5 bedroom detached house for sale

Shipton Gorge, Bridport, Dorset

£1,500,000

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Tenure: Freehold

This incredible oak-clad house, designed by the architect Barnaby Gunning, has five bedrooms and sits in a quiet, secluded location with, in the words of a recent article published in the Sunday Times, “views over open countryside stretching towards a grey-blue glitter of sea”.

It was built in 2012 and designed by Gunning to not only make the most of the wonderful panoramic views but to also have minimal environmental impact. The timber frame construction, clad in English oak, ensures that it sits comfortably within the rural surroundings of the Bride Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Triple glazing, solar panels and extensive insulation and among many features that have contributed to a very rare A rating for energy efficiency on the property’s Energy Performance Certificate, ensuring that it is very low cost to run. Sustainability has also been considered with many of the features of the house have been reclaimed or recycled – sinks, for instance, from a school science lab.

The shape of the house is a superellipse, a word invented by the Swedish poet, philosopher and mathematician Piet Hein who used the shape originally in his design for a town square in Stockholm and then, in collaboration with Bruno Mathsson, for his celebrated table design for Fritz Hansen. The shape is, in Hein’s words, “neither round nor rectangular, but in between” and allows for a house without dark corners but rather one that fills with light.

The ground floor is entered via an entrance hall that leads into an open plan kitchen / living / dining room. This bright, uplifting space has full height glazing allowing for fantastic views and a wood burning stove. There is a poured concrete floor running throughout the ground floor. Also on this level is a second reception room, a play room, study, WC and utility room.

On the first floor can be found the master bedroom, with a dressing area and en suite bathroom with amazing view. There are four further bedrooms, including one with an en suite bathroom, and a family bathroom.

The grounds are one of the principal attractions of the property and extend to approximately 5.5 acres (subject to measurement). They surround the house and include more lawns and areas of wild garden. There are bluebell woods, an area with vegetable patches and a field with far reaching views of the Jurassic Coast. There is a small workshop building in the grounds, similar in style to the main house being timber frame and oak clad. The village of Shipton Gorge, which has a pub and church, is within approx two mile whilst the larger coastal village of Burton Bradstock is about three miles away. Here there is a post office, farm shop, primary school and the celebrated Hive Beach Café. The beach here is also one of the best on the Dorset coast.

Five miles away is Bridport, a thriving market town that is frequently cited in the media as one of the best places to live in the UK thanks to its combination of attractive architecture, vibrant cultural life and beautiful surrounding countryside. Dorchester and Weymouth are also within about 13 miles where there are direct rail services to London Waterloo.


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