The property is a pretty and classic mid terraced period cottage, believed to have been built in circa 1759 with later additions. It is Listed Grade II of Architectural or Historic Importance. Under the current ownership since 2011 the cottage has been subject to extensive and sympathetic refurbishment to a very good standard. The extensive improvements and features include rethatching, re-wiring, re-plumbing and gas fired central heating with recently replaced boiler, modern fitted kitchen with comprehensive built in appliances (Lamona gas hob, electric fan assisted oven, pull out cooker hood, integrated slimline dish washer and freestanding fridge/freezer) and modern bathroom/shower rooms. Character features typical of its age and type include a window seat with window shutters, fireplace with multi-fuel stove, cottage doors, exposed floor boards, exposed beams including 'A' frames and wood panelling. The accommodation is very well presented and good sized enjoying pleasant views over the village to the surrounding countryside and hills and also to the church.
The rear garden is a further feature being good sized and south/west facing.
The cottage has been enjoyed as a second home, although would be equally ideal as a main residence or for holiday lettings (the comprehensive range of fixtures and fittings are available by negotiation if required).
There is nearby unrestricted on lane parking.
The cottage is set back and slightly elevated with a small front garden down to gravel together with roses and camellias. The very good sized rear garden enjoys a south/west facing aspect. Immediately adjoining the cottage are 2 full width paved terraces with stone retaining walls leading onto a large lawn, together with apple trees and rose clad fences.
The cottage occupies a picturesque location to the favoured south side of the village and within easy reach of facilities. Chideock is a delightful village offering excellent amenities including a post office/shop, public houses, parish church and village hall plus regular bus services. The centre is principally made up of period houses and thatched cottages of the type for which the area is well known. The immediate locality is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous walking opportunities right on the doorstep.
The beautiful and stunning Jurassic Coast is only about one mile at Seatown with its landmark public house, beach and spectacular cliffs, much of which is owned or controlled by the National Trust. The Georgian market town of Bridport is only about 5 minutes driving distance offering more comprehensive facilities and a leisure centre with swimming pool. The famous resort of Lyme Regis is also within only about 15 minutes driving distance. Axminster is just beyond with main line rail services to London.
THE AGENT SAYS
"A quintessential West Dorset cottage in a picturesque location with the beach just 10 minutes walk". Martin Bowen-Ashwin, Director, Humberts, Bridport.