3 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Street, Bridport
Guide Price £699,950
A superb and stylish, newly refurbished detached chalet-style bungalow with contemporary glass frontage in the heart of the town centre, architecturally significant for a living inside and outside lifestyle
3 bedrooms all with own bath or shower rooms, sep cloakroom, entrance hall, open-plan living/entertaining space with contemporary kitchen, utility room, first floor lounge/study taking advantage of the views, decked terrace and lawns to the south, with courtyard terrace and private parking at the rear, scope for garage
SITUATION: Silverwood lies centrally to the town in a level popular residential area away from any main streets, with excellent walks alongside the river opening to meadows and leading to coastal paths. A footpath gives a couple of minutes' walk into Bridport's South Street which is renowned for its lengthy, twice-weekly street market, the Art Centre with its regular arts and crafts and farmers' markets and film club, St Mary's Church, library and the Electric Palace, a community theatre and cinema. At the head of the road is Bucky Doo Square which hosts bands and choral groups as well as many community festivals and events. The outdoor bowls and tennis clubs are also within easy walk together with the Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool. Bridport also has a well supported U3A group and many creative workshop facilities and art studios.
The coast at West Bay lies some 2 miles to the south forms part of the Jurassic Coastline and has an ancient fishing harbour, beaches and cliff-top golf course. There are also many outdoor sports to be enjoyed here.
Dorchester, the County Town, is easily reached some 15 miles to the east, with its main line rail service to London, Waterloo, with connecting bus services from Bridport.
THE PROPERTY offers a unique opportunity to acquire probably the most contemporary lifestyle private residence and architecturally significant refurbishment carried out in Bridport over the last century by an experienced and visionary lady in her birth town.
Originally a humble, overgrown bungalow of traditional construction known as Chilwood, the property has been passionately transformed into a transitional, contemporary-style, glass-fronted home with mezzanine floor, dormer windows and Italian Beechwood spiral staircase, a 10m long open-plan living/entertaining space with quadruple folding doors opening to a composite decked sun terrace with lawns edged with silver birch trees and enclosed by fencing and trellis to ensure privacy and seclusion and integration of indoors and outdoors are very much part of the lifestyle.
There has been every attention to detail, such as windows strategically placed to capture and frame views to St Mary's Church tower, Bothen Hill, skyscapes and even floral displays and there are large wall spaces ideal for the display of art works and the ambience of state-of-the-art lighting.
There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, both with new en-suite shower rooms, the master room having double French doors opening to the delightful rear courtyard terrace with views to the open, wooded hillsides. The minstrelled mezzanine upstairs affords a towering vista ensuring full enjoyment of the lounge, with bedroom and bathroom off. The property also benefits from full mains gas-fired central heating to thermostatically controlled radiators, electric under-floor heating to the main living space downstairs, a "flood" lighting system and pressurised water system. (A typical weekly cost of the under-floor heating is £3.85 set from 6-11 at 21 degrees.)
The cedar wood cladding to parts of the exterior were chosen because of the unique qualities of the ageing process producing a silvery hue which, together with the silver-framed windows and doors, Silver Birch trees edging the garden and the predominate grey/silver/slate decor gives the property its change of name to Silverwood. The rendering is K-rend which is long-lasting and requiring low maintenance. The most modern luxury double-glazing to the south side ensures maximum insulation during the winter months and protects against heat gain (reduced by 38%), UV light and from fading of interior furnishings.
Just as much thought has gone into the landscaping of the gardens and curtilage and provision of private parking for two cars at the rear and one at the side. There is also potential for a garage, subject to planning consent.
Internal viewing is very highly recommended and there is no forward chain.
DIRECTIONS: From the centre of Bridport travelling south along South Street, take the first left-hand turning into Folly Mill Lane, then first right into Church Street. At the end of the street bear left into New Zealand Farm Close and the property will be found immediately on the left hand side.
THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
Fully glazed main front door with outside light, bell and wall mounted post box to the side, opening to:
ENTRANCE HALLWAY with double-doored, built-in coat/shoe cupboard opening to kitchen, and giving an entrance view extending to 12.7m (41' 7") from one side of the bungalow straight through to the other side with views beyond to Bothen Hill framed by the window.
Glazed door to Utility Room/Rear Lobby.
OPEN-PLAN LIVING/DINING/ENTERTAINING AREA extending overall to 10.31m x 6.60 average (33' 9" x 21' 7" average) with a 5m (16' 4") high, part vaulted ceiling featuring a spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine floor upstairs, fully double-glazed south-facing frontage extending into the eaves incorporating quadruple folding door section bringing the outdoors in with clever use of the chic matt ceramic tiled flooring leading to the composite silver/slate coloured decking sun terrace. Large glazed side pane to east affording a delightful countryside view to the east. Extending lights from vaulted ceiling to dining area. Points provided for wall-mounted or free-standing TV,
The Kitchen Area extends to the north-east corner of the room with luxury glossy-white fittings including integrated Bosch dishwasher, fridge and freezer, six-ring gas AEG gas hob, oven and cooker hood over, upright sliding pantry cupboard, pan drawers, wall units, upright storage cupboard, bottle rack, one-and-a-half bowl sink with extending mixer tap, long slit window ideal for capturing cascading wall flowers outside and ensuring additional natural light from the east, concealed ceiling spotlights, large movable peninsular bar with matching bleached wood worktop and incorporating a breakfast bar and base cupboard storage.
CLOAKROOM with low level WC and basin. Opening window to rear.
REAR HALL with glazed door to rear parking area, incorporating a UTILITY AREA with sink and Beechwood worktop, radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM Presently used as study/snug. Double French doors opening to a slate courtyard patio blessed with easterly light and country views, easterly window and long high-level slit window capturing view of a tree-topped landscape, TV point, radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM affording a one-and-a-half semi-circular screened shower cubicle with power shower, wash basin with mirror above and low level WC, mainly tiled walls, window to rear, upright towel rail.
BEDROOM 2 with built-in double wardrobe and window to rear, radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM comprising double shower unit with power shower, low level WC and wash basin with mirror above, upright towel rail, mainly marbled porcelain tiled walls, window.
MEZZANINE FIRST FLOOR:
GALLERIED SITTINGROOM with Beechwood and glass panelled balcony overlooking the lower floor and across the vaulted and glazed frontage enjoying a southerly aspect, inset ceiling lights, three Velux windows attracting good natural light, TV aerial point, radiator. Side window featuring St Mary's Church tower.
BEDROOM 3 with southerly dormer window and Velux to rear, pitched ceiling, radiator.
BATHROOM comprising shower unit with power shower, wash basin with mirror/light over and low level WC, upright towel rail, southerly Velux window and eaves pitch. Walk-in Boiler Room/Airing Cupboard.
£5,000 CASHBACK ON COMPLETION TOWARDS BLINDS, WARDROBES OR GARDEN DESIGN
The smart composite-decked terrace extends almost the full length of the property facing south and enjoying sunshine all day long. Newly laid lawns are edged with flower/herbaceous borders, then bounded by wooden fencing and trellis work and partially walled to the west. The garden features eight Silver Beech trees some 10'-12' which will grow to about 15' high and provide a beautiful natural screen to ensure privacy and seclusion to both the dwelling and grounds.
A side driveway leads to the rear of the property to a private dual parking area with a slatted wooden screen and pedestrian gate against the rear courtyard. There is also a parking space close to the front door. There is potential for a garage, subject to planning permission, or a car port.
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