Cottage: 4 beds, 1 bath, 1 shower, 3 receptions

GUIDE PRICE £375,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01308 427329


An impressive three bedroom semi-detached period village cottage affording charm and character together with separate annexe/studio (with letting potential), gated driveway/parking area and large south-facing garden.


SITUATION:  Linnet Cottage is situated in the heart of the active community village of Chideock with its two pubs, Spar shop, Churches, recreational ground and there are a variety of clubs such as WI, an art group, luncheon club, fete committee, etc.  The adjoining coastal hamlet of Seatown has a renowned public house, beach and offers access to superb walks along the Jurassic Coastline.

The market town of Bridport lies some 2 miles to the east with its mainly independent range of shopping facilities, twice-weekly street market, Electric Palace community theatre, art centre, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool and wide range of organisations.  The town also hosts festivals and events throughout the year.

Lyme Regis lies some 7 miles distant to the west and Axminster with its mainline rail service approximately 9.5 miles to the west.  Good communications are available with the main A35 running through Chideock and there are regular bus services along the coast. 

THE PROPERTY comprises a semi-detached mainly stone and re-thatched (in 2017) Grade II Listed cottage with original features including some exposed beams, Inglenook fireplace with remains of a bread oven to the side, some exposed wooden floor boards and a flag stone floor to the sitting room, wood panelling, cottage doors and a window seat.

Improvements have included a gas Rayburn fitted to the Inglenook which provides hot water and central heating, two wood burning stoves, quadruple glazing against the road, bespoke wooden kitchen units, a loft room with vaulted ceiling and southerly window looking towards the coast, a large rear single storey extension providing a dining area with vaulted ceiling and double doors opening to a terrace, surrounded by the delightful level gardens which include a pond.

The separate self-contained, single storey annexe has been re-roofed and renovated in recent years built of mainly brick under a clay Roman tiled roof and affords studio/sitting room, kitchen, shower room and bedroom (with adjoining utility and store room).

This is a lifestyle property very realistically priced given the potential for family/retirement accommodation and income potential and would ideally suit creative/artist buyers seeking inspiration in a country garden setting enjoying southerly aspects close to the West Dorset Coastline.   

The property fronts the A35 with a low walled garden and gated driveway opening to a parking area. 

DIRECTIONS:  From Bridport proceed west along the A35 and Chideock is the first village.  Proceed almost into the centre of the village passing the George Inn and the property will be seen on the left hand-side just before the Cains Farm driveway.  For convenience on viewing we suggest parking at the Spar shop just further on on the left hand-side and walking across the road along the pavement and crossing to Linnet Cottage.


THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
Part-glazed front door to:
HALL with wood panelled wall against the sitting room, stairs rise to first floor.
SITTING ROOM:  4.68m x 4.13m (15' 4" x 13' 7") featuring a fireplace with multi-fuel stove fitted, westerly quadruple glazed window with wooden shutters and front window with window seat, flag stone floor, floor-to-ceiling shelved storage cupboards.
Two stone steps down to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM:  4.76m x 2.60m (15' 7" x 8' 6" ) with custom-built wooden range of base units with Bamboo work surfaces, Belfast sink unit with mixer tap, double-shelved store cupboard, stone Inglenook fireplace with beam fitted with Rayburn Royale gas-fired cooker which heats domestic hot water and central heating with the remains of a bread oven to the side and an under stairs recess with light provided and shelving, beamed ceiling, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan.
DINING ROOM/GARDEN ROOM:  4.03m x 3.65m (13' 3" x 12') with double-opening French doors to the garden, two conservation roof lights, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, inset lighting, exposed stone wall feature, double-doored coats' cupboard.
BATHROOM with white suite comprising panelled bath with shower unit, curtain and rail, pedestal wash basin with splash back and mirror, ceramic tiled floor and walls, extractor fan, inset lighting.
LANDING with double doored airing cupboard with hot water tank and immersion heater, paddle-style staircase rising to the loft room.
SEPARATE CLOAKROOM with low-level WC and wash basin with tiled splash back, mirror and surround, extractor fan.
BEDROOM 1:  4.12m x 2.59m (13' 6" x 8' 6") with dual aspects, exposed floor boards, radiator.
BEDROOM 2:  3.27m x 3.02m (10' 9" x 9' 11") with dual aspects to the north and west, radiator, exposed floor boards, recess with hanging rail, pitched and beamed ceiling.
BEDROOM 3:  3.54m x 2.59m (11' 7" x 8' 6") with quadruple glazed fire window to the front, exposed floor boards, radiator.
ATTIC ROOM:  3.80m x 2.91m (12' 5" x 9' 6") with gable window to the south with views to the coast, steeply pitched beamed ceiling, exposed floor boards.
Stable-type door to:
ARTIST'S STUDIO/SITTING ROOM:  6.33m x 4.80m (20' 9" x 15' 9") being an L-shaped room with feature arched window, wood burning stove, Velux roof light and door opening into the:
FITTED KITCHEN: 3.12m x 3.07m (10' 3" x 10' 1") with range of units including a four ring hob and granite work surfaces and a door to the garden. Further internal door to the:
BEDROOM: 5.12m x 3.12m (16' 10" x 10' 3") with two Velux windows and two windows to the east with:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM comprising corner shower cubicle, low-level WC and wash basin.

There is an outside UTILITY ROOM with power points and a sink unit and a STORE SHED both attached to the annexe.

Double wooden entrance gates between stone walling leads to a private courtyard suitable for a number of vehicles.

There is a small flower border to the front with  low stone wall and paved path to the front door.  The rear garden is a particular feature and enjoys a delightful southerly aspect and is well-enclosed for privacy and seclusion.  The garden is laid mainly to a level lawn with a large patio, green house, fruit trees, pond, garden shed, shrubs and trees and is a typical cottage garden.

There is an outside door to the east side of the dining/garden room providing access to a store cupboard with the electric meter and fuses.

SERVICES:  All mains services are connected.  Gas-fired central heating via the Rayburn. Hot water from the Rayburn and immersion heater. Council Tax Band Rate D.



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