Wootton Fitzpaine, Bridport, DT6

££650,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

As the name suggests The Old Post Office was formerly the village post office and was built circa 1918 with rendered elevations and tiled roofs. All, however, is not as it seems. In 2014, the property was struck by lightning, causing extensive damage which necessitated the renewal of much of the fabric of the original house including the roof, the plasterwork, the electrics and the plumbing, making it a particularly attractive proposition for those who fear the maintenance costs of a period property. Add to that a large garden that allows the property to be substantially extended, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, part ownership of the adjoining field and the possibilities are endless.

The Old Post Office has a hallway to its centre with, to one side, a sitting room that looks out to the rear of the property, a family room (formerly the shop) that looks to the front and a dining room that flows through to a kitchen to the other. The sitting room is centred on a fireplace equipped with a contemporary woodburning stove, with the family room having an original fireplace that is not in use and has at times been used as a fourth bedroom. The dining room has a solid fuel Rayburn set into the chimney breast with space for a large dining table, beyond which there is a kitchen that is equipped with a range of floor and wall mounted units and cupboards. To one side of the kitchen a door leads through to the back lobby where there is a cloakroom. Upstairs there are three good bedrooms, served by family bathroom with a shower over the bath. The property is in good decorative order throughout, has a solid fuel Rayburn heating a number of radiators and the hot water and UPVC double glazing.

To the front of the property there is a gated driveway laid to gravel providing parking and turning for a number of cars with to one side a sectionally constructed garage. The main body of the garden lies to the front and is laid to lawn punctuated by mature shrub and tree planting. To one corner there is an area screened by a mature hedge in which there is a useful timber workshop, a greenhouse and a vegetable patch.

To the rear of the property there is 5.38 acre paddock owned by six properties in the form of a company - the Wootton Fitzpaine CIC. For the princely sum of £1 a year each property has the right to fencing a 10 metre strip of the paddock should they wish to do so however the area can only be used for agricultural purposes and no planting of trees or hedges is permitted. In essence the ownership of the field protects the view.

Agent's Note: The septic tank at the property is likely to need replacing to comply with current regulations. It is estimated that the cost of this will be in the order of £10,000 - £15,000.

Tenure: Freehold

Wootton Fitzpaine, Bridport, DT6
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