Port Bredy is a handsome stone built Grade II Listed building , which was converted by Harkstave Ltd in circa 2000 to provide an exclusive development of high quality apartments of individual character. Built in 1836 and mentioned in Thomas Hardy's "Mayor of Casterbridge", Port Bredy has a fascinating history. The building is constructed of local stone to the Greek Cross floor plan and was originally used as a workhouse which in 1929 became in infirmary and eventually a hospital. The hospital closed in 1996 bringing to an end Port Bredy's 160 years in service and creating the opportunity for its refurbishment and transformation.
The flat is a very spacious first floor apartment enjoying a prime south facing aspect with far reaching views over the town to the sea at West Bay. The excellent specification includes gas fired central heating with updated boiler, a well fitted kitchen with solid oak fronted units/worktops and comprehensive built in appliances (De Dietrich stainless steel 5 burner gas hob, cooker hood and eye level electric double oven, integrated fridge/freezer, washing machine and Miele dishwasher), attractive shower room fittings, solid oak internal doors and built in wardrobes to both bedrooms. Character features include high ceilings with wood panelling, beams and downlighters, exposed stone, exposed brick work, brick feature fireplace and sash windows. The property has been under the current ownership since 2005 and some upgrading is now ideally required.
The apartment also has the benefit of its own allocated basement parking space and store.
Port Bredy has small areas of communal lawned gardens for the enjoyment of the residents.
The apartment is considered to be one of the best in Port Bredy and viewing is strongly recommended by the sole agents.
Port Bredy is currently undergoing external refurbishment to include re-pointing, overhauling of the windows, rainwater goods and roof, together with redecoration, with completion planned for August 2017.
Port Bredy stands elevated and set well back from Barrack Street and being approached over a long driveway with visitiors parking.
There is the use of communal grounds and lawns. Dustbin Storage Area.
Under Brydian Court there is basement secure parking and the apartment has the benefit of its own ALLOCATED PARKING SPACE approximately 20' x 11' (6.10m x 3.36m) together with a very useful lockup STORE.
Port Bredy occupies an elevated private setting very conveniently placed within only about 5 minutes walk of the town centre. Bridport is a thriving and historic town offering an excellent range of professional and business facilities, arts centre, health centre, Electric Palace cinema/venue, leisure centre with swimming pool and a very popular twice weekly street market, The immediate area is designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there is easy access to open countryside including the water meadows.
The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coastline is only about 2 miles to the south at West Bay with a picturesque harbour, bathing beaches, cliff top walks and 18 hole golf course. Dorchester, the County town of Dorset is about 15 miles to the east with main line rail services to London Waterloo and the West Country.