A charming end of terraced Grade II listed stone thatched cottage with three bedrooms, boasting an elevated position and commanding spectacular far reaching views over the surrounding Dorset countryside and the village church. The cottage is situated in the popular village of Bourton and is within walking distance all the amenities, which include a public house - The White Lion, garage with convenience store, church and a primary school. Further facilities are a short drive away and there is a mainline train station serving London and the West Country at Gillingham, which is less than five miles away. We believe that the cottage dates to around the late 18th/early 19th century and retains character features, which include an original style front door, pane glass sash windows with deep sills and exposed timbers. Catering to modern day expectations there is secondary glazing to some windows and gas fired central heating (calor gas bottled) via radiators. This lovely cottage has been the much loved and enjoyed home to our sellers for about fifteen years and has been maintained during this time to a high standard with initial improvements. More recently, the roof has been re-thatched in 2014, the electrics have been checked and the outside wood work was re-painted in September 2021.
An original style panelled door with inset glass panes opens into an inviting entrance hall. Ceiling light. Coat hooks. Central heating thermostat. Inset coir matting and ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor and pane glass doors to the kitchen and to the:-
Sitting Room (3.63m'' x 3.20m'' / 11'11'' x 10'6'')
Sash window with secondary glazing and deep sill to the side aspect. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power and television points. Feature fireplace with polished stone surround and coal effect living flame electric fire. Opens to the:-
Dining Room (3.58m'' x 2.51m'' / 11'9'' x 8'3'')
Pane glass window with secondary glazing overlooking the front garden and enjoying a partial rural view and of the church. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Two recessed display alcoves. Stone fireplace with timber mantel.
Kitchen (1.88m'' x 4.01m'' / 6'2'' x 13'2'')
Two sash windows with deep tiled sill to the front - overlooking the garden and the church. Recessed ceiling lights. Wall cupboard housing the gas (calor bottled) fired central heating boiler. Central heating programmer. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of bespoke country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit, pull out bin store and eye level cupboards. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated under counter fridge and freezer. Washing machine included in the sale. Built in double electric oven and ceramic hob. Door to the under stairs cupboard - currently used as a pantry. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring.
Stair rise and divide - one side to bedroom three and the other onto the main landing. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Exposed timbers. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. Over stairs storage cupboard fitted with shelves. Doors to the bathroom, bedroom two and to:-
Bedroom One (3.78m'' x 2.69m'' / 12'5'' x 8'10'')
Maximum measurements - Sash window to the front with spectacular views over the Dorset countryside and the church. Exposed timbers. Access to the loft space. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. High level storage shelf.
Bedroom Two (3.07m'' x 3.20m'' / 10'1'' x 10'6'')
Maximum measurements - Sash window with secondary glazing to the side aspect. Exposed timbers. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.
Bedroom Three (1.98m'' x 2.16m'' / 6'6'' x 7'1'')
Maximum measurements - Sash window with deep sill and secondary glazing to the front boasting fabulous far reaching views over countryside and the church. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.
Pane glass window to the side with deep mosaic style tiled sill. Ceiling light. Radiator. Fitted with a suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC with dual flush facility and bath with mixer tap and electric shower over, folding shower screen and full height tiling to the surrounding walls. Storage cupboards. Slate effect vinyl flooring.
Parking and Garden
The property is accessed from the lane into the carpark serving the cottages. The property's allocated space will be found immediately in front on entering the parking. There is space to park two cars in tandem. From the right hand side of the parking there is an opening in the wall, which leads to the bin area and outside drying space. A wrought iron gate from the parking leads to steps rising to the path and further gate to the right opening to the cottage's garden. A brick path leads up to the front door where there is also a seating area. To one side of the path are well stocked shrub and flower beds whilst to the other side there is an expanse of lawn. Beyond the lawn there is a paved seating area beneath a pergola. In addition, there are two timber storage sheds. The garden boasts far reaching views over the countryside and church and enjoys a sunny aspect.