Wessex Cottage is a beautifully updated and extended Listed detached cottage offering spacious accommodation that is a perfect blend of modern, state of the art amenities, such as double-glazed windows and oil-fired central heating, with utterly charming period features that create a delightful and very special home.
Set in the in the heart of Wonston, one of seven hamlets that form the idyllic Dorset Village of Hazelbury Bryan, the home sits on a no through road with views overlooking Bulbarrow Hill and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (anob). There are far reaching walks to Dorset Gap, Mappowder Lakes and Bulbarrow Hill from the house.
The original cottage is thought to date back to the 17th century and has been extended over the years. The front porch leads to a beautiful sitting room with oak flooring, double aspect windows and a brick inglenook with multi fuel burner. A ground floor bathroom features a slipper bath and separate power shower with rainfall head. The kitchen has dual aspect windows and a range of bespoke locally built units, granite counters, Belfast sink and a brick inglenook with Rayburn. An arch opens to the dining room with dual aspect windows, multi fuel burner and stable door to garden.
Upstairs there is a guest double bedroom with basin and built in wardrobe, a lovely spacious snug with dual aspect windows and stone wall feature with room to potentially convert to a 4th bedroom, subject to regulations.
A step up leads into the more recent extension completed around 9 years ago. This comprises another lovely guest double bedroom with high ceilings and feature stone wall, a luxurious bathroom with underfloor heating, spa hydro-massage bath and marble basin and a stunning master bedroom with high beamed ceiling and a balcony with glorious rural views to Bulbarrow Hill.
The extension’s ground floor comprises a private study which has under floor heating and is accessed via French doors from the garden. There is also a utility room and workshop/store.
The property was rethatched just 3 years ago in 2016, rewired in 2014, has ethernet wiring, double glazed windows throughout, fire and security alarm systems and many modern features. There are two boilers in use, a self-condensing combi boiler and a Rayburn.
To the front is attractive landscaping and a double covered car porch with sensor and remote-controlled lighting, a gate leading to the garden, a door to the utility room and another to an area with the oil tank. The main garden at the rear of the property offers country views and is truly delightful boasting beautifully landscaped borders, grassy lawn, graveled patio seating area, water well and a tucked away koi pond.
Hazelbury Bryan has a shop, primary school, church and pub and is within easy reach of Sturminster Newton, Blandford with its supermarkets, banks and leisure facilities, the historic Abbey town of Sherborne, the County town of Dorchester and Gillingham (Waitrose and mainline railway station to London Waterloo) are also within comfortable driving distance.