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Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury - £355,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A charming semi detached character cottage with two double bedrooms, enjoying a magical setting in its own valley with grounds extending to about a third of an acre and located in the conservation area. The property is situated in the small village of Compton Abbas that lies on the edge of the Blackmore Vale and boasts a church with the hilltop town of Shaftesbury just three miles away and is within ten miles to the Georgian town of Blandford. We believe that the stone and thatched part of the cottage dates to around the 16th or 17th century with the brick part dating to the 1830s. Th cottage has been a much cherished and enjoyed home to our sellers for eleven years. During this time it has been well maintained and improved with a re-configuration that moved the staircase to a better position and also increasing the size of the window to allow plenty of natural light in and to take advantage of the outside environment. This delightful cottage benefits from uPVC double glazing with a leaded light inlay and retains character features, which include exposed ceiling beams, deep window sills and a fireplace with wood burner that serves the radiators. A viewing is an absolute must to truly realise what it has to offer and how it would satisfy many potential buyers' needs. A great country home for those seeking privacy but not isolation and for those where outdoor space is imperative. An early viewing is strongly recommend to avoid missing out on this treasure.


Ground Floor

Sitting Room (3.73m'' x 5.23m'' / 12'3'' x 17'2'')

An original timber door opens into a large and light sitting room. Window with deep sill to the rear and large window with shutters and a deep sill overlooking the sun terrace and herb garden to the front. Exposed ceiling beams. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Part wood panelled walls. Power points. Television connection. Brick fireplace with timber mantel and wood burning stove that serves the radiators throughout the cottage. Step down to latch door and down into the:-

Kitchen/Dining Room (3.96m x 3.56m'' / 13' x 11'8'')

Enjoying a double aspect with window to the side and to the front and a part glazed stable door opening to the sun terrace to the front of the cottage. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed ceiling beam. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of Shaker style cream coloured kitchen units consisting of bottle rack, tall slimline cupboard with shelves, floor cupboards, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards. Good amount of wood work surfaces with matching upstand and part tiled splash back. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap and storage cupboard under. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. Housing for an American style fridge/freezer. Space for a range style electric cooker with splash back and extractor fan. Tile floor with underfloor heating.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a galleried landing. Smoke detector. Wall light. Radiator. Power point. Latch doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (3.68m'' x 3.58m'' / 12'1'' x 11'9'')

A few steps down from the landing. Measurement to the back of the wardrobe. Skylight to the front and window to the side overlooking one part of the garden and partial rural view. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves.

Bedroom Two (3.68m'' x 2.72m'' / 12'1'' x 8'11'')

Window with deep sill to the front and with partial countryside views. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Wall shelves.


Obscured glazed window with deep tiled sill to the rear elevation. Timber clad ceiling with recessed lights. Two chrome heated towel rails. Shaver socket. Wall mounted mirror fronted bathroom cabinet. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with swan neck mixer tap, 'P' shaped bath with central taps and electric shower over and a low level WC with dual flush facility. Tiled walls. Wood effect vinyl flooring.


The Gardens

The property is approached from the path via a timber gate that opens to step leading down to further gravelled shallow steps that skirt the first part of the garden and continue to a gate, which leads to another part of the garden and the cottage itself. The first part of the garden is laid to lawn, interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs plus raised planters for vegetables. There is also a summerhouse, bin and log store. The second part of the garden is again laid to lawn interspersed with fruit trees and has a raised sun terrace and sunken fire-pit plus a large timber shed with power and a gate, which opens to a path leading to the village centre. There is a further shed by the gate. Immediately to the front of the cottage there is a paved alfresco dining area and herb garden. Shallow steps lead up to the gate where there is access to the road over the neighbouring property. The cottage has a magical setting with about a third of an acre.


From Shaftesbury

Leave via A350 heading towards Blandford. The cottage will be found on the left hand side on entering the village. There is a wide verge for parking.