5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Detached Grade II Listed, four bedroom period property with an annexe in an idyllic country location, set in approx 1.69 acres.
The property is believed to have its origins in the 17th Century and was substantially extended in the 18th Century in the Dorset long house style and has warm local stone elevations under thatched and tiled roofs. The property has huge character, with period features that include open fireplaces, generous ceiling heights, mullion windows, ledge and brace doors, window seats, exposed ceiling timbers and some attractive oak floors. Although the property is now in need of updating, what makes this property special is its location surrounded by Dorset countryside away from passing traffic, yet within 10 minutes of Bridport town itself and 15 minutes of the beach at West Bay.
The front door lies to the side of the house and leads into a large hallway laid to an oak floor, with to one end a cloakroom and a drawing room and to the side both a dining room and a kitchen. Beyond the drawing room is a sitting room which in turn is linked to the annexe. Both the sitting room and the drawing room have fireplaces as their focal points and south facing views over the garden, while the kitchen has an oil-fired Aga and extensive views looking down the valley to the west. Upstairs there are four good bedrooms, the principal of which is generously proportioned, with an ensuite bathroom and the fourth bedroom that could double as a dressing room. The two remaining bedrooms share a family bathroom. There is storage space on the landing and fitted wardrobes in two of the bedrooms. The annexe, which could also be used as additional living accommodation for the house, has a living room/bedroom, a bathroom and a room that has been equipped with plumbing for a kitchen. It has its own separate entrance. The property has oil fired central heating, mains water, well water and private drainage to a septic tank. The attic is boarded.
Outside on the south side of the property, originally the front, there is a lovely lawn that stretches out from the house, with areas of herbaceous, shrub and tree planting to the edges and two Yews framing the rear door. On the west side of the property there is a substantial area that provides parking and turning for a number of cars, beyond which there is an orchard planted with a number of mature, high-yielding fruit trees. Adjacent to the annexe there is a small private cottage garden, leading to a grassed area punctuated by a number of lovely mature trees. On the east side of the house there is a double garage, a useful outbuilding and a tin barn, while to one side of the orchard there are three further outbuildings. In all about 1.69 acres
Agent's Note: On the north side of the house a bridleway runs along the boundary and down the drive.