Litton Cheney, Dorchester

£350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A pretty, chocolate box period stone cottage in a picturesque Bride Valley village. 3 double bedrooms. Front garden and rear courtyard. Garage and parking, No forward chain. Grade II Listed

THE PROPERTY

Randell Cottage is a chocolate box slate/picture postcard period cottage in a terrace of 4. It is understood to date back to the early 18th Century and is Grade II Listed as being of Architectural or Historic Importance, situated in a Conservation Area within the Bride Valley. The cottage was subject to extensive refurbishment by the well known local builders, C.G Fry and Son Ltd, in 1987. The original has solid stone walls under a thatched roof and the later additions have rendered and timber boarded elevations under a slate roof.

Under the current ownership for over 30 years a number of improvements have been carried out including a first floor extension to provide a third bedroom and more recently an updated kitchen with built-in appliances. There are night storage/electric convector heaters together with a multi-fuel stove, and the property also features a water stop switch. Character features typical of its age and period include exposed stone, large beamed inglenook fireplace, window seats, cottage doors and small paned windows. The cottage enjoys a picturesque front aspect overlooking similar period cottages.

The cottage also enjoys front and rear gardens together with a rear garage and parking space. Randell Cottage may appeal as a second home/holiday letting investment due to its type and location, whilst also being easily maintained and secure.

On the ground floor and entrance lobby lead to a large sitting/dining room with numerous character features and a large beamed fireplace with multi-fuel stove, inner hall with window feature, cloakroom and a kitchen/breakfast room with modern light-wood style units and stainless steel appliances - electric double fan assisted oven, electric ceramic halogen hob and cooker hood. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms (2 of which feature exposed ceiling beams and overlook the pretty village lane) and a bathroom.

OUTSIDE

Randell Cottage is set back from the lane and has vehicular access from the side of the neighbouring cottage over a shared tarmac driveway leading to its own parking space and garage with up and over door, power, light and a personal door to the rear garden.

There is a benefit of a well stocked and sunny front garden enclosed behind hedges with lawns and shrub borders, There is a wooden pedestrian gate from the lane onto a stone path leading to a front door. The rear garden is courtyard style and attractively laid out for ease of maintenance with a large paved terraced with flower and shrub beds and a side pedestrian gate to the parking space at the front of the garage.

SITUATION

Litton Cheney is a picturesque village situated in the heart of the Bride Valley surrounded by attractive countryside, only a few miles inland from the coast. It is a delightful Conservation Village consisting largely of period stone and thatched cottages for which the area is particularly well known. The village has a thriving community and the excellent facilities include a church, recently built village hall, popular primary school and public house. The cottage enjoys an attractive and picturesque aspect to the front overlooking similar period stone cottages.

The immediate locality is designated as being one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are excellent walking opportunities from the cottage. The beautiful World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast is only a few miles away. The nearby A35 provides good access to the market town of Bridport about 6 miles to the west, and to Dorchester, the County Town of Dorset, about 9 miles to the east. From Dorchester there is a main line rail service to London. The larger centres of Weymouth and Yeovil are within easy driving distance.

SERVICES

Mains electricity and water and drainage. Electric heating.

Council tax band C.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office. telephone 01308 428000.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport proceed along the A35 towards Dorchester. After about 5 miles and at the top dual carriageway turn right towards Litton Cheney. Descent Whiteway Hill and at the junction turn left. Randell Cottage will be found after about a quarter of a mile on the left.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

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