Guide price £675,000
Originally three cottages, Abbotts Cottage is an enchanting rural cottage in mellow local stone under a tiled roof and traditional casement windows. The cottage displays many architectural characteristics including heavily beamed ceilings and exposed timber work, window seats and a fine inglenook fireplace. Over the years the cottage has been carefully improved with the inclusion of a side extension to the cottage which provides a self-contained unit or could be incorporated into the main cottage. The gardens lie to either side of the cottage, enclosed by hedges and backing onto agricultural land. The garden is a delight, emphasizing the essence of an English country garden. Set out in areas of lawn interspersed with well stocked and colourful herbaceous beds and shrub borders, a variety of roses including a rose trellis, fruit trees and box tree. There is an area of wild meadow grassland with further fruit trees, workshop, store and log store. Opposite the cottage is a two-bay carport with further parking and a small paddock. Abbotts Cottage lies in a tranquil rural setting on the edge of Stour Provost, an extremely pretty north Dorset village comprising mainly of period houses and cottages. The village has a church, village hall and primary school. Shaftesbury has an excellent range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, hotels, banks, a small hospital, library, health centre and arts centre. In nearby Gillingham, there is a Waitrose as well as a mainline railway station with services to London Waterloo. For more sophisticated requirements, Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury are within motoring distance. The A303 lies some eight miles to the north, giving access to the South West and London, via the M3.
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