Askerswell, Dorchester

£1,100,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
Grey Cottage is an exceptional, characterful home that combines a cottage feel with grander proportions. The house has evolved throughout the property s history and has been substantially improved by the current owners.

The flexible accommodation is offered over three floors, with a sympathetic circular flow boasting two staircases which also allows for great flexibility. The residence is situated close to the popular market town of Bridport.

THE PROPERTY

Grey Cottage is an exceptional, characterful home that combines a cottage feel with grander proportions. The house has evolved throughout the property s history and been substantially improved by the current owners. Built of stone and brick elevations beneath roofs of tiles and slates, fully double- and secondary-glazed and centrally heated, it has an abundance of accommodation on three floors, with the ground floor arranged in a sympathetic circular flow. There is a lot of natural light, and plenty of room to entertain friends and a large family. It s ideal for multi-generational living. It would also suit those looking to create income, please ask the agent for further information.

On the ground floor there is an exceptionally spacious and well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room with beautiful flagstone floor, bespoke fitted cupboards and appliances, and an original inglenook housing a range cooker. The dual-aspect drawing room which sits just off the kitchen has a library area to the rear and a multi-fuel stove. Its two connecting doors enhance the circular flow of the house. Another door from the kitchen leads via a small lobby to the south part of the house. The lobby opens to a formal dining room with open fireplace and flagstone floor and to a handy and sizable utility room. It also leads to a garden room atrium that runs along the west-facing side of the house and links the building with the lovely west garden. A door at the end of the garden room leads into another reception room with multi-fuel stove, used currently as a music room.

The most convenient entrance doors from the outside are on the east side, leading from the parking area - via the terrace and patio adjacent to the kitchen garden - into a wide, light and airy hallway which gives direct access to most of the downstairs rooms and to the stairs. Just off this hallway there is a well-appointed downstairs shower room, which gives the property the advantage of being future proofed. There s also an historic bread oven and a useful pantry. Off the courtyard on the east side there is a sizable workshop/study or studio with a substantial store room. This area would certainly suit those looking to work from home or run a business.

The property has two staircases which enhances the opportunity for multi-generational living. The proportions upstairs are sizable with a large master and guest bedrooms. On the first floor there are 7 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms has an ensuite shower room and there s plenty of opportunity to add ensuites to other bedrooms (strc). Further stairs lead to a well-lit attic area, currently used as a home office and cinema room, which has further scope, subject to any relevant consents, for a buyer s needs.

OUTSIDE

On the west side, Grey Cottage is approached from the lane through a gate leading into the west garden. The west garden is well-stocked and traditional with a level lawn bordered with mature shrubs, plants, fruit and other specimen trees. There is a summer house with light and power and plenty of areas of interest to sit in sun or shade. There are paved patio areas in front of the garden room and outside the main west door.

On the east side, the garden near the house has a paved path to a gate into the lane and a sizable terrace for sitting and for entertaining. The kitchen garden adjoins the terrace with raised beds, a greenhouse and plenty more space for a keen produce grower. The terrace also leads through a private gate to the parking area for several vehicles, the double garage with light and power and the adjacent store.

SITUATION

Askerswell rates highly among the many fantastic villages in the beautiful Asker Valley and forms part of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is renowned for its warm and active community and amenities including a village hall, church, children's playground, and the newly renovated Spyway Inn pub which now has outdoor pods with exceptional vistas. There is a primary school at nearby Loders village, and a school bus service to the secondary school at Bridport. The popular market town of Bridport is just 4 miles distant, offering a broad variety of shopping, dining, leisure and cultural experiences, and the County Town of Dorchester 12 miles away with rail services to London (Waterloo), Bristol and Bath. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is also very nearby with excellent renowned beaches at Burton Bradstock, West Bay and Cogden. There are numerous delightful rights of way across the surrounding countryside with Eggerdon Hill providing the most stunning far reaching views.

SERVICES

Mains water, drainage, electricity and phone connection. Oil fired central heating. Full fibre broadband up to 900Mbps with internal network wiring throughout (ideal when home workers and others all need fast internet at the same time).

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with Stags, Bridport. Telephone 01308 428000.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport follow the A35 towards Dorchester and at the second signpost to Askerswell turn left onto Portway. Follow this road into the village taking the left-hand fork downhill onto Burrywells. Turn right at the crossroads onto Parsons Lane. The property is the first house on the left. Please park in the parking area to the rear of the house near the garages.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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