Lewesdon Hill, Beaminster


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  • Bedrooms: 6
Lewesdon Cottage is a very attractive and well-appointed detached cottage understood to date back to the 18th Century with later additions having colour washed rendered and stone elevations under a tiled roof. The house principally faces east/west enjoying wonderful open country views and backing onto Lewesdon Hill. Under the current ownership for approximately 7 years an extensive list of improvements and modernisation has been undertaken together with a substantial two storey extension to the rear. The many excellent features include an attractive solid wood hand built fitted kitchen with built-in oven, hob and integrated refrigerator and dishwasher complete with beech work surfaces and hand-made terracotta floor. The delightful sitting room has an original Inglenook fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove, original beam, bread oven and slate hearth together with tiled flooring and exposed stone walls and the dining room has solid pine flooring. On the ground floor are two further reception rooms or bedrooms. On the first floor there is a spacious landing area with 4 bedrooms and family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have French doors leading out onto a balcony which is designed to take advantage of the delightful views over Lewesdon Hill. There is the benefit of solar PV panels providing excellent revenue (see Services heading). The cottage occupies a good sized plot with extensive parking and a detached garage.. GARDENS AND GROUNDSA concrete driveway and layby provide extensive off-road parking and leads to a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE with lighting and power. The property benefits from grounds extending to approximately 0.6 of an acre, divided into five gardens, of which four are gated and fenced. The gardens are wildlife friendly, rich in birdlife and include a dozen mature fruit trees as well as currants, gooseberries, grapevines, cherries and a peach, walnut and mulberry. There is a traditional well (now covered securely) which used to serve the tiny hamlet on this site.SURROUNDING AREASLewesdon Cottage is pleasantly situated just to the south of the village of Broadwindsor and backing onto Lewesdon Hill. Broadwindsor has a thriving community and the centre is designated as a conservation area. The excellent amenities include a church, village hall, primary school, public house, craft centre and community shop. There is also a bus service. The property lies within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to National Trust land.The pretty town of Beaminster is only about 3 miles with a wider range of facilities whilst the thriving market town of Bridport is within about 6 miles. The beautiful World Heritage Coast is within about 20 minutes driving distance. Crewkerne and Yeovil are also within easy reach with main line rail services to London Waterloo and the West Country.SERVICESMains electricity and waterPrivate drainageSolar PV Panels and Solar thermal panel providing income at the higher rate Feed in Tarriff of 48.84 per unit which is guaranteed until 2036.

Note the address shown on Google maps is incorrect and the property is located on the Bridport to Broadwinsor Road.

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