2 bedroom house for saleRose Cottage, Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2
- 2 Bedrooms
- Thatched Entrance Porch
- Entrance Hall
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Tiled Bathroom
- Barn Outbuilding
A Grade II Listed Quintessential Period Cottage of Immense Character and Charm Enjoying Views Over Rolling Countryside. Approximately ONE THIRD of an ACRE plot with Gardens and Barn Outbuilding for Garage/Storage, Situated Within This Quiet Dorset Village North-East of Dorchester.
THE COTTAGE which is attached has most attractive rendered and colour washed elevations under a thatched main roof with leaded light windows and tiled extension to the ground floor. Believed to date from the late17th/early 18th century this Grade II listed cottage is completely unspoilt and steeped in character with each reception room having an impressive Inglenook fireplace and beamed ceilings while the Kitchen has a good size breakfast area and views over the garden to countryside beyond. There is OIL fired central heating. The garden extends to just over one quarter of an acre and enjoys a beautiful rural aspect and an added benefit is the Barn outbuilding opposite the cottage providing parking and garaging. Providing an idyllic country retreat which is thought to be equally suited for permanent or weekend/holiday use the property stands back from the quiet village road in this wonderful part of central Dorset between the County Town of Dorchester and the Georgian town of Blandford Forum.
Melcombe BIngham is rural village within the Blandford, Sherborne and Dorchester triangle. The village lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has exceptional, far reaching views over some of Dorset's most beautiful countryside. There are a great variety of walks and rides on the many footpaths and bridleways surrounding the area.
Less than ½ mile within the village of Ansty is useful farm shop, post office and public house. There is a first school in Cheselbourne and the village is within the Thomas Hardye school catchment.
The market town of Blandford Forum is approximately 14 miles to the northeast and the County Town of Dorchester with all its amenities including a main line connection to London (Waterloo), is approximately 11 miles to the south west. Other towns in the area include the Historic Abbey Town of Sherborne (about 16 miles to the northwest.)
Communications are good with cross channel services available at Poole, International airports at Bournemouth and Exeter and despite the very rural nature of the surrounding area there is a very effective road network with the A35 providing access East and West and the A354 towards Salisbury.
To the front of the cottage a picket style fence and path to the thatched porch. There is a planted garden with gravel paths and climbing Roses to the front wall. A pedestrian gate through a thatched arch leads to the lawned side garden with fruit trees. The rear garden is similarly planned with lawn, planted beds and borders, paved and concrete sitting areas. To the rear of the cottage is a gravelled sitting area with raised fish pool and steps to the lawn. A clad metal arch leads to a further lawn with fruit trees. The oil tank is located to the side of the cottage.
The rear fenced boundary adjoins the open Countryside.
Opposite the cottage is a gravelled PARKING AREA and galvanized BARN outbuilding with double and personal doors providing garaging and storage.
The total area extends to approximately ONE QUARTER OF AN ACRE (0.1 hectares).
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