Church Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT3

£1,350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Bayard House is an impressive and substantial Victorian detached house set in stunning, private walled gardens of approximately 0.64 of an acre and situated in a delightful setting at Upwey.

Constructed with stone faced elevations under a slate roof, the property dates from 1870 and subsequently extended in 1890, creating a spacious and versatile family home which has been under the same ownership for over 40 years.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and offers a host of character features typical of its age and type including high ceilings, period fireplaces, sash windows with original shutters, ornate coving and panelled doors.

On the ground floor a welcoming entrance hall provides access to spacious double aspect sitting and dining rooms. An inner hallway has stairs to the first floor, cloakroom and doors leading to a study and family room. Open access leads into the kitchen/breakfast room enjoying a double aspect and fitted with a range of cupboards and gas fired aga. Doors lead to a useful pantry and utility room housing a gas fired boiler.

On the first floor are five bedrooms, four of which have wash basins. There are two bathrooms and a separate WC.

Outside, the property is approached via a gravelled drive which extends across the front of the house leading to a large gravelled parking area to the north side and an attached single garage. The front gardens are lawned and stocked with a variety of shrubs and trees and bounded by mature hedging.

Immediately adjoining the rear is a paved terrace with steps leading up to large expanses of lawned gardens stocked with an abundance of shrubs, plants and trees and bounded by stone walls to the rear and south side. The gardens are a particular feature enjoying a peaceful and private setting and backing onto fields at the rear. At the far end of the garden are two greenhouses, vegetable garden and timber built shed. Coming back towards the house is a stone built woodstore.

Upwey is a picturesque conservation village situated close to delightful countryside and nestling in a Dorset down land valley about 3 miles north of Weymouth and 4 miles south of Dorchester. The area is home to the Upwey Wishing Well and Tea Room, St Laurence Church as well as 2 public houses and a mainline railway station to London/Waterloo and Bristol (Temple Meads). There is a frequent bus service on the nearby Dorchester Road.

A good range of amenities can be found within approximately 1 mile including a general store at Broadwey, florist, veterinary clinic, and a petrol station and sport centre at Redlands.

Both Weymouth and Dorchester town centres are within easy access and offer a comprehensive range of shops as well as cultural, recreational and further educational facilities.

The area also provides the opportunity to enjoy a range of sailing and water sports activities, the sandy beaches and

walks along the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and the rolling country side that surrounds the area.

Directions

From Dorchester proceed south on the A354 towards Weymouth. After passing over the Ridgeway Hill take the first exit (Signposted Bincombe/Upwey) and at the junction turn left and proceed under the road and the railway bridge onto the Dorchester Road and after a short distance as the road bends to the left turn right into Elwell Street, follow the road to the bottom and turn right at the junction onto Church Street. The property will be found after a short distance on your right hand side.

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