This delightful attached village cottage is full of charm and character and has been improved and updated to provide cosy but spacious accommodation.The property is situated in the pretty village of Thorncombe, in a corner of Dorset near to the Somerset and Devon borders. The village offers a strong local community with many clubs and events being held throughout the year and benefits from a community run village shop, village hall with lots of activities, Sports & Social Club with cricket and football teams, a Church, a Chapel and a Primary School in the Woodroffe pyramid. The property is believed to be around 200 years old but with later additions and has been reorganised by the current owner to provide three bedrooms (was two) and bathroom on the first floor with entrance hall/study, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room with inglenook fireplace, additional study/bedroom and shower room on the ground floor. Outside, to the rear is a pleasant garden and patio with pretty countryside views, a garden studio, a large timber workshop and a path leading to a parking space and shed. To the front is additional garden area and pedestrian entrance.
The accommodation (all measurements approximate) comprises:
Wrought iron gate from lane with grassy bank to one side and stone wall to the other. Steps lead up to front door with small lawn to the right, some shrub planting and path leading around the side of the house. Side gate giving access to rear garden, oil tank and garden shed.
Hall/study - 2.16m (7'1") x 5.03m (16'6")
Two windows to front, one window to side. Open doorway to kitchen. Door to living room. Ceiling spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor. Two telephone points. Radiator.
Kitchen/diner - 3.78m (12'5") x 4.7m (15'5")
Window to front and window to side. Floor to ceiling window with outlook to the garden and door to rear garden. The kitchen was refitted approx. 6 years ago with an attractive range of wall and base units and laminate work surfaces. Inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit with drainer. Integral fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Baumatic range cooker with 5 burners and 2 ovens. Stainless steel chimney hood above. Cupboard housing oil fired Firebird boiler for central heating and hot water. Loft hatch. High and partially vaulted ceiling with beams and spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor. Space for table and chairs. Two radiators
Living room - 4.06m (13'4") x 5.56m (18'3")
Window to front. Two windows to rear. Door to ground floor shower room. Door to staircase with understairs cupboard adjacent. Large inglenook fireplace fitted with wood burning stove, slate hearth and light. Ceiling beams. TV point. Wall lights. Solid oak floor. One step up and open to
Additional Study/Bedroom: - 2.92m (9'7") x 3.05m (10'0")
Window to front. Beamed ceiling. Solid oak floor.
Shower room: - 1.42m (4'8") x 2.44m (8'0")
Obscure glazed window to rear. White suite comprising shower cubicle with glazed side screen and door, wc, pedestal wash hand basin. Ceilings spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor.
Landing: Turning staircase from living room leads to long landing with attractive banister above stairs. Sloping ceiling along landing length with dormer window to rear with pretty countryside views. Radiator.
Bedroom One: - 2.58m (8'6") x 2.77m (9'1")
Dormer window to rear with pretty views. Partial sloping ceilings. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
Bedroom Two: - 2.34m (7'8") x 3.58m (11'9")
Window to front. Partial sloping ceiling. Radiator.
Bedroom Three: - 2.49m (8'2") x 3.08m (10'1")
Window to front. L shaped room. Partial sloping ceiling. Ceiling spotlights. Radiator.
Bathroom: - 2.74m (9'0") x 3.09m (10'2")
Velux roof light. Fitted with a white suite comprising roll top bath with Victorian telephone style mixer tap and shower attachment, wc, pedestal wash hand basin. Sloping ceiling. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder and slatted shelves. Ceiling spotlights. Laminate flooring. Radiator.
Paved patio area from kitchen doors and step up to decking area where there is:
Timber studio: - 2.28m (7'6") x 2.92m (9'7")
Corrugated roof with guttering. Internally lined and insulated. Window to rear overlooking garden and views. Power and light. To one side of the garden is a
Timber workshop: - 3m (9'10") x 6m (19'8")
Four windows, Side door and double doors to one end. Insulated walls and ceiling. Power is connected.
The remainder of garden is mainly laid to lawn with a paved path leading to rear gate. Trellis above laden with honeysuckle and clematis. Beyond the gate steps lead down to the gravelled parking area for one car and a garden shed of very roughly 10â x 8â (3m x 2.4m). The garden is fenced on two sides with the rear boundary being laid hazel hedge on a devon bank.
Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity. Water is not metered. Oil central heating.
Council Tax: Band C. West Dorset District Council.
Additional Information: This is a delightful cottage full of charming features including latched cottage doors, unusual shaped rooms, thick walls, deep window sills and sloping ceilings. The cottage has been updated in recent years by past and present owners to include: UPVC double glazing throughout, refitted bathroom, new oil tank, new hot water cylinder, improved loft insulation, new central heating pump, uPVC fascias on dormers. Other improvements in the past 5 years include: Refitted kitchen and shower room, woodworm treatment and new boiler. Electric has been connected to the timber outbuildings by the owner.
Location: Thorncombe Village lies in the far western corner of Dorset close to the borders with Somerset and Devon. The nearest towns are Chard (5 miles) and Crewkerne (6 miles) and the seaside town of Lyme Regis is just 10 miles to the south. The area has been designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village itself has a very strong community with many local clubs on offer. To find out more, please visit .
There are plenty of walks available from the doorstep and the famous Forde Abbey and gardens is just a mile down the road.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.