5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

West Street, Bere Regis, Wareham BH20 7HQ

£895,000 via Symonds & Sampson, Dorchester: 01305 232500

An elegant and impressive village period house in Bere Regis, situated on a generous 1/3 of an acre plot with six bedrooms, three reception rooms, garage, garden house and level gardens.

The Property - A Grade II listed elegant village house in Bere Regis with light, well proportioned rooms and high ceilings, stunning period character features, arranged over three floors with spacious rear gardens and views over the surrounding countryside. This much loved property has been in the family for over 60 years and would suit the use of a large family, a house for multi-generational living or for a home with holiday income such as B&B rooms, if desired. Half way down the garden is a charming garden house with vaulted ceiling and views over the garden, a fantastic spot for warm evenings come rain or shine. Built of part-cob and part-stone construction, the property has oil fired central heating (mains gas available) and secondary glazing to some windows.

The main front door opens up into a grand entrance hall with beautiful Victorian tiled flooring and sweeping original banisters flow up to the first floor. The main drawing room is elegant with large proportions and high ceilings. Tall French doors and windows (with shutters) to the rear garden give a wealth of natural light and there is a central open fireplace with marble surround. There are two further spacious reception rooms on the ground floor both with bay windows to the front, one has an ingle nook fireplace opening and the other a fitted gas fire and built in library shelving.

Beautiful worn flagstone steps lead down to the downstairs boot room/cloakroom which is a large room for its function, with a window to the garden. Rear access to the main garden comes off the back hall, where there is also a door to the kitchen/dining room with a range of floor and wall mounted units, oil fired AGA, sink and space for an additional range cooker.

At the end of the kitchen is the spacious utility room which has space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. From the utility room there is a door to a further pantry with built in extra storage cupboards, worksurfaces over and space for appliances.

On the first floor there is a landing leading to all four bedrooms. The largest of which has a bay window to the front and a built in wardrobe. There is another large bedroom with built in wardrobes on this level. A few steps lead to the rear bedroom which has it's own WC next to it and a separate bathroom with shower cubicle, making an excellent guest suite. Back to the landing, steps lead to the East end of the house where there is another large bedroom with built in cupboards and a bathroom with bath and an additional shower room.

Stairs rise to the second floor, where there is a further double bedroom with built in storage and a further store room or bedroom 6.

Outside - To the side of the property there is a driveway (owned by the Drax Estate) with a right of way over to gain access, via garage doors, to the spacious and long garage. There is also a pedestrian door from the drive to the Mediterranean style courtyard with ornate tree, palm tree and climbers. From the courtyard there are double doors to a large wood store or store/outbuilding. Additionally there are further outbuildings close to the pantry of the main house, with useful, easy to access covered storage and a cellar space.

One of the standout features of The Cedars are the glorious and extensive walled rear gardens with large and level expanses of lawn, set out in three segments, as well as a patio seating area abutting the house, perfectly placed to catch the sun throughout the day and in to the evening, ideal for summer BBQ's and alfresco dining. The whole plot is just over 1/3 acre and there is a large greenhouse on the side as well as fruit trees and flower boarders with mature plants and shrubs. The bottom section of the garden is wilder and has a vegetable garden with productive beds.

The Garden House is situated roughly half way down the garden and has open but private views over the garden and is built of Iroko timber construction. There is light and power connected and it offers a wonderful flexible entertaining space. Please note this structure is attached to the neighbouring property.

Situation - Located within the Conservation Area, the property is within walking distance of the nearby amenities. The village is well served by a convenience store, post office, a hair and beauty salon, doctors and dental surgeries, two public houses and a garage. There is also a well-regarded First School and notable parish church.

The village is surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside and to the south is the Jurassic coastline which has been accorded World Heritage status, with its sandy beaches at Weymouth, Poole, Studland and Bournemouth.

The larger centres of Wareham, Wimborne and Poole are all within easy reach and offer a varied range of commercial, shopping and sporting facilities. There are mainline stations to London Waterloo from Moreton and Wareham (both 7 miles approx.).

Services - All mains services are connected.

Broadband - Superfast speed available
Mobile - It is reported that you are likely to have network coverage for both indoors and outdoors (

Local Authority - Dorset Council
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Council Tax Band: G
EPC: Exempt

Agent: Symonds & Sampson, Dorchester

Symonds & Sampson, 9 Weymouth Avenue Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1QR

Phone: 01305 232500