4 bedroom detached house for saleIcen Lane, Shipton Gorge, Bridport, DT6 4PW
- Period 4 reception room, 4 bedroom stone farmhouse (not listed) with scope to modernise and extend
- Consent to build a 3 bedroom cottage (footings in place)
- Range of predominantly modern farm buildings
- Pasture, woodland and pond
- In total about 4.48 hectares (11.07 acres)
A detached four bedroom former farmhouse with wonderful views, consent to build a three bedroom cottage and a range of farm buildings set in 11.07 acres.
Lot 1 - £800,000
St Luke's Farmhouse
The farmhouse is a handsome detached Georgian property dating from circa 1737 with later additions and has stone and rendered elevations under a classic slate roof. The property has a huge amount of character including a central hallway laid to flagstones with an archway to its centre, open fireplaces, picture rails, large windows and some painted plank doors. The house however is not listed and therefore could, subject to the obtaining the necessary planning consents, be extended or modified to suit a future owners needs. The property has four large living areas on the ground floor complimented by the utility/shower room, with the two south facing rooms having double doors looking out onto the pillared veranda and beyond over the surrounding countryside. Upstairs there are four good bedrooms served by a family bathroom and a family shower room, centred around a spacious landing. The property has gas fired central heating with a modern boiler, many of the windows are uPVC and there is mains gas and private drainage.
There are formal gardens laid to lawn on the South and West side of the house enclosed by low block walls. On the South side of the house there is a covered terrace that makes an ideal entertaining area during the summer months, taking in the sun and views to the sea for much of the day. On the North side of the property there is a large parking area with a gated courtyard close to the house. Behind the parking area there is an attractive stand of trees. NB A public footpath runs through these trees.
The New Cottage
To the east of the farmhouse footings have been put down to construct a three bedroom cottage planning reference 1/D/11/000551.
To the south of the principal dwelling and cottage is a range of predominantly modern construction farm buildings. They comprise:
Stone and brick former stables.
A former dairy with concrete block elevations with exposed A-frame timbers.
A part open fronted machinery store opening to a concrete courtyard facing the house.
A covered yard of timber frame construction with corrugated iron cladding.
A lean-to covered yard.
A steel frame silage barn.
A dutch barn.
An open silage clamp with concrete floor.
The land is a gently sloping pasture
field which leads down to a mixed broadleaf and conifer wood with a goyle and overgrown pond.
At the entrance to the property is a small mixed stand of trees providing protection and seclusion for the dwellings. In all about 4.48 ha (11.07 acres).
St Luke's Farm lies in an elevated position, with wonderful far-reaching views to the sea across the rolling Dorset countryside. The property lies just 3 miles from the World Heritage Site Jurassic coastline yet within short motoring distance of Bridport to the west and the county town of Dorchester to the east. The former ropemaking town of Bridport is a bustling town with vibrant twice weekly markets with West Bay and a number of notable local beaches just a short distance away. The town has a good selection of public houses, restaurants and shops while further cultural, recreational and shopping opportunities can be found in the county town of Dorchester just 20 minutes drive away. Sporting, walking and riding opportunities abound within the area with many walks to be had from the farm itself, while the region is well known for its publicly and privately funded schooling.
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