Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, DT6 6RP

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Bedrooms: 4
Handsome, detached, Grade II Listed farmhouse in an outstanding rural location with two substantial outbuildings, all set in approximately 1 acre.

The property is believed to date back to the 15th Century and is a classic medieval hall house with local stone elevations under a thatched roof. What makes this house so special is both its character and its position. Being a late-medieval property it has all the character features one would expect including exposed timber ceilings, plank and muntin walls, open fireplaces, flagstone and plank floors, brace and ledge doors and windows seats, while still maintaining good door and ceiling heights. Its position is a rare one to the centre of the Marshwood Vale without any near neighbours, surrounded by a beautiful rural landscape with views up to Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill in the distance.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to own one of the more important houses within the Marshwood Vale.

The layout of the house is classic with a central flagstone hallway running the width of the house, with the front door leading straight through to the back door. To the left-hand side there is a dining room, separated from the sitting room beyond by a lovely plank and muntin wall and each with a fireplace as its focal point, with the sitting room having an inset wood-burning stove.

On the other side of the hallway there is a traditional farmhouse kitchen with an eating area to one end and a fitted kitchen to the other. The kitchen area has a range of Oak cupboards and lovely hand-built locally sourced Ash dresser with a focal point of an oil-fired Aga to one side. To the other end of the kitchen there is a dining area that has space for a large farmhouse-style everyday dining table. Beyond this area there is a snug. Behind the hall to the left-hand side there is a study that was a later addition to the property and off the hallway there is a shower room. Upstairs there are four good bedrooms served by a family bathroom, three of which have built-in wardrobes, while the house is laid to a practical combination of flagstone, plank and quarry tile floor. The property has wood casement windows, an oil-fired Aga supplemented by electric heating, private drainage and mains water.

To the front of the property a gated entrance leads through to a substantial area of driveway laid to gravel with the house on the left and a former stable block on the right. The stable block is currently organised with three loose boxes, a log store and an oil tank store. The building has brick and rubble elevations under a traditional clay-tiled roof. To the left of the drive there is the original well. The most formal part of the garden is south-west facing and lies to the front of the house. It is for the most part laid to lawn with areas of herbaceous and shrub planting to the edges. To the left-hand side of the house there is an attractive wilder woodland area with a mature walnut tree, productive mulberry and lovely Spring planting that includes daffodils, primroses and wild garlic. Behind the house there is a more natural area of garden that is a wildlife haven with apple trees and a large pond near a detached, thatched barn. The barn has two substantial rooms and a mezzanine area that could, subject obtaining the necessary planning consent, be converted for a variety of uses. Behind the barn there is a small orchard and wildflower meadow planted with six young cider apple trees, all heritage varieties, enclosed by mature hedging, that has the best of the views towards Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill

Symonds & Sampson - Bridport

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