4 bedroom character property for saleCastle Road, Portland, Dorset
- Former Court House
- Grade II Listed
- Sprinkler Alarm System
- Original Features
- Large Living Space
- Mezzanine Gallery
The Court House is a distinctive grade II listed building with views over Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay, lovingly converted through a significant renovation programme to provide a high quality home of special character.
Summary: - The Court House is unique mix of old and modern, beautifully blended in a fully renovated listed building, offering comfortable accommodation with quirky character aspects. This special property offers a one off opportunity, ideal as a home or as a second home with holiday letting potential.
The Court House retains many original features, lovingly restored and enhanced, including an original magistrates table on the mezzanine level and refurbished original rare pitch pine floors and wall panelling.
The accommodation over four levels is finished to a high standard and includes original entrance with tiled floor (court waiting area) leading to a large open plan living area open to a dining and kitchen area with a range of bespoke cabinets, "concealed" master bedroom suite, mezzanine level with stunning views over Lyme Bay, first floor bedroom with en-suite, second floor bedroom and family bathroom. The lower ground floor bedroom with en-suite offers potential as a self-contained studio. The well presented garden overlooks Lyme Bay. EPC: 55.
Entrance Hall: - Front and side aspect windows providing stunning sea views, original tiled floor. Formerly the court's waiting area.
Ground Floor Cloakroom: - Beautifully restored suite comprising marbled wash-hand basin and WC. Front aspect window offering sea views, original tiled floor.
Open Plan Living Area / Dining Room And Kitchen: - 12.16m x 6.93m (39'11" x 22'9") - Three large side aspect windows providing sea views, inset spotlights and original pitch pine flooring, double height beamed ceiling. This area includes the original court dock, spiral stair case to first floor and stairs down to lower ground floor.
Kitchen Area: - A modern kitchen featuring high quality units with granite tops, integrated appliances including fridge, dishwasher, electric oven and hob. There is also a large granite topped island unit. French windows to the side opening to garden. Concealed door opening to:
Master Bedroom: - 4.92m x 4.49m (16'2" x 14'9") - Formed from the original magistrates' rooms, tastefully converted in to a beautiful master bedroom with a large rear aspect window, original wooden flooring, feature fireplace and ceiling fanlight.
Lobby Area. - Side aspect window, original tiled flooring.
En-Suite: - Modern suite comprising shower cubicle, circular wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Three side aspect windows.
Lower Floor: -
Bedroom Four: - 4.20m x 4.31m (13'9" x 14'2") - Irregular shape room with inset spotlights, rear aspect window, door to outside. Potential use as a self-contained studio suite.
En-Suite: - Modern suite comprising shower cubicle, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Extractor fan, inset spotlights and tiled floor.
Utility Room/Second Kitchen: - 1.93m x 0.93m (6'4" x 3'1") - Featuring a range of fitted units incorporating built-in oven, inset stainless steel sink, space for washer/dryer, fridge freezer and washing machine. Boiler cupboard.
First Floor Landing: - Spiral staircase from ground floor, exposed wooden beams and two skylights.
Mezzanine Gallery: - A new floor fitted during the renovation to blend with the original features and home to the magistrates table.
Mezzanine Living Area: - 6.87m x 3.44m (22'6" x 11'3") - The galleried walk-way opens out to a wide additional living area from which there are stunning views over Lyme Bay.
Bedroom Two: - 3.38m x 3.09m (11'1" x 10'2") - Side aspect window providing sea views, storage cupboard, skylight and exposed wooden beams. Opening to dressing room area and door to;
En-Suite: - A modern suite comprising corner shower cubicle, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Skylight, tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Family Bathroom: - An interesting and stylish room with corner shower cubicle, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC, extractor, tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Second Floor: - Storage Cupboard.
Bedroom Three: - 4.55m x 3.03 (including sloping ceilings) (14'11" - A special room with a cosy feel, exposed wooden beams, two skylights and small rear aspect window.
Outside: - The property offers outside space to the side and rear of the courthouse. To the side is a low maintenance shingled garden that overlooks Lyme Bay, with mature shrubs and a patio seating area taking full advantage of the panoramic sea views. The rear of the property currently houses garden shed and pedestrian rear access.
Lifestyle: - The Court House overlooks Victoria Gardens with its bowling green and tennis courts and Is a short stroll from nearby Chesil Beach where Quiddles Café offers an excellent place to relax or walk onto the popular Cove House Inn where summer evenings see many locals and tourists alike watching the spectacular sunsets.
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