Savills | Milton Abbas, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0BP | Property for sale
179.02 sq m(1,927 sq ft)
Guide price £495,000(€573,049)

Milton AbbasBlandford, Dorset, DT11 0BP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Grade II listed detached cottage in this sought after village
  • Delightful situation with public house and tea rooms
  • Spacious accommodation with a wealth of features
  • In need of modernisation and refurbishment
  • Great opportunity to improve and personalise
  • Terraced gardens and woodland

Charming Grade II listed character cottage in this sought after village.

About this property

  • St James Cottage is a charming Grade II listed detached cottage offering unusually spacious accommodation and a wealth of character features including attractive fireplaces, exposed beams, and several window seats. There is oil fired central heating and a Rayburn in the kitchen. The ground floor has a good size hall, a large double drawing room with twin inglenook fireplaces, one with log burner, dining room with French doors to a terrace at the side, kitchen, and an inner hall/ boot room with cloakroom and utility room off. On the first floor, the generous main bedroom has an en suite bathroom, there are two further bedrooms, one with a dressing room or occasional fourth bedroom off, and a family bathroom It is fair to say that the cottage is now in need of modernisation and refurbishment, yet offers a huge opportunity for a buyer to improve and personalise to their own taste and specification.

    The gardens extend to about one acre in total and are terraced on several levels up the hillside behind the cottage. The front garden is open plan and laid to lawn with flower beds. A paved drive on the left leads to the Garage and parking area. On the right side is a path leading to the entrance porch, with a paved terrace leading from the dining room beyond. Steps lead up to several terraced lawns and a garden area beneath the tower of St James church, with a paved area above the garage. Beyond is a further higher garden with fish pond and rockery, another sitting area and a backdrop of mature trees. A gateway and steep pathway to one side lead around the church grounds and up to an area of mature woodland, which is also on a steep slope.

    We are informed that the central heating, hot water and Rayburn are not currently in working order.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love the location of this cottage, next door to St James Church

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • St James Cottage occupies a delightful situation next to the church in the historic village of Milton Abbas.
  • The village is known for its distinctive thatched cottages on either side of the street, designed in the late 18th century by Lancelot ‘ Capability' Brown.
  • The village has a public house, and tea rooms, and the Milton Abbey public school with its magnificent abbey is about a mile away.
  • The Georgian market town of Blandford Forum is about 9 miles, offering excellent amenities including several supermarkets and many local shops.
  • The County Town of Dorchester with mainline train station to London is about 12 miles, and the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast is about 20 miles.
  • Independent schools in the wider area, include Knighton House, Bryanston and Clayesmore, together with state schools for all ages in Blandford.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Blandford take the A354 Dorchester Road and after approximately 5 miles the village of Winterborne Whitechurch will be reached. Turn right by the Milton Arms public house signposted to Milton Abbas. On reaching Milton Abbas turn left signposted to Milton Abbey and proceed down the hill into the village. St James Cottage is just past the church on the left hand side. Post Code DT11 0BP
  • EPC Exempt