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Charming thatched cottage in Dorset for sale

Westbury Cottage is an idyllic thatched cottage which dates back to the early 1700s. The house has been sympathetically extended over the years and now provides a house of great period charm blessed with modern comforts.

Of particular note is the beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room which has a custom built oak wall and floor cupboards with granite work surfaces, above which is the master bedroom suite with a fantastic vaulted ceiling.

Accommodation comprises: sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, cloakroom, master bedroom suite and four further bedrooms plus a family bathroom.


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Outside the front garden is mainly paved with a number of flower beds and borders; there is a charming old well and a variety of roses climb the façade. The main gardens are to the side and the rear of the house and are accessed through a picket fence. Outside the kitchen is a large stone paved terrace. Steps lead up through a rose arbour to an expanse of lawn fringed by further shrub and flower beds protected by trees. On the southern side is a further rose arbour with rose and honeysuckle climbers.

The house sits well back from the valley lane in the heart of the popular village of Tarrant Gunville which has a church and a farm shop – nearby Tarrant Monkton has a good local pub. The Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, six miles distant, has a wide range of facilities and amenities. Salisbury is approximately 20 miles, and Bournemouth 23 miles.

The guide price is £775,000. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01747 850858 or visit

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