This historic Grade II Listed 17th Century detached cottage has a thatched roof and a wealth of period features. Benville is a small hamlet close to Evershot and an ideal base for touring West Dorset and Thomas Hardy country.
Nestled in the unspoilt hamlet of Benville, Dorset, and offering quaint accommodation for couples and small families, Benville Cottage makes the perfect holiday home in the South West countryside.
This historic Grade II-listed 17th-century property comes with a thatched roof and period features, including a unique stone wall carving of a king, discovered during its renovation. This pet-friendly home features a 3/4-acre enclosed garden with three terraced lawn areas and gorgeous views of its Dorset surroundings.
The luxury hand-built kitchen comes with flagstone floors, vaulted beamed ceilings, and two-oven Aga, with an adjoining utility room. The dining room boasts large oak table with seating for six and doors leading onto the patio and garden, whilst the sitting room features a low ceiling with exposed beams, oak flooring, Inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player.
A single bedroom with original window seat is on the ground floor, whilst the upstairs includes a king master, second double bedroom, and family bathroom with rolltop bath.
This child-friendly cottage sits along Benville Lane, the very lane that Tess of the D’Urbeville walked on her journey from Beaminster to Evershot. Down the lane lies the pub described by Thomas Hardy in his works, whilst two miles to the east lies the award-winning pub The Acorn in Evershot.
The market towns of Beaminster and Bridsport are short drives away, as is a gorgeous stretch of the Jurassic Coast, with stunning beaches at Burston Bradstock, Lyme Bay, and Chesil Beach.
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