Wessex Road, Dorchester

1 Bed Flat - Retirement

Key Points

Reception Rooms

Price guide £175,000

Property Overview

This one bedroom ground floor apartment is situated within Barnes Lodge, a Churchill retirement development designed exclusively for the over 60s located in the county town of Dorchester. The apartment offers accommodation that is well presented throughout comprising a generous sitting room, a well appointed kitchen, a good size bedroom and a shower room. In addition the apartment benefits from the use of the attractive communal gardens and car park. EPC rating C.


The county town of Dorchester is steeped in history enjoying a central position along the Jurassic Coastline and also some of the county's most noted period architecture, all set amongst a beautiful rural countryside. Dorchester offers a plethora of shopping and social facilities. Two cinemas, several museums, History centre, leisure centre, weekly market, many excellent restaurants and public houses and riverside walks. The catchment schools are highly rated and very popular with those in and around the Dorchester area. Doctor’s, dentist surgeries and the Dorset County Hospital are close by. There are train links to London Waterloo, Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth and other coastal towns and villages, and a regular bus routes to adjoining towns.

Barnes Lodge

Barnes Lodge is a Churchill Retirement Living development designed exclusively for the over 60s. The development offers a beautifully furnished Owners Lounge and a Guest Suite. The development also offers a lift to all floors and a careline support system connected to 24-hour support so, in the event of an emergency, you have direct contact with either the Lodge Manager or a member of the call-centre team 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Entrance to the apartment is gained via a hallway that houses a generous storage cupboard and provides access to all principal rooms with the exception of the kitchen.

Sitting Room

6.12m x 3.20m (20'01" x 10'06")
The sitting room enjoys generous dimensions and receives natural light gained via a glazed door that provides direct access to the communal gardens. The room is finished in neutral decor and features a central fireplace with wooden surround and mantle that houses an electric coal effect fire. There is a wall mounted radiator and a television point.


2.46m x 2.29m (8'01" x 7'06")
The kitchen is well appointed, fitted with a range of wall and base level units that provide ample storage options with roll top work surface over. There is a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer and a selection of integral appliances including an electric oven with an electric four ring hob and extractor hood over. Space is provided for additional appliances. The room is finished with wood effect flooring and part tiled walls. An east facing double glazed window provides the room with natural light.


4.19m max x 2.84m max (13'09" max x 9'04" max)
The bedroom is appointed with a fitted wardrobe and offers a wall mounted radiator and a double glazed window that enjoys an outlook onto the communal gardens.

Shower Room

The shower room is tastefully fitted with a suite comprising a corner shower cubicle with grab rail and a low level wc and vanity wash hand basin set within an enclosed unit. The room is finished with fully tiled walls and offers a heated towel rail.


There are delightful communal gardens and a car park.

Agents Notes

The property offers a 125 year lease from 31.10.14
There is an Annual Service Charge of £2666.40
There is an Annual Ground Rent of £644.44

Please note that one of the executors is a relative of a member of staff at Parkers.


Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected.

Local Authorities

Dorset Council
County Hall
Colliton Park
Tel: 01305 211970

We are advised that the council tax band is C


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers
Tel: 01305 340860