Rectory Lane, Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2


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  • Bedrooms: 2
A delightful and beautifully presented character cottage in a sought after Bride Valley village. 2 bedrooms (currently arranged as 1 large bedroom). Lovely west-facing rear garden with large shed/workshop. No Forward Chain. EPC Band F


Bride Valley Cottage is a truly romantic English country cottage which is believed to date back to the 1700s and, as its name suggests, enjoys an enviable position at the heart of the highly sought after Bride Valley. Despite its age and the endless character features, the property is not listed and as such has benefitted from a host of sympathetic improvements under the current ownership, which has spanned more than three decades, including updating of the kitchen and bathroom, slate floors throughout the ground floor and altering the layout of the two bedrooms upstairs to provide one large, open space, although this could easily be altered back by an incoming purchaser should two separate bedrooms be required.


Entering the property, the lasting first impression is one of traditional cottage charm dovetailed with modern facilities, complemented by a fresh, neutral scheme of decoration. The sitting/dining room, with its impressive fireplace with wood burning stove and window seat, sets an inviting atmosphere which is continued into the kitchen/breakfast room where unique fitted units and a breakfast bar continue the cottage appeal. Stairs from the sitting/dining room rise to the first floor where the large, open-plan bedroom can be found with dual aspect windows to both the front and rear. The bathroom has been modernised to include a bath with shower over, WC and wash hand basin.


The wonderful cottage lifestyle represented inside is continued in the delightful rear garden which is arranged into a series of shallow terraces culminating in an elevated sun deck; the perfect environment in which to relax, dine or entertain al fresco. A large shed provides storage for garden equipment, but could easily be re-purposed for use as a hobby room, workshop or even a home office. The side passage connecting the rear garden with the front of the property is covered by a useful lean-to which incorporates a gardener's loo and wood store.


The property is located at the heart of Puncknowle which rates highly among the many fantastic villages in the beautiful Bride Valley, forming part of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is renowned for its warm community, fabulous countryside and many picturesque properties, with amenities including a village hall, church and the Crown Inn pub. The popular market town of Bridport is just 6 miles distant, offering a broad variety of shopping, dining, leisure and cultural experiences, and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is nearby; the beautiful beaches of West Bexington, Burton Bradstock and West Bay can all be reached within a few minutes' drive: sometimes the waves can be heard breaking on Chesil Beach, a mile away as the crow flies.


Mains water, drainage and electricity. Electric heating.


Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.


From Bridport follow the B3157 Coastal Road towards Weymouth and pass through Burton Bradstock. Continue to Swyre and turn left towards Puncknowle. Follow this road into the village and turn left down Rectory Lane before the Crown Inn. The property is the first cottage on the left.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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