Property of the week: A Real-life fairytale cottage in Dorset

September 7, 2018

Some people seek a calm lifestyle in the countryside and some others an opportunity to escape from a stressful reality. In any case, this bewitching, real-life fairy-tale cottage ticks everyone’s taste boxes and it is designed to make you feel like living in a land of fantasy.

Located in Wareham, Dorset this whimsical one-bedroom cottage is surrounded by 2 acres of land, full of plants and woodland. The charming garden is full of mature shrubs and bluebells where someone could have breakfast gazing at the mesmerising scenery.



Rumour has it that the Stockford Lodge was initially owned by the post-impressionist, Augustus John, and used as his “love shelter”. The Welsh artist used the little cottage to conduct his numerous affairs, as he is said to have fathered over 100 children.

The property has a variety of impressing features, including a trellised porch with Gothic-style door and windows. The porch turns into a dining room, which is a delightful space with flagstone floor and exposed beams that can host plenty of people.



The lounge includes an open fireplace and bespoke built-in cupboard. At the back of the house, we can find a fully equipped bijou kitchen with checked tiles and Belfast sink while on the upper floor the en-suite master bedroom is situated. It may be dated back on the 18th century but features such as underfloor heating will definitely impress any potential buyer.

The lodge comes with a summerhouse, offering more space for guests. It is already fitted with electricity, water, and a phone line. In addition, there is a children’s playhouse in the garden. The cottage has been used by the same family since World War Two when they were initially evacuated to Dorset from London.


The property is currently for sale for £399,950 through Domvs, Wareham

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