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4 bed detached house for sale

£475,000 Guide price

Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorchester DT2

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Property features

  • Four/Five Bedrooms
  • Development Opportunity
  • Substantial Farm House
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Cloakroom
  • Gas Central Heating
  • No Forward Chain

Property description

A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial four bedroom home with an eight bay barn, garage, triple 'pig sty', and two further attached barns. The property is considered ripe for division, improvement or redevelopment subject to the necessary consents and is available for sale with no forward chain.

Steepleton Farmhouse is an attractive stone built property which has internal accommodation comprising entrance hallway, cloakroom, two principle reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, further reception/additional bedroom and a utility room. On the first floor the long landing provides access to three double bedrooms, a further single room and the family bathroom.

Winterbourne Steepleton is located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is within easy reach of the neighbouring village of Winterbourne Abbas which has a primary school and public house. The nearby village of Martinstown has a sub-post office/store, public house and a church. Located between Dorchester and Bridport, Winterbourne Steepleton is an ideal location for those looking to be close to both Dorchester and Bridport.

Entrance Hall

The long and spacious entrance hall provides a pleasant welcome into this large home. There is a double glazed door to the front with double glazed windows either side. Doors provide access to both reception rooms with a further door leading to the cloakroom. There is an understair storage cupboard, a radiator, smoke alarm and ceiling light point.


The cloakroom has an obscured double glazed window to the rear and offers a low level WC and wall mounted basin.

Sitting Room (16' 2'' x 11' 3'' (4.92m x 3.44m))

The double aspect sitting room feels spacious with double glazed windows to both the front and rear. There is a feature fireplace with an inset wood burning stove which provides a nice focal feature and there are two radiators and a ceiling light point.

Dining Room (16' 0'' x 9' 5'' (4.88m x 2.86m)(to chimney breast))

The generous dining room also offers a feature fireplace with cupboards either side. There are double glazed windows to both the front and rear aspect and there is a radiator and ceiling light point.

Kitchen (16' 1'' x 8' 0'' (4.91m x 2.43m))

The kitchen has double glazed windows to both the front and rear aspect and is fitted with a good selection of wall and base units with drawers and work surfaces above. There is space for a built in oven and hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The stainless steel sink is conveniently situated under the double glazed window to the rear and there is laminate flooring, track spot lighting and a radiator.

Rear Lobby

The lobby has a double glazed door to the rear and has doors opening to the third reception room/store room and the utility room.

Bedroom (11' 3'' x 10' 6'' (3.43m x 3.19m))

Previously used as a ground floor bedroom this room could alternatively be used as a further reception room, study or snug. There is a double glazed window to the front, a radiator, pedestal wash basin and a ceiling light point.

Utility Room (6' 9'' x 4' 9'' (2.05m x 1.46m))

The utility room has a double glazed window to the rear and has space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a ceiling light point and a Glow Worm gas boiler.

First Floor Landing

The first floor landing feels particularly light with three double glazed windows to the front and one to the rear. Doors provide access to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Bedroom One (16' 2'' x 11' 3'' (4.92m x 3.44m))

Bedroom one is a spacious, triple aspect room with double glazed windows to the front, side and rear. There is a feature chimney breast with a tiled hearth, a radiator and ceiling light point.

Bedroom Two (12' 9'' x 9' 6'' (3.88m x 2.89m))

Bedroom two has a double glazed window to the rear, a ceiling light point and a radiator.

Bedroom Three (12' 10'' x 9' 8'' (3.90m x 2.94m))

The third bedroom has a double glazed window to the rear, a ceiling light point and a radiator.

Bedroom Four (10' 2'' x 6' 11'' (3.11m x 2.10m)+recess)

The fourth bedroom has a double glazed window to the rear, a ceiling light point and radiator.


The bathroom feels spacious and is fitted with a white suite comprising panel enclosed bath with a central tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and a low level WC. There is a heated towel rail, an enclosed ceiling light point and an obscured double glazed window to the front. A door opens to the airing cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder.


The central yard is made up of concrete hard standing and areas of grass.

Barn (87' 2'' x 15' 9'' (26.56m x 4.80m)+garage)

The eight bay barn has an open frontage with a garage to one end.

Pig Stys (50' 0'' x 14' 6'' (15.24m x 4.41m))

Attached Barn (18' 6'' x 18' 2'' (5.63m x 5.53m))

Attached to the main house, this barn has an opening to the rear and there is storage above with a further opening to the adjoined barn.

Barn (32' 10'' x 19' 9'' (10m x 6.01m))

With double doors opening onto the highway.


Mains Water & Drainage
Mains Electricity
Mains Gas

Rights Of Easements, Etc.

Access to the property will be gained over a parcel of land which the current owners will be retaining. The attached plan shows that the area to left of the dotted line will remain the current owners responsibility whilst the area to the right denotes the start of the land included in this transaction. The plan is not to scale and is for identification purposes only. The exact wording of the clause will be provided by the sellers legal representative once a sale is agreed.

Local Authority

West Dorset District Council
South Walks House
South Walks Road

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £348,735 Sales 302 Current average value £386,853 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £9,068 ▲ 2.40%

Property value data/graphs for DT2

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £496,271 £298 3.8 £460,661
Semi-detached £315,351 £287 3.1 £311,820
Terraced £266,393 £294 2.8 £254,779
Flats £200,811 £225 2.0 £182,140

Current asking prices in DT2

Average: £357,963
Avg. current asking prices in DT2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £150,000
Flats £150,000
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All £150,000

Current asking rents in DT2

Average: £942 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in DT2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £576 pcm
£821 pcm
£966 pcm
£1,447 pcm
£1,250 pcm
Flats £403 pcm
£789 pcm
- - -
All £490 pcm
£800 pcm
£966 pcm
£1,448 pcm
£1,250 pcm

Fun facts for DT2

Highest value in DT2
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Fore Street £714,115
Rampisham £707,288
Abbey Street £704,468
Stinsford £688,722
Church Lane £684,888
Highest turnover in DT2
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Woodfold View 69.2%
Chestnut Road 57.6%
Walpole Court 55.6%
Meadow Vale 54.5%
Charlmont Cross 54.5%

What Zoopla users think of Winterbourne Steepleton

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  • currently 2.5 stars
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Nearby transport

  • Dorchester West (4.0 miles)
  • Dorchester South (4.2 miles)
  • Upwey (5.1 miles)
  • Bournemouth Airport (30.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (38.6 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (47.3 miles)
  • Weymouth Ferry Terminal (7.9 miles)
  • Poole Ferry Terminal (23.7 miles)
  • Poole Quay Ferry Landing (24.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Winterbourne Valley Church of England Aided First School (0.4 miles)
  • Portesham Church of England Primary School (3.0 miles)
  • Damers First School (3.2 miles)
  • The Thomas Hardye School (3.5 miles)
  • Milton Abbey School (13.3 miles)
  • Sherborne School (16.5 miles)
  • Dorchester Middle School (3.7 miles)
  • St Osmund's Church of England Middle School, Dorchester (4.4 miles)
  • Sunninghill Preparatory School (4.4 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£2,150 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 47,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £1,709 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £125,000 Average insurance cost £18/mo (£211/yr)
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Gas £47 Electricity £53 Estimated energy cost £100/mo

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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: 17000 kWh/year
Electricity: 4500 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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West Dorset

Estimated tax band F Council tax cost £263 /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.


Supply £31 Sewerage £29 Estimated water cost £60 /mo
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Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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