The Barn, as the name implies, is a former barn which was converted some time ago into a home. It has attractive natural stone elevations under a thatched roof. Under the current ownership since 1999, the property has been subject to extensive enlargement and refurbishment to now provide a highly distinctive home with many superb character-style features.
The excellent specification and character features include exposed beams, bespoke oak sealed unit windows, elm and sweet chestnut joinery, oil-fired central heating plus oil-fired Aga, reclaimed bellow radiators, solid oak doors, hamstone flagstone flooring, vaulted beamed ceilings, hamstone and beamed raised fireplace to dining room, bespoke elm staircase, wood panelling, elm flooring, bespoke kitchen and hamstone fireplaces.
The accommodation is very well presented and the principal rooms enjoy the long range views over the town and surrounding countryside.
A pillared porch leads to a grand double height reception hall with flagstones; part double height sitting room with stunning floor to ceiling corner windows, large hamstone fireplace and chestnut flooring; dining room with hamstone and beamed open fireplace with raised hearth, flagstones; wine cellar; kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted and beamed ceiling, bespoke units, maple worktops, oil-fired Aga, flagstones and exposed stone plus walk-in pantry; utility with vaulted wood panelled ceiling and flagstones and cloakroom together with a downstairs third bedroom with sweet chestnut flooring.
On the first floor is a landing area and stunning minstrels gallery with study area, vaulted and beamed ceiling and views to the sea at West Bay; principal bedroom with sweet chestnut flooring and en suite shower room; second bedroom and family bathroom with bath plus mains shower.
The Barn is set in land about of about 0.5 acre and features an oak framed double garage with attic/play room, formal gardens and a large paddock, again enjoying far reaching views over Bridport and down to West Bay to the sea.
The Barn is set well back from the lane and over its own long driveway (the neighbouring properties Pennyfields & Melbury have a vehicular right-of-way over) to a front courtyard, turning and parking area with -
DETACHED OAK FRAMED DOUBLE GARAGE with ATTIC/PLAYROOM over.
The front gardens comprise a courtyard area with raised bed. At the rear is a paved courtyard with lean-to log store. To the side is a large elevated timber decking area with stone barbeque and a beyond a large paddock with DETACHED TIMBER CABIN.
The Barn occupies an elevated setting together with 2 neighbouring properties on the western outskirts of Bridport and close to open countryside. The immediate locality is designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of the nearby Dorset World Heritage coastline is either owned or controlled by the National Trust.
The thriving Georgian market town of Bridport is only about 0.5 - 1 mile to the east providing excellent shopping and business facilities together with an Arts Centre and Electric Cinema with entertainment venue. Bridport Leisure Centre with swimming pool and playing fields is very nearby. The beautiful nearby Jurassic coast is within about 1.5 miles at West Bay where there is a picturesque harbour, bathing beaches, golf course and the South-West Coastal path with stunning cliff top walks. The pretty coastal village of Eype is within 1 mile with an excellent pub. Bridport offers a selection of primary schools and also a secondary school. Nearby Symondsbury Village also has a primary school.
The larger centres of Dorchester, Yeovil and Weymouth are all within about 20/30 minutes driving distance with main line rail services to London and the West Country.
From our Bridport office proceed down South Street and at the traffic lights turn right into Skilling Hill Road. Proceed past the Leisure Centre, up the hill and then take the next main left into Watton Lane. The entrance to The Barn is the second on the left.