Old Church Road, Bothenhampton


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A charming detached Grade II Listed chocolate box cottage set in this convenient yet set back position. Beautifully presented accommodation including 3 bedrooms. Large, private gardens. In all approx. 0.25 of an acre.


May cottage is a charming detached cottage set in this convenient yet set back position within one of the most desirable outlying villages surrounding Bridport. With stone elevations beneath a thatched roof, the cottage is justifiably Grade II Listed and has a classic chocolate box appearance. Under the current ownership it has been subject to a sympathetic renovation project but still offers an abundance of character features including exposed beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace and wood panelling window seats.

Internally the accommodation is presented in excellent order and due to its elevated position many of the principal rooms enjoy views across the village and the surrounding countryside. The rooms are arranged in a simple cottage layout: On the ground floor are two charming reception rooms, both benefitting from fireplaces, a study, a galley-style kitchen and a cloakroom with three bedrooms and the family bathroom upstairs.

Amongst the many fantastic improvements is a delightful Shaker kitchen with granite worktops and breakfast bar/island, Bosch oven and grill, Bosch 5 rung gas hob, extractor unit with light, space for fridge/freezer and washing machine and Fired Earth slate floor tiles. The bathroom has also been refurbished with a stylish modern suite and other modern conveniences include gas fired central heating. Other significant but less visible improvements by the current owner include damp proofing, re-ridging of the roof and replacement of some windows, redecoration and installation of plantation shutters to the bedroom windows.

We have been advised by our client that planning permission has been granted to replace the existing garage with a substantial garden studio. Please refer to the Dorset Councils Website: planning.dorset.gov.uk/online-applications/, application ref. WD/D/19/000142.


From the village road, a private driveway which sweeps up to a parking and turning area at the rear of the cottage from which the detached single garage, which has power and light connected, can be accessed The gardens are a particularly fine feature with many fantastic seating areas including a terrace adjacent to the cottage, perfect for barbecues or dining al fresco, and a further sitting area at the front. The majority of the garden extends to the side and rear and is primarily laid to lawn, interspersed by mature shrubs, trees and flowers. In total the plot extends to approximately 0.25 of an acre.


This character-filled home is situated in the old village area of Bothenhampton and within easy reach of a broad range of facilities in Bridport town centre. Within Bothenhampton amenities include an Arts and Crafts church, village hall and playground, and there is a nearby nature reserve giving access to walks across open countryside and to the sea at West Bay. Bridport's vibrant town centre has an exciting range of shopping, leisure and cultural experiences to suit all tastes including a twice-weekly street market, Arts Centre and leisure centre with swimming pool. There are schools for children of all ages within the town, and further afield the County Town of Dorchester and the famous regency resort of Lyme Regis are within easy reach . The area as a whole is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is just 1 mile from Bridport at West Bay


Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.


From Bridport town centre follow South Street to the Crown Roundabout and that the first exit onto Sea Road North. Take the next available turning on the right, signposted Bothenhampton and follow this road into the village. Continue past Duck Street and follow the lane around to the left. May Cottage can be found on the right as you proceed slightly uphill.

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