3 Bedroom Cottage (Now Sold)

St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Further Information
Key Features
  • Grade II listed
  • spectacular views
  • 1/4 acre garden
Full Description

NO ONWARD CHAIN. Bright, spacious, simple and cosy, this well-maintained 200-year-old cottage comprises 3 bedrooms, bathroom, living-room, kitchen and timber conservatory. The house is fully insulated, has gas central heating and is extremely economical to run. Very rare for a town dwelling, the property features a very large (quarter acre) of private south-facing garden, providing uninterrupted majestic views of Melbury Beacon and the Blackmore Vale. The garden is set within an Elizabethan stone wall and features rear access, lawns, pond, kitchen garden, well-stocked herbaceous borders, outbuildings and mature yew and beech trees.

The house was built in 1805. There are some original features, including:

exposed internal stone walls in the bathroom, main bedroom and conservatory;

traditional, enclosed staircase (including original oak beam).

The whole house has been recently redecorated, externally and internally.


Living Room: 6.0 metres (19ft 8”) x 4.5 metres (14ft 10”). Radiator, five double power sockets, wood-burning stove, recessed areas for books

Kitchen: 5.8 metres (19ft) x 3.1 metres (10ft 2”). Radiator, mains gas cooker, single drainer sink, three double power sockets, concealed low-voltage lights

Utility cupboard: Mains gas central heating and hot water combi-boiler, washing machine

Under-stairs cupboard.

Conservatory: 3.1 metres (10ft 2”) x 2.5 (8ft 2”) metres, two double power sockets, timber and double-glazing


Main Bedroom: 4.3 metres (14 ft) x 3.3 metres (11 ft). Radiator, three double power sockets, Double-glazed French windows.

Second Bedroom: 3.1 metres (10ft 2”) x 2.6 metres (8 ft 6”). Radiator, two double power sockets

Third Bedroom: 2.8 metres (9ft 2”) x 2.6 metres (8 ft 6”). Radiator, fully fitted bookcase, two double sockets

Bathroom: 3.3 (11 ft) metres x 1.4 metres (4 ft 7”). Radiator, bath/shower, w.c., sink

Landing: 6.0 metres (19ft 8”) x 1.1 metres (3ft 8”) with storage area

Fully insulated loft space above all four rooms.


Outbuildings: old brick-built ‘privy’, used as a shed

8ft x 6ft timber shed

Vintage 1950s caravan used for storage/child’s playhouse and potting shed

Hand-built seating around the trunk of large beech tree

This house is set at the foot of the famous Gold Hill. Two hours from London by road or rail, and a forty-minute drive through open countryside to the sandy beaches of Bournemouth.

Viewing by appointment.

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