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Motcombe, Shaftesbury - £380,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A wonderful chance to purchase a semi detached grade II listed character cottage with three double bedrooms, lying on the fringe of the popular village of Motcombe. The property dates to 1837 when it formed part of the attached school and is believed to have been the headmaster's accommodation. The property was sympathetically separated from the main school some time during the 1950s to form a residential property in its own right. It has been the very much cherished and enjoyed home to our sellers for the last thirteen years. During this time it has been well maintained and improved with the creation of a cloakroom, a modern shower has been added in the bathroom and two rooms have been knocked through to provide a spacious kitchen/dining room. This charismatic home offers well proportioned rooms with character features that include original fireplaces, cottage style window furniture, exposed floorboards and a fabulous oriel window in the main bedroom. The property also benefits from gas fired central heating. This delightful home has to be viewed not just for the rooms, but the ambience and location, which is within walking distance of the primary school, church, village hall that hosts many events and community run shop with post office and tea room.


Ground Floor

Reception Hall

Large timber front door opens into a good sized, bright and welcoming reception hall with window overlooking the garden to the front. Ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Radiator with cover. Central heating thermostat. Power points. Large storage cupboard fitted with shelves and light. Natural wood panelled doors to the cloakroom, dining area and to the:-

Sitting Room (5.41m'' x 3.86m'' / 17'9'' x 12'8'')

Maximum measurements - Enjoying a double aspect with two windows to the side and window with view over the garden. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and television points. Fireplace with timber surround, tiled hearth and wood burner. Wall shelves to one side of the chimney breast.

Dining Area (4.24m'' x 3.89m'' / 13'11'' x 12'9'')

Window to the side elevation. Ceiling and recessed ceiling lights. Traditional style radiator. Central heating control programmer. Power points. Television connection. Wall mounted cabinet and shelves. Cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler. Part wood panelled walls. Space for a range style cooker. Exposed floorboards. Opens to the:-

Kitchen Area (3.10m'' x 2.34m'' / 10'2'' x 7'8'')

Window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Power points. Fitted with a range of bespoke kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit with cutlery and pan drawers, open wall shelves and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under. Good amount of solid wood work surfaces. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. Space for a fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor.


Recessed ceiling light. Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin with mono tap and tiled splash back. Wood effect vinyl flooring. Door to the under stairs cupboard.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a galleried landing. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Control for the heated towel rail in the bathroom. Power point. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms.

Main Bedroom (5.41m'' x 3.96m / 17'9'' x 13')

Enjoying a dual aspect with window to the side with partial rural view in the distance and oriel style window overlooking the garden to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Old fireplace surround.

Bedroom Two (4.29m'' x 3.96m / 14'1'' x 13')

Window to the rear with outlook over the playing field and countryside beyond. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Victorian style black iron fireplace.

Bedroom Three (3.12m'' x 2.41m'' / 10'3'' x 7'11'')

Window to the rear with view over the playing field and countryside beyond. Access to the loft space. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Coat hooks. Wall shelves. Radiator. Power points.


Window to the side. Ceiling light. Chrome heated towel rail. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. Fitted with a suite consisting of original roll top bath with claw feet and mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment, large shower cubicle with laminate panelled walls, WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and mirror fronted bathroom cabinet over. Wall shelves and hooks. Exposed floorboards.



The garden lies to the front of the house and is predominantly laid to lawn, bordered by well stocked shrub and flower beds and planted with three types of apple tree, ornamental cherry, pear and a fig tree. There are various seating areas, summerhouse and greenhouse with mature vine. To the side of the house there is space for bins and a washing line.


From the Gillingham Office

Leave the office heading towards Shaftesbury. Take a left hand turn at Motcombe Turnpike Kennels and proceed to the school. Proceed over the front playground to the gate on the right hand side by the school.