Verriotts Lane, Morcombelake, Bridport, DT6 6DU


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Detached five bedroom contemporary house with outstanding living spaces, a stylish holiday lodge and wonderful views to the south and west towards Charmouth and the sea.

This house is all about position and scale. The property is located in an elevated position on Hardown Hill (National Trust Land) orientated towards some wonderful views stretching south and west towards the sea at Charmouth and taking in the Sun for much of the day. The accommodation extends to 4,675 square feet (which includes the lodge, store and garden office) and comprises of a series of unusually spacious living spaces and bedrooms complemented by a series of raised terraces or decks accessed directly from the house from which to take in the lovely views.

The main house is believed to have been built in the 1970s and was substantially enlarged and refurbished in both 2005 and 2016.The heart of the home is undoubtedly the kitchen living room that flows from the kitchen area to a dining area and subsequently a sitting area that is galleried and centred around a wood burning stove to one side with a set of bifold doors taking in the best of the views. The kitchen is equipped with a comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted units and cupboards topped by Silestone worksurfaces while the floors throughout the ground floor are laid to slate with the exception of the master bedroom. 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 more formal drawing room that has a wood burning stove as its focal point. The bedroom and both formal living rooms are laid to solid oak flooring. On the first floor there are 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 within the vaulted ceiling area accessed via a stair that makes an ideal two child bedroom – this could be removed.

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. The property has photovoltaic cells that are estimated to bring in an income of between £1,500 and £2,000 with the electricity generated powering both the immersion heaters for the hot water and an electric car charging point in the garage.

The lodge

The lodge is approached along its own pathway to the left hand side of the main house making it completely independent and ideal for extended family living or perhaps a holiday let. The lodge is a stylish contemporary building clad in Larch with its own deck on the south-west side and an area to one side where the hot tub could be accommodated if so required. The lodge also has underfloor heating powered by an air source heat pump and has engineered oak floor throughout with the exception of the shower room that is tiled. The 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 walls are for the most part clad in recycled plank and larch giving a driftwood/seaside feel to it.

The garden extends in all to approximately 0.90 acres with the rear of the plot abutting National Trust land with a more wild wooded area to the rear and more formal area to the front. The main entertaining areas are of 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 takes in the views. The sun deck, the deck at the front of the house and the deck from the cabin are laid to Millboard which is both anti-slip and anti-mould. Behind the house there are mature trees while to one side of the house there is a large double carport with an electric charging point for an electric car 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 heating and broadband.

The gardens to the front of the house have an Antipodean feel to them with a series of eye catching shrubs and trees on one 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 along a tarmac drive to two parking areas while the property as a whole is afforded a high degree of privacy by the mature trees.


Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected.

Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority

Dorset Council 01305 251010.

Council Tax Band F.

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