Thornicks House is a truly lovely, deceptively spacious four bedroom terraced cottage dating from the late 18th century and situated in the charming Dorset village of Winfrith Newburgh. It is set on a quiet country lane (cul-de sac) off the main village street. The cottage was originally owned by the village baker, and the cottage next door was the bake house itself. There is a large field and stream between the lane and the main part of the village.
The cottage has just been subject to very substantial renovations and improvements and absolutely no expense has been spared to make one of the most highly appointed, luxurious and comfortable holiday lets in Dorset.
A lovely, additional garden room has been added, adjoining the newly combined dining room (with its old portland flagstone floor) and kitchen. This makes a marvellously spacious eating, kitchen and living area, which flows naturally through to the patio. Under floor heating in the kitchen and garden room adds to the feeling of comfort.
The new kitchen features top of the range bespoke painted kitchen units, created by the English Kitchen Company of Romsey, with Silestone worktops and a high class Falcon range cooker. Luxury extra appliances include a bean to cup De Longhi coffee machine, a Kenwood food mixer and fitted wine cooler.
We have had the bathroom gutted and reappointed and there is now an additional toilet downstairs.
The downstairs has the advantage of a Sonos multi room hi-fi system throughout. The spacious sitting room, which opens directly onto the lane, benefits from a lovely bay-window and a large, old-beamed brick fireplace with a newly fitted log-burner for the winter months. There is a Samsung smart TV and a blu-ray disc player. BT Infinity Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
The cottage has been furnished to a high specification. Many antique items sit alongside handmade wooden furniture and bespoke upholstery. Some more contemporary but traditional solid oak furniture sits comfortably in the overall scheme.
Outside, the garden room opens onto a large new patio, with a brick-built barbecue and charming water feature. The patio is surrounded by a lovely, mature and secluded garden with a large lawn, shrubs and flower beds.
Winfrith Newburgh: Winfrith is a typical Dorset Village, with a lovely church, Manor House and picturesque main street full of thatched and period cottages and houses. There is a pub, a village shop and post office. Dorchester and Weymouth are the two nearest large towns, where you will find supermarkets, many other shops as well as restaurants catering for all tastes and pockets. There are an abundance of fine country pubs in easy reach of Winfrith, many serving fine ales and excellent pub fare