Ground floor commercial shop with storerooms, a two bedroom maisonette with scope for attic use above and a walled garden to the rear in a prime position within Bridport Town Centre.
Symonds and Sampson are delighted to bring to market this unique town centre commercial premises, along with a spacious two bedroom maisonette, and wonderful walled garden. It is believed that this is the first time the property has been on the open market within the last 70-100 years.
The two bedroom apartment is arranged over two floors and sits above the shop as part of a Grade II Listed Georgian property. Entrance to the apartment is gained either via the shop itself or gated access into the rear garden. The apartment has its own large terrace which is West facing and is a real sun trap. On entering the property, you come to a central hall which houses the stairs and provides access to all principal rooms.
The sitting room enjoys a front facing aspect onto South Street, with a large bay window and another sash window which flood the room with natural light. The property still upholds many of the character features one would expect of a property of this period such as high ceilings, exposed beams and picture rails. Also with a front facing aspect is the principal bedroom which again is of good proportions. Bedroom two lies to the rear of the property and serves as an ample double room, enjoying a delightful aspect over the garden. As well as adding to the overall sense of space in the apartment, the central hall could also easily be utilised as an office or study area.
The kitchen is well equipped with a range of wall and base level units, and space and plumbing for additional appliances, and enjoys a pleasant aspect across the garden and the roofscape beyond. The boiler is in the kitchen and is a Vaillant gas combi boiler.
Stairs rise from the central hallway to a spacious attic conversion, which could make a wonderful third bedroom (STPP).
The Commercial Premises
The premises comprise a former shoe shop, with an attractive, double fronted and typically Georgian facade. The shop floor is light and spacious, currently with no partitions and two fitting rooms built to the rear. A door leads to the shop's extensive storage area, which is currently divided into two spaces, one of which is also used as an office space. There are some stud-partition walls which could be removed to further open up the space (838 ft² potential sales area) plus office and stock room, wc and wash hand basin. The storeroom continues through the property and opens into the pretty walled garden at the rear, with great potential for a cafe.
South Street is part of a bustling parade of shops, popular with local traders, food retailers and estate agents in this prominent position within the town.