Green Lane House
Dorchester Road

Detached House: 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receptions

Guide Price £820,000

Agent Details


Tel: 01308 427329


A substantial and versatile 5 bed detached house with useful outbuildings just off the A35 offering a lifestyle with, productive vegetable, fruit and formal gardens and a paddock just a walk from Bridport town centre and affording superb country views

SITUATION: Green Lane House is approached by a slip-driveway rising directly off the A35 to an almost level and large garden site with adjoining paddock. There are extensive views to be enjoyed in all directions across open countryside to Eype Down, Loders Hill, Walditch Hill and Boarsbarrow. This is a very private homestead with no immediate neighbours.

The property lies on the eastern fringe of Bridport backing onto open countryside and is approximately a three-quarter mile walk into the town centre with its mainly independent shops, twice-weekly street market, artists' and vintage quadrant, Electric Palace theatre/cinema, art centre, museum, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool and the town hosts a wide variety of events and festivals all year round including Literature, Food, Beer and Hat festivals. There is a bus stop close by with regular services to Bridport and Dorchester (15 miles to the east) where there is also a main line rail station.

The property also adjoins four villages, namely Bradpole, Walditch, Loders and Bothenhampton, all of which boast active communities with lots going on.

The Jurassic Coastline at West Bay lies some 2.5 miles to the south with its fishing harbour, beaches and access to the South West Coastal Path.

THE PROPERTY comprises a detached house featuring brick and rendered elevations under a mainly slate roof with five dormer windows and PV panels installed. The property has been well maintained over the years but provides a more frugal/sustainable existence and recently featured on Countryfile as being self-sufficient with wood producing heat for cooking, some hot water and for wood-burners.

The property has been used over the last 20 years for B&B, dog kennelling, horticulture and agriculture and has workshop facilities providing "the good life" with work from home potential as well as multi-generation living with the upstairs' presently providing "annex" accommodation for relatives.

The grounds surround the house extending mainly to the east and west with formal gardens and cultivated sections and there is plenty of parking and outbuildings. The adjoining paddock is ideal for small livestock husbandry/pony.

DIRECTIONS: From the centre of Bridport travelling east along the A35 Dorchester Road, the entrance to Green Lane House will be found on the edge of the town just after the Lee Lane turning on the left.

A main entrance door on the north side opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL with CLOAKROOM off. Door opening to:
MAIN RECEPTION HALL in the centre of the house with attractive wooden balustraded staircase leading to the first floor. Door to covered PORCH/BOOT ROOM extending along the front of the house with mainly glazed elevations and a door to the front garden.
SITTING/DINING ROOM with double-doored serviing hatch from kitchen. Feature fireplace with wood-burner fitted and side shelving/storage cupboards. Two southerly windows affording views towards Walditch and double-glazed sliding doors with steps down to the
SUN ROOM/CONSERVATORY of mainly glazed construction extending into the gardens and with double doors opening to outside.
KITCHEN being comprehensively fitted with a range of solid wood units with work surfaces and including a 2-oven Rayburn providing cooking and some hot water, a one-and-a-half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and window over and a 4-ring electric hob. Door to:
UTILITY/STORE ROOM in lean-to extension with roof storage space and triple-doored storage cupboard housing the hot water cylinder heated by the Rayburn and with extensive linen storage shelving. Door to:
OUTSIDE RECESSED PASSAGEWAY for coat/boot and tack storage.
AN INNER HALLWAY extends to the west off the main receptiion hall with doors to:
MAIN BEDROOM 1 with southerly aspect and views over the gardens, sliding doored wardrobe.
BEDROOM 2 (potential salon) with door from outside and with interconnecting door to:
BATHROOM comprising panelled bath, large shower cubicle, basin and toilet. Further door from hallway.
BEDROOM 3 with single, louvre-doored wardrobe and window to the south.
Minstrel-gallery type LANDING providing DINING AREA.
LIVING ROOM with feature wood-burning stove on a tiled hearth, eaves storage cupboards and built-in airing cupboard housing a second hot water tank. Double opening doors to
VERANDAH ROOF TERRACE affording glorious views.
GALLEY-KITCHEN with hob, oven, dishwasher and sink and Velux window.
CLOAKROOM with basin and toilet.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 4 with north and easterly windows to countryside views and

There are long mature and well established gardens with trees including a large pine tree on the south side of the lane, with a garage/store, detached garage/workshop, large wooden tool shed, greenhouse and parking provision on the north side of the lane.

The extensive and productive vegetable and fruit gardens extend to the east off which is the field gate to the paddock with old animal shelter and exends to just over an acre. There is a further field gate (presently unused) to the south-east boundary.

SERVICES: Mains electricity with PV panels providing a feed-in tarrif payment, wood burners and Rayburn, all uPVC windows and outside doors, septic tank drainage on site. The paddock has an agricultural holding number.



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