High Street, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A charming and substantial newly renovated detached period cottage with extensive gardens and grounds in a lovely village setting. Lovely character features throughout, dovetailed with modern conveniences. Set in about 0.6 acres of large gardens and woodland. Grade II Listed


Hereward House is pleasantly situated within the village of Toller Porcorum which lies between Dorchester County Town and Bridport, an attractive village with a post office, active village hall, playing fields and church as well as wonderful walking in nearby Kingcombe Nature reserve. The larger village of Maiden Newton is around 2 miles away with a very good range of everyday shops and amenities together with a main line railway station. The market towns of Bridport and Dorchester are both within about 10 miles, whilst Yeovil is also within easy driving distance. The beautiful World Heritage coastline is only about 15-20 minutes drive. Excellent schooling can be found nearby at Hooke, Beaminster or Maiden Newton.


Hereward House is a substantial Grade II Listed period cottage which is believed to date back to the late eighteenth century, when it was originally three cottages, with more recent additions. A host of wonderful period features can be found throughout. Under the current ownership since 2014, it has been subject to extensive yet sympathetic renovations to a very high standard, including rewiring, new central heating system and re-thatching, creating a stunning home which offers the very best of old and new. Despite the many excellent contemporary improvements added under the programme of renovations, great care has been taken to preserve the character of the original building with exposed beams, window seats, cottage doors and an impressive inglenook fireplace very much in evidence. An attractive, quality finish has been carefully chosen to complement the historic and more modern features alike with beautiful bathroom fittings such as the roll top bath in the en suite to the principal bedroom, new floor coverings (a combination of flagstone style flooring, fitted carpets and exposed natural floorboards) neutral Farrow & Ball paint work and a fully fitted kitchen with solid oak work surfaces, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher and space for an Aga or range cooker.

A key benefit of the property is the flexible and versatile accommodation, which works well as a single, comfortable home for a growing family but also has scope to provide a self-contained annexe. The reception rooms are ideal for entertaining, particularly the Kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and double glass doors opening onto the rear garden, ideal for indoor/outdoor living and ensuring a wealth of natural light. The first floor is divided between the historic cottage, in which there are three charming and characterful bedrooms including the principle bedroom with an opulent en suite bathroom (from which stairs lead down to a private snug/study), and the more modern wing with two double bedrooms, a first floor reception room and bathroom. With it's own front door and a utility room/kitchen on the ground floor, the modern wing is ideal for use as an annexe, perfect for multi-generation or extended families, or to provide a work place or additional income stream via Airbnb etc. Further flexibility is offered by the annexe loft space which has potential for conversion for use as playroom/storeroom or as an additional subject to pp.


The lovely extensive garden and grounds are a further feature with stream and woodland (an additional 0.1 acre is available for £1,500).


Large gravel parking area and side pedestrian access and vehicular access to the rear garden. Integral garage and integral boiler store. Large rear gardens with adjoining paved terrace, expanses of lawn interspersed with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. A bridge across a small stream onto delightful, natural woodland extending behind the neighbouring properties.


Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage. EPC Exempt.


West Dorset District Council



Strictly by appointment only through Bridport Stags. Call 01308 428000


From Bridport join the A35 going east towards Dorchester. After about 2 miles, turn left signed Askerswell and Maiden Newton. Drive up Egerton Hill and take the second right signed Toller Porcorum. Drive down into the village and Hereward House is located on the left. POST CODE: DT2 0DN

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

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

See all properties from this agent

Send me homes like this by email

Dorset Echo