3 bedroom detached house for saleCritchell Cottage, 13 High Street, Sydling St. Nicholas, Dorchester, DT2 9PB
- Village location
- 4 bedrooms
- Benefiting from some updating
- Lovely gardens (about 1/4 acre)
A pretty and spacious 4 bedroom Grade ll village cottage with scope for some UPDATING and with a lovely deep garden. About 1/4 acre (0.10 ha) est.
Critchell Cottage is a pretty Grade ll listed detached property which is believed to date from the early 19th century. The cottage is well positioned within and to the western side of the village and offers scope for updating, subject to any necessary
On the ground floor is a staircase hallway, dining room, sitting room opening to second sitting room with fireplace, garden room with views over the garden, working kitchen, side breakfast area (currently used as study area), utility room, inner lobby and cloakroom. Upstairs off the landing are the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, further two double bedrooms, shower room and separate wc. Outside is a lovely
terraced garden, driveway and outbuildings.
The delightful well screened garden has an abundance of plants, shrubs and trees
and lies to the rear (west) of the cottage. To the south side of the cottage a pair of
timber gates open to the driveway with raised borders either side. At the upper end
is an open fronted 3 bay STORE (about 293 - 8.91m x 116 - 3.5m internal) and shed.
The garden primarily comprises three terraced lawns with borders. Steps from the pathway along the rear of the cottage lead to the lower lawn. On the middle lawn there is a paved terrace with PERGOLA, well suited for an al fresco dining/sitting area. To one side of the upper lawn is a vegetable area and a variety of trees and
shrubs to the boundary. Outside water tap. Two further sheds. Oil tank.
Critchell Cottage is within the Conservation Area of this unspoilt village which lies
in a sheltered chalk valley, surrounded by some beautiful countryside. It is situated
towards the centre of the village which has an active community with a village hall,
parish church, and the renowned Greyhound public house. Cerne Abbas is about
2 miles with its acclaimed first school, doctors surgery and dispensary, village store,
tea room and three public houses. Maiden Newton, about 4 miles to the west,
offers a good range of local facilities including a railway station on the Dorchester
to Bristol Meads line. Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil all have mainline railway
connections to London/Waterloo.
There is excellent schooling in the area; state schools in Dorchester include St
Osmonds, Dorchester Middle School and Thomas Hardye; preparatory schools
include Sunninghill, Leweston, Perrott Hill and Sherborne; public schools include
the Sherborne Schools (boys and girls), Leweston (girls), Bryanston, Clayesmore,
St Marys Shaftesbury (girls), Milton Abbey and Canford. There are a variety of
sporting facilities and leisure pursuits in the area, including golf at Sherborne and
Dorchester, sailing and water sports along the Jurassic Heritage coastline.The
surrounding rolling countryside is accessible from the village via lanes, footpaths and bridleways.
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