Property focus: Take a look inside a thatched cottage that’s oozing history & charm (with a modern twist)
Property expert Neil Daniels takes a look around Burton Cottage; a breath-taking thatch property in Dorset with history, heritage and charm, and now boasting a stunning, modern interior worthy of the rich and famous.
Welcome to a world where your eyes do not deceive you. Allow me to introduce one of the most stunning and iconic properties I have seen for a long while within the Christchurch and Dorset area.
Why you ask? Put simply, the interior design and recent refurbishment is exemplarily. The current owners have commissioned a specialist interior designer to work on the interior scheme and the results are beyond impressive. Inside represents a contemporary style that complements the character of the house but adds a modern twist throughout. I have to say they have blended old and new beautifully and the house is a true masterpiece.
Proudly known as Burton Cottage, this property boasts history, heritage, charm and class. All attributes which reflect on the interior as well as exterior. If you are looking for the ultimate style haven, this is it. Burton Cottage has been exceptionally designed; it is a re-thatched and refurbished character home, situated in stunning gardens in the popular village of Burton, just outside Christchurch. Its idyllic location lends itself perfectly the charm of the property, and it goes one step further and tells a story of its very own too.
No other property locally shares such impressive roots. Mr Fraser, of renowned retail chain House of Fraser, is said to have made home here for many years. He enjoyed Burton Cottage as a family house and loved the local area in which it sits.
That’s not all. Continuing with this property’s heritage, famous poet Robert Southey lived at Burton Cottage from 1799 to 1805 and here he penned the first version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Southey was a great man of letters and many of his early works still remain in the cellar drafted on parchments.
Southey adored this home, which he originally bought as two separate houses before revolutionising them into what he called a ‘palace.’ It is said that Southey was so moved by the village green in Burton it did take long for him to commit to Burton Cottage.
Overall this is an exceptionally presented Grade 2 listed property totalling 2800 sq ft. Bespoke fixtures and fittings, elegant finishing touches and contemporary must-haves such as under floor heating, newly fitted LED bulbs throughout, heated mirrors to prevent misting, brushed alloy sockets and concealed caballing, transforms this property into the ultimate modern-day home.
Inside you’ll find an impressive entrance porch, reception hall, living room, dining room, refitted cloakroom, breakfast room, kitchen, utility room, family/cinema room, refitted cloakroom, master bedroom with fitted furniture and high quality refitted en-suite, three further bedrooms and a high quality refitted family bathroom.
Outside, within the grounds there is ample parking for the owners and their guests, as well as a large garage, manicured lawn and decked terrace.
For the outdoor-seeker this home is in easy reach of open countryside and local commercial centres. Green fields, tree-lined avenues and a friendly local scene are all positive plus-points for this property. Historic and highly-sought after Christchurch is just a moment away, further to the New Forest National Park offering country walks, cycle ways, horse riding and quaint villages, all on your doorstep.
I hope you agree, Burton Cottage offers everything and more, that a home should. Personality, style, warmth, charm, elegance and the idyllic setting; it almost sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. I urge you to take a proper look for yourself and arrange a viewing today.
This exceptional property is being marketed through Lovett Estate and Letting Agents. The guide price is £1,150,000.