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Nov 22, 2016 | Blog

Burton Cottage; a breath-taking thatch property with history, heritage and charm, now boasting a stunning, modern interior worthy of the rich and famous

Welcome to a world where your eyes do not deceive you. Allow us to introduce one of the most stunning and iconic properties we 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. We 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.

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 your grounds there is ample parking for you and guests, as well as a large garage, manicured lawn and decked terrace, ideal for the entertainer in you.

For the outdoor-seeker in you 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.

We 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.

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If you’d like further information on this property please give us a call on 01202 303066 or email

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