An absolutely delightful cottage situated in the picturesque, ancient hamlet of Hewood near Thorncombe in the western corner of Dorset. Hewood consists of a small number of cottages, houses and farm buildings set around a central green about 1.5 miles from the village of Thorncombe and just under 10 miles from the seaside resort of Lyme Regis.
The cottage is Grade II listed and thatched with a pretty thatched canopy porch. At the front is an inviting walled garden with picket gate to the side. On entering the property, the age and charm of the house is immediately apparent in the wooden panelled doors with a variety of latches that greet you in the hallway. There is a useful utility cupboard, housing space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. To the left of the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room with quarry tiled floor and window seat. Off the kitchen is a small extension providing a ground floor w.c. To the right of the hall, is a charming sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and a door to one side leading upstairs. Off the sitting room can be found a ground floor bedroom. The short turning staircase leads up to a beautiful loft bedroom with sloping ceilings and exposed rafters, which in turn leads to the large bathroom. The property has the benefit of a parking space just a few steps away. A truly beautiful little cottage, which will capture your heart! The property can be purchased to include most of the furnishings if required (subject to negotiation).
N.B. The property has been successfully let through Airbnb. When Covid restrictions begin to be lifted, lettings may resume. Therefore, viewings will be organised around the letting schedule. Please call us for information.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Thatched canopy with outside light.
Doors to sitting room, utility cupboard and kitchen. Quarry tiled floor.
Small step down. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Hooks for hanging coats. Electricity consumer unit (one of two). Quarry tiled floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 3.96m (13'0") x 2.95m (9'8")
Window to front with widow seat and window to side. The kitchen is fitted with wall shelving, wooden work surfaces and inset white ceramic sink. Belling electric range cooker. Under counter fridge and freezer. Wall cupboard housing second electricity consumer unit. Electric radiator. Quarry tiled floor. Door from kitchen into
Window to side. Hand basin with cupboards below. Door to
Obscure glazed window to side. Fitted with a white w.c. Wall mounted electric panel heater. Quarry tiled floor.
SITTING ROOM - 4.19m (13'9") x 3.61m (11'10")
Small step down from hall. Window to front and to rear, both with window seats. Inglenook fireplace with stone hearth fitted with a multi-fuel stove. TV point. Under stairs cupboard. Flagstone floor. Door to stair case.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.15m (10'4") x 3.02m (9'11")
Step down from sitting room. Window to side. Walk-in wardrobe with window to side. Electric radiator. Quarry tiled floor. External door to covered log store and small courtyard.
BEDROOM ONE - 5.28m (17'4") x 3.99m (13'1")
The turning stair case opens up into this room. Windows to front and rear. Low ceiling beams. Electric radiator. Wooden floor. Door to
Window to side. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Cupboard housing water tanks with immersion for hot water. Electric radiator. Wooden floor.
The garden lies to the front of the property and is walled, sloping gently upwards with a south westerly aspect. There is a patio area nearest to the cottage providing space for outdoor furniture. A small curved retaining wall separates the patio from the remainder of the garden which is planted with spring bulbs, Roses, Hellebores, Hebes and two small Apple trees.
One parking space opposite the cottage. Adjacent to the parking area is a raised plinth on which stands a timber garden shed, belonging to the cottage. This ground is not on the title but has been used by owners of the cottage for many years.
Shared septic tank drainge. Mains electricity and water (not metered).
Dorset Council. Band C. Currently £1,816.86 (2020/21).
Hewood Cottages (Nos 4, 5 and 6)
Range of cottages circa C17/C18. Stone rubble and plastered walls. Thatched roof with gabled and hipped ends and hipped corner. L-shaped in plan. One and half storeys. Four and six window-ranges. Various small C18, C19 and C20 casements. Plain doorways with glazed and plank doors. Brick chimney stacks over ridge and gable ends.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.