4 bedroom detached house for saleThe Old Coastguards, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3
- Superb coastal location
- Sought after Abbotsbury
- Stunning sea and countryside views
- 2 reception rooms
- 3/4 bedrooms
- Scope for further bedrooms
- About 0.223 acres
- EPC Rating = B
Detached converted stone former outbuilding in an outstanding coastal location
Wallop's Nod and the former coastguard cottages are situated in a stunning beachfront location off a single track, no through road. The settlement forms a cluster of dwellings with Chesil Beach on the southern boundary and open farmland to the North and East. The property is about 1¼ miles from the Abbotsbury beach car park with its popular cafe and award winning Tropical Gardens. The immensely pretty village of Abbotsbury which has changed little in appearance in centuries is about 2 miles and has an excellent range of facilities including a number of shops and tea rooms, the Ilchester Arms and Swan Inn public houses, art galleries, the famous Swannery, Tythe Barn and an activity farm for children. The Manor Hotel and The Clubhouse restaurant at West Bexington are within walking distance just one mile along the Coastal Path to the west and the property. More extensive facilities are available at the Georgian market town of Bridport (8 miles) with a number of national supermarket chains including a Waitrose and Weymouth (12 miles) has an excellent marina nationally renowned for its sailing facilities together with its charming sandy beach. The County town of Dorchester (13 miles) offers a further excellent range of facilities including a mainline railway station to London Waterloo, as does Weymouth, the journey taking about 2 ½ hours. This beautiful stretch of the coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, has World Heritage status and offers direct access to the world famous Chesil Beach and Coastal Path. The stretch of beach close to the property is regularly voted to be one of the best fishing beaches in the country.
Wallop's Nod was converted in 2001 having formerly been used as a woodworking design studio. The property has attractive Purbeck stone elevations under a slate roof and is situated to the North of a cluster of other buildings built in 1823, originally as a coastguard station. The main aspect of the house is in an easterly direction with stunning views over fields, Chesil Beach and the sea beyond to Portland, the Fleet and hills behind rising to Abbotsbury Castle at 700 feet. Internally the property is in good decorative order with the main reception rooms and kitchen taking in the delightful views. Upstairs the large room gives access to two balconies and has scope for the buyer to sub-divide the space to provide additional bedroom(s), with en suite bathroom(s), one large reception room, or a combination.
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From the quiet lane there is vehicular access up a drive to parking spaces immediately in front of the property. To the rear a gravelled courtyard gives additional access for vehicles or could be used as a courtyard garden. Rising from the courtyard is a lawn in an elevated position backing onto farmland and taking in the stunning surroundings. Also to the rear of the house is access to a range of outbuildings incorporating a store room and utility room.
The property includes sixteen solar panels installed in 2011. We are advised that the income currently generated is approximately £2000 per annum. Further details provided on request.
Excellent internet connection by radio broadband.
Square Footage: 1,927 sq ft
Acreage: 0.22 Acres
Abbotsbury lies on the B3157 between Weymouth and Bridport. From the centre of Abbotsbury proceed in a westerly direction towards Bridport, taking the left hand turning towards the Sub Tropical Gardens and Chesil Beach. Continue past the Tropical Gardens towards the sea and turn right at the mini roundabout. Continue along the lane with Chesil Beach on the left hand side. Drive for exactly 1 ¼ miles and Wallops Nod is on the right hand side.
Post Code DT3 4LB.
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