Semi-Detached House: 2 beds, 1 bath, 2 receptions


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Tel: 01308 427329


A fine Grade II Listed 2-3 bedroom country house with delightful, established south-facing gardens and double garage with sun room/workshop off, in all extending to some 0.2 acres with iconic trees and located approximately mid-way between Bridport and Beaminster

SITUATION: The property is tucked off the Beaminster-Bridport road, with a driveway to the rear of the house. The property is in a small enclave of properties within easy driving distance of the historic town of Beaminster to the north and the vibrant market town of Bridport, both approximately 3 miles distant. The coast at West Bay lies some 5 miles away due south with its fishing harbour, beaches and access onto the South West Coastal Paths along the Jurassic Coastline. This is an ideal location for retirement, family life or a country/coastal retreat.

THE PROPERTY features beautiful mellow stone elevations under a slate roof, with some stone mullion windows to the ground floor. This is a delightful Grade II Listed country house of spacious proportions for a small number of occupants who would particularly enjoy the gardens which include a large variety of small trees together with a substantial Cedar Tree and an elderly Yew Tree. The garden offers potential for cultivated areas with a large greenhouse in the grounds.

This property has not come to the market for many years but has been very well maintained and updated, is of considerable architectural significance and offers a superior lifestyle opportunity. There are many fine character features including an impressive large stone fireplace to the living room (presently fitted with a copper canopy over an open fire), window seats, some beamed ceilings, display recesses ideal for the display of art works, deep window sills, antique wooden-doored built-in cupboards and panelling, an Aga stove to the kitchen and a further stone fireplace feature to the spacious master bedroom.

Whilst the property still holds a feeling of granduer, it has been well maintained and updated and now includes a quality fairly modern kitchen including appliances and with a utility cupboard off, luxury bathroom suite including a power shower over the bath, night storage heaters mainly housed by ornate wooden covers, electric 2-oven Aga also heating the hot water and modern hot water tank.

Outside, the grounds are very well established and cater for colour all year round, with many specimen trees and bushes and much privacy and tranquillity and the double garage is a huge benefit with its sun room/workshop behind.

DIRECTIONS: From the centre of Bridport travelling north along the A3066 Beaminster Road, proceed through Bradpole and straight onto the village of Melplash. Pass the pub and garage and continue down the hill and, just on the rise of the hill, the entrance to the property will be seen on the right-hand side. It is easier to find if travelling from Beaminster towards Bridport as the sign to Cedar Cottage can be seen more easily on the left-hand side.

THE HOUSE is approached via a side wrought iron entrance gate within a stone wall leading to a small flight of easy steps with handrail to the front of the property where there is a terrace against the front of the house with central main wooden entrance door with portico style head, opening to the:
SPACIOUS ENTRANCE HALL with doormat well, modern electric consumer unit and inset cupboard housing the electric meter, staircase rising to the first floor with timber hand rail and wooden-doored storage cupboard below. Double doors open to the living room and kitchen/dining room.
CLOAKROOM comprising a hand basin with tiled splashback with small strip light over and a low level WC with window with venetian-style blind fitted, glass shelf and large coat rack.
LIVING ROOM with very impressive stone fireplace providing an open fire with copper canopy over and stone hearth and lit recesses either side, two window seats overlooking the south-facing gardens, two double wall light points, former window opening with beam over and deep shelf/sill, night storage heater with wooden cover/shelf over.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM extending from front to rear with windows both ends. The window to the south has a long window seat fitted. The centre piece is the 2-oven Aga and half the room is dedicated to for dining and half is fitted with a good range of kitchen base units with work surfaces over, a double wall cupboard. The front window has a further triple base unit under. To the side of the Aga is a deep double-doored cupboard housing the microwave, plumbing for washing machine, work surface and space for storage. There is a further recess off the kitchen with a twin-bowl sink unit with cupboards under and small window to the north.
LANDING with high level window with wooden beam over to the north giving good natural light over the staircase. A larger window to the south and sizeable landing area provides a study/reading area. An open-tread staircase with drop-down hatch rises to the attic room.
MASTER BEDROOM featuring a decorative stone fireplace surround with a stone hearth now providing a display area, a wooden double-doored wardrobe with attractive panels fitted to the side of the fireplace and with small storage cupboards over, two window seats to south-facing windows overlooking the gardens, 3 double wall light points and a central light point, night storage heater, former window niche offering display area for an artwork.
BATHROOM comprising a sizeable room with quality replacement suite with beaded edging comprising a panelled bath with mixer tap attachment and step up, WC and washbasin set into a vanity unit fitted into a recess. Window to the rear with venetian blind fitted. Built-in airing cupboard with pre-lagged hot water tank. Attractive complimenting tiled walls, Dimplex electric heater, upright towel rail.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 2 with two window seats overlooking the gardens.
ATTIC BEDROOM with staircase enclosed by balustrading either side. The main room offers an occasional bedroom space with dormer window to the rear and the other side of the room offers a dressing area with door to the loft/storage space.

The property benefits from a DOUBLE GARAGE off the driveway of traditional construction under a dual pitched slate roof. It has a remote-control up-and-over door and an internal door leading to a sun room/workshop with windows and door opening into the rear garden.

The south-facing gardens will prove a joy to the keen gardener and extend to approximately 0.2 acres.

We understand there is a tree preservation order on the iconic Cedar Tree in the garden.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage. Electric heating and Aga also providing hot water.



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