A thoroughly charming Grade II listed cottage ~ the cottage has been completely updated by the present owners with attention to detail evident throughout. Dipwell Cottage is one of a pair; it is believed that the origins date back to the mid to late 18th century. It has cob rendered elevations all beneath a thatched roof with a stunning contemporary Oak glazed extension with tiled roof at the rear.
The accommodation flows well with an entrance hall which incorporates useful cupboard space, leading to a delightful remodelled bathroom and into the open plan kitchen/living room; the kitchen has been recently updated with a handcrafted bespoke Country Image kitchen and state of the art appliances. The kitchen flows well into the living room with many character features including a large inglenook fireplace with heavy beam and decorative brick over, bread oven and recently installed woodburner. Doors naturally open into the Oak glazed extension ~ this room could be used for a variety of uses but is being used presently as a dining room. This room has large glazed windows and doors allowing light to flood in and takes full advantage of the uninterrupted views of the garden. Stairs within the living room lead up to the first floor landing, giving access to both of the double bedrooms. The master bedroom has the benefit of a modern en-suite shower room as well as housing the airing cupboard complete with a recently fitted 'mega flo' hot water cylinder. The second bedroom retains the original cast iron fireplace and built-in cupboard, idea for storage needs.
There is access to the rear garden through a side gate ~ the garden is of a very good size (approx 180 ft in length); clearly defined by mature trees and shrubs. Majority laid to lawn with numerous shrubs, fruit trees, climbing plants and pond. There is also the lovely gravelled seating area with summerhouse and additional garden storage with greenhouse. Probably the finest feature is the peaceful location enjoying a southerly aspect ~ this cottage is infinitely suited to active retired, professional couples, young or small families, second home or holiday cottage. Anyone who enjoys country pursuits will love the convenient position ~ beyond the cottage is access to good walking and riding country.
Mains Water, Drainage and Electricity.
Electric Economy 7 water and heating system
Council Tax Band D
North Dorset District Council 01258 454111
Grade II Listed
Iwerne Minster is often regarded as one of the finest villages in North Dorset, offering numerous facilities including; Village Store and Post Office, Public House - The Talbot, thriving village hall with a range of different events every week and Clayesmore School - which also offers leisure centre access to residents on a membership basis. Iwerne Minster is situated on the A350 between Shaftesbury and Blandford, and is within easy distance of train stations at Sherborne, Gillingham and Salisbury. The coast at Poole is approximately 20 miles.