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4 bedroom cottage for sale

East Street, Bridport

Sold STC £395,000

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A sympathetically restored Grade II Listed Town Centre house with 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms and beautifully landscaped long garden, outhouses and vehicular access/parking space.

SITUATION:  No 75 East Street is within easy level walk of Bridport Town Centre which is popular for its ambience, with mainly independent shops, quirky Bucky Doo Square, twice-weekly street market, good art centre and community theatres, vintage quarter, art and craft workshops and studios, medical centre and wide range of business and leisure pursuits, including an active U3A group. 

The coast at West Bay is easily reached some 2 miles to the South with connecting bus, walk ways and cycle routes.  West Bay affords a boat/fishing harbour, beaches, cafes and restaurants and opportunities for recreational activities including scenic cliff walks along the Jurassic Coastline and a golf course on East Cliff.  

Dorchester, the County Town of Dorset lies some 15 miles to the East with its mainline rail connection to London, Waterloo.

THE PROPERTY is over 200 years old and is Grade II Listed, of architectural significance.  There has been much improvement in recent years in keeping with the style and grandeur of the period.  The elevations are of mainly white washed brick under a slate roof with sash windows to the front some with internal wooden shutters and panelling.  A single storey extension to the rear has had a recent fibre glass roof.  Attractive internal features including a prevalence of period built-in wooden-doored cupboards, fireplaces, flagstone flooring, wooden floors and antique bathroom fittings and shaped chimney breasts

The accommodation extends on three floors and comprises entrance hall, breakfast/kitchen, front room, garden room with utility space off on the ground floor, sitting room/bedroom 4 and a double bedroom on the first floor together with a bathroom and  two attic bedrooms.  

Recent improvements have included a Vaillant gas-fired boiler (approximately five years old) with mainly vintage-style radiators, re-wiring and replacement of some floors, a water softener, some luxurious wallpapers, renovations to outbuildings and a most delightful landscaped garden featuring a wealth of specimen plants, shrubs and small trees with no lawn to cut.  Stepped terraces and ancient wall provide delightful garden enclosures.  There is a summerhouse, garden chalet to the rear of the site and access to a private parking space.

DIRECTIONS:  From the centre of Bridport proceed East along East Street and the property will be found on the left hand side almost opposite East Street car park.  

THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:-
Small flight of steps up to an attractive recessed front door with semi-circular fanlight opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL with cupboard built-in under stairs with sensor light provided.  Flagstone floor, exposed stone wall.
FRONT ROOM:  3.96m x 3.48m (13' x 11' 5"). Georgian fireplace with a wooden surround and mantel and ornate cast iron reveal, floor-to-ceiling cupboards with period wooden doors to one side and symmetrical wooden panels to the other side, sash window to street with wooden shutters and panelling below, picture rail, wooden floors and high wooden skirting boards.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM:  4.8m x 4.27m narrowing to 2.34m (15' 8" x 14' narrowing to 7' 8"). Fitted with an excellent range of wooden custom built units incorporating a glazed stone sink with window above to view the rear garden, a water softener, gas cooker point, double-doored high-level fitted cupboard, arched alcove with modern electric Everhot stove (available by separate negotiation), flagstone flooring, double-doored shelved larder cupboard with automatic light. Wooden staircase rising to first floor.  Door to:
GARDEN ROOM with double wooden doors and side panels to rear courtyard, Vaillant wall-mounted gas boiler. Steps up to a deep store cupboard with shelving and plumbing for a washing machine, window.
SITTING ROOM/BEDROOM 4:  4.57m x 4.27m (15' x 14') with period fireplace with tiled surround and wooden frame and mantel, sash window to front.  
BEDROOM 1:  4.27m x 2.34m (14' x 7' 8"). A double bedroom overlooking the rear garden.
BATHROOM:   2.44m x 2.31m (8' x 7' 6") with antique Shanks cast iron bath with shower over operated off the boiler, low level WC and bidet, vintage-style towel rail, tiled surrounds.
  4.57m x 2.74m (15' x 9') with eaves, pitch and dormer window to front.
BEDROOM 3:  4.11m x 2.84m narrowing to 1.37m (13' 5" x 9' 3" narrowing to 4' 5") with eaves shaping to ceiling and window to rear.

OUTSIDE:  Adjoining the rear of the property and with steps off the flagstoned courtyard is an OUTSIDE TOILET with warm-air hand dryer and a further adjoining OUTHOUSE with window, presently used for a tumble drier.

The long rear gardens are an absolute gardener's paradise enclosed by mainly high ancient walling and part wood fencing, with stepped terraces, hard landscaping, divided by a brick wall monument and feature iron gate way.  Each area is an attraction with hard paved paths and deep flower and shrub borders displaying a wealth of foliage and flowers and trees including a pear tree. In the middle section is a hexagonal SUMMERHOUSE and at the far end is a wooden large GARDEN STUDIO and pedestrian access to a gravelled PARKING SPACE at the rear which is approached via access off Berkeley Court, Barrack Street.

There is a side access off East Street taking you through a gate to the rear garden.

Parking permits are also available immediately at the front of the property at a present cost of £70 per annum.

SERVICES:  All mains services are connected. Council Tax Band C.


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Added on Rightmove:
20 October 2017


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