An adorable home within the Conservation Area. Planning perm. for significant ground floor extension providing potential s/c annexe. Owners say, 'We immediately fell in love with the character and cosiness of the cottage."
The delightful village of Evershot lies in a Conservation Area set on the edge of Melbury Park and many of the houses in the village are still owned by the Estate. The village and surrounding countryside are generally regarded as some of the finest available in the County, and have many associations with the Thomas Hardy novels. The village has a pub, church, village school, shop, bakery and restaurant. It is for the most part made up of handsome period houses and cottages, the type for which the area is well known. The County town of Dorchester, Bridport, Beaminster, the regional centre of Yeovil and Sherborne are all within short motoring distance as is the Dorset coast. The A303 can be joined at Wincanton giving good access to London and the Home Counties along the A303/M3/M25 route. There are mainline railway stations at Yeovil and Dorchester.
- Planning permission (1/D/11/000329) to erect single storey extension (to side of property).
- Approx. half-an-acre plot
- Three double bedrooms & two bathrooms
- Considerable parking
- Not Listed
- Many period features and useful storage
Welcome to The Old School House which was built to be the Head Teacher's residence, in conjunction with the school, in 1874. If you look carefully you can even see the names, 'Molly' and 'Ada', scratched on one of the original window panes by the Head Teachers' two children!
Set well back from the lane in its own mature grounds, this adorable home has much character which already entices you the minute you walk down the path to the front door.
The ground floor has three reception rooms and a kitchen: the SITTING ROOM is as cosy as you would expect with a wood burner providing warmth in the cooler months and a window framing views of the pretty front garden. The DINING ROOM also has a wood burner: this is the room where 'Molly' and 'Ada' were clearly a little distracted! Patinated timber flooring adds to the atmosphere and there is a useful cupboard. The KITCHEN has a range of fitted units with painted solid wood framing, doors and drawer fronts under a bespoke solid hardwood work top. Included also is a butler sink, and an oil fired range cooker (which provides central heating and hot water). Further appliances include a dishwasher, under-counter fridge and a two plate electric hob. A back door gives convenient access to the rear garden and also to a UTILITY STORE which has plumbing for the washing machine. The STUDY is a pleasant retreat, set just off the hallway.
From the hallway, stairs rise to the FIRST FLOOR. The landing area provides storage in the form of a built-in cupboard with shelving, together with an additional linen cupboard and also an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
In total there are THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND TWO BATHROOMS on this floor. The PRINCIPAL BEDROOM, with original Victorian fireplace has a full width wardrobe with twin doors accessing this either side of the bed. BEDROOMS TWO AND THREE have built in cupboards/wardrobes. The MAIN BATHROOM has a contemporary suite with built-in vanity cupboards, WC, wash-hand basin and a shower-in-bath with mixer controls and shower screen. The SECOND BATHROOM similarly has a shower-in-bath with a screen, together with a wash-hand basin and WC.
The garden measures approximately HALF AN ACRE and is bounded by old stone walling and dense hedging. Mainly laid to lawn to both front and rear, there are also a number of trees and shrubbery to add visual interest. Adjacent to the house is a kitchen garden with raised beds and outside dining area. A Summer house, and two timber sheds are located to the rear where there is a pedestrian gate leading to a footpath. In all a very pleasant setting. On a practical note the ENTRANCE/DRIVEWAY provides considerable parking space.
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Dorset (West) Council. Tax band D
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