Main Street, Chideock, Bridport

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A charming detached period cottage with extensive secluded gardens in the picturesque village of Chideock and only 1 mile from the Jurassic Coast


Japonica Cottage is a classic picture postcard, detached, cottage dating back to the 16th century, of solid stone under a thatched roof. It is listed grade 2 of architectural or historic importance. Extensive rethatching was undertaken in 2017.

The good sized and well presented accommodation offers numerous character features, typical of its age and type, including stone mullion windows (allegedly some came from Chideock Castle), exposed beams including first floor A frames, large beamed fireplace with wood burner to the living/dining room, inglenook fireplace with former bread oven to kitchen/breakfast room, ornate fireplace to sitting room, flagstone floors, exposed floorboards, quarry tiles and cottage doors. The impressive principal bedroom features a vaulted beamed ceiling.

The accommodation extends to:

Ground floor - Pillared thatched porch, reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, living/dining room, kitchen, conservatory.

First floor - Landing, bedroom 1 with dressing room area (potential to create an en-suite wash room), two further bedrooms, bathroom/shower room (potential to sub-divide to create a fourth bedroom with en-suite bathroom).

The cottage also provides good off-road parking, a detached triple garage (of cavity construction and offering great potential for conversion, subject to the usual planning consents) plus single garage/store and extensive, secluded, well stocked gardens and grounds.

Both the cottage and gardens enjoy views over the village to the National Trust Langdon Hill.


The cottage stands elevated and set back, being approached over a tarmac driveway leading on to a large gravelled parking and turning area attached garage and triple garaging with triple up and over doors, power and light.

The front garden is laid to lawn together with low hedging, stone retaining walls and a paved stone pathway.

Immediately to the rear of the cottage is a paved sheltered courtyard with well and outside boiler store. The main gardens are principally down to lawn interspersed with a wide variety of trees and shrubs, including apple and fig, and featuring a two-tier pond with waterfall.


Japonica Cottage is conveniently located in the heart of this popular, picturesque village. The centre is principally made up of thatched cottages of the type for which the area is well known. There are excellent local amenities including a Post Office/shop, public houses, parish church and village hall.

The immediate locality is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with numerous walking opportunities right on the doorstep, with a nearby footpath opposite leading to the village green, playground and beach at Seatown.

The stunning World Heritage coastline is very nearby at Seatown, with access to the beach and the spectacular cliff and coastal walks through land mainly owned or controlled by the National Trust. The thriving market town of Bridport is very nearby and the historic coastal resort of Lyme Regis is only about 15 minutes driving distance.


All mains services. Gas-fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment through Stags Bridport.


From Bridport proceed west along the A35 to Chideock. On passing Ruins Lane, Japonica Cottage is seen shortly on the right and before reaching the shop on the left.

01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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