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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Shipton Lane, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6

Sold STC £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic Arts & Crafts House
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 8 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms
  • Self-contained annexe
  • 4 bedroom Gardener's Cottage
  • 3 further holiday cottages
  • Delightful gardens, ponds and grounds
  • Barn
  • about 5 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A stunning Edwardian Arts and Crafts style house with five cottages set within extensive garden and grounds in a sought after Dorset coastal village


Norburton Hall is a splendid house which occupies a fine setting within delightful gardens less than one mile from the Jurassic Dorset coastline. The house has handsome stone elevations under a slate roof and has excellent spacious accommodation comprising a large entrance hall with old beamed fireplace, reception hall, three reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, eight bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms, some of which are en suite. There are five cottages which are currently used for letting and the property benefits from gas fired central heating.

There are many excellent features including a magnificent reception hall with wood carved staircase below an open beamed vaulted ceiling and stained glass window, Portland stone carved fireplace and decorated column, mullion stone windows with decorated window catches, lustre-glazed fireplace by Walter Crane, many beamed ceilings, window seats, feature fireplaces in sitting room and living room. There are parquet floors throughout the ground floor of the main house apart from the entrance hall which has beautiful encaustic tiles and the kitchen and utility rooms which both have quarry tiles. The cellar is accessed via the entrance hall.

The garden and grounds are a particular feature and surround the property including sweeping lawns, many fine mature trees and an extensive terrace.


The gardens are a delightful feature of the property and comprise magnificent sweeping lawns, numerous mature conifers and provide views over the surrounding countryside with glimpses of the sea. There are delightful stone wall features, one of which surrounds a pond with bridge. Immediately to the south of the house is a magnificent stone paved terrace and there are also a number of well stocked flower beds and borders, orchard with plum, greengage, apple and pear trees, grape vine and fig with edible fruit. The gardens extend in all to about 5 acres.

Square Footage: 12,227 sq ft
Acreage: 5 Acres



From Dorchester take the A35 towards Bridport and after about nine miles, turn left signposted to Shipton Gorge and Burton Bradstock. Drive through Shipton Gorge following the signposts to Burton Bradstock. Shortly after passing the village sign for Burton Bradstock, turn left and you will find the entrance to Norburton Hall with a sign on the fence and gate post. A tarmacadam drive leads up to the cobbled courtyard in front of the main entrance to the house.

From Bridport, take the B3157 signposted to Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury. After approximately two and a half miles, turn left just after The Anchor public house. Proceed through the village, going up the hill and the entrance to Norburton Hall will be found on your right hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
27 October 2017

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