West Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset DT3

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A stunning Grade II listed thatch cottage situated in the heart of this much sought after village, which lies close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.

The cottage is set in delightful gardens extending to around 0.467 of an acre with far reaching views across to St Catherine's Chapel and offers a host of character features typical of its age and type including exposed beams and stone inglenook fireplace.

On the ground floor is a reception vestibule, sitting room with exposed beams and a stone built inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. The dining room is in part an extension of the kitchen with fitted units, an oil fired aga and tiled floor. A door opens into the kitchen which is fitted with bespoke handcrafted solid wood units with granite worktops and incorporating a sink unit, an integrated double oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. The guest bedroom is situated on the ground floor and enjoys the luxury of a modern well equipped shower room.

The first floor can be accessed by two independent staircases. The main staircase rising from the sitting room leads to a spacious landing currently utilised as a study area. From the landing there are doors to a modern fitted family bathroom and to two further bedrooms one of which boasts a vaulted ceiling, built in wardrobes and its own private staircase from the dining room.

The cottage enjoys an open outlook to the front with far reaching views encompassing St Catherine’s Chapel, the surrounding countryside and the Jurassic Coastline. To the rear the views extend over the open fields and rolling countryside.

Externally the property benefits rear vehicular access, parking and a detached double garage. The gardens extend to the side and rear of the cottage being laid mainly to lawn with a variety of mature well stocked floral beds, shrubs and trees. Immediately abutting the rear is a stone paved terrace with steps leading up to the lawn garden. There is a useful stone built outbuilding currently a utility room with power.

To the rear of the garden is a timber built summerhouse which from its elevated position provides the ideal spot to relax andenjoy the beautiful scenery with sea views surrounding this fine village home.

Abbotsbury is an historic village being known for its sub-tropical gardens and Swannery, as well as the Fleet Lagoon by the side of Chesil bank. The freehold of the majority of the properties within the village are owned by Ilchester Estates which have gone to great lengths to maintain its interest in a thriving community.

The village itself has a selection of shops including general store, butchers, public houses and historical interesting thatch, slate and tiled period cottages. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside with the Abbotsbury plains to the north, St Catherine's Chapel (which can be seen from the property) and the coast to the south.

There are footpaths and bridleways in the area giving access to the surrounding countryside and the World Heritage Coastline.

The fishing port of Bridport/West Bay, the resort town of Weymouth and the County Town of Dorchester are all within 9 miles of the village and provide a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities as well a mainline railway services from Dorchester and Weymouth to London Waterloo and to Bristol and South Wales. There is a school and a Doctors surgery in Portesham about 2 miles in distance.

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