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Thatched period property near Bridport

Folly Cottage is a classic thatched cottage in Dorset, just four miles from Bridport. The house is listed Grade II and the current owners (who have had the house for 45 years) have gradually extended and refurbished the property, as well as acquiring additional grazing land. The original cottage is over 300 years old and was re-thatched around 20 years ago.

Character features inside include an inglenook fireplace together with exposed beams and window seats. Accommodation in total comprises: four reception rooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room, principal bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathrooms, and three further double bedrooms. There are two bathrooms.

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Outside the secluded gardens and grounds are well laid out, and include ornamental ponds and an all-weather tennis court, as well as a small orchard. The grazing land also comes to around 29 acres.

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Folly Cottage sits on the outskirts of Askerswell village in Dorset, just four miles from Bridport. The village has a village hall, church, public house and nearby Loders has a popular primary school. The World Heritage coastline is just moments away.

The guide price is £795,000. For further information please contact Chesterton Humberts on 01308 422 215 or visit

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