Verriotts Lane, Morcombelake, Bridport

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A unique, contemporary dwelling offering flexible accommodation situated in its own oasis near to the Jurassic Coast. Five bedroom bespoke home offering expansive proportions, a stylish holiday lodge and secluded views to the South and West towards Charmouth and to the coast with sea glimpses. EPC Band D.


Scale, light and the juxtaposition of welcoming natural materials against grand proportions give intriguing perspectives from each angle of this fine home, both inside and out. The property is located in an elevated and yet deceptively secluded position on Hardown Hill (National Trust Land) which affords exclusivity. This unique residence is primarily orientated towards the West and South affording excellent far reaching vistas and light throughout much of the day. There is plenty of room in which to retire or create personal spaces whilst complimenting any family s needs.

The original house is believed to have been built in the 1970s and has been substantially enlarged and refurbished in both 2005 and 2016 with a programme of works that have continued with a new kitchen breakfast room just having been completed with a 4 metre long island as the focal point.

The bedrooms are approached via a galleried walkway which allows the views to be appreciated from the integral spaces and bathes the centre of the house in light. Raised terraces and decks accessed directly from the house integrate the outside further alluding to a tree house feel.

Each aspect of this home offers a different perspective, the new breakfast room flows from the bespoke kitchen which boasts birch units with polished concrete surfaces. A newly created breakfast area sits to the side which leads out to a tranquil outside eating area. A more formal dining area sits beside the kitchen and leads on to a seating area that is galleried and centred around a wood burning stove, enjoying a set of bifold doors which optimise over the views. To one side of the living room on the ground floor there is a master bedroom suite with bifold doors onto the terrace and a well-equipped contemporary bathroom with both a bath and a walk-in shower. On the lower ground floor there is a family sitting room and a lounge that has a wood burning stove as its heart.

The first floor holds four further bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room with the three remaining bedrooms sharing a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms is currently organised with a mezzanine level with two sleeping areas.

The property has oil fired under floor heating on all three floors, oak windows/doors/terrace balustrades and a mixture of cedar and rendered elevations under a tiled roof.

NB: The Blue House has photovoltaic cells (estimated to bring in an income of between £1,500 and £2,000) There is an electric car charging point in the garage. A new septic treatment plant has been fitted


The Lodge is approached along its own pathway which is completely independent and ideal for extended family living or perhaps a holiday let. The lodge is a clad in Larch with its own deck on the south-west side, it has underfloor heating powered by an air source heat pump. The open plan living room has the kitchen area to one side, a dining area to the centre and a sitting area to the other. Behind the kitchen is a shower room with a walk-in shower beyond which there is a large double bedroom.


The grounds and garden extend to approximately 0.90 acres with the rear of the plot abutting National Trust land with a wilder wooded area to the rear and more formal area to the front. The main entertaining spaces are off the raised terraces with a terrace running the full width of the front of the house onto a larger area of deck that makes an ideal spot for a summer party and boast an outdoor kitchen, all taking in the views. Behind the house there are mature trees while to one side there is a large double carport with an electric car charging point, besides which is a store/workshop. On the south side of the property there is a standalone office that is insulated and makes a useful detached workspace equipped with broadband.

The whole house and grounds have an Antipodean feel. There are mature, eye catching shrubs and trees to the side of the drive and to the other, a play area and formal ornamental pond tucked away on the north side. The house is approached through its own grounds along a tarmac drive which affords a great deal of parking and privacy once entering the plot.


The property is perched above the village of Morcombelake, which has a village store, tea rooms and Felicity s farm shop. The market town of Bridport lies approximately 6 miles to the East. Bridport has a history of rope-making and is now a gateway to the Jurassic, World Heritage coastline at nearby West Bay. It has a variety of independent shops, supermarkets, public houses and restaurants catering for a range of tastes and excellent arts and music events. Bridport is conveniently placed for Dorchester and Weymouth to the east and Axminster to the west. Walking, water sports and riding opportunities are plentiful in the area. Communication links are good with road links along the A35 and mainline stations at Maiden Newton and Axminster. Charmouth and Lyme Regis are also just a short motoring distance away.


Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil fired central heating.


Viewings from the afternoon of the 14th of July, strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport. Viewing of the lodge subject to availability, please call the office for further details.


From our Bridport office proceed South to the Crown roundabout taking the fourth exit onto the A35 heading west. Pass through the village of Chideock and into Morcombelake village turning right before the Artwave Gallery signposted Verriotts Lane. Proceed to the top of the hill and at the T-junction, turn left and after only a few metres, turn right. The Blue House is to the left, clearly identified.

01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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