Five Acres, Charmouth, Bridport

£825,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A delightful, beautifully presented cottage located within easy walking distance of Charmouth beach and enjoying fantastic sea and country views. Flexible accommodation including 3/4 bedrooms. South-facing gardens, off road parking and garage. In all 0.2 of an acre. EPC Band TBC

THE PROPERTY

When Ven Cottage was built in circa 1953 in the former grounds of a nearby house, the original owners chose the exact position in which the property now stands as the optimum place to appreciate the sea, coastal and country views and south-facing aspect to their fullest advantage. This is as true today as it was back then; standing slightly elevated above the neighbouring properties in a generous, established plot, this exceptionally charming cottage, with its colour washed brick and part rendered elevations, enjoys a fantastic outlook from every window and is orientated to make the most of the views out to sea and ensure a wealth of natural light throughout the accommodation. Under the current ownership, the property has been greatly improved to a very high standard including modernisation and the addition of a superb sitting room, resulting in a comfortable, convenient and endearing home suitable for a broad variety of purchasers.

Internally the accommodation is very well proportioned and is appointed with attractive, high quality fixtures and fittings including solid oak balustrade/screening stairs, contemporary internal doors (alongside some original cottage doors) and engineered oak or Karndean flooring throughout the ground floor. The large oak pillared porch and oak style composite front door open into a welcoming reception hall from which the ground floor cloakroom (with space for a shower if required), study and dining room can all be accessed. Both the study and dining room feature contemporary, integral Swedish wood burning stoves, and the study further benefits from French doors to the garden, making this an excellent option for a semi-independent ground floor bedroom, should single-storey living be required.

The dining room leads through into the sitting room which has been a significant addition to the property and is arguably the best place to enjoy the views at any time of year with sliding doors opening directly to the garden. Another room which has been significantly altered is the kitchen which is fitted with modern units beneath solid oak worktops and is well equipped with comprehensive, quality appliances. This is serviced by a useful adjoining utility room and a rear porch/garden room, providing a valuable transition space between garden and house.

On the first floor there are three generous double bedrooms, each with a fabulous view of the sea. The principal bedroom is of particular note, enjoying a dual aspect and excellent built-in storage. Also on the first floor is the attractively appointed family bathroom and a useful separate shower room, both of which have also benefitted from the programme of improvements.

OUTSIDE

Extending to approximately a fifth of an acre, facing primarily south and enjoying a healthy degree of privacy from neighbouring properties, the garden at Ven Cottage is just as delightful as the house itself. Being attractively landscaped with Indian sandstone pathways and adjoining terraces and offering many splendid seating areas, this is a wonderful garden for al fresco dining, entertaining and relaxing with the backdrop of the gorgeous views. There is also a soft fruit cage, a mature, productive apple tree and a grape vine. To the front is a parking area for several vehicles and a single garage.

SITUATION

The property enjoys a tucked-away position just a short walk to Charmouth's unspoilt, fossil rich beach, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and within an easy walk to Charmouth Primary School and the village centre. Charmouth's amenities include a good range of shops, two pubs and a church and the village also benefits from an active and friendly year-round community with regular events and clubs catering to a broad variety of interests. Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis and Colyton Grammar (accessible by school bus) are both nearby. Lyme Regis, Axminster and Bridport are within easy reach, offering unique shopping, leisure and cultural experiences. Walking opportunities are abundant including the wonderful South West Coast path. There is a mainline train station in Axminster with regular services to London (Waterloo).

SERVICES

Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport follow the A35 to the Charmouth roundabout and take the first exit into Charmouth. Take the second available right onto Higher Sea Lane then take the first right onto Five Acres (marked as a private road). Follow the road around to the left and the property can be found on the right shortly before the road ends.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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