Press Release | Thatched, Grade II listed property restored to its former glory following house fire is now for sale with DOMVS Estate Agents

Press Release |Thatched, Grade II listed property restored to its former glory following house fire is now for sale with DOMVS Estate Agents

Honeysuckle Cottage has just come onto the market with an asking price of £375,000. The semi-detached house, dating back to 1843, suffered extensive fire and water damage following a serious fire at the end of 2020. A total of 65 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze throughout the night, which devastated the thatched cottage.

Following several years of planning applications and renovations, the cottage has now been sympathetically restored and is ready for the next owners to enjoy. The Grade II Listed house is thought to be linked to nearby Poxwell House, once part of the Cerne Abbey Estate and the current owners have done everything possible to retain its heritage throughout the painstaking renovations.

Karen and Keith, the owners, were devastated when the fire spread from a neighbouring property and destroyed the roof as well as damaging the upper floor of the cottage. She said “some of the original parts of the roof, dating from the 1840s, were lost. To know that the cottage had been there for nearly 200 years and had such history meant a lot to us and we wanted to make sure it was rebuilt to last another 200 years. With help from a local builder – the brilliant Trevor Stockley of Warmwell – we were able to rebuild using local, experienced craftsmen.”

Set in just over a quarter of an acre of beautiful grounds, there is space for a number of vehicles at the front and a rear lawned garden with extensive views over the countryside. The surrounding farmland lies within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which includes the Jurassic Coast, Britain’s first natural World Heritage Site.

Polly Greenway, DOMVS CEO says “Honeysuckle Cottage is an adorable property, which whilst ‘a period home’ now represents a fabulous opportunity for the new owners to enjoy a sense of history and reassuring modernity. With a spacious feel the cottage has lovely features throughout with latch doors, timber beams, timber flooring and a brick-built fireplace. There are two bedrooms, a contemporary kitchen, and a bright reception room. The garden, with a shed and outside tap, provides plenty of space to create a vegetable garden or keep chickens, for example.”

Poxwell is a small hamlet in Dorset, located just six miles from the transport links and amenities of both the county town of Dorchester and the seaside resort of Weymouth. It is also approximately two miles from the sea at Ringstead Bay, with its spectacular coastal scenery typical of South Dorset. The name originates from ‘Pokes well’ – a Roman well located on a hillside in the village.

The owners fell in love with the village and cottage after driving through the hamlet when visiting the area. Karen says “we were really excited when we were able to buy Honeysuckle cottage and make it our own. We spent many weekends travelling down from our home in Essex to redecorate the property to use for holidays. It has also been a holiday cottage for others to enjoy too. We’re delighted that Honeysuckle Cottage is now restored to its former glory and its legacy will live on, providing a wonderful, happy home for the next family”.

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