Dating from the 16th century, Ducks Puddle Cottage is an unlisted thatched cottage situated off a quiet lane with countryside views over the village cricket green. EPC: F
The property has been renovated, which included re- thatching. It backs onto the village cricket green, which gives a wonderful outlook over unspoilt countryside beyond and all the principal rooms have this view. The cottage has a farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with a 4-oven AGA and the adjacent sitting room has a wood burning stove and French windows opening onto the terrace. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and undereaves dressing room/storage, one further double bedroom with adjacent bathroom and a single bedroom.
To one side of the cottage is the single garage and a brick-paved parking area, with space for three cars. Beside it are the garden shed and a small kitchen garden with beds for vegetables and soft fruit. At the front of the cottage is a low stone wall with flowering plants at its base. The formal garden extends behind and to one side of the cottage, comprising an L-shaped lawn fringed by narrow beds planted with roses and flowering shrubs. The property is bounded by close boarded fencing, picket fencing and mature hedging, with the ability to fold the picket fencing at the rear down to afford an uninterrupted view of play. In one corner of the lawn is a timber summer house and immediately behind the cottage is a brick paved terrace for outside entertaining.
Sturminster Newton 4.3 miles, Sherborne 9.5 miles (Waterloo 2.25 hours),Blandford Forum 12.1 miles, Dorchester 14.5 miles, Bournemouth Airport 29.5 miles (Distances and time approximate)
Pidney, which together with six other hamlets combine to form the village of Hazelbury Bryan. The village has a primary school, village shop, public house, hall, sports field, playground and cricket club. More extensive amenities are available nearby in Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum and Dorchester. There are five primary schools within a five mile radius of the village, with local secondary schools at The Gryphon School in Sherborne and the Blandford School in Blandford Forum, as well as a wide selection of private schools. There is a rail service from Sherborne to Waterloo taking about 2.25 hours. Both Bournemouth Airport and Exeter International Airport are within a reasonable driving distance.