Do you recognise this classic scene, capturing the beauty and tranquility of a typical unspoilt Dorset village?
This street scene of Okeford Fitzpaine is one of the classic images of Dorset, often seen on a souvenir tea-towel or box of fudge.
Well, this iconic characterisation of idyllic village living could be yours. Grade II Listed with origins believed to date back to 1680, Okeford Cottage has been sympathetically updated by the current owners to provide stylishly finished contemporary accommodation whilst ensuring all the charm and character is retained. The kitchen is newly fitted with high quality appliances, there’s even a 3-4- person sauna in the master en-suite bathroom. For a cottage of this age, the rooms are well-proportioned with good ceiling heights and natural light. Tucked away to the rear is a delightful and very private south-facing garden, with a summer house catching the morning sun and a deck for the evening cocktails. To the side of the cottage is a small workshop.
The historic village has a pub, primary school and village store, whilst Blandford and Sturminster Newton are both within a short drive. It’s not just the village which is renowned for its scenery, nearby Okeford Hill and the Wessex Ridgway provide excellent walks through beautiful Dorset countryside.
Don’t be put off by the Okeford Cottage’s claim to fame, the history of the village can be dated back to pre-historic times, so it’s bound to have a tale to tell from the many visitors passing by over the years. But inside and within the garden, it’s a comfortable and cosy haven from the world. The Guide is £425,000 , and further details from Giles Wreford-Brown 01258 473766