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Church Walk, Motcombe, Shaftesbury - £350,000 For Sale

Property Details

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PRICED TO SELL MOTIVATED VENDOR PLEASE CALL - 01747 824 547 TO ARRANGE YOUR VIEWING. A great chance to purchase a charming three double bedroom detached character thatched cottage in need renovation, situated down a quiet pedestrian path within the conservation area of this popular village. The cottage lies close to the church,primary school and village hall with the community run shop and tea room, which also has a visiting post office. This delightful listed grade II property is believed to around three hundred years old and has been the much cherished home to our selling family for eighteen years. The cottage offers comfortable living with well proportioned rooms and retains character features, such as, pane glass cottage windows and some with leaded light inlay, fireplaces with Bressumer beams, exposed timbers and floorboards and latch doors. To cater for modern day expectation there is gas fired central heating via radiators. This delightful home offers scope to further enhance and a viewing is strongly recommended to see the potential of the cottage and to appreciate its environment.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Path leads over the front garden to the storm porch. Timber front door with glass fanlight opes into the hall. Smoke detector. Electrical consumer unit. Wall light. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Exposed floorboards. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under. Door to the rear porch, opening to the dining room and shallow step up and latch door to the:-

Sitting Room (3.76m'' x 5.66m'' / 12'4'' x 18'7'')

Three pane glass cottage windows overlooking the front garden. Wall lights. Two radiators. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Fireplace with Bressumer beam and tiled hearth. Wood block flooring. Door to the boot room.

Dining Room (3.58m'' x 3.84m'' / 11'9'' x 12'7'')

Two pane glass cottage windows with view over the front garden. Wall light. Exposed ceiling beams and upright timbers. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards. Fireplace with Bressumer beam and flagstone hearth. Latch door to the staircase and door to the understairs storage cupboard. Opening to the:-

Kitchen (2.16m'' x 5.64m'' / 7'1'' x 18'6'')

Two windows with view over the rear garden and adjoining field. Ceiling lights. Wall mounted gas fire central heating boiler and programmer. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a rustic style kitchen consisting of floor cupboards, drawer unit and eye level cupboards. Generous amount of wood work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Butler sink with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Spaces for under counter appliances. Space for a range style cooker. Tiled floor. Door to the:-

Rear Porch

Part glazed door and windows to the rear. Victorian style airer. Power points. Door to the:-

Boot Room (1.96m'' x 4.47m'' / 6'5'' x 14'8'')

Windows overlooking the rear garden. Smoke detector. Access to loft space. Wall light. Radiator. Power points. Fitted storage cupboard. Door to the:-

Shower Room

Window to the rear with tiled sill. Ceiling light. Radiator. Shower with electric shower. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Low level WC with economy flush facility. Tiled walls and floor.

First Floor


From the main entrance stair rise to a galleried landing with window overlooking the rear garden and neighbouring fields. Wall light. Power points. Exposed floorboards. Doors to bedrooms two and three plus the:-

Master Bedroom (3.66m x 2.64m'' / 12' x 8'8'')

Cottage window overlooking the front garden. Wall light. Radiator. Power points. Floor cupboard fitted with shelves. Exposed floorboards. Door to second landing.


Window to the side aspect. Wall light. Smoke detector. Exposed floorboards. Door to the bathroom and stairs leading down with window overlooking the front garden and door opening to the dining room.


Cottage window to the front of the property. Access to the loft space. Shaver light and point. Radiator. Fitted floor cupboards and shelf above. Suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and bath with mixer tap. Part tiled walls. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom Two (3.84m'' x 3.02m'' / 12'7'' x 9'11'')

Cottage window with leaded light overlooking the front garden. Wall light. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom Three (2.87m'' x 3.00m'' / 9'5'' x 9'10'')

Cottage window with leaded light overlooking the front garden. Wall light. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards.



The cottage is approached from the road onto a pedestrian path, which leads to an opening with paved curving path leading up to the cottage's storm porch. The rest of the frontage is laid to lawn and planted with shrubs and trees. The rear garden again is mostly laid to lawn and planted with shrubs and trees backing onto a field. There is also an outside tap. The grounds are of a good size with privacy and enjoy a sunny aspect.


From the Gillingham Office

Leave the office heading towards Shaftesbury. Take a left hand turn at Motcombe Turnpike Kennels and proceed passing the school. The footpath leading to the cottage will be found on the left hand side shortly after the church.