Gerrards Green Beaminster


SITUATION: The property lies on the northern edge of the ex-local authority estate known as Gerrards Green. It occupies a generous end-plot with a bus stop close by. The centre of the town is a half-mile downward walk away where there is a small range of shops suiting most day-to-day needs. The central Town Square has an historic bandstand and there are two doctors' surgeries close by. Primary and secondary schools are also within walking distance and there are walks into the immediate rolling hills and countryside.

The larger town of Bridport lies some 5 miles to the south with its vibrant twice-weekly street market, artists' and vintage quadrant, the Electric Palace cinema/theatre, Art Centre and range of festivals throughout the year.

The coast at West Bay lies a further 2 miles to the south with its ancient fishing and boating harbour, beaches and access to the Jurassic Coast and South West Coastal Path.

THE PROPERTY, believed to date from the 1950's, comprises an end-terrace bungalow of traditional cavity construction featuring brick and part-rendered elevations under a tiled roof. It has been well maintained over the years but little updated. It benefits from uPVC double-glazing and electric heating and has a conservatory/day room extending into the garden.

There is an enclosed front and rear garden with a substantial outbuilding presently used as a utility room/workshop.

There is a small Green to the east and north, then a pavement and "lay-by" parking immediately to the front.

The property has a s.157 occupancy restriction on it - purchasers immediately qualify if they have lived or worked in West Dorset for the last 3 years or be coming to the area for employment (although other buyers may be considered). Please contact the agents for further information.

This is an ideal property for those with mobility issues or those seeking edge of town/countryside location - especially those who enjoy a good garden and fairly quiet location. Similar properties rarely come to the market as they provide longevity for occupants. There is also no forward chain with this property.

DIRECTIONS: Approaching Beaminster from Bridport, on entering The Square, take the first right-hand turning (adjoining The Red Lion) and proceed up White Sheet Hill. The third turning on the right is signposted Gerrards Green. This property is the first end-bungalow on the right-hand side.

ENTRANCE PORCH with obscure glazed door from the outside and further glazed door into the:
LOUNGE with stone brick-effect fireplace surround fitted with an electric fire. Window to the east overlooking the front garden and green.
KITCHEN with range of older-style but serviceable wall-mounted and base cupboards with wood-effect worktops incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, 4-ring hob and built-in oven and plumbing for washing machine. Hatch to roof space, sunken ceiling spotlights, wall shelving.
INNER LOBBY with built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion fitted.
BEDROOM 1 with window to the front and built-in furniture.
BEDROOM 2 with window overlooking the rear garden.
SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle with Mira shower unit and handrails provided, basin with mirror and strip light/shaver point over and built-in cupboards below, low level toilet, glass shelf, heated towel rail and Dimplex wall-mounted electric heater. Mainly tiled walls and obscure-glazed window.
CONSERVATORY with mainly glazed elevations with windows, glazed panes and modern roofing, together with sliding doors to the rear garden and enjoying garden solitude. Slimline electric panel heater. Arched niche with shelved display feature. Four wall light points.

There is a picket-fenced front garden with gate and pathway leading to the front door, with level lawns adjoining and access to the side of the property into the rear garden.

The rear garden lies to the west enjoying sunshine for most of the day and is well enclosed with a high brick wall to the north. It is of a good size and level and is presently laid mainly to lawn with greenhouse, patio and a substantial OUTBUILDING/UTILITY ROOM with electric light and power connected.

There is a right of way for the adjoining property to pass over the pathway to the rear on foot.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity. Electric heating. Council Tax Band 'B'.

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