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3 bed flat for sale


Somerleigh Road, Dorchester DT1

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Property features

  • Historic building
  • 0.5 miles walk of Brewery Square
  • Split level, three bedroom apartment
  • Master en-suite bathroom
  • Allocated parking
  • Storage Area

Property description

stunning 3 bedroom split level apartment, set within this historic building. Benjamin Ferrey House was the former Dorchester County Hospital and was named after the architect who originally designed the building in the 1800's. With high ceilings this property is a must see!

A rare opportunity to buy in, what is possibly, one of Dorchester's most beautiful buildings. Benjamin Ferrey House is the former Dorchester County Hospital, now named after the architect who originally designed the building in the mid 1800's.

Centrally located and within 0.5 miles of Brewery Square, Cornhill, Borough Gardens and other Dorchester town centre amenities and travel options.

This exceptional, first and second floor - split level, three bedroom apartment must be seen! The reception room has three vast windows making it bright and airy and is open plan into the fully fitted kitchen with a range of integrated appliances; furthermore an open staircase leads to the dining room on the mezzanine level. The master bedroom, also on the upper floor benefits from built-in wardrobes and a roomy en-suite bathroom, with separate shower cubicle. Bedroom two benefits from its own massive window and double height ceiling, whilst the third bedroom could also work as a study. Outside, the property benefits from allocated parking and a separate storage area.

Entrance Hall
Once inside the property the entrance hall runs most of the length of the apartment, with access to bedrooms, stairs to the upper floor and a door to:-

Living Room 24' 2" x 12' 7" ( 7.37m x 3.84m )
A spectacular feature of this property with double height ceilings, and three windows measuring around 10" x 8" with a mezzanine level for feature. Great for everyday relaxing or an interesting entertainment space.

Kitchen 9' 4" x 7' 6" ( 2.84m x 2.29m )
Accessed through an archway, directly into the living room. This fitted kitchen benefits from fitted appliances including Dishwasher, Washing Machine, and Microwave also with built in hob and eye level oven.

Dining Room / Mezzanine 11' x 12' 7" ( 3.35m x 3.84m )
Hovering over the spacious living room and offering fantastic triple aspect view of the rooftops of Dorchester, a great dining or entertaining space.

Bedroom One 10' 11" extending to 13' 2" x 13' 8" ( 3.33m extending to 4.01m x 4.17m )
Also situated on the upper floor, this good size bedroom has built in wardrobes and leads out to another set of stair leading back to the entrance hall. With further door to:-

A spacious room, with a bath and separate shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. A great place to relax after a visit to the beach, or a day in the countryside.

Upper Floor Landing
With a large storage cupboard/wardrobe and stair leading back to the entrance hall.

Bedroom Two 11' 2" x 9' 7" narrowing to 8' 2" ( 3.40m x 2.92m narrowing to 2.49m )
With its own feature 10" x 8" window and double height ceilings, as guest bedrooms go - this one will be hard to beat.

The 'family bathroom' with bath, low level W.C. And pedestal wash hand basin

Bedroom Three 9' 2" x 7' 7" ( 2.79m x 2.31m )
Currently used as a study, this room offers a great opportunity to work or practice a hobby, but would suit equally well as a bedroom.

Storage Room 9' 2" x 6' ( 2.79m x 1.83m )
Found off of the communal areas within the property, this very useful storage room. Furthermore at more than 7 feet high, there is no need to stoop

Allocated Parking

We currently hold lease details as displayed above, should you require further information please contact the branch. Please note additional fees could be incurred for items such as leasehold packs.

1. Money laundering regulations: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
5. These particulars are issued in good faith but do not constitute representations of fact or form part of any offer or contract. The matters referred to in these particulars should be independently verified by prospective buyers or tenants. Neither sequence (UK) limited nor any of its employees or agents has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £291,190 Sales 450 Current average value £293,197 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £4,718 ▲ 1.64%

Property value data/graphs for DT1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £430,222 £303 3.7 £392,514
Semi-detached £309,082 £280 3.3 £329,312
Terraced £264,655 £269 2.9 £266,276
Flats £210,212 £294 1.8 £258,717

Current asking prices in DT1

Average: £309,433
Avg. current asking prices in DT1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £181,818
Flats £202,499
All £198,577

Current asking rents in DT1

Average: £793 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in DT1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £800 pcm
£1,076 pcm
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Flats £650 pcm
£851 pcm
£845 pcm
£1,300 pcm
All £650 pcm
£839 pcm
£1,030 pcm
£1,300 pcm

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St. John Way £613,584
Herringston Road £587,552
Holmead Walk £551,843
Clarence Road £504,238
Lancaster Road £491,884
Highest turnover in DT1
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Came View Close 70.0%
Athelstan Road 60.0%
Corston Street 50.0%
Harveys Terrace 50.0%
Thornhill Close 50.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Dorchester West (0.3 miles)
  • Dorchester South (0.3 miles)
  • Upwey (4.7 miles)
  • Bournemouth Airport (26.5 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (42.7 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (47.8 miles)
  • Weymouth Ferry Terminal (7.3 miles)
  • Poole Ferry Terminal (19.5 miles)
  • Poole Quay Ferry Landing (19.9 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Damers First School (0.4 miles)
  • St Mary's Catholic First School, Dorchester (0.6 miles)
  • Manor Park Church of England First School (0.8 miles)
  • The Thomas Hardye School (0.8 miles)
  • Kingston Maurward College (1.6 miles)
  • Weymouth College (6.3 miles)
  • Sunninghill Preparatory School (0.3 miles)
  • Dorchester Middle School (0.6 miles)
  • St Osmund's Church of England Voluntary Aided Middle School, Dorchester (0.7 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,368 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 30,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £1,079 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

These results are not provided by NatWest and are only indicative based on a repayment mortgage product. Repayments will be subject to the product provided and your circumstances.

Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Energy Gas £28 Electricity £42 Estimated energy cost £70/mo In partnership with uSwitch
Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 10200 kWh/year
Electricity: 3300 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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West Dorset

Estimated tax band D Council tax cost £168 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water Supply £26 Sewerage £25 Estimated water cost £51 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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