The property is located within the coastal village of Abbotsbury, well known for its Swannery and Tropical Gardens, St Catherine's Chapel and Chesil Beach. Abbotsbury is an attractive and historic village surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has an interesting history, and the majority of it has been owned by the Strangways family for the last 500 years in the care of the Ilchester Estate. There is an expanse of amenities, including two public houses, a post office and general store, a farm shop and several art galleries and tea shops - arguably quite a selection for a village so small!
This attractive, double fronted period cottage boasts wonderful living accommodation comprising a sitting room and a separate dining room, both enjoying an abundance of character features including an Inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and window seats.
The kitchen is a fabulous feature of the property, fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base level units providing ample storage options and work surfaces. The room benefits from an oil fired AGA with space provided for additional appliances.
Also situated on the ground floor is a cloakroom fitted with a low level wc and wash hand basin together with a generous bedroom that could equally be utilised as a study.
The stylish presentation continues to the first floor where there are two further well appointed double bedrooms and the family bathroom, tastefully fitted with a suite comprising a low level wc, a pedestal wash hand basin and a panel enclosed bath with shower attachment over.
Externally, to the rear of the property there is a delightful landscaped garden that boasts wonderful views towards St. Catherines Chapel and the village. A terraced area nearest the property, with a rockery and fish pond, provides the ideal space for alfresco dining, whilst the remainder is laid predominately to lawn and borders planted with a variety of mature plants and shrubs. The property benefits from a greenhouse and a large timber shed with its own patio area. Gated access leads to a further garden with oil tank, log store and a further garden shed. To the rear of the garden there is off road parking for two cars.
5.51m x 4.09m (18'01" x 13'05")
3.51m x 3.38m (11'06" x 11'01")
5.51m x 4.04m (18'01" x 13'03")
6.10m x 3.68m (20'0" x 12'01")
4.11m x 3.86m (13'06" x 12'08")
4.01mx 2.97m (13'02"x 9'09")
Leasehold - 90 years from May 2007. There are currently 79 years remaining on the lease.
There is a Ground rent of £126 per 6 months.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating. Broadband is available also.
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ Tel: 01305 251010.
We are advised that the council tax band is E
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers Tel: 01305 340860