3 bedroom property for sale

Eggardon Road, Askerswell, DORCHESTER

Sold STC £475,000

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A particularly fine detached period cottage with annex potential set in lovely garden site, enjoying a delightful position on the edge of this small rural village between Bridport and Dorchester

SITUATION:  Candida Cottage is situated in an extremely peaceful and slightly elevated position enjoying some good, mainly south, views over the village and the surrounding countryside.  The village has an active community with a village hall, parish church, recreational ground and public house.  Askerswell is nestled in the lower slopes of the renowned Eggardon Hill, an area of West Dorset which is famous for its outstanding natural beauty offering some scenic footpaths and bridleways.  
  
The market town of Bridport lies about 5 miles to the west and the County Town of Dorchester approximately 10 miles to the east.  Both towns provide a good range of shops, professional offices, traditional markets and social amenities.  The famous Chesil Beach coastline, referred to as the Jurassic Coastline and designated a World Heritage Site, is about 5 miles due south.
  
THE PROPERTY:  Candida Cottage comprises a fine detached period cottage of some considerable age, formally two cottages, featuring mainly colour washed stone elevations under a thatched roof with later additions. The property is a typical period cottage with thick walls, deep sills, antique pine panelled doors and a fine open fireplace in the sitting room. The accommodation is spacious with good ceiling heights and is arranged with a master bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing room (potential annex), 2 further bedrooms, separate bathroom and shower rooms, dining hall and sitting room together with a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. There is a large 'L'-shaped attic space with windows ideal as a hobbies room or potentially more accommodation.

There is a private driveway leading to a gravelled parking area and a double garage. The well established garden extends principally to the west with lawned areas and mature trees and shrubs backing on to open fields. 

 
DIRECTIONS:  From Bridport, proceed in an easterly direction and take the A35 road towards Dorchester.  After about 3.5 miles, turn left signposted to Askerswell and continue down into the village.  In the centre of the village, proceed straight ahead along Eggardon Road and Candida Cottage will be found on the edge of the village on the right-hand side.

THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
GROUND FLOOR
OUTSIDE PORCH
with front door to:
ENTRANCE LOBBY: Glazed inner door to:
DINING HALL:  3.39m x 3.35m (11' 1" x 11').  Former inglenook fireplace recess with oak bressemer, drinks' cupboard, radiator.
SITTING ROOM:  5.29m x 4.50m (17' 4" x 14' 9").  Feature fireplace with Jetmaster grate, fine south views over the village, 3 radiators.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM:  6.04m x 2.54m (19' 9" x 8' 3"). Recently refurbished with an attractive range of matching base and eye-level units together with drawers and wooden work surfaces, plumbed for a dishwasher, five-ring gas hob with cooker extractor, double oven and grill. Open staircase and hatch to usable roof space, triple aspect windows with fine village and countryside views, oil fired boiler which heats domestic hot water and central heating, radiator.
Door leading to:
SIDE ENTRANCE PORCH with useful fuel store and oil storage tank.
LOBBY with airing cupboard with insulated hot water tank, electric immersion heater, radiator. Leading to:
UTILITY ROOM:  Plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer, work surface and single wall cupboard.
HALL incorporating study area with radiator. 
BEDROOM 2:  4.51m x 3.39m max (14' 10" x 11' 1" max).  Radiator.
BEDROOM 3:  3.27m x 2.33m (10' 9" x 7' 8").  Radiator.  
FAMILY BATHROOM with white suite comprising panelled bath with wash hand basin in antique pine surround, low level WC, radiator, medicine cabinet. 
SHOWER ROOM with double shower unit, glazed and tiled, radiator, extractor fan.
ENTRANCE LOBBY leading to:
INNER HALL:  Coats cupboard.  Double doors leading to garage.
BEDROOM 1:  5.24m x 3.19m (17' 2" x 10' 6").  Exposed beams, double wardrobe cupboard, radiator, secondary airing cupboard with water heater. Folding doors to:
DRESSING ROOM:  3.82m x 3.18m (12' 6" x 10' 5").  Back door to garden.  Inset lighting.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM:  Glazed and tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, heated towel rail, extractor fan, medicine cabinet.
FIRST FLOOR
LARGE 'L-SHAPED ATTIC AREA: 16.95m x 2.80m (55' 7" x 9' 2") plus 3.93m x 2.80m (12' 10" x 9' 2") Ceiling height approx maximum 2.55m (8' 4") 
 Insulated pitched and beamed ceiling with four feature dormer window ideal as a hobbies room and presently used for an extensive model railway.
  
OUTSIDE
A sweeping gravelled driveway leads through to a gravelled PARKING AREA and an ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE:  5.15m x 4.83m (16' 11" x 15' 10"), with electronically operated roll-top door, work bench and store shelves, electric power and light.  
  
The gardens are a particular feature with established lawns and mature shrubs, enclosed by boundary hedges.  There is an enclosed paved patio adjoining the kitchen area with raised stone borders.  Pedestrian access is provided to the front through a gate and gravelled area leading to the front door and an enclosed front garden laid mainly to lawn with established flower borders extending along the front elevation.  
  
There is a small rear garden which is approached over a pathway with a paved sitting terrace.  
  
SERVICES:  Mains water, electricity and drainage.  Oil-fired central heating. Council Tax Band Rate 'F'.
   
CMCK/LL/UKP0696/A3045/1416 
  

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