4 bedroom detached house for saleLittle Lapford, Melplash, Bridport
Sold STC £625,000
Little Lapford, located in the historic village of Melplash in Bridport, is a spacious four double bedroom detached family home surrounded by secluded landscaped gardens boasting spectacular countryside views. The property includes a dual aspect sitting room, separate dining room opening off an impressive entrance hall, a sumptuous kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and an adjoining utility room. EPC rating D
Situation - The village of Melplash is situated on the outskirts of Bridport in an area designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Amenities include a church and a public house with regular local bus services. The country road adjacent to the property links Bridport and Beaminster with their two community colleges. The thriving, historic town of Bridport has twice-weekly street markets, a farmers market and offers annual events such as the Hat Festival, Literary Festival and Arts Week. The Bridport Leisure Centre, with its very well equipped gym, large swimming pool, myriad classes for all ages, the nearby golf club and harbour at West Bay caters for all tastes. West Bay is also the setting for the hit television series, Broadchurch.
Accommodation - Little Lapford occupies a delightful location, and has been superbly maintained and improved by the current owners. Works include new kitchen and bathrooms, a beautiful landscaped garden, and a total redecoration throughout. The property also benefits from an ADT alarm system, porcelain tiled floors throughout the ground floor (excluding the sitting room and study), a study designed and fitted with Neville Johnson furniture, and fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms. It also boasts an integrated single garage and a detached double garage at the rear.
Entrance - Via a storm porch and timber front door with glass panelling, which lead to:
Entrance Hall - The contemporary hallway offers plenty of light and space. It includes an open staircase to the first floor and a telephone point. Doors lead to:
Sitting Room - 7.24m x 4.04m extending to 4.47m (23'9" x 13'3" ex - The sitting room offers a double aspect with views over the gardens to the front and rear via windows. There is a bespoke limestone fireplace fitted with a Riva 40 multi fuel fire and a television point.
Dining Room - 3.56m x 3.40m (11'8" x 11'2") - Double timber doors with bevelled glass provides access to the dining room, which enjoys an open outlook on to the rear garden.
Study - 3.89m x 3.18m (12'9" x 10'5") - The study has a double aspect and provides fantastic views of the front garden and the surrounding countryside. The room has been fitted with Neville Johnson office furniture which comprises a range of bookshelves, cupboards and two desk areas. It also includes a wall-mounted radiator and a telephone point. This room was originally used as a third reception room.
Cloakroom - The cloakroom offers a low-level WC, wash hand basin with splashback tiling and coat hanging space. There is an opaque window to the side.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 7.19m x 3.38m narrowing to 2.69m (23'7" x 11'1" na - This stunning kitchen breakfast room was improved by the current owner and is a fantastic addition to the property. The room offers a double aspect via two windows to the rear, and a set of tri-folding doors which lead to a southerly facing courtyard at the front of the home. The kitchen was designed and implemented by a local kitchen maker, and enjoys a range of cream eye and base level units with work surfaces over, which have been finished with rounded corners. There is a modern night storage electric AGA (negotiable), and a range of integral appliances including an additional eye-level oven, induction hob with extractor hood over, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is also a one-and-a-half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. The walls are part tiled and a door leads to:
Utility Room - 5.44m x 1.60m (17'10" x 5'3") - The utility room offers plenty of space and has a variety of eye and base level units with work surfaces over. There is a stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap and space for a fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The room also houses an oil fired boiler, a water softener and the electric mains switches.
First Floor -
Landing - The wide landing area includes access to the roof space, an airing cupboard and doors leading to:
Master Bedroom - 4.60m x 3.73m (15'1" x 12'3") - The master bedroom offers garden and countryside views via a front aspect window. It also offers a built-in wardrobe and a television point. A door leads to:
Master En-Suite - This modern and spacious en-suite includes tiled flooring and a front aspect window. There is a tiled shower cubicle, modern vanity wash hand basin with plenty of storage below, low-level WC and a heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two - 4.52m x 3.40m (14'10" x 11'2") - Another spacious double bedroom with garden views via a rear aspect window. The room features three sets of two door built-in wardrobes, with hanging rails and shelving.
Bedroom Three - 3.89m x 3.38m (12'9" x 11'1") - The dual aspect bedroom offers a bright and open outlook over the front garden and the surrounding countryside. It also includes a built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom Four - 3.73m x 3.40m (12'3" x 11'2") - There is a rear aspect window offering garden views and a built-in wardrobe.
Separate Wc - There is a low-level WC, a wash hand basin and a rear aspect opaque window.
Shower Room - The suite includes a one-and-a-half shower cubicle and a pedestal wash hand basin. There is also a heated towel rail, a shaver point and a rear aspect opaque window. The floor is laid to tile, and the walls are part tiled.
Single Garage - A single garage is attached to the property with up and over door. There is a window to the rear, and light and power are also provided. The garage has access to the utility room, and if required could be converted into an additional reception room or ground floor bedroom.
Double Garage - There is a detached double garage at the rear of the property with an electric up and over door. Light and power are also provided.
Gardens - The relatively level gardens are a particular feature of the property, with the site extending to just over a third of an acre. They are mainly laid to lawn with generous sized herbaceous borders incorporating numerous mature plants and shrubs. There is a further lawned area and paved patio to the rear, which adjoins open countryside. The garden enjoys a landscaped gravel garden at the front, which is well stocked and beautifully maintained. The gardens also offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The garden is enclosed by a mixture of fencing, hedges and a wonderful stone wall.
Parking - The property is approached via a sweeping tarmac driveway through a pillared entrance, which provides both privacy and seclusion. The driveway offers parking for several cars.
Agent's Notes - The property benefits from cavity wall insulation.
Services - Mains electricity and water are connected, oil fired central heating and septic tank drainage. Broadband is also available.
Local Authorities - West Dorset District Council. South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 1UZ. Tel: 01305 251010.
We are advised that the council tax band is G.
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers. Tel: 01308 420111
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