An 'engaging' period home in a village near Weymouth is up for sale for £1.5m.

Island Cottage in Upwey, said to be in a 'truly idyllic' setting, is surrounded by garden alongside which runs the River Wey.

Grade II listed, this stone-built four bedroom cottage provides generous accommodation with unexpectedly high ceilings, three bathrooms and copious room on the ground floor.

In addition, there is a detached two-bedroom bungalow within the grounds, and a triple garage.

Marketed by DOMVS Weymouth, Island Cottage has a spacious hallway, a cloakroom and a dining room with has an inglenook fireplace.

The kitchen/breakfast room has appliances including an induction hob with extractor fan above; a Neff double oven incorporating a grill and built-in microwave above; an integrated Neff dishwasher; integrated weighing scale within the work surface; and integral fridge/freezer. There is also a water softener. 

The property's drawing room is said to be ideal for entertaining - enjoying a double aspect and a fireplace.

There's also a sitting room with inglenook fireplace with a fitted wood-burner for the cooler evenings. Offset from this room is a study.

Also on the ground floor is a light-filled garden room, which, with the radiator, can be used all year round and has excellent views over the award-winning garden with a pergola, scented shrubberies, barbeque lodge and a Victorian greenhouse. Ducks often pay a visit to the garden.

The triple garage has two remote-controlled doors and a manually-operated door and there is a well-fitted workshop.