OFFERING A WEALTH OF CHARACTER | THRIVING COMMUNITY | SWIMMING POOL | GARDENS | GARAGE & DRIVEWAY | Located in the thriving West Dorset village of Frampton, 'Well Cottage' is a delightful detached house with ample off street, gated parking. With an abundance of character features such as exposed beams and stone work, fireplaces and panelling reminiscent of the Thomas Hardy 'era'. The gardens have been lovingly nurtured over many years and offer a well planted and established space to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and affording much privacy. An open air swimming pool is tucked away in a raised, gated area to the rear, overlooked by a summer house, the ideal place for an evening drink and a dip. This lovely property has much to offer and has been a comfortable and enjoyable house to live in by the present owners.
10' 0'' x 9' 4'' (3.05m x 2.84m)
Entering the property via the solid Oak front door into a wood panelled hallway, with feature fireplace and doors leading left and right into the dining room and sitting room.
16' 2'' x 13' 8'' (4.92m x 4.16m)
This spacious room has a large inglenook fireplace, beamed ceiling and two windows facing South, one of which benefits from a window seat.
Giving access to the house from the driveway, this entrance is more commonly used for day to day purposes by the present owner. Linking the sitting room to the kitchen, via a useful inner hallway with space to remove coats and boots, a utility room and separate WC/shower room.
19' 2'' x 15' 2'' (5.84m x 4.62m)
Stretching along the back of the house, the kitchen has a range of wooden wall and base units including a french dresser style unit, offering ample storage. An oil fired Rayburn offers one form of cooking supported by an inbuilt oven, grill and electric hob, in addition. Being an l-shaped room, there is an open-plan breakfast nook for more informal and everyday dining.
11' 4'' x 10' 0'' (3.45m x 3.05m)
Open plan to the dining room is the cosy snug with double doors onto the garden. Used regularly by the current owners for every day use. Leading to
16' 9'' x 10' 0'' (5.10m x 3.05m)
The formal dining room has part panelled walls, exposed beams and stone as well as a pretty curved working fireplace.
There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, three arranged at the front of the house and the master ensuite to the rear. All benefit from fitted wardrobes.
A detached double garage offers parking for 2 vehicles. An internal stair ladder offers access to the second floor, currently used for storage but with the potential to be converted further to create a studio or home office. Further parking is found on the driveway for 2-3 cars in front of the garage and a large wooden gate can be closed to completely enclose the parking and garden area.
Gardens and Grounds
The pretty walled gardens are laid mainly to lawn, with an abundance of mature shrubs, plants and trees. Seating areas have been created around the grounds to make the most of the sun as it moves around during the day. A lovely pond with an ornamental bridge crosses over, attracting wildlife to the garden. The open air swimming pool is privately screened at the end of the grounds offering a secluded and enclosed spot for a swim and a BBQ outside the summer house.
Located at the top of the stairs and comprising a white three piece suite including a shower over the bath.
The pretty village of Frampton lies about 5 miles North West of the County Town of Dorchester in the picturesque Frome Valley. The River Frome flows through the village from West to East along the meadows dividing the village between Frampton and Southover. The beautiful chalk stream invites much wildlife to the area, including regular sightings of otters and kingfishers. The well equipped village hall hosts many annual events such as the Summer Fete, Flower Show, Tug O' War and amateur dramatic performances, clubs and societies and exercise classes to name but a few. St Mary's Church lies at the centre of the village and hosts regular services and Weddings throughout the year. Frampton is a thriving village with a real community feel at it's heart with residence of all ages including young families as well as retirees balancing the demographic. There is some of the best walking around from the village without the need to get into the car as well as excellent cycle...
The property benefits from mains drainage, oil fired central heating, and mains water. The thatched roof was renewed in the summer of 2017 including the ridge. The property is not a listed building but does fall into a conservation area.