King Charles Cottage boasts history and nostalgia.
It overflows with original features and sits in the central square of the sleepy village of Broadwindsor.
Uneven floors, low beams, and a winding staircase all add to the incredible charm.
You can sleep in the same bedroom King Charles slept in when he was on the run from Parliamentary troops in 1651.
The story goes that he was about to be discovered when a young maid went into labour downstairs.
The ensuing hullabaloo created a diversion and the king was able to escape undetected.
Enter into the spacious hallway with woodburning stove and seating and kick off your boots in comfort, before moving into the sitting room where there is a large TV and wonderful open fireplace to be enjoyed on a quiet evening in, surrounded by beautiful antique furniture and lovely choice pieces.
There are two steps down to a large open-plan kitchen/diner leading to a magnificent timber-framed conservatory with additional plush seating, where you can soak up the sunshine on cooler days.
The kitchen and dining area are perfect for entertaining and preparing family meals.
The open layout means the cook can get involved in the conversation as the huge farmhouse-style table seats everyone else, with room for more.
The separate utility room is a useful addition and contains the essential appliances like a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer.
Narrow and steep steps that show the age of the property lead you to the bedrooms; two doubles and a twin, with ample storage for your belongings and being served by the shower room, as well as the ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over, and a separate basin and WC.
Outside, there is a private enclosed patio with seating where you can rest up on a warm summer’s day and enjoy a barbecue.
Open a door to another, secret garden with vegetable plot and dining area.
There is parking on the roadside at the front of the property.
This 16th century listed cottage lies in the square in the centre of the village of Broadwindsor, a quintessential West Dorset village, with a very short walk to the pub where you can enjoy lovely classic dishes.
The larger market town of Bridport is also within easy reach, being just 7 or so miles away, with its thriving twice-weekly market, and the beach at West Bay.
King Charles Cottage is a truly unique property perfect for anyone who likes being immersed in history.