Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Crown House is an enchanting mid terrace Grade ll house believed to date from the early 17th Century. Along with most of the village it was part of the Pitt-Rivers Estate until sold in 1919. The house will benefit from updating.

The front door opens to the staircase hall which gives direct access to the reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room. The sitting room has a fireplace with inset wood burning stove on a raised hearth and pair of French doors to the paved terrace. The dining room has a fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room has a 2 oven oil-fired aga, worktop with 1.5 bowl sink, range of base and wall units/cupboards; space/plumbing for slimline dishwasher and shelf for fridge over; an island unit with worktop, inset 4 ring electric hob, electric oven, drawers and cupboard under; door to rear stairs to bedroom 2. There is a large utility/boiler room with a door to the street and to the rear (south) side of the house is a

single storey garden/store room with a separate wc. Upstairs, off the landing, is the main bedroom with an en suite

bathroom. There is a large inner landing/study, two bedrooms and a rear upper landing, shower room and bedroom with the rear staircase.


The mature garden is of particular note with a profusion of trees, shrubs and plants. Beside the southern side of the house is a delightful sheltered paved terrace which affords much privacy and is a ‘sun trap’. Steps lead to a gravel path and a small raised terrace to the back of the garden/store room. Lawned paths run up the gently rising garden, surrounded by a variety and profusion of specimen trees and shrubs together with a wide variety of plants. Summerhouse. Towards the upper end of the garden is a small vegetable garden area with rhubarb and soft fruit. Compost area. A close boarded pedestrian door gives access to the single ‘marley style’ garage (internal about 16’ x 8’ - 4.87m x 2.43m) and useful parking for 2/3 cars, adjacent to Back Lane.

The house is situated within a Conservation Area towards the heart of this picturesque and sought-after village with a

fascinating range of properties dating back to the reign of Henry Vll. The village is noted for its excellent facilities which include a general store/sub post office, doctors’ and dispensing surgery, primary school, St Mary’s parish church, tea room and three public houses. It has a thriving community with various clubs, societies and a fine modern village hall.

The village is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and downland. The county town of Dorchester, the Abbey town of Sherborne and Yeovil all have mainline railway stations to London/Waterloo. Maiden Newton (about 5.5 miles) is on the Weymouth/Bristol line. Sport and leisure facilities in the area include golf at Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil, sailing and water sports along the Jurassic Heritage coastline. There are many footpaths and bridleways crisscrossing the stunning countryside. There is the well-regarded first school in the village and further state schools in Dorchester include St Osmond’s, Dorchester Middle school and Thomas Hardye. Preparatory schools include Leweston, Sunninghill, Sherborne, Perrott Hill, Sandroyd, Hanford and Bryanston. Public schools include the Sherborne schools, Leweston, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Milton Abbey and Canford.

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