Church Street, Puncknowle, Dorchester

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A charming period stone cottage with a large paddock in a picturesque village setting within the beautiful Bridge Valley only a few miles from the sea. Grade II Listed.

THE PROPERTY

Chestnut Cottage is a charming picture postcard double fronted period cottage together with a separate (although virtually adjoining) large paddock with parking, garaging and stables in a picturesque village setting. The cottage dates back some 300 years with later additions and is Listed Grade II of architectural or historical importance and within a conservation area. The original cottage has main walls of natural stone under a thatched roof and the later additions have slate and flat roofs. The property has been under the current ownership since 1994 and over the years, numerous improvements have been carried out including the rebuilding of the rear extension and rethatching. Oil fired central heating is installed.

The accommodation is exceptionally spacious and good sized enjoying a lovely aspect to the front overlooking the church and to the rear over the garden and across the Bride Valley.

The cottage has a whole number of character style features typical of it's age and type including sash windows to the front, large beamed inglenook fireplace with former bread oven and first floor bedrooms with part vaulted and beamed ceilings and exposed floorboards.

There is a very large rear garden and just beyond, a large paddock with off road parking, garaging and stables.

On the ground floor, the front door leads to a very large sitting room with inglenook fireplace, lobby, large kitchen/dining room with solid pine painted kitchen units, roof lantern and french doors, large utility room (potential additional reception room or bedroom), lobby and bathroom.

On the first floor, there are three generous double bedrooms enjoying the village and distant country views.

HOLIDAY LETTING BUSINESS

A very successful holiday letting business is being operated through Dream Cottages and currently there are bookings until October 2021. The cottage is available as a going concern (contents available by separate negotiation) or with vacant possession from October 2021.

OUTSIDE

There is on lane parking and a small outside area to the front. The rear garden is very well established and comprises a large expansive lawn with well stocked shrub borders plus paved terrace and rear pedestrian gate. The paddock is just beyond the back garden and has vehicular access off Rectory Lane with a field gate onto a large paddock providing parking together with double garaging and stables.

SITUATION

The cottages occupy a very picturesque location within the heart of the village with attractive views over the church and Puncknowle Manor. Puncknowle is located in the beautiful Bride Valley. The village has a thriving community and amenities include a thatched pub, church and village hall plus bus service. The nearby village of Litton Cheney has a primary school and within 3 miles are the coastal villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury.

The area is designated as being one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach is very nearby at West Bexington. The historic town of Bridport is only about 6 miles with excellent amenities, a twice weekly market and a leisure centre.

SERVICES

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Business rates currently not payable (100% relief).

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport. Telephone 01308 428000.

Viewings will be subject to bookings (changeover day- Saturday)

AGENT'S NOTES

The property was taken on by Martin Bowen-Ashwin, Stags Associate Partner. He has lived in Puncknowle for over 27 years and would be very happy to provide personal information on the village.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport, take the B3156 coastal road towards Weymouth. Proceed through Burton Bradstock and onto Swyre, turning left immediately before the Bull Inn. Drive into Puncknowle village and the property will be seen on the left, opposite the church.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

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