Swyre, Dorchester, DT2 9DA


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  • Bedrooms: 2
Delightful 2/3 bedroom period character cottage with a separate stone built garden room/office and parking, all set within a good sized plot.

The cottage is one of a pair of former agricultural workers' cottages thought to have been built circa 1800 and has handsome stone elevations under a slate roof. The property has over the years evolved and enlarged into its current form, having all the advantages of modern living including gas fired central heating (with a newly fitted combination boiler), a bathroom and a shower room, a fully fitted kitchen and UPVC double glazing. At the same time the cottage has retained its character with features that include an open fireplace complete with a wood burning stove, stone exposed walls, exposed timbers, a window seat and brace and ledge doors. The cottage has a principal living room with to one end a sitting area centred around a stone fireplace equipped with a wood burning stove and to one side a dining area. To the other end an archway leads through to a fully fitted kitchen with an integrated fridge and stand alone range cooker. This area is laid to a ceramic tile floor and the living room to a quality wood laminate floor. To the other side of the staircase a door leads through to a utility/dog and boot room that is also laid to ceramic tile with a door to one end leading through to the shower/cloakroom. Upstairs there are two good bedrooms, each double, served by a family bathroom with a shower over the bath. In addition to the main cottage there is a separate garden room on the West side of the cottage that is currently used as an additional entertaining room, with a solid fuel range to one side and a paved floor. It has been suggested this would make an office, an occasional additional bedroom or, subject to obtaining the necessary building consents, an annex, by joining the garden room to the utility room. Both the garden room and the cottage are in good decorative order throughout.

Agent's Note: The area to the front of the cottage is owned by the neighbouring property.

The cottage is approached through a gated vehicular entrance and driveway, shared with No 25. Between the cottage and the garden room there is a courtyard that makes an ideal sheltered entertaining area, while beyond the garden room there is a substantial area of parking and a second area of garden. The parking can comfortably accommodate five or more cars. The second area of garden has a vegetable patch, an area of lawn, a greenhouse, a shed and a summerhouse. The summerhouse is equipped with light and power and can be used as additional living/sleeping accommodation.

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