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A charming period Grade II Listed 3 bedroom town cottage in picturesque South Street, together with delightful gardens professionally landscaped to provide secret gardens and sun terraces, together with allotments extending in all to approx 0.5 an acre


SITUATION:  No 125 South Street is situated on the east side of the street slightly further down and on the opposite side of the road to St Mary's Church with direct access to riverside walks across the meadows and towards the coast.  The frontage of the property is directly onto the raised pavement of South Street, famous for its Saturday antiques street market.  Bridport town centre is a few minutes' gently sloping walk away with its mainly independent shops, Arts Centre, Electric Palace community theatre and The Lyric theatre, together with its fortnightly farmers' market, art and craft market, Sunday vintage market, WI and food markets. There is also a thriving U3A, choral and musical groups and many sporting activities and the leisure centre is 10 minutes' walk away with its indoor swimming pool.  

The coast at West Bay lies some 2 miles due south with its ancient fishing harbour, beaches, iconic cliffs and many scenic coastal paths extending along the Jurassic Coastline which now has World Heritage Status.  West Bay recently famed in the Broadchurch TV series, enjoys a wealth of restaurants and a wide variety of leisure pursuits including a Golf Club on East Cliff.
Dorchester, the County Town of Dorset, lies some 15 miles to the east and here there is a main line rail service to London, Waterloo.

THE PROPERTY comprises a terraced cottage forming part of the original Bolton Place and is a Grade II Listed Building featuring attractive brick elevations under a slate roof with the accommodation extending on three floors and the rear rooms enjoying delightful views over the beautiful garden to Bothen hillside.  The cottage displays a wealth of character features including old doors, boarded wooden floors and a fine Inglenook fireplace to the front room.  The property benefits from mainly double-glazed wooden casement windows, full gas central heating, a modern bathroom suite and also an en-suite shower room to the attic bedroom.  The property is generally in good order and a much lived in and loved little house.
The property enjoys one of the best town gardens in Bridport and extends to approximately 0.5 acres.  At the far end of the garden are some allotments two of which are rented out.  The garden has been beautifully and professionally landscaped to enjoy a wide variety of plants, shrubs and specimen trees together with sitting terraces, enjoyable scents, water garden, orchard, raised vegetable and fruit garden, tool shed, composting area, winding paths and ornamental gardens including a shaped hedge in the form of a Chinese dragon.

Historically, the cottage would have been used for net making as the front door is off of a shared passage way running from the street right up the garden path in a straight line which would have allowed for the production of nets.  There is a further shared open passage way leading to what was originally known as Bolton Place but these cottages no longer exist.

DIRECTIONS:  From the centre of Bridport walking south along South Street the property will be found on the left hand-side with a slightly raised pavement in front.  The painted front door opens to the passage way to numbers 125 and 127 South Street (the door to 125 being on the left-hand side).


THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
Step up and timber front entrance door opening to:
FLAGSTONE PASSAGE WAY with access doors to 125 and 127 South Street and low door at the end opening to outside.
SITTING ROOM:  5.41m x 4.16m (17' 8" x 13' 7") (max).  Fine brick Inglenook fireplace with Bressemer beam and slate effect tiled hearth with shelving extending to one side and to the other side a timber slim line door opens to a shelved cupboard with adjoining curtained storage recess.  Double-glazed wooden casement window to South Street with timber window sill, slate effect flooring, double radiator, timber staircase rising to first floor with recess under.  Two quarry tiled steps lead up to the:
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM:  4.26m x 3.57m (14' x 11' 8") with solid wood fitted units comprising base cupboards and drawers with wooden work surface incorporating a five-ring gas hob, built-in oven and microwave, wall mounted Alpha gas boiler, porcelain Armitage Shanks sink with mixer tap and tiled surrounds and window above with wooden sill/shelf, extending side surface with wooden work top over a drawer unit and space for washing machine.  Radiator, two glazed domes to ceiling allowing good natural light.  Timber stable-type door into:
PLANT ROOM:  3.57m x 1.78m  (11' 8" x 5' 10" ) with quarry tiled floor, exposed brick wall, glazed door to walled patio and further glazed door to side pathway.
LANDING:  Double-glazed window above stair rise looking down the garden and with views to Bothen Hill.  Stairs rise to second floor with storage cupboard under, further storage cupboard above stair rise, smoke alarm.
BEDROOM 1:  3.61m x 3.62m (11' 10" x 11' 10").  Ornamental Victorian cast iron grate fireplace with timber surround and mantle shelf, window to front with deep sill and radiator under.  Stripped wood floor, two built-in shelved cupboards with wooden doors, feature wall incorporating wooden struts.
BEDROOM 2:  3.64m x 2.16m (11' 11" x 7' 1").  Double-glazed casement window to front, wooden floor, central ceiling beam.
BATHROOM with wood panelled bath with shower over, mixer tap and shower screen, pedestal basin and low level WC.  Ceramic tiled splash backs and double-glazed casement window to delightful view with deep marble sill/shelf, radiator, ceramic tiled floor.
SECOND FLOOR/ATTIC BEDROOM:  5.87m x 4.47m (19' 3" x 14' 7") with wooden beams and built-in wardrobes.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle with Mira shower and marble effect boarded surround, pedestal basin with mixer tap and low level WC.  Double-glazed Velux window with blind fitted, concealed ceiling spot lights. 

Immediately to the rear is a delightful courtyard garden mainly enclosed by ancient high stone and brick walls with old flag stone floor and overhead trailing grape vine, bathed in southerly sunshine.

There in an undercover area immediately in front of the side passageway door which is ideal for the recycling bins.

Stone steps lead up from here with a pathway to a raised terrace with mixed flooring of mainly stone with brick and mosaic, surrounded by specimen trees and shrubs all colourful and well stocked together with flower beds.  

Brick steps lead down to a further flagstone patio with brick pillared pergola and cascading wisteria.  The high brick wall to the rear of the pergola incorporates an arched wooden gate with arched brick head opening to Bolton Place.  This provides a delightful sitting out area and includes a substantial built-in pizza/bread oven.  There are low brick walls either side of a gravel and stone pathway an open wooden fence to the south side with roped climbing and trailing roses and flower border.

More brick and stone steps and a gravelled path meander through a part walled garden with deep flower beds either side and a high evergreen hedge wall which arches over the side pathway providing seclusion and some shade.  Here there are four large raised fruit and vegetable beds with open timber fencing against Bolton Place pathway and a central paved feature. Large timber shed with slated patio/sitting area surrounded by well established and scented bushes.  This whole area is edged to the east by a shape-cut Chinese Dragon evergreen hedge.

The winding gravel and edged pathway leads on around evergreen hedges and is enclosed on the south side by a part-wooden fence enclosure adorned by climbing plants.  Large water feature comprising three ponds separated with stone step bridges backed by various coloured lilacs and including a wide variety of established plants and shrubs, a haven for wild life, large tropical plants and, to the side, a discreet wooden composting area. A further gravelled and stepping stone path to the north side of the pond is shielded with a delightful selection of shrubs, small trees (some exotic) with charming rustic seat to enjoy the tranquillity.  There is also an orchard area with fruit trees and cage and an allotment garden.
There are two further allotments which are rented out and an allotment garden which belongs to Bridport Town Council.

A shared passage way marked Bolton Place extends outside the northern boundary of the property from South Street and provides separate access to the allotments.  The arched gate off the pergola of 125 South Street also opens onto this pathway which extends to South Mill Lane across private courtyard areas to houses fronting South Mill Lane and is for irregular use only.

The grounds in total extend to approximately 0.5 acres.  They afford a wonderful hidden surprise and a small income with the allotments to the far end which do not impose on the seclusion of the main gardens to the house.  As described these gardens are spectacular - a real gem to be found close to the town centre and well landscaped to provide intrigue and romance and so well established and stocked!  A gardeners' paradise!

SERVICES:  All mains services are connected.  Gas-fired central heating.  Council Tax Band B.


Preliminary Particulars Prepared 10.05.17


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