An attractive Victorian cottage in a sought-after Dorset village is on the market with country home specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

28 North Street, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, has been carefully improved by the present vendors to provide a light and spacious home.

The old pigsty, which lies at the rear of the house, has been transformed to provide a light and spacious kitchen with a vaulted ceiling. It also has generous work surfaces with appealing cream cupboards below.

The property is packed with charming features. The sitting room is bathed in light from a bay window and includes a wood burning stove, additional fireplace and an original bread oven.

Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a separate shower room. The main bathroom, with a modern white suite, is on the ground floor.

The garden is one of the cottage’s most compelling features. It is split into three areas, and includes lawns, herb garden, a large shed, fruit cage and floral borders.

A rear patio is a most welcoming spot for al fresco dining. Nearby is a summerhouse and log shed. A rose and honeysuckle arch leads to the vegetable garden.

At the top of the garden, in view of the village church, there are mature trees and an area currently used to keep chickens. This could easily serve as a sunny dining spot. In all the gardens extend to 0.17 acres (0.06ha)

There is plenty of off road parking and the property is close to the centre of the village and it is within easy access of Blandford Forum, Dorchester and Poole.

It is on the market at a guide price of £375,000. For more information and to arrange a viewing please contact the Dorchester office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01305 268786 or call into the office at 45 High West Street, Dorchester.