2 bedroom semi-detached house for saleAbbotsbury, Dorset
- Located in the sought after village of Abbotsbury
- Two double bedrooms
- Secluded garden
- Inglenook fireplace
- Period property
Abbotsbury has to be one of the loveliest villages, close to the coast and with the wonderful St Catherine’s Chapel dominating the landscape providing a dramatic backdrop.
The property is a Grade II listed semi-detached old stone cottage, dating from the 1600's and renovated to an impeccable standard internally whilst retaining some incredible features. SITTING ROOM contains a large inglenook fireplace with gas-fired stove and old bread oven, plus an old stairwell in the corner still which maintains a spy hole – an charming indicator of the villages less genteel past as a hot spot of smugglers, thieves and wreckers! There is a useful LOBBY as you enter the cottage which leads through to the sitting room and then to the KITCHEN/DINING ROOM beyond which is a large room with beautiful duck egg blue wall and base units, together with a Belfast sink, gas hob with extractor hood, a double oven, dishwasher and washing machine. A glazed back door provides a lovely view of the garden and there is a downstairs CLOAKROOM with WC and hand washbasin.
Stairs rise from the kitchen to the FIRST FLOOR which opens to a good-size landing. The BATHROOM too is spacious with both a bath, mixer tap, separate shower, WC and washbasin. There are also two storage spaces that run the length of the bathroom. Both bedrooms are double rooms: the MASTER BEDROOM has extensive fitted wardrobes and BEDROOM 2 also has a large fitted wardrobe and the old chimney breast which is an impressive feature.
The garden is secluded and primarily laid to lawn with paved stepping stones leading to a large GARDEN SHED. It also has a patio and countryside views and from the shed, there are impressive views of St Catherine's Chapel. A door in the wall provides access to the street.
There is a parking space located along the lane, to the side of the property, which is leased to the current owners by the Ilchester Estate.
TENURE: Leasehold; 90 years from 2016; ground rent TBC.
For further information regarding the lease please contact DOMVS.
Located in the sought after village of Abbotsbury which is dominated by a ruined Abbey founded in the 11th century and the Chapel of St Catherine's crowning an ancient hill fort: this village is brimming with history and famed for its honey-coloured cottages. It is also known for its wonderful Subtropical Gardens, old mediavel barn and Swannery. There are tea and gift shops and a vibrant artistic community in addition to its unrivalled position on the fringes of the Chesil Beach; part of the world famous Jurassic Coastline within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From Dorchester proceed west on the A35 towards Bridport. Follow this road until you enter Winterbourne Abbas. Take the first left (opposite the garage) onto the B3159. Take the first right onto Coombe Road. Follow this road until you reach Portesham. Drive through Portesham and take the right hand turning onto Goose Hill out of the village. Continue along this road until you reach Abbotsbury. The property can be found approximately half way through the village on the right hand side next to a Domvs 'For Sale' sign.
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