5 bedroom detached house for salePlush, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7RJ
- Detached period property
- Offering scope for improvement.
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- Mature gardens. In all about .85 acre.
An unusual FIVE BEDROOMED cottage within the hamlet with a mature garden. In all about 0.85 acre.
Butts Cottage is believed to date from the mid 1700's and with more recent extensions in the 1970's and around 2000 and offers scope for updating.
There is an entrance lobby, two large reception rooms, a kitchen and adjacent breakfast room, rear hall/utility and cloakroom on the ground floor with upstairs, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The cottage is well positioned within the hamlet within its delightful garden which has been thoughtfully laid out and maintained.
To the northern side of the driveway is a grassed area with trees and a small footbridge crossing the stream, with a profusion of colour from bluebells and daffodils when in season, bounded by some stone and flint walling, leading up to the detached timber framed GARAGE with up and over door and concrete base. Adjacent useful garden store.
On the other side of the drive, opposite the garage, is a gravel parking area and thence steps down to the front door.
To the north west side of the cottage is paved terracing which opens to the main lawn which is interspersed with well stocked beds, borders and trees together with an ornamental pond - beside which is some low stone walling. Beyond this lawn is the stream with a fine footbridge giving access to a small area of garden.
Along the east side of the cottage is a delightful paved 'sun trap' terrace with a south easterly outlook over the garden and the backdrop of Plush Hill.
Steps beside a terraced border lead to lawn with a damson and 3 apple trees together with a greenhouse (the aluminium greenhouse is excluded).
To the south western side is a delightful PERGOLA. An opening in a fine clipped beech hedge leads to the upper garden with lawn, beds, borders, raised vegetable beds, soft fruit cage, trees together with a 'roundel' (octagonal garden feature) behind which is the 'barn', comprising two useful workshops; adjacent and beyond the 'barn' is a raised sitting terrace.
In all about 0.85 acre est. (0.35 ha).
Note: There is a right of way over relevant sections of the driveway in favour of 3 properties. There is also a right of way over the driveway at West Barn for vehicular access to the 'barn'.
Butts Cottage is tucked away towards the eastern edge of Plush with its renowned public house, The Brace of Pheasants, a cricket ground and enjoying some spectacular surrounding countryside.
It is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there is a good network of footpaths and bridleways across the rolling downland.
The nearby village of Piddletrenthide, about 1.5 miles, has a village store, hairdresser, a fine parish church, village hall and 2 public houses. Dorchester has a wide range of shops, restaurants, educational and cultural amenities including the county hospital and railway stations to London/Waterloo and Bristol. Cross channel ferries can be accessed from Poole and Weymouth.
For education, there is the modern and well regarded Piddle Valley First School (in Piddletrenthide) and Butts Cottage is in the catchment area for the Thomas Hardy School. Public schools include Leweston, the Sherborne Schools, Milton Abbey, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Sandroyd, Knighton House, St Mary's Shaftesbury and Sunninghill.
There is an excellent range of sporting and leisure pursuits in the area including golf at Came Down (Dorchester), Yeovil and Sherborne, national hunt racing at Wincanton and Taunton, flat racing at Salisbury and Bath, sailing and water sports at Weymouth and along the Dorset World Heritage Jurassic coastline.
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