Quintessential Dorset village cottage with annexe set within an attractive garden with views.
Rockley Cottage, which is Grade II listed, is likely to date back to the mid 17th Century and forms one half of a pair of cottages, with attractive brick elevations under a thatched roof. The house is compact (933 sq ft) but cosy, with lots of character including a wonderful inglenook fireplace with woodburner and bread oven in the sitting room as well as a flagstone floor and exposed ceiling timbers. In the kitchen the former fireplace has an Aga and further exposed timbers. On the first floor the landing has a double height ceiling with exposed lime mortar panels and timbers and the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and attractive open fireplace.
The property is approached from the lane via a private gravelled driveway where there is parking for two cars. Immediately to the rear of the property is a stone terrace with boxed hedge leading to a kitchen garden with thatched tool shed and rear boundary bordering open farmland. To the east of the driveway is an outstanding detached timber built annexe, designed by a local architect and appointed to an extremely high standard with timber flooring in the main reception area and bi-fold doors opening out onto the lawn with views to Poole Harbour in the distance. Also within the annexe is a double bedroom and shower room. To the south of the annexe is a further area of lawn and orchard.
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This is an idyllic cottage and I love the distant views towards Poole HarbourAshley Rawlings