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Church Walk, Motcombe, Shaftesbury - £375,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A charismatic Grade II listed semi detached cottage with three double bedrooms, offering adaptable accommodation and enjoying a tranquil and private position, set well back from the road down a meandering garden path to the front door. The village boasts an active community, including the village shop which also has a tea room and post office. There is a village hall which hosts a variety of activities with the recreation ground lying behind, a primary school and church. There is also the Coppleridge Pub and the independent school of Port Regis, which are both close by. The cottage is believed to date to the early 1800s and has been the much loved home to our seller for the last fifteen years. During this time the property has been enjoyed and well maintained with a new roof about nine years ago and the installation of a dual fuel burner in the snug. The property also benefits form gas fired central heating and retains many character features such as original panelled walls, pane glass windows with some having seats beneath, an open fire in the sitting room and original fireplace in the master bedroom. Outside, the well tended and beautifully landscaped gardens create a haven for bird life and will certainly bring a smile to many potential buyers. A viewing is crucial to truly appreciate this special home and how it will meet many purchasers needs.


Ground Floor

Sitting Room (3.96m x 3.94m'' / 13' x 12'11'')

Timber front door opens into the sitting room with pane glass window and seat below overlooking the front garden. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Part wood panelled walls. Open fireplace with tiled hearth and built in storage cupboards and display shelves to one side of the chimney breast. Latch door to the staircase and to the large under stairs cupboard. Latch door to the:-

Snug (3.33m'' x 4.67m'' / 10'11'' x 15'4'')

Wall lights. Smoke detector. Part wood panelled walls. Power points. Brick fireplace with tiled hearth and dual fuel burner. Old window recess with shelves and built in cupboard. Double doors to the kitchen/dining/conservatory and latch door to the:-

Study/Bedroom Four (3.40m'' x 3.66m / 11'2'' x 12')

Boasting a double aspect with windows to the front and overlooking the rear garden. Wall lights. Wall mounted storage shelves. Radiator. Power points.

Kitchen/Dining/Conservatory (3.30m'' x 5.82m'' / 10'10'' x 19'1'')

Pitched roof with window to the rear and sides plus double doors opening to the side seating area and rear garden. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to the utility area and opens to the:-
Kitchen Area - Fitted with a range of rustic style solid wood units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer units, tall cupboard and eye level cupboards. Solid wood work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Ceramic sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap ( replaced about 18 months ago). Space for a slot in cooker. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. Ceramic tiled floor.

Utility Area and Cloakroom

Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Space for a fridge/freezer. Vinyl flooring. Door to the bathroom and to the:-
Cloakroom - Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Radiator. Low level WC. Old window recess with tiled sill. Vinyl flooring.


Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Wall light. Wall mounted electric heater. Fitted with floor cupboards with shelves. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment and electric shower over and a wood panelled side. Heated towel rail. Part tiled walls. Vinyl flooring.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a galleried landing. Window with deep sill overlooking the front garden. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Part wood panelled walls. Door to the master bedroom. There is an opening to a further landing - built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves, ceiling light, radiator and window to the front plus doors to the cloakroom and bedrooms two and three.

Master Bedroom (3.99m'' x 3.02m'' / 13'1'' x 9'11'')

Window with view over the front garden and window to the side. Ceiling light. Radiator. A range of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors. Original fireplace.

Bedroom Two (2.31m'' x 4.34m'' / 7'7'' x 14'3'')

Two windows with deep sills enjoying a view over the neighbouring paddock. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Central heating programmer. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and boiler - fitted with shelves.

Bedroom Three (2.41m'' x 3.07m'' / 7'11'' x 10'1'')

Measurement to the front of the wardrobes. Window with view of the rear garden and adjacent paddock. Ceiling light. Wall shelves. Radiator. Power points.


Window with tiled sill to the front aspect. Ceiling light. Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back.



The property is approached via a low metal gate onto a meandering gravel path leading to the front door with the rest of the front garden being laid to lawn and bordered by well stocked shrub and flower beds. A gate to the side opens to a paved area - ideal for bin storage, potting area plus a lean to greenhouse in situ - the path leads a long the side of the cottage to a paved seating area and the rear garden. This has been beautifully landscaped with a central lawn edged by beds planted with a variety of cottage style plants. There is a composting area concealed behind a trellis, useful timber garden shed and a tool shed. The good sized fully enclosed garden enjoys a sunny and private 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. Just before the footpath there is a low metal gate that opens to the cottages.