A beautifully presented, detached cottage with a lovely South-Easterly facing garden which is bordered in part by a small stream. Further features include a double carport, parking and outbuilding.
- Private Parking
- Off Road Parking
- Double Garage
- View EPC Rating
This charming, detached cottage is situated in the centre of the village of Kington Magna, approximately four miles South-West of the market town of Gillingham.
The beautifully presented accommodation hosts a range of original period features, including exposed beams and stonework, and is a testament to the current owners' taste and attention to detail. The cottage benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing which has been designed to fit in with the age and character of the property.
The South-Easterly facing gardens are a particular feature of the property and have been opened to the public. The gardens are bordered by a stream and offer a tranquil place to sit and enjoy the sounds of Dorset countryside at its best. If the weather is more inclement, there is a pleasant summer house which benefits from power.
You enter the property via a bespoke Oak framed porch into the welcoming sitting room with its inglenook fireplace of exposed stone with inset solid fuel stove and bread oven and window overlooking the garden. This room affords access to the kitchen-breakfast room or the dining room.
The lovely kitchen-breakfast room features part exposed stone work and beams. The bespoke kitchen units are free standing, there is an oil fired Rayburn and a stable door which opens onto the garden. The dining room features an open fireplace and is a great room to entertain guests. The dual aspect study, previously used as a bedroom, enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden and has a shower room to the rear.
On the first floor there are three well proportioned double bedrooms all of which overlook the garden. The master features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and built in wardrobes. The guest bedroom features a lovely tiled cast iron fireplace. The bathroom has a white suite in keeping with the character of the property with a free standing roll top bath, tongue and groove panelling, part tiled walls and shutters to the lower part of the window.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Outside the mature gardens, of approx. 1/3rd of an acre, are a particular feature of the property, with flower beds, shrubs, fruit and vegetable plots, fruit trees, and several patio areas in which to place garden furniture to take full advantage of an English summer. There is a Summer House which offers a lovely position to enjoy the garden. Additionally, there is a stone and brick built former Piggery, which is used as a garden store with useful log store to the side, and a greenhouse.
The Oak framed double carport has a gravelled parking and turning area to the front. To the side of the carport there is a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine, venting for a tumble dryer and a stainless steel sink with drainer.
The village of Kington Magna has a church and village hall. There are pubs at nearby Buckhorn Weston and West Stour, and a shop at the latter. The market town of Gillingham just to the north east has a wide range of every day facilities including shops, banks, a doctors surgery, supermarkets including Waitrose and a mainline railway station providing a regular service to London/Waterloo in under 2 hours. There are further amenities to be found at the nearby historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury to the east and the renowned Abbey town of Sherborne to the west.