This chocolate-box thatched cottage dates from the 18th century is furnished to a high standard and is packed full of original features and outstanding character.
Located in the little town of Beaminster on a rural road facing fields, this semi-detached 18th-century thatched property is ideally positioned for access to the local amenities, shops and pubs and is surrounded by spectacular views of the extensive countryside. In the local area, there are a number of tourist attractions to visit. Beaminster Museum is an accredited local history museum open from April to November with a selection of historical exhibitions about the village and the local area as well as some more obscure displays. Down the road (2 miles) is Mapperton House, which is a beautiful 16th-century manor house with gorgeous gardens full of plants and flowers – a must see for any nature or architecture lover.
The stone cottage is accessed up two steps into the porch where there is space to store your coats and boots after a day’s walking or exploring. The porch leads into the beautiful double aspect living room which has oak flooring in keeping with the property’s age, cosy wood burner, window seats to appreciate the views, Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system and a selection of games and puzzles for entertainment indoors. The spacious and bright kitchen has a traditional Belfast sink, beech worktops, an iPod dock and all the modern conveniences needed for preparing and cooking a family meal. There is a breakfast table for kitchen dining and a tiled floor which extends into the conservatory/dining room. There are glazed French doors out into the garden. Downstairs there is also the family bathroom with a shower over the bath, sink and WC. On ascending the stairs, which are steep and winding with narrow treads, you will find the two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, with fantastic views over the surrounding hills, both with window seats. The bedrooms are in the eaves of the property and have exposed beams, a classic period feature. The cottage benefits from underfloor heating in the bathroom and electric heaters throughout the main house to keep you extra cosy on colder nights.
The outside space at this cottage is just as stunning as the inside of the property. The front has a low retaining stone wall decorated with a variety of shrubs and flowers. A side path and six steps lead you to the rear garden. The enclosed garden features a lovely lawn with flower borders and shrubbery, head down the winding gravelled path and you will be able to access the terrace and pergola area, ideal for eating out and enjoying the sunshine. There is off road parking to the rear of the property which can be accessed through a gate at the end of the garden and there is additional parking on the village lane to the front.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.