Set in a lovely spot on the edge of an idyllic Dorset village, this semi-detached 19th-century former farm labourer’s cottage has been imaginatively extended to provide fantastic family accommodation.
This lovely cottage is just 3 miles from the busy town of Dorchester, where you can visit Max Gate, the former home of Thomas Hardy. You can also explore Hardy’s birthplace in the pretty village of Higher Bockhampton (2 miles). Other local attractions include Maiden Castle (4.5 miles), Littlebredy Walled Gardens (10.5 miles), the Nine Stones (8.5 miles) and the Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows (9.5 miles). The village of Abbotsbury (12.5 miles) is known for its ruined abbey, unique swannery, subtropical gardens and Iron Age hillfort. You can discover Dorset’s stunning coastlines, with the dramatic Lulworth Cove (11 miles), Ringstead Bay (8.5 miles) and the popular seaside town of Weymouth (9.5 miles) all within easy reach.
Three steps lead into the hall with its flagstone floor and then into the comfortable and tastefully furnished lounge. This is a lovely space to relax in, with plenty of seating, TV/DVD, oak floor and a wood burner set in a Purbeck stone hearth. Exploring further, you will find a light and airy open-plan kitchen/diner. The dining room is ideal for sharing a family meal, and the galley-style kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine. There is also a ground floor WC and a utility room where you can store boots and coats. Going upstairs you will find three cosy bedrooms. There’s a single room and two doubles, one with a 5’ bed and the other with a feature Victorian fireplace. There’s also a bathroom complete with a claw and ball bath, separate shower and WC.
Stepping outside you will find a charming courtyard garden with stepped, paved and gravelled areas, where you can relax with a morning coffee or evening drink. Off-road parking is available for three cars.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.