Forde Abbey, Winsham, Dorset, TA20

For Sale ££450,000

Key Features

Entrance Hall
Sitting Room
Bar Room
Dining Room
Bedroom 1 with
En-Suite Shower Room
2 Further Bedrooms

About This Property

NO ONWARD CHAIN. Lovely Grade 2 Listed Period Cottage steeped in history. Conveniently located on West Dorset border within easy reach Jurassic Coast. 3 Double Bedrooms. Private Gardens. Double Garage suitable further development.

This classic country cottage was originally constructed we understand around the 17th Century and combines the original construction with massive stonewalls with a sympathetic refurbishment and extensions. The property is set beneath a mainly thatched roof and enjoys a wealth of period character but with the benefit of more modern living.
The accommodation is cosy and welcoming with a lovely inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, formal dining room, bespoke bar with access to the garden barbeque area and well fitted kitchen.

The bedrooms are all double aspect and generously proportioned, with an en-suite shower to the master and a separate bathroom to the ground floor.

The gardens are well established with a charming barbeque area overlooking open countryside and a small orchard on the opposite side of the lane.

Parking is provided by a brick paved standing close to the cottage and an excellent double garage with further hard standing.

The cottage was formerly part of the historic Forde Abbey Estate on the Somerset/Dorset border and within a short drive of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. The small but very popular village of Winsham is about 1½ miles away with an excellent community shop, pub, church, a host of local activities, all surrounded by glorious traditional English countryside. The small towns of Chard and Crewkerne are some 6 and 8 miles distant respectively with Crewkerne having the benefit of an intercity rail link (London Waterloo).

There is excellent parking with a brick paved hard standing at the top of the garden. This area, like the barbeque area, has external lighting controlled from within the cottage and, on the opposite side of the lane, a generous Double Garage, of block and rendered construction, with twin up and over doors and personal door. This building could be converted to additional ancillary accommodation such as residential, ancillary office or workshop for use by the owner, subject to planning.

The main garden is lawned with established shrubs and trees, paved and gravelled areas, secluded purpose built bbq area overlooking open countryside.

Opposite the cottage is a small orchard planted with a variety of young fruit trees and screened by mature hedges. This area has formerly been used as a smallholding for chickens and a vegetable garden.

Entrance Hall with part glazed front door.

Bathroom with panelled bath and mains shower over, bidet, wash basin with cupboards under, low level WC. Radiator, fully tiled walls, built in cupboard.

Inner Hall leading to

Sitting Room12'9" x 12' (3.89m x 3.66m). with stone and brick inglenook with flagstone hearth and woodburner, radiator, glass fronted display cupboard. Open staircase to first floor.

Bar Room with bespoke hardwood bar, fitted cupboards, built in fridge and stainless steel sink. Half glazed double doors to garden and bbq area.

Dining Room13' x 12'2" (3.96m x 3.7m). Double aspect, with heavily timbered ceiling, radiator, built in cupboard.

Kitchen16'1" x 10'3" (4.9m x 3.12m). Double aspect, with range of units providing cupboards and drawers under tiled worktops, inset enamel sink, dishwasher and automatic washing machine. Gaggenau electric oven and grill, 4 ring electric hob, radiator, fitted bench seating, tiled floor.

First Floor

Landing with loft hatch. Airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder and immersion heater.

Bedroom 115'10" x 12'9" (4.83m x 3.89m). Double aspect, with radiator, loft access.

En-Suite Shower Room Fully tiled, with shower cubicle and mains control, porcelain wash basin set on antique style stand, low level WC. Radiator.

Bedroom 213'2" x 12'11" (4.01m x 3.94m). Double aspect, with radiator.

Bedroom 312'6" x 10'5" (3.8m x 3.18m). Double aspect, with radiator.

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