Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, DT11 0BW
Viewing strictly by appointment
A delightful Grade II Listed 18th Century thatched cob cottage, forming part of the picturesque gentle slope of 'The Street', built by the 1st Earl of Dorchester in the later 1700's. With rendered cob elevations under a pitched thatched roof, the cottage enjoys a wealth of character and charm throughout.
With accommodation arranged over two floors and can be accessed either from a door into the kitchen on the side of the residence or via a shared entrance vestibule to the front, which opens into the hallway.
The dual aspect living room has a charming window seat, looking out to the front offering a delightful view across The Street. There is an inglenook fireplace, a particular feature of the room with exposed brickwork and an attractive Bressumer beam over. Inset, is a sizable stove ideal for when the winters draw in. To one wall, is a range of fitted cupboards and shelving and a door leads to both the hallway and snug.
The snug is a versatile room with a window to the side aspect and a useful store cupboard under the stairs.
The snug opens up into a rear lobby which in turn provides access to the remaining rooms.
There is an airing cupboard with useful shelves and the hot water tank.
The spacious kitchen, in triple aspect, has a range of attractive eye and base level units under a beech worktop. There is an inset sink and drainer along with an eye level Neff oven and grill and induction hob. There is space for a slim line dishwasher, domestic appliance and American style fridge/freezer.
There is a double bedroom on the ground floor adjacent to the bathroom with a high level rear aspect window and a sizable wardrobe space.
Completing the accommodation downstairs is the family bathroom.
Rising to the first floor, there is a large dual aspect double bedroom at the front of the house which has a window seat looking out to The Street.
Finally there is a single bedroom at the back of the house, looking out towards the garden.
The property benefits from a Rointe heating system comprising of efficient electric heaters in all the principle rooms.
The gardens of the property are terraced into the side of the valley rise away from the property to the rear. There is a sunny terraced patio, further rising past a timber shed to a lawned garden, interspersed with a range of well-established trees and shrubs. The garden further rises to a vegetable plot at the end of the garden.
To the front of the property the garden is lawned to The Street with a driveway providing off road parking.