Uploders, Bridport, DT6 4PG

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Handcrafted, detached country house, complete with a substantial converted stone barn/workshop (potential income), set within approx 2.81 acres of secluded, landscaped gardens

This Is a beautifully appointed property finished with an eye for detail that is unusual in the 21st Century. Add a garden that seamlessly blends structural formal planting with a looser planting, an outstanding village location, close to both Bridport town and the beach and you have the full package. The property is believed to date back to the early 20th Century and was substantially enlarged around 2007, creating a lovely country house fit for the new millennium. Despite the handsome stone exteriors and lovely setting, the real beauty of this house is the attention to detail throughout. Craftsmen have been employed, using tactile materials such as wood and stone, to create features that include handmade brace and ledge doors, bookcases, shutters, lined archways, radiator covers, a fine spindle staircase and Travertine floors, giving the property a unique quality all of its own.

The formal entrance to the house lies to the centre with a dining hall, currently used as a study, laid to a plank floor with a woodburning stove to one side and a door out onto the garden to the other. To one side of the hall there is a sitting room arranged around an open fireplace and to the other there is the day time hub of the house - a large kitchen/dining room, with double doors to one end onto the gardens. The handmade kitchen has a comprehensive range of floor mounted units and cupboards with granite work surfaces over and integrated appliances that include an electric oven, a microwave and a dishwasher. The floor is laid to a Travertine stone with underfloor heating beneath, while within the kitchen are a number of useful bespoke cupboards including a pantry cupboard. To one side a door leads out to a utility room complete with a butler's sink to one side, with an Oak worktop over and space for a freezer and washing machine under. To the other side there is a cloak and boot area and to the end there are twin storage cupboards flanking a door through to a cloakroom. In the corner a door leads through to the garage which, with the utility room, is laid to a Travertine floor with a wine storage area topped by granite to one side. Upstairs there are three good bedrooms, accessed along a central landing equipped with useful, beautifully fitted storage spaces arranged along the length. The bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with a shower over the bath and a second shower room, both of which are fitted in contemporary style and have electric underfloor heating. The property has double glazing throughout and oil-fired central heating. This is a very polished house indeed.

The barn lies to the Eastern side of the property well away from the house itself and was converted into a workshop and offices in 2004. The workshops lie on the ground floor and are divided into a workshop and a machine room with, to one side, an attached vent room. Upstairs, reached by an outside staircase, there is a suite of offices complete with a kitchen and a WC that, subject to the necessary planning consents, could be converted for additional residential use if required. In addition there is a standalone wood store.

Agent's Note: The barn currently houses a commercial joinery workshop on a commercial let. It is anticipated it would yield £20k per annum.

The property is approached through a gated driveway that sweeps around to the side of the house with a further gated parking area. The driveway forks right at the cottage, flanked by Lime trees on one side, leading down to the barn where there is further parking for any number of cars.

The gardens sweep South away to the River Asker - and are an eclectic mix of formal and informal styles framing the cottage, taking in the sun for much of the day. Beside the house itself there is a pergola-topped eating area that looks out over the gardens, with the more formal areas nearest the house giving way to less formal areas of meadow across the stream. On the West side of the property there is a sauna house complete with a shower, with to one side a garden shed and to the other a greenhouse. As with the house the attention to detail throughout the garden is extraordinary with well-stocked herbaceous borders complemented by pleached Limes and Beech designed to give shape, colour and form throughout the year. Beside the cottage there is a screened utilities area with a garden shed and a drying area surrounded by a stone wall.

Symonds & Sampson - Bridport

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