3 Bedroom Detached house in Hawkchurch

Gotherwell is a unique and charming detached cottage.

It dates back to the 17th century but also benefits from a single-storey extension built in 2010.

The cottage has main walls of stone, cobb and flint, under a mainly-thatched roof.

Being of architectural and historical importance, the property is listed Grade II.

The cottage has numerous character features including leaded-light windows, exposed beams and inglenook fireplace.

A further feature is the detached well-insulated timber cabin suitable for a variety of uses e.


Third bedroom, working from home and/or hobbies.

The current owners lived in the cabin for 6 months while the extension was being rebuilt.

Under the current ownership of ~14 years, the property has been well maintained and many improvements have been made.

These include: Addition of pumice-based chimney liner; installation of solar-thermal heating system and pressurised hot-water cylinder; installation of 7 photo-voltaic solar panels on cabin roof; re-thatching of cottage roof with water reed; replacement of extension with a well-insulated modern building; improvements to external walls of original cottage (i.


External mortar on stone walls replaced with lime mortar, rendering replaced with lime render); refurbishment of sitting room (i.


Installation of under-floor water-proof membrane, lime-rendering of internal walls, part exposure of stone walls); replacement of wood-burning stove.

The feed-in tariff from the pv solar panels contributes ~£560 towards the annual electricity bill for the property.

SituationGotherwell occupies an idyllic rural setting at the end of a small no-through country lane and surrounded by beautiful countryside with no immediate neighbours.

It is extremely secluded and has fine far-reaching views.

Gotherwell is one of 8 properties in the hamlet of Castle, near the Dorset/Devon border.

The hamlet is located within about one mile of Hawkchurch village which has a church, community shop, public house, primary school, village hall with children’s play area, and a playing field with a pavilion, tennis court and football pitch.

For more information about Hawkchurch, go to Gotherwell is within 1 mile of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The small towns of Axminster, Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Bridport are easily accessible, all providing comprehensive shopping and business facilities.

Axminster, about 3 miles away, has a main-line rail service to London Waterloo and Exeter.

The beautiful World Heritage Jurassic coast is within about 10 minutes drive.

The M5 motorway at Taunton is approx.

Half an hour’s driving distance.

General InformationEntrance Porch (1.

5m x 0.

72m)Double doors.

Stable inner door.

Sitting room (5.

05m x 4.

32m)Double aspect, with far-reaching views.

Exposed ceiling beams.

Beamed inglenook fireplace incorporating wood-burning stove and bookshelves.

Night storage heater.

Wall lights and telephone point.

External aerial for TV.

Stairs to first floor with cupboard under.

Study (4.

88m x 1.

83m)Double aspect.

Wall lights.

Night storage heater.

Dining room (4.

0m x 3.

5m)Wall lights and telephone point.

Night storage heater.

Access to garden via an external door.

Open plan access to kitchen and study.

Kitchen (3.

5m x 2.

4m)Double aspect, with lovely view of the garden.

Solid pine-fronted units, comprising base- and wall-mounted cupboards and drawers.

Inset double-butler sink.

Double eye-level electric oven, including grill.

Lpg hob with extractor unit above.


Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher.

Several off-peak electrical sockets.

Bedroom 1 (3.

5m x 3.

4m)Extensive views.

Night storage heater.

En-suite shower room (2.

2m x 1.

5m)Modern suite with tiled walls.

Walk-in shower with sliding door.

Pedestal hand basin and WC.

Strip light with shaver point.

Night storage heater, wall heater and electric towel rail.

Extractor fan.

Bathroom (2.

5m x 2.

1m)Modern suite with part-tiled walls.

Panelled ceramic bath with shower mixer taps, and storage underneath.

Pedestal hand basin and WC.

Strip light with shaver point.

Night storage heater, wall heater and electric towel rail.

Extractor fan.

Cupboard housing pressurised hot-water cylinder.

Airing cupboard with 2 small heaters.

Water-softening unit.

First floorBedroom 2 (4.

57m x 4.

42m)Double aspect with views of garden and adjacent farmland.

Exposed ceiling beams and ‘A’ frame.

Electric heater.

Built-in wardrobe.

Telephone point and BT box.

Total floor area including timber cabin (110 sq m approx.

)OutsideGotherwell is situated at the far end of a narrow no-through country lane which is Council adopted.

Just before the cottage is a turning area.

There is a gravel parking area on the northern side of the cottage, with enough room for 2 cars.

Detached Timber Garage/Workshop (5.

08m x 3.

20m) Accessed via double iron gates.

Double doors.

Rear window, power & light.

Store room (2.

24m x 1.

09m) Accessed via garage.


Detached timber cabinStudio/Office/Guest bedroom (3.

5m x 3.

2m) Double aspect.

Country and garden views.

High-vaulted ceiling.

Built-in worktop and storage areas.

Power, light and telephone point.

En-suite cloakroom (3.

5m x 1.

09m) Country views.

WC and wash basin with tiled splashback.

Strip light with shaver point.

Electric heater.

Summerhouse (2.

44m x 2.

44m) On the western side of the cabin.

Power and light, with raised paved terrace taking advantage of the beautiful views, especially of the sun setting over the Axe Valley.

The gardenThe Garden is bounded by beautiful countryside and is well stocked with areas of lawn interspersed with a variety of trees, shrubs and flower beds.

Small apple orchard and other fruit trees.

Greenhouse and tool shed.

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