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The Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, SP7

Guide price £455,000

Under offer

4 Beds 2 Baths 1 Reception

REF: SHA200093

A delightful period cottage in a popular North Dorset village


  • Porch
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • Study/Storage Mezanine
  • Shower Room
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Gardens
  • Car Parking


Dating from around 1870 and built of red brick under a slate roof, Chapel Cottage was originally owned by the Methodist Chapel. Bought by the current owners in 2012, it has since undergone comprehensive refurbishment, works including a new electrical system, new plumbing, a pressurised water system, new kitchen and two new bathrooms together with the installation of a new gas boiler. Attributes worthy of particular mention include a nicely proportioned living room with open fireplaces, and a large well fitted kitchen/breakfast room which opens via French windows onto the rear garden. The front of the property is approached from The Street, gravelled parking area is via the side lane to the rear of the property. There is additional car parking in front of the cottage. The front garden is approached through a metal gate bordered on either side by tall evergreen hedging; a path runs to the porch flanked by lawn and flower borders on either side with a variety of fruit trees including apple, cherry and pear. The rear garden is accessed through French windows from the kitchen onto a terrace and is bordered on all sides by tall close boarded fencing. The garden is principally to lawn with ornamental pond, timber garden shed and a variety of trees including oak and two apple trees (Ashmead Kernel). The rear elevation is clad with a climbing rose and jasmine Motcombe is a thriving and popular North Dorset village with a highly rated Community shop/Post Office, Primary School, Church, Methodist Chapel and Village Hall. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town, has an excellent range of facilities, which include cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, supermarket, a small hospital, library, health centre and an arts centre. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the Cathedral city of Salisbury to the east, the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north and Sherborne to the west. There are mainline railway stations at both Gillingham and Tisbury (London Waterloo) and the A303 lies some 6 miles to the north, giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.