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Two exceptional cottages in sought after location

THE PROPERTY

A fantastic opportunity to acquire two exceptional neighbouring properties and either create one stunning family home or keep as two very special properties nestled in the heart of one of Dorset's most picturesque villages. MYRTLE COTTAGE Myrtle Cottage is a most attractive and beautifully presented Grade II Listed property, constructed of stone elevations under a thatched roof, and is superbly located in the pretty village of Netherbury. The property is adjoined by one other; Pear Tree Cottage, which is for sale separately. They originally formed one large house that was later split into two, but there is planning permission and listed building consent in place to join them together again if required. Having been sympathetically restored by the current owners, they have been successfully holiday let for a number of years and offer a range of possibilities and uses. With wonderfully light and well-proportioned rooms Myrtle Cottage has a cosy yet spacious feel throughout with an abundance of period features including exposed timbers, window shutters and a large inglenook fireplace, adding to its charm and appeal. The garden path leads through the pretty front garden to the main door of the cottage, which opens into the spacious central hallway with rear door to the end. To one side is the fabulous kitchen / dining room. With dual aspect windows and ample space for a large dining table this room is a light and bright space, ideal for entertaining. To the other side of the hallway is the comfortable sitting room, with an attractive inglenook fireplace with open fire and original bread oven, retained from the cottage's days as the village bakery, exposed timbers and a cosy reading nook. Leading from this lies a useful study area and downstairs shower room. The former barn has been cleverly converted into a family room / snug. With windows to two sides and large, partially glazed doors leading to the rear garden, this light and airy room is a useful addition as a second reception room. However, with a separate staircase rising to a large bedroom with bathroom, the independent access this room allows could equally lend itself to a variety of uses, such as guest accommodation or indeed multigenerational living. The main staircase leads from the kitchen to the rest of the first floor accommodation, with a large landing with study area, two large double bedrooms with fitted cupboards and a good sized family bathroom. All of the accommodation is beautifully presented and maintained to a very high standard. All in all this superb, characterful cottage would make a wonderful primary or secondary home, with the added advantage of the smaller adjoining Pear Tree Cottage for sale to open up a range of further possibilities. OUTSIDE A formal lavender hedge lines the pathway leading to the front entrance, with a climbing wisteria complementing the pretty stone facade. The rear garden is a true delight, with a large lawned area bordered by mature trees and shrubs with views to the village church. There is a private driveway with parking for several vehicles, and in addition, there is planning permission in place to erect a detached double timber framed cart shed at the rear of the property. PEAR TREE COTTAGE Pear Tree Cottage is a charming 16th century Grade II Listed cottage in the centre of the pretty and desirable village of Netherbury. Constructed of stone elevations under a thatched roof, it originally formed one part of a larger farmhouse with the neighbouring property, Myrtle Cottage, which is also for sale separately. Planning permission and listed building consent is in place to join the properties together again if required. Both have been run as successful holiday lets for a number of years. Having been sympathetically restored by the current owners, Pear Tree Cottage is in superb order throughout, with wonderful light, well proportioned rooms that are bursting with period features. The spacious entrance hall boasts an original flagstone floor that leads to the kitchen/dining room with a door leading out to the pretty rear enclosed garden to one side; and to the other side, steps lead down into the most elegant and characterful sitting room, boasting two window seats, and open corner fireplace with attractive wooden and tile mantle surround, together with dual aspect windows that allow light to flood in creating a very welcoming and relaxing ambience. A staircase from the hallway rises to the first-floor accommodation with two charming and spacious double bedrooms, one of which has stunning vaulted ceiling. A luxurious bathroom with elegant roll top bath, attractive tile flooring and high ceiling, a well fitted shower room and a separate WC complete the upstairs. OUTSIDE A wooden gate from the country lane leads to the front entrance at the side of the house. To the rear of the cottage, is a very pretty enclosed cottage garden, with paved terrace and seating area, enjoying a great deal of privacy to sit and relax.