11 Downes Street is a handsome and substantial Georgian town house believed to date back to the early 1800's with brick front and natural stone rear elevations under a slate roof. The property is Listed Grade II of Architectural or Historic Importance and until very recently the house was utilised as offices. Under the current ownership it has been newly converted and refurbished professionally to a very high standard (the contractors were the well respected and award winning local builders C.G. Fry & Ltd). The well-proportioned accommodation is both extensive and versatile being arranged over 3 floors (plus the cellar and attic/play room) enjoying pleasant views over the town to the distant countryside and hills including the well known landmark of Colmers. There is a wealth of character features typical of its period including high ceilings, sash windows, cast iron fireplaces, fanlight, picture rails, panelled doors and flagstone flooring. A particular unusual feature is the former safe/strong room with arched/vaulted ceilings.
The very impressive specification includes:-
* Newly installed gas fired central heating
* New quality fitted kitchen with granite worktops
* Comprehensive built in kitchen appliances gas hob, eye level electric double oven, stainless steel cooker hood, integrated fridge and freezer
* New quality period style bathroom/shower room fittings
* Newly redecorated with period style colours
* New floor coverings including fitted carpets, laminate wood flooring and vinyl
The house also enjoys a private west facing courtyard.
There are a number of public car parks nearby with annual permits available.
At the rear is a very private paved courtyard enjoying a west facing aspect.
The property enjoys an extremely convenient town centre location just off East Street and within a minutes walk of the main shopping centre and amenities. Bridport is a thriving and historic market town with the centre being made up of Victorian and Georgian properties. There are excellent shopping and business facilities, arts centre, schools and leisure centre, together with a twice weekly street market. The town centre is a Conservation Area and the immediate locality is designated as One of Outstanding Natural Beauty with easy access to the nearby water meadows and hills. There is a delightful public garden just across the street called the 'Millennium Green' with seating and provides for community events including a May Fair.
The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast is within 2 miles at West Bay with bathing beaches, picturesque harbour, 18 hole golf course and access to the wonderful cliff top walks. Dorchester with main line rail services to London and the West Country is about 15 miles to the east, whilst the famous coastal resort of Lyme Regis is about 12 miles to the west.
THE AGENT SAYS
"Probably the best house of its type in Bridport town". Jon Williams, Humberts Bridport.