Dorset cottage in same family for 150 years hits auction market

A Grade II listed 4-bedroom detached cottage in Abbotsbury has been listed for sale at auction for the first time in 150 years. 11 West Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset has been listed with a guide price of £350,000-£375,000 by Network Auctions with the availability of a six-week completion.

Richard Worrall, auctioneer, said, ‘This cottage is an absolute Bobby Dazzler. It is in a stunning location and surrounded by some of Dorset’s very best countryside. From the rear there are impressive views towards St Catherine’s Chapel, and sea glimpses down to Chesil   Beach and the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. To add to the charm, it is also located right by the village cricket ground!’

‘The property does require modernisation, which is reflected in the price, but it occupies a site of 0.23 acres and also has a former stable and cart shed attached to the side of the property which, subject to consents, could provide garaging or further accommodation. Ilchester Estates, who have gone to great lengths to maintain its interest in a thriving village community, will be granting a new 90-year lease for the property upon completion.’

‘Abbotsbury is a much sought-after location. The charming village sits in a secluded valley providing a warm microclimate and is well known for its sub-tropical gardens and swannery.’

11 West Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JT will be sold on 14th July by Network Auctions. For more information www.networkauctions.co.uk