We acquired this historical site in 2014, when it originally comprised of two separate titles in the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas.

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Cerne Abbas is situated in a valley, surrounded by gentle hills typical of the West Dorset countryside. There is an extensive range of public footpaths and bridleways throughout the village and walks to suit every taste.

It boasts a bustling community of over 800 people with a flourishing school, a rural Post Office, the village stores, a local tourist information point, three historic public houses, tearooms and a number of other shops adding to its attraction.

Planning was granted for our site after successful planning and listed building consent was obtained for us to covert these properties into three separate houses… part of the buildings’ history dates back to 16th Century, whilst the remainder has been Grade II listed.

The buildings required a total refurbishment and we worked closely with the relevant authorities to ensure our development retained its historical significance, whilst offering all the convenience and comfort of modern living.

Each property have been fitted with a comprehensive range of Shaker style fitted units fitted with solid timber doors, quartz work surfaces and a wealth of integral Neff appliances. For further details on each, please see below.

28 Long Street

Retirement Villages28 Long Street enjoys a south facing garden with secure, off-road allocated parking. This former Inn offers a great opportunity to acquire a wonderfully spacious period property that boasts views towards the Grade I listed Parish Church.

This property boasts a wealth of living accommodation comprising a sitting room that enjoys generous dimensions and features a lovely log burning stove. The property also benefits from a separate dining room.

A feature of the property is a wonderful open-plan kitchen / breakfast room, a superb size for family dining. A large central island provides additional storage options and a Range Master oven has been included.

The spacious feel to the property continues to the first floor where there are four generous bedrooms, two enjoying en-suite facilities and the master benefiting from a separate dressing area.

The family bathroom is tastefully fitted with a modern suite and the property has a separate cloakroom situated on the ground floor together with a boot room.

Externally, the property is approached via a courtyard. The property enjoys a landscaped garden with a flint wall and hedge boundaries. The garden is laid to lawn and includes a brick-built garden shed.

28 Long Street – £600,000

Room Dimensions:

Sitting Room – 5.94m x 5.46m (19’06” x 17’11”)
Dining Room – 4.88m x 3.84m (16’0” x 12’07”)
Kitchen – 4.52m x 3.53m (14’10” x 11’07”)
Breakfast Room – 3.05m x 2.34m (10’0” x 7’08” )
Bedroom One – 4.17m x 3.48m (13’08” x 11’05”)
Bedroom Two – 4.88m x 3.58m (16’0” x 11’09”)
Bedroom Three – 4.70m x 2.79m (15’05” x 9’02”)
Bedroom Four – 3.18m x 2.79m (10’05” x 9’02”)
Roof Loft Area (Boarded) 5.18m x 4.57m (17’0” x 15’0”)

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating. Broadband and satellite are available also.

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The Old Post Office

Retirement apartments for saleThe Old Post Office is a Grade II listed property, formerly known as ‘The Shop in The Square’. It’s been renovated to create a truly lovely home, retaining an abundance of period features and ensuring a wonderful attention to detail.

The sitting room enjoys plentiful natural light gained via a large window that offers a front aspect. The property benefits from a separate, sizable dining room.

The kitchen is fitted with a Range Master oven and provides access to a separate Breakfast room that takes full advantage of the outlook onto the large patio and garden area.

The light and spacious feel to the property continues to the first floor where a generous landing provides access to four generous bedrooms and two tastefully fitted bathrooms. The master bedroom has en-suite facilities and plumbing is in place for the provision of an en-suite in the second bedroom.

Externally, the property has its own landscaped rear garden that has a southerly facing aspect. The garden is enclosed mainly via flint walled and hedge boundaries and includes a large garden shed. It shares a central courtyard that features a restored water pump that dates back to 1786.

The Old Post Office – £545,000

Room Dimensions:

Sitting Room – 5.97m x 4.09m (19’07” x 13’05”)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 5.92m x 5.31m (19’05” x 17’05”)
Dining Room – 5.54m x 3.43m (18’02” x 11’03”)
Boot Room – 4.52m x 2.39m (14’10” x 7’10”)
Bedroom – 3.23m x 3.25m (10’07” x 10’08”)
Dressing Room – 3.53m x 3.51m (11’07” x 11’06”)
Bedroom 5.69m x 3.96m (18’08” x 13’0”)
Bedroom 6.76 x 2.69m (22’02” x 8’10”)
Bedroom 2.77m x 2.72m (9’01” x 8’11”)
Boarded Loft Area – 10.97m x 5.49m (36’0” x 18’0”)

Services – Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating. Broadband and satellite are also available.

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Maple Cottage

Retirement flats for saleEntrance to this period home is gained via a communal courtyard, leading to a generous sitting room that features an attractive fireplace with log burner and a set of French doors that lead to the walled garden.

The kitchen/diner has a social and spacious feel and offers access to a walled patio courtyard and a separate utility room.

The quality of finish continues to the first floor where a spacious landing provides access to a tastefully fitted family bathroom and four generous bedrooms, the master enjoying en-suite facilities.

Externally, the property boasts a courtyard patio to the rear with a southerly aspect. There is a further walled garden to the side of the property that is laid to lawn. The rear communal courtyard has been landscaped and offers areas of planting and features an original water pump dating back to 1786.

Maple Cottage – Under Offer

Room Dimensions:

Sitting Room – 7.32m x 5.36m (24’0” x 17’07”)
Kitchen Diner – 5.97m x 4.27m (19’07” x 14’0”)
Bedroom One – 4.34m x 4.17m (14’03” x 13’08”)
Bedroom Two – 4.32m x 3.30m (14’02” x 10’10”)
Bedroom Three – 3.94m x 1.88m (12’11” x 6’02”)
Bedroom Four – 3.91m x 3.63m (12’10” x 11’11”)

Services – Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating. Broadband and satellite are also available.

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