A delightful semi-detached period cottage set in the renowned Dorset Village of Milton Abbas.
This semi-detached cottage is one of the classic rendered, cob and thatched cottages that form the main street of Milton Abbas. Grade II listed it has been lovingly maintained over the years and offers a wealth of character and charm. It represents a fabulous country retreat; imminently suited to professional or active retired purchasers or for those looking for a tranquil sanctuary away from the race of city life. The cottage itself has accommodation over two floors and share a quaint entrance vestibule with its neighbour in the centre. On the ground floor, the cottage has been extended to the rear, as many have, and provides a well-proportioned kitchen / breakfast room with a door outside.
The handcrafted country style kitchen units offer a very traditional feel with an attractive Belfast sink set under the worktop and space for modern domestic appliances. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a table and chairs, providing a lovely space with which to enjoy your morning coffee and is well lit via a large lantern light window set into the roof. From the kitchen, there is a cupboard which houses the LPG boiler as well as having space and connection for a washing machine and a door into a sizable bathroom. The well decorated and presented bathroom features an attractive roll top bath as well as a shower cubicle. Moving through from the kitchen into the 18th Century part of the cottage the charm greets you at every turn, from the beautiful window seat set into the old external wall or the stunning inglenook fireplace in the living room.
Set at the front of the cottage, the living room is cosy and quaint and looks out to the front across the picturesque vista that is The Street. The fireplace is open and would provide a superb focal point for the room. Rising to the first floor there are two bedrooms, one being situated to the front of the cottage with a beautiful fire place and enjoys a similar view across the street from a lovely window seat. The second bedroom has a beautifully crafted fitted wardrobe with views of the back garden.
Part of the attraction and charm of The Street is the way in which the cottages lining the roadway are set nicely back and most enjoy a lawn to the front. This property is no exception and has a well-manicured lawn to the front of the cottage. There is a driveway providing off road parking, and a further space set behind a 5-Bar gate. There is a store/workshop set behind the parking, providing a very useful space which benefits from light and power and has recently been re-roofed by the current vendor. The garden rises behind the kitchen extension to an attractive area of garden which is laid to lawn and patio. Here, the LPG tank is set away behind a screen and a gate continues up the sloping
valley to the remainder of the garden and woodland. Steps rise through an area which is currently home to a productive family of poultry and is laid to lawn and surrounded by a range of shrubs and trees. At the top of the garden is an area of woodland which extends behind the neighbours garden.
The village was redesigned in the 18th Century with white thatched cottages flanking the main street which runs down to the lake. It is serviced by the Hambro Arms, Church, Post Office and General Store, Farm Shop and Doctors surgery. More extensive shopping, business and recreational facilities are available in the Georgian town of Blandford, the County town of Dorchester and the Abbey town of Sherborne.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG heating system. Ridge re-thatched April 2015.
North Dorset District Council 01258 454111. Council Tax Band D