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Little Kington Cottage


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Tenure: Freehold

LITTLE KINGTON COTTAGE is an attractive three bedroom period cottage C1800’s, built of coursed natural stone under a clay tiled roof.
The present owners have imaginatively and sympathetically restored the cottage, creating a charming character home which they have extended significantly to provide spacious and comfortable living accommodation.  It is presented in good decorative order throughout with exposed beams and cosy open fireplace with wood burning stoves.
Enjoying a quiet and peaceful location on the edge of the much favoured north Dorset village of Kington Magna with generous enclosed gardens that have been beautifully maintained with useful outbuildings including a large shed/workshop and wood store and parking for several vehicles.
There is a multitude of highly-regarded public and state schools within easy reach.  
An early viewing is highly recommended to secure this charming character home.

APPROACH: via short flight of flagstone paved steps.

ENTRANCE: Attractive stained front door.

SITTING/DINING ROOM: (20’ x 22’) Wonderful character room, well-proportioned with good ceiling height, inset halogen spotlights, feature fireplace of mellow brick with inset wood burning stove sat on flagstone hearth creates cosy focal point.  Matching fireside alcoves with  double glazed casement windows. Space for large dining table and chairs.  Ample power points, light natural wood laminate flooring and two panelled radiators.
Full height bi-fold doors enjoying access and outlook onto pretty cottage garden.

UTILITY ROOM/PORCH: Travertine marble flooring, oak block work top, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer, space for chest freezer, ample power points, fuse box, double glazed window and painted wooden stable door.

KITCHEN: (12’10 x 10’8) Well equipped and fitted with an extensive range of contemporary shaker style fitted cabinets with matching deep drawers and smaller spice drawers.  Contrasting granite work tops and counters, matching breakfast bar to return wall, double bowl deep china clay Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap and instant hot water spray, space for dish washer, space for larder fridge/freezer.  Mellow brick range access, space for range-style cooker, halogen spotlights, travertine marble floors, double glazing casement windows, useful deep understairs cupboard/pantry with light and shelving.

INNER HALLWAY: Travertine floor tiles, stairwell, double glazed casement window, painted stable  door with glazed top panel enjoying outlook and access onto cottage gardens.

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM: Travertine marble flooring, ample storage shelving, low level WC, fitted cabinet with tiled top, china clay bowl with hot and cold mixer tap. Space and plumbing for water softner.  Casement window.

SNUG/SITTING ROOM: (16’4 x 13’7) Wonderful character room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling heights, impressive inglenook fireplace of mellow brick and stone with raised brick hearth and inset wood burning stove with back-boiler, and bread oven.  Fireside alcove, TV aerial point, ample power points, double panel radiator, three double glazed casement windows enjoying outlook to front and to rear onto cottage gardens, painted beams and oak door with pintle latch.   During restoration work, a well was discovered.  This has been glassed over with light and power to access the water.

STAIRS: Wooden handrail to landing, sloped ceiling, spotlights and small paned casement window.

MASTER BEDROOM 1: (19’4 x 20’4) Wonderful room, well-proportioned with high vaulted ceiling, halogen spotlight track, double glazed casement windows, full height double glazed French doors enjoying pleasant outlook onto cottage gardens.  Power points, three panel radiators and built-in hanging wardrobes with shelves/drawers.

EN SUITE SHOWER: White suite comprising low level WC, floor cabinet with china clay sink, hot and cold mixer tap, fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with curved screen, chrome ladder towel rail radiator, shaver point, extractor fan, and velux skylight window.

BEDROOM 2: (14’8 x 12’2) Character room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, painted beams, chimney breast, panel radiator, small paned casement window enjoying outlook onto garden.  Cupboard storage/hanging space, also houses hot water tank).

BEDROOM 3: (11’10 x 9’6) Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, original painted beams, oak latch door, small paned casement window and panel radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM: (10’ x 10’7) Fitted with contemporary suite of deep moulded acrylic bath with side and end panels, hot and cold mixer tap with side and end panels, low level WC, floor cabinets with tiled tops, china clay sink and hot and cold mixer tap.  Walk-in double shower cubicle, fully tiled with travertine, with glazed screen, chrome shower and extractor fan.  Halogen spotlights, chrome ladder towel rail radiator, shaver point and small paned casement window. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

The gardens are an attractive and delightful feature and are of a generous size and extend to approximately ½ an acre.  Fully enclosed and laid out in a traditional cottage style.
Divided into sections the gardens have large areas of well maintained established lawns, a very productive vegetable plot, and a variety of established specimen trees, mature shrubs and fruit trees.
The present owners have organised and planted the garden with great care and consideration to create well stocked herbaceous beds and borders with productive fruit trees and soft fruit bushes.
The gardens are currently divided into sections with wattle hurdle sections and are stocked with an abundance of established flowering plants and shrubs to provide interest and colour throughout the seasons.
There is a paved courtyard positioned close to the house creating an ideal space for outdoor seating and eating al fresco overlooking a well stocked ornamental pond teeming with wildlife.  Another natural spring-fed pond is to be found at the far end of the garden.  Enjoying a sheltered and sunny position with far reaching views across farmland and open countryside with large detached shed/work shop and log store.  Parking for several vehicles.

SERVICES: Water, electricity, septic tank, telephone, and fibre optic superfast broadband all subject to the usual utility regulations.  

Council Tax Band: E
EPC rating:  E
Property M²: 155

TENURE:  Freehold       

VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment through the agents.  


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