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Extremely pretty period cottage in Dorset

Keepers Cottage is a very pretty Dorset cottage built of green sandstone elevations under a reed thatch roof. Built around 1700, the property was extended in the 1970s and points of note inside include a large inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam above, flagstone hearth and bread oven. There are also exposed beams and American oak floors throughout much of the ground floor. Good ceiling heights let in plenty of light to the property while windows have large timber frames.

Accommodation in full comprises: porch, hall, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs bathroom, master bedroom suite and two further double bedrooms, plus utilities and a double garage with lots of potential to convert.

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Outside the front lawn has upon it a stone beehive well built in 1863, and the stone flag terrace has a water fountain at its centre. The main garden surrounds three sides of the cottage and includes lawns, a pond and a range of beds, borders and shrubberies. An apple and pear orchard and a large fruit cage also add interest. The gardens have breathtaking views out to Kingsettle Wood and the surrounding valley.

Keepers Cottage lies in Thanes Lane, overlooking Motcombe which is a thriving Dorset village with a community shop/post office a primary school, church and a village hall. Shaftesbury is just one mile for an excellent range of further faciltiles.

The guide price is £775,000. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01747 850 858 or visit

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