Press Release | DOMVS launches property with Airbnb potential and award-winning gardens

Press Release | DOMVS launches property with Airbnb potential and award-winning gardens

Island Cottage is surrounded by just over 1.1 acres of beautiful gardens, recognised in both 2001 and 2003 as the John Booker Cup’s ‘Best Garden in Weymouth for Design & Content’. Running alongside the River Wey, this Grade II listed, stone-built cottage has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and generous entertaining space. Additionally, there is a detached two-bedroom bungalow within the grounds, that would suit multi-generational living or provide the new owners with an opportunity to earn an income.

Polly Greenway, DOMVS CEO comments: “The additional dwelling lends itself to a variety of different uses. Subject to obtaining the correct planning permission, the title could be split, enabling a sale of the bungalow, before or after development. If the latter is explored, then potentially high gains are on offer. Alternatively, our lettings team have quoted a conservative rental income of £950 per calendar month for a long-letting, and our friends at Dorset Hideaways have suggested an approximate net income of £20,000-£25,000 per year, if holiday rentals are the preferred route”. 

“The home is enchanting, but it’s the garden that takes centre stage. It is, quite simply, heavenly! To hear the river running by as you walk under the pergola or stroll through the scented shrubberies must be one of the dearest pleasures in life. The garden has been creatively designed so its secrets are revealed as you wander around, with another highlight being a garden lodge tucked away in a sun-lit position, making for a wonderful summer’s entertaining spot.”

The garden has both a Victorian and modern greenhouse, two stone outbuildings, seating under the trees and regular visits from local ducks. There is a triple garage with remote-controlled doors, additional covered parking and a workshop with an adjoining WC.

Pictured: Detached chalet bungalow in the garden

The owners comment: “We bought this house, not just because of the versatile, generous living space, but also because it is located in one of Dorset’s prettiest, most unspoilt villages, and is such a tranquil place to live. The adjoining bungalow has served us well for family and friends visiting over the years and we have so many wonderful memories of being out in the garden.

“We were honoured to be awarded the best garden in Weymouth and have our hard work recognised. The competition no longer runs, but our commitment to retaining and creating a space that extends beyond a collection of plants and flowers has continued in the years since. Our garden reflects our love for nature, and we hope that the new owners will continue to nurture and enjoy every aspect as much as we have in our 23 years of living here.”

Upwey is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Dorset Ridgeway’s valley and is well known for its romantic Upwey Wishing Well at The Spring Head, a favourite place of King George III. Whilst offering ‘village living’, it is also well located for all the mainline links to nearby towns and London Waterloo.

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DOMVS is an award-winning estate agency with three offices providing sales, lettings and land advisory services across the entire Dorset county. With a reputation built on trust, integrity and knowledge, DOMVS has been exceeding its clients’ expectations since 2005. DOMVS has won multiple awards and boasts an almost 100% score on Google, Facebook and Trustpilot.

As featured in the Dorset Echo: Upwey home with award-winning gardens and the Dorset Echo: Island Cottage in Upwey, Weymouth for sale for £1.5m

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