Offering much character and a large rear garden with stunning views in a lovely Bride Valley village the cottage is a classic double fronted cottage. It is very historic most likely dating back over 200 years and was formerly the village shop/post office. Over the years it has been subject to a whole number of alterations, improvements and enlargement. It offers very well presented accommodation with a host of character features including ceiling beams, exposed stone, window seat, cottage and stable doors, wood panelling, stone carvings (three 'faces' sculpted into the original stonework by a stonemason who lived in the cottage during the 1980's) and a stone and brick fireplace with wood burner. Modern amenities include gas fired central heating (boiler recently replaced), modern fitted kitchen with Diplomat electric/gas cooker range and integrated dishwasher (Zanussi fridge/freezer and washing machine also available if required), modern bathroom with mains shower and WC, modern separate wash room/2nd WC and part sealed unit double glazing. There are pleasant views to the village church.
The large rear garden is a further feature enjoying fantastic panoramic south facing views over the village, to the church and surrounding countryside.
There is unrestricted on lane parking.
To the front of the cottage is are small flower borders together with roses. The very long rear garden is terraced, attractively laid out and extremely private. There is a paved terrace with raised borders and steps leading up to a large lawn and beyond is a more natural area with a timber shed.
THE AGENT SAYS
"This cottage ticks so many boxes and lives up to its name with roses around the door". Martin Bowen-Ashwin, Director, Humberts, Bridport Office.
The cottage enjoys a lovely setting within the village centre. Shipton Gorge is a delightful and peaceful West Dorset village in an area known as the Bride Valley which is highly sought-after. The village has won several 'Dorset Best Small Village Awards' in recent years. The immediate locality is designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the beautiful World Heritage Coast is within only a few miles at Burton Bradstock.
The village enjoys an active community and amenities include a public house, church and village hall together with playing fields and is served by high speed fibre broadband.
The nearby village of Burton Bradstock, about 1.5 miles, has a wide range of local amenities plus bathing beaches, whilst the thriving market town of Bridport is only about 3 miles with its excellent range of business, professional, shopping and leisure centre. The A35 provides fast road links to Dorchester, Bournemouth/Poole and also Exeter.