Southover, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4RD


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Substantial detached four bedroom period cottage with huge potential, within walking distance of both the village shops and Hive beach, on the outskirts of Burton Bradstock.

The cottage is understood to have been built in the 19th Century on the site of a cottage named in the Domesday Book and has handsome stone elevations under slate roofs. Until the 20th Century the house is believed to have been in the ownership of the Pitt Rivers estate as a carpenter's cottage and was substantially extended in the 1990s. The cottage lies to the end of a no-through road, away from passing traffic and just a short walk from Hive beach. The cottage is in full working order but in need of some updating, however the property has enormous potential and is not Listed.

On entering the cottage the original layout is apparent with a hallway to the centre and a room either side each with a fireplace equipped with a wood burning stove as its focal point. To the right hand side is the sitting room with windows looking out to both the front and the rear beyond which is the extended part of the property which has a large study and three substantial storage cupboards. On the left hand side of the hallway the formal dining room/snug gives way to a second extension where the kitchen is housed. There is space for an everyday dining table to its centre and a range of floor and wall mounted units and cupboards with worksurfaces over. Integral appliances include a gas hob and an electric double oven. From the kitchen there are views over the rear gardens and surrounding countryside. Off the kitchen there is a back hallway that has an outside door to the garden, a door to an understairs cupboard that would make a good pantry and a third door to a cloakroom/utility room that has plumbing for a washing machine.

Upstairs above the sitting room and the study is an enormous bedroom that could, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, easily be divided into two bedrooms and an ensuite bathroom. This room has three windows looking to the front, three to the rear and a gable end window making it a particularly light, bright room. There are three further bedrooms served by a shower room. The property has gas fired central heating.

Agent's Note: The property has photovoltaic panels which generate an income of £1000 – £1500 per annum.

To the right hand side of the cottage double opening gates give way to an area of tarmac that provides secure parking and turning for a number of cars and access to a substantial detached double garage that is equipped with light and power. The gardens are particularly attractive and well stocked giving a spectacular display especially in the spring. The garden is laid out in the cottage style divided into two by a low stone wall topped by herbaceous planting giving way to a less formal area laid to lawn that sweeps down to the river at the bottom of the garden. To the right hand side there is an area laid out as an orchard and a substantial timber greenhouse. Behind the greenhouse there is a useful garden shed.

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