Bargain Edwardian cottage on the market – but needs a lot of work

If you’ve ever thought about living out your fairy tale dreams and residing in a rural home in a scenic part of Dorset, you might be in luck.

Estate agents Symonds and Sampson have listed this Edwardian cottage on the market for a bargain £295,000, but there is a slight catch.

Although the property has lots of character and original features, the house is in dire need of a full restoration.

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The exterior offers a nice space for a garden or outdoor seating area

Future owners of this Edwardian home will need to be prepared to renovate and modernize the cottage, however, there are some features some may want to retain.

The detached two-bedroom property, located on Station Road in Alderholt near Fordingbridge, is believed to date back to 1907 and offer rustic features such as exposed beams and exposed brick walls.

Outside, next to the front door, is a traditional red telephone box, which is rarely seen across the UK now. It is therefore likely that this feature can serve as a benchmark.



In the front there is a red phone box, which adds a bit of quirkiness
In the front there is a red phone box, which adds a bit of quirkiness

Inside is a decent sized kitchen which needs some work, plus an open plan lounge and dining area. The chalet also houses two shower rooms – one upstairs and one downstairs.

There is also a good sized reception room, although it could use some updating as it is currently adorned with a garish pink-purple carpet.

Whilst the exterior looks a bit derelict and in need of some TLC, the property sits on land spanning approximately 0.2 acres which could provide scope for expansion.



The wooden beams and the exposed brick wall offer a lot of character
The wooden beams and the exposed brick wall offer a lot of character

There is also a large disused workshop of around 50 square meters as well as a series of disused outbuildings.

Despite the work needed to restore this comfortable 20th century cottage, it is also conveniently located close to key amenities such as shops, trendy restaurants and pubs.



The open concept living room offers lots of light and space
The open concept living room offers lots of light and space

It is just a 10 minute walk from a Co-op store and even closer school links being a stone’s throw away from St. James CE First School and Nursery.

The route is well served via the A338 to Salisbury and Ringwood.

Also, the New Forest National Park is just 3 miles away with excellent walking, horse riding and cycling opportunities.

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