to include AEG fan assisted oven with warming drawer, AEG induction hob with extractor hood over, Neff dishwasher and AEG fridge. The flooring is an attractive laminate bamboo and natural light is from three velux style windows with further panoramic windows to the front, rear and side. A feature is the exposed original outside wall which adds to the character of the room. Programmable electric heater.

Utility Room

An excellent size utility space with extra cupboards and work surface with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Lazy Susan dryer. A tiled floor and heated towel rail with a window over looking the rear garden. A door leads to the Ground Floor Cloakroom with close coupled macerator WC and a cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder.

First Floor Landing

With solid oak doors to all principle rooms and access to the loft space.

Master Bedroom

A double aspect room with original side windows giving un-interrupted views of the picturesque Dorset countryside. There are a range of fitted wardrobes and a further built in cupboard. Programmable electric heater.

Bedroom 2

To the rear of the property with lovely views across the garden to open countryside. Programmable electric heater and eaves space which could easily be turned into a wardrobe. Access to roof space.

Bedroom 3

With a window to the side and a programmable electric heater

Shower Room

An exceptionally well appointed shower room with double length shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC enclosed in a cupboard unit. Fully tiled walls, heated towel rail and electric fan heater with an original window to the side.


A five bar gate leads to the ample size driveway giving off road parking for up to four cars.


A Spacious detached brick built studio with a slate tiled roof. Triple aspect double glazed windows with full insulation, electrical supply, an LPG log burner and mains water making this an all year round useable space.

Side Garden

This area of garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature plants, shrubs and trees and is bounded by a low flint wall.

Rear Garden

The delightful rear garden is enclosed with mature hedging and timber fencing. There is a paved patio to the rear and side of the house giving an ideal place to relax in the summer months or to entertain. Steps lead up to a further raised area with a pergola over. The remainder of the garden is tiered lawn.

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  • Three Bedrooms
  • Detached House
  • Separate Studio
  • Gated Driveway
  • Semi-Rural location
  • Period Features
  • Fantastic dog walks
  • Grade II Listed
Frampton Park
Dorchester DT2 9NH
County: Dorset
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: BEA00806
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