A most attractive 3 bedroom individual detached familyhome with spacious accommodation and 2 bedroom attached original cottage, situated in the popular Piddle Valley.
Egypt Cottage is well positioned within the village and within its delightful garden which has been thoughtfully laid out and maintained bordered by the River Piddle. The spacious family home has well laid out accommodation over two floors and has been built in keeping with the local architecture, constructed of brick and flint under a tiled roof and is linked to the original thatched cottage. On the ground floor are two reception rooms, the sitting room with recessed log burner, entrance hall and a large conservatory with partial underfloor heating beneath tiled flooring overlooking
the garden to the rear. The hand built kitchen with tiled floor has a range of floor and wall mounted units with granite worktops. Integrated appliances include; electric oven, ceramic induction hob and oil fired AGA. There is space for a dining table. Off the kitchen is a utility room which provides additional storage with space and plumbing for white goods. The first floor of the main house has three double bedrooms, all benefit from fitted wardrobes and Bedroom 3 an en suite shower room. There is a family bathroom with suite comprising; w/c, wash basin, panel bath, separate shower and heated towel rail complete the first floor accommodation. Back on the ground floor, a well proportioned dining room leads to a corridor linking the main house with the original thatched cottage. The corridor is lined with bookshelves. The cottage is currently arranged as additional accommodation to the main house but could quite easily be adapted to create a self-contained annexe. Off the annexe study is a bathroom and an area which was previously a kitchenette. Upstairs has a double and single bedroom.
The mature rear garden borders the river Piddle. The main lawn is interspersed with well stocked beds, borders, trees and shrubs together with an ornamental pond - beside which is a timber summerhouse and decking, green house and a raised sandstone patio provides an ideal area for alfresco dining. The boundaries consist of mixed mature hedges and fruit trees which include apple, plum, pear and cherry. These offer a profusion of colour throughout the garden.
Set in the beautiful open countryside of the Piddle Valley the property is tucked away from the valley road and approached through a five bar gate into a drive which provides ample parking and access to a double garage with studio above. The garage benefits from an electric up and over door, power, light and a w/c.
Egypt Cottage is situated in a peaceful riverside side setting in this popular village which lies in the glorious Piddle Valley about 7 miles north of Dorchester.
Within the village is a modern first school, general store/sub post office, two public houses, village hall and an active community.
There is direct access to the wonderful network of footpaths and bridleways which cross the surrounding countryside.
There are excellent shops and schools in Dorchester and the Abbey town of Sherborne, both towns have mainline railway stations to London Waterloo.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline is about 1/2 hour drive and offers a wide range of sailing, water sports and sea fishing opportunities.
There are golf courses at Dorchester, Yeovil and Sherborne. Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury, Exeter, Bath and Taunton.