The property is a charming detached period cottage believed to date back to the 1700's with later additions and was formerly a bakery. It is of solid stone with colour washed elevations. Under the current ownership since 2013, the cottage has subject to extensive renovation and improvement to a very high standard. The accommodation is good sized with potential to create a small self-contained annexe and also for a loft conversion. All the principal rooms overlook the delightful gardens and the bedrooms all have far reaching views over the Marshwood Vale.
The many impressive features and improvements include oil fired central heating (and supplementary electric underfloor heating to the 2 main bathrooms), pressurised hot water system, modern kitchen with bespoke units, granite worktops, flagstone floor tiles and comprehensive appliances (Rangemaster electric cooker range - flue available for Aga, Neff integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher), 2 upgraded bathrooms, both with Hansgrohe power showers and the principal with a separate walk in shower (the third bathroom has been left in case alteration was required for an annexe), part LED downlighters, security alarm system and water softener. The drawing room features a solid oak beamed fireplace with Clearview wood burner, window seats and bespoke illuminated book/display cabinets. There are also quality floor coverings with fitted carpets, engineered solid oak flooring to the principal reception rooms and ceramic tiled flooring. Many of the rooms have been decorated with Farrow & Ball and Rose of Jericho paints.
The very impressive well stocked extensive gardens and grounds are a further big feature of Butts Cottage providing a delightful setting and there is also the benefit of a modern detached double garage and rear vehicular access onto a good sized parking area.
Although there is only limited off road parking to the front of the cottage, there is an extensive parking area to the rear of the gardens. Access is gained from the bottom lane and through a five bar gate.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 18'1" x 16'4" (5.52m x 4.99m) Remote control up-and-over door. Power and light. Side door.
ADJOINING WOOD STORE 8'3" x 6'5" average (2.52m x 1.96m).
The cottage stands on an elevated site and the well stocked gardens have been laid on varying levels with areas of lawn and numerous flower and shrub borders interspersed with trees including handkerchief tree, weeping pear, yew and a magnificent 85 year old magnolia tree. There is a series of paths and steps giving interest plus small vegetable and herb gardens. The crazy paved path extends to the immediate rear of the cottage leading onto a terrace. There are further steps to the south onto an elevated terrace which affords stunning views across the Marshwood Vale.
Adjoining the terrace is a brick built POTTING SHED / STUDIO 11'8" x 6'3" (3.56m x 1.91m)
The cottage enjoys an elevated, peaceful and private setting within the hamlet of Ryall on the southern edge of the Marshwood Vale. It is located in a small and narrow no-through country lane in a world of its own. Although tucked away is not isolated being only a few miles inland from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and the National Trust Golden Cap Estate. The villages of Whitchurch Canonciorum, Chideock, Charmouth and Morcombelake are also easily accessible. Nearby Whitchurch Canonicorum has a public house and nearby Morcombelake has a shop/post office and a large farm shop. The immediate locality is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are many wonderful walking opportunities right on the doorstep including the National Trust Hardown Hill.
The historic coastal towns of Bridport & Lyme Regis are both within about 6 miles and the market town of Axminster about 8 miles, with main line rail services to London and the West Country. The coastal village of Charmouth has a popular primary school and Blue Flag Bathing Beaches.
THE AGENT SAYS
"I have had a long association with Butts Cottage stretching back some 24 years. The cottage is very special and must be seen". Martin Bowen-Ashwin, Director, Humberts Bridport Office.