Snailscroft Cottage comprises of a charming detached period cottage (not Listed) situated in an unspoilt and secluded rural setting enjoying far reaching country views. The original cottage dates from the 1800s with later additions and is constructed of a traditional Dorset cob with colour washed rendered elevations under a thatched and tiled roof. Over the years the cottage has been subject to an extensive programme of renovation and extension and there is planning permission for a further single storey extension to the cottage. The property combines a contemporary feel with a host of character features typical of its age and type and is presented in excellent order throughout.
The spacious accommodation includes a reception hallway with flagstone floors leading into a spacious sitting room and dining area with feature stone and beamed fireplace and multi-fuel stove. This room enjoys a double aspect with delightful country views. Adjacent to the sitting/dining room is a most spacious farmhouse style kitchen with Aga, range of wall and floor cupboards, built in Bosch double oven and integrated dishwasher and four ring hob. French doors open out on to a patio enjoying views across its own grounds and lake. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility room and boot room.
On the first floor are 3 bedrooms with an en suite bathroom and contemporary fitted shower room.
Outside there is further accommodation in the detached outbuilding where there is a garage and store, kitchen, bathroom and first floor bedroom. Planning Consent has been granted for enlargement with a car port extension and bathroom in the roof space. (Planning Application Number WD/16/001807) Full details of the approval for Planning Permission and copies of the plans are available in the office.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Snailscroft Cottage is approached along a Bridleway, which in turn leads to a private driveway and parking area with space for a number of vehicles. There is an enclosed garden to the side which is lawned with a paved patio area and gravelled together with a DETACHED TIMBER STUDIO/GARDEN ROOM with thatched roof complete with power and light. On the opposite side of the cottage is a large patio area enjoying views over the lake and surrounding countryside. The principal gardens lie beyond the cottage and are laid to sweeping lawns sloping down to the lake with adjacent timber fishing hut and deck. To one side of the garden is a copse which has an abundance of spring bulbs including primroses, daffodils and bluebells. A pathway leads through the woodland to a pedestrian gate leading into a field which is level pasture and abuts the River Brit.
Snailscroft Cottage stands in an unspoilt rural setting on the edge of the hamlet of Waytown and about 1.5 miles south from the favoured village of Netherbury. It is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, with outstanding south-facing views towards the West Dorset coast.
Although occupying a secluded and peaceful location with no near neighbours, it is only about 3 miles from the market town of Bridport, which has a comprehensive range of shopping and business facilities together with leisure centre, swimming pool and schools etc. Local primary and comprehensive schools are available at Bridport and catchment primary school in Salway Ash which in recent years has consistently gained a very high position in the league table of Dorset Primary Schools. There is also a bus service from Bridport to Colyton Grammar School.
The beautiful coastline is also nearby, much of which is owned or controlled by the National Trust and has recently been awarded World Heritage Status. The coastal resort of West Bay has bathing beaches and a very good golf course. The pretty town of Beaminster is within about 3 miles, whilst the larger centres of Yeovil, Dorchester, Exeter and Taunton are also within easy reach, with main line rail services to London.