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Ansty, Dorset
Sold Subject to Contract

2 beds | 1 bath | 2 receptions | £350,000

  • Walled Courtyard Garden
  • Far Reaching Views
  • Spacious Accommodation
  • Period Features
  • Popular Village Location

Semi detached Victorian Village Character House With Far Reaching Rear Views

Milton Abbas 3 miles, Dorchester 12 miles, Blandford Forum 9.8 miles Sherborne 15 miles
Mainline trains: Dorchester to London/Waterloo (150 minutes)
International Airport: Bournemouth 28 miles

Dove Cottage sits in the heart of the village of Ansty, directly opposite the renowned pub ‘The Fox`; home in 1777 to the founders of the Hall & Woodhouse Brewery. The Roman town of Blandford lies to the north east and the county town of Dorchester to the south west, both within easy reach off the A354.

Education There is an excellent selection of private schools in the area including Milton Abbey at Milton Abbas, Canford at Wimborne, Sherborne boys and girls, The Gryphon School and St Antony`s Leweston at Sherborne and The Thomas Hardye School at Dorchester. Primary education is available at Cheselbourne Village School and Port Regis, Motcombe. For independents see and for state
school information see

Local, Sporting & Recreational
Ansty village has a shop/post office, a pub, a doctors surgery and a village hall with various clubs and activities. A more comprehensive range of services are available in Blandford and Dorchester. There are plentiful sporting and recreational opportunities: the local area has numerous bridleways and footpaths popular with horse riders and walkers alike. There is racing at Salisbury, Wincanton and Taunton. Sailing and water sports can be enjoyed along the famous Jurassic coast. See for more details.

Dove Cottage
Dove Cottage is a delightful early Victorian semi detached cottage of brick construction under a tiled roof. Originally the stables for the dray horses at Brewery Farm, it is understood to have been converted into two residences in 1987. Extending to some 1,591ft2 (GEA) the property provides well-presented accommodation arranged over 2 floors, with attractive views over surrounding farmland from the principal rooms. Exposed timber beams and trusses can be found throughout the house.
The property has benefited from a number of improvements by the existing owners and now offers 2 light and spacious double bedrooms with their own ensuite and a versatile downstairs living space.

To the rear of the property is an immaculate walled courtyard garden with mature shrubs, pergolas and a covered dining area. There is a single garage which incorporates a laundry room and one parking space on the back drive. Access for the front of the property is through a pretty wrought iron gate.

The accommodation comprises:
• 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
• Downstairs WC
• Kitchen
• Dining area
• Sitting room
• Garden room
• Courtyard garden
• Garage & Laundry room

Single brick garage; Additional parking space; Right of way over rear access; In all the plot amounts to about .06 acre.

Agents Notes
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 Fox Grant and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

Rights of Way
Dove Cottage has a right of way to reach the rear access and parking.

Dorchester District Council Tel: 01258 454111. Dorset County Council Tel: 01305 251000. Council Tax Band `D`. £1836 payable 20018/19.

Mains electricity, water and private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating. Broadband in village.

From Dorchester head northeast on the A35 towards Puddletown. In approximately 4 miles take the A354/B3142 slip road to Blandford/Milbourne St Andrew/Piddlehinton. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto B3142 and then turn right into Long Lane. In approximately 5.5 miles the property will be found on your left indicated by the Fox Grant sale board.
See location plan for alternative route.
Post code DT2 7PN

Strictly by appointment. For further details contact Cantie Speid-Soote or email

Property Restrictions
Dove Cottage is subject to a Covenant, please refer to the agents for full details.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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