Church Street, Puncknowle, Dorchester

£520,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming period stone cottage with cottage annexe/wing, in a picturesque village setting within the beautiful Bride Valley, only a few miles from the sea. Versatile interconnecting accommodation totalling 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms. Courtyard garden and store. Grade II Listed

THE PROPERTY

A very rare opportunity to acquire a charming chocolate box end of terrace period cottage, with a cottage annexe/wing in a picturesque village setting. The cottages, originally 3, are believed to date back over 300 years and are Listed Grade II of Architectural or Historical Importance. The properties have main walls of solid stone, under predominantly thatched roof (slated to rear). Under the current ownership since 2018, both Burwell Cottage and Little Burwell have been subject to an extensive yet sympathetic programme of refurbishment to a very good standard, with improvements including; oil fired central heating (zoned) with external boiler, new fitted kitchens to both cottages (Burwell Cottage with Smeg electric cooker range plus integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher and Little Burwell with electric oven, hob and integrated fridge), re-wiring, new cloakroom, new bathrooms (bathroom/wet room featuring a free standing bath to Burwell Cottage, a new ensuite shower room to Little Burwell), overhauling of the parquet flooring, total redecoration and new floor coverings including fitted carpets, and karndean flooring.

The cottages boast a host of character features including an inglenook fireplace, window seats, exposed beams, cottage doors and small paned windows. Both cottages have woodburners and enjoy a picturesque outlook over the church and Puncknowle Manor.

The properties are interconnecting and could be used as one large home. Alternatively, the cottage wing would be ideal as an annexe or for holiday/long term letting and a great source of income. There is also the benefit of a small private courtyard, potting shed and stone shed.

In total, there are four bedrooms, ensuite shower room, bathroom/wet room, two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, second kitchen (or utility), and cloakroom.

The main cottage (Burwell Cottage) - three bedrooms, bathroom/wet room, sitting/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, courtyard.

The cottage annexe/wing (Little Burwell) - bedroom, ensuite shower room, sitting/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, small backyard.

HOLIDAY LETTING

Burwell Cottage (not Little Burwell) is currently successfully offered for holiday lettings through English Country Cottages/cottages.com. Viewings will be subject to bookings (changeover days Friday). This property is available to buy as a going concern - fixtures by separate negotiation - or with vacant possession from October 2020.

OUTSIDE

Burwell Cottage and Little Burwell both have small front areas with borders. Burwell Cottage has an attractive rear courtyard which is paved, together with a variety of flower and shrub borders, potting shed and a side pedestrian gate onto the village street. Little Burwell has a small backyard. Both have access to a small stone shed, with power and light.

SITUATION

The cottages occupy a very picturesque location within the heart of the village with attractive views over the church and Puncknowle Manor. Puncknowle is located in the beautiful Bride Valley. The village has a thriving community and amenities include a thatched pub, church and village hall plus bus service. The nearby village of Litton Cheney has a primary school and within 3 miles are the coastal villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury.

The area is designated as being one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast is very nearby at West Bexington. The historic town of Bridport is only about 6 miles with excellent amenities, a twice weekly market and a leisure centre.

SERVICES

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Council Tax Band D.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport, take the B3156 coastal road towards Weymouth. Proceed through Burton Bradstock and onto Swyre, turning left immediately before the Bull Inn. Drive into Puncknowle village and the property will be seen on the left, opposite the church.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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