Southover, Frampton, Dorchester £550,000

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A detached period cottage set on a quiet lane in the highly sought after village of Southover. A driveway provides parking and the garden is laid mainly to lawn and completely enclosed making it ideal for someone with pets. A detached annexe in the garden offers space for a home office, studio or as a potential for generating an income. There is superb walking and cycling directly from the front door along the lane with many routes to explore without having to get in the car . This charming property is a must see for anyone seeking a semi-rural lifestyle yet within easy striking distance of amenities in Dorchester.


A useful enclosed entrance porch gives access to the sitting room and provides space to hang coats and store muddy boots! The sitting room is semi-open plan to the dining room, which can also be used as an office space. An impressive inglenook fireplace lines one wall with a wood-burning stove to enjoy during the colder months. The kitchen is at the rear of the property with doors straight out to the garden. An inner lobby provides a useful storage area which leads into the utility room and a downstairs WC.


Upstairs are two spacious double bedrooms, a third smaller double bedroom and separate family bathroom. The rear bedroom enjoys lovely views of surrounding countryside.


A detached oak framed and timber clad annexe in the garden provides an open-plan room, shower room and mezzanine storage. Vaulted to the roof, this is a wonderfully light and airy room with picture windows onto the garden. It would make an ideal office, artist studio, gym, additional bedroom or could potentially be let out to generate an income.


The garden is mainly walled and South West facing, making it a real sun trap and offering much privacy with plenty of room for storage sheds and to create a kitchen garden. It is completely enclosed by walling and fencing making it very secure for children or pets.


Parking is found on the driveway for one car. with an additional area in front of the house for free parking on the lane.

Useful Information

There is a small grassed area to the left of the driveway which belongs to the local farm. There is a well supplying water to some of the cottages along the lane on this small area. The farm comes to maintain and check the water supply from time to time. Mains Water and Drainage Oil fired central heating and wood burning stove. The property falls withing an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation area.

Local Area

The pretty village of Frampton lies about 5 miles North West of the County Town of Dorchester in the picturesque Frome Valley, a conservation area. The River Frome flows through the village from West to East along the meadows dividing the village between Frampton and Southover. The well-equipped village hall hosts many annual events. St Mary's Church lies at the centre of the village and hosts regular services and Weddings. Frampton is a thriving village with a real community feel at its heart. There are excellent walking routes from the village, as well as excellent cycle paths being right on the National Cycle Network. 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. A main line station to Waterloo runs regular services from Dorchester South.

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  • Detached house
  • Separate detached annex
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 receptions
  • Kitchen with separate utility
  • Enclosed rear garden
  • Driveway
  • Grade II listed

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Southover Frampton
Dorchester DT2 9NQ
County: Dorset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: BEA00939
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