2 Marquis Of Lorne Cottages

Semi-Detached House: 2 beds, 2 baths, 1 reception

Guide Price £250,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01308 427329

2 bedroom Semi-Detached House For Sale in 2 Marquis Of Lorne Cottages, Nettlecombe, Bridport, Dorset, DT6


A sympathetically updated, beautifully presented 2 bed semi-det Grade II Listed village cottage enjoying peace and tranquillity yet just a short walk from the village pub and countryside walks in the heart of the West Dorset countryside. No forward chain

SITUATION: No 2, Marquis of Lorne Cottages enjoys a tranquil rural location in the heart of Nettlecombe a small hamlet lying just below Eggardon Hill Fort and with Powerstock Common close-by. This is an area with excellent community spirit in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s West Dorset countryside between Bridport and Dorchester. The local pub, The Marquis of Lorne is close by, and provides excellent hospitality, good food and events for the locals.

The renowned market town of Bridport, some 4 miles to the south, is famed as the “Notting Hill on Sea” and provides events and facilities all year round including a Hat Festival, Literacy and Music Festivals, Beer and Food Events and bands and charity events weekly within the central “Bucky Doo Square”. Bridport is renowned for its twice-weekly street market, art centre, museum, library, vintage and antiques quadrant, artists’ studios and Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool, together with the Electric Palace community theatre/cinema and popular U3A groups.

The coast at West Bay, some 6 miles to the south, offers access to the South West Coastal Paths along the Jurassic Coastline, has a boating/fishing harbour, beaches and iconic cliffs, together with excellent restaurants and a golf course on East Cliff.

THE PROPERTY comprises a Listed Grade II semi-detached cottage of mellow stone elevations under a slate roof and displays a wealth of character features including window seats, wooden floor boards upstairs and engineered hardwood flooring to the sitting/dining room, an old exposed wooden staircase with balustrade to the bedroom above, a fine fireplace with multi-fuel stove and wooden and recently re-painted casement windows. Modern lifestyle has been catered for with oil central heating to designer radiators, modern bathroom and shower room suites, a comprehensively fitted kitchen with Cornish granite worktops, integrated appliances and roller blinds to most windows.

The property further enjoys views to distant hillsides, a sunny hard landscaped rear garden with terraces from which to enjoy the tranquillity all beautifully stocked with plants and shrubs to entice birds, butterflies, etc.

There is also a Listed store shed housing the oil tank and parking is available on the village lane close by.

DIRECTIONS: From the centre of Bridport travelling East to the roundabout, take the first exit signposted to Beaminster (A3066). Continue for approximately 2 miles and take the right-hand turning after the mini-roundabout beyond the Sir John Colfox School signposted to West Milton. Proceed through the village of West Milton and over the river bridge to Powerstock. After approximately 2 miles and on entering the small rural village of Nettlecombe, take the fork off adjoining The Marquis of Lorne pub and the property will be found a short distance along on the left-hand side.

THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
A wooden door off the front lane opens to the:
SITTING/DINING ROOM: 5.91m x 4.15m (19' 5" x 13' 7") featuring an attractive stone fireplace with large inset multi-fuel stove, stone surround and hearth. Inset lighting, exposed stone wall, window with seat to the front. Wooden door and exposed staircase leading to the first floor. Additional window to the east with dining space. Further door to:
KITCHEN: 3.90m x 1.74m (12' 10" x 5' 9") comprehensively fitted with classic wooden base units with attractive Cornish granite worktops incorporating a double bowl sink unit with mixer tap and window overlooking the garden above, 4-ring induction hob with built-in oven below and cooker extractor over, integrated fridge, tiled splashbacks, upright radiator, slate flooring, concealed ceiling spotlights, space plumbed for washing machine. Part-glazed door to rear garden.
LOBBY with inner door to:
BATHROOM comprising a luxury suite with panelled bath with mixer tap, shower unit and glass screen upright heated towel rail, ceramic tiled splash backs, low level WC, corner circular wash basin, mirror and shelf, extractor fan, inset lighting.
BEDROOM 2: 4.25m x 3.05m (13' 11" x 10' 0") with wooden balustrading against stair rise. Windows to the east and south giving good natural light and a large Velux window to the north with wooden boarded seat/shelf giving views to the distant hillsides, radiator. Interconnecting with:
BEDROOM 1: 4.26m x 2.60m (13' 12" x 8' 6") with similar large Velux window with raised boarded plinth providing an excellent window seat/bed for the grand children and affording views to the distant hillside. Exposed floor boards, radiator, double wardrobe cupboard. Raised sliding doors open to the EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM which offers a WC and shower unit with extractor fan.

The property has the benefit of hard-landscaped gardens to the rear all well enclosed by wooden fencing for privacy and affording various sitting areas from which to enjoy the views and aspects. There is an abundance of decorative flowers and shrubs and steps down leading to the stone and slate outside store which houses the oil tank (filled from the pub car park and with a direct feed into the house).

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Modern consumer unit for electricity. Council Tax Band C.

AGENT’S NOTE: There is no forward chain as the property has previously been let on an assured shorthold tenancy.



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