A charming large detached period stone cottage, with extensive secluded gardens and garaging, in a picturesque village close to the Jurassic Coast.
The cottage is a classic 'picture postcard' detached cottage most likely dating back some 200/300 years of solid stone under a thatched roof. It is Listed Grade II of Architectural or Historic Importance. Extensive re-thatching was undertaken earlier this year. The good sized and well presented accommodation offers numerous character features typical of its age and type including stone mullion windows (allegedly some came from Chideock Castle), exposed beams including first floor 'A' frames, large beamed fireplace with wood burner to living/dining room, inglenook fireplace with former bread oven to kitchen/breakfast room, ornate fireplace to sitting room, flagstone floors, exposed floor boards, quarry tiles and cottage doors. The impressive principal bedroom also features a vaulted beamed ceiling. The sale price includes an Aga range cooker with six gas hobs and four electric ovens. The cottage also provides good off road parking, a detached triple garage and extensive secluded well stocked gardens and grounds.
Both the cottage and gardens enjoy views over the village to the National Trust Langdon Hill.
Viewing is strongly recommended by Humberts.
The Cottage stands elevated and set back being approached over a tarmac driveway leading onto a large gravelled parking and turning area -
DETACHED TRIPLE GARAGING Triple up & over doors. Power & light.
The front garden is a laid to lawn, together with low hedging, stone retaining walls and a paved stone pathway.
Immediately to the rear of the cottage is a paved sheltered courtyard with well and outside boiler store. The main gardens are principally down to lawn interspersed with a wide variety of trees and shrubs including apple and fig and featuring a 2 tier pond with waterfall.
The Cottage is conveniently located in the heart of this popular and picturesque village. The centre is principally made of period houses and thatched cottages of the type for which the area is well known. There are excellent local amenities including a post office/shop, public houses, parish church and village hall. The immediate locality is designated as being of one of Outstanding Natural Beauty with numerous walking opportunities right on the door step with a nearby footpath opposite leading to the village green, playground and beach at Seatown. The stunning World Heritage Coastline is only about one mile away at Seatown with access to the beach and also spectacular cliff and coastal walks, through land mainly owned or controlled by the National Trust.
The Georgian market town of Bridport is only a short driving distance (approximately 3 miles) providing comprehensive facilities and a leisure centre with swimming pool. The historic resort of Lyme Regis is only about 15 minutes driving distance to the west. Axminster is just beyond with a main line rail service to London and the West Country.