THIS detached thatched cottage in Dorset is currently on the market for a bargain £230,000. 

Available for auction through Chaffers Estate Agents this beautiful cottage dating back to the 1800s is located in the stunning village of Fifehead Magdalen in Gillingham. 

The thatched cottage is described as having 'huge amounts of character' and is believed to have been built in the early 1800s of local stone.

Inside the property boasts one large dual aspect sitting and dining room with a feature fireplace and wood burning stove.

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Cottage in Gillingham. All images courtesy of Zoopla

There are exposed stone walls and wooden beams throughout the property, adding to its character and charm. 
A single step leads up to the rear of the cottage where there is a small but perfectly formed kitchen, a shower room and the back door to outside.

On the first floor there is a large dual aspect double bedroom.

Outside there is plenty of space, with what has been described by the agents as a 'cleverly designed' garden. 

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Large driveway.All images courtesy of Zoopla

There is also a large gravel driveway, entered via a five bar gate. 

The guide price quoted must not be relied upon by prospective purchasers as a valuation or assessment of the value of the property.

Instead it is intended to provide purchasers with an indication of the region at which the reserve may be set at the time of going to press. 

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