Askerswell, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9EL | Property for sale | Savills
4,027 sq ft(374.12 sq m)
Guide price £1,000,000(€1,181,920)

AskerswellDorchester, Dorset, DT2 9EL

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • Thriving village of Askerswell with good amenities
  • Just under five miles from renowned beaches at Burton Bradstock and West Bay
  • Lovely stone and brick cottage extended over the years
  • Versatile spacious accommodation with opportunity for multi-generational living
  • Delightful gardens with paved terraced areas
  • Kitchen garden with raised beds and greenhouse

Charming detached period house with annexe in delightful West Dorset village set in well stocked gardens of quarter of an acre.

About this property

  • Grey Cottage is believed to date from 1850, possibly older and retains many period features, in particular an 18th century well and an original bread oven. The cottage is constructed of stone and brick elevations under a slate and tile roof. The property has been extended over the years and more recently in both 2012 and 2015. The accommodation is versatile and can be utilised as a single large house or two linked dwellings. Central heating throughout, fully double/secondary glazed.

    On the ground floor is a very spacious and well-appointed kitchen with an original forest marble Jurassic flagstone floor from the Bothenhampton quarry. The fitted kitchen units are bespoke Scandinavian painted birch ply with Canadian maple worktops. The original inglenook fireplace houses a range cooker. The dual aspect sitting room situated off the kitchen has a library at one end of the room and a multi fuel stove. From the lobby off the kitchen is the more formal dining room with open fireplace and flagstone floor. Off the lobby is also a smaller second kitchen/ utility room and from the lobby you also access the garden room. There is a lovely additional room on the western side of the cottage with doors leading out the garden. At the end of the garden room a door leads into the sitting/music room which leads back into the main entrance hallway.

    You enter the property via the eastern side and through the entrance hall, a later addition, the hall is light and airy giving access to most of the downstairs rooms and to the two staircases leading upstairs. Having two separate staircases enhances the opportunity for multi-generational living. The upstairs bedrooms are all a good size, there are seven bedrooms in total, two shower rooms and two bathrooms. Further stairs lead to an attic floor, currently used as a home office and cinema room.

    The garden is divided into two separate areas. On the west side of the property, the garden can be approached from the village lane and is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and specimen trees. There is a summer house with light and power and areas to sit in both sun or shade. There are also paved terraced areas to the front of the garden room and outside the front door.

    On the eastern side, the garden near the house has a paved path to a gate into the lane and a good size terrace for sitting out. There is a kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse.

    From this side of the garden you access the parking area, with parking for a number of cars. Here, there are two garages and a stable.

    Another attractive feature is the River Asker which flows along the boundary of the property.

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I love the versatile accommodation at Grey Cottage

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Askerswell rates highly among the villages in this beautiful valley that forms part of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • The village is renowned for its active community and amenities
  • including a village hall, church, children's playground, and the popular Spyway Inn public house.
  • There is a primary school at nearby Loders village and a school bus service to the secondary school at Bridport.
  • The popular market town of Bridport is just four miles and has a wide variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and a popular weekly street market.
  • The County Town of Dorchester is about 12 miles away with rail services to London (Waterloo), Bristol and Bath.
  • The Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is under five miles with renowned beaches at Burton Bradstock, West Bay and Cogden.
  • There is access to the outstanding local countryside through a network of bridleways and footpaths in the local area.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band G
  • Directions: DT2 9EL From Bridport proceed east along the A35 towards Dorchester. Continue for about four miles and shortly after joining the dual carriageway turn left, signed Askerswell. Towards the bottom of the hill bear left and at the next junction turn right into Parsons Lane. Grey Cottage is the first on the left. Please park in the parking area to the rear of the property.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G