Downe Hall is a highly sought-after and unique location. It occupies a very private and elevated setting just to the north of Bridport town centre and on Coneygar Hill (forming part of the Millennium Trust). The residents have the use of a private footpath giving easy access to the town centre and amenities. Bridport is a thriving and historic market town with excellent shopping, professional services, recreational and social amenities including a health centre and well equipped leisure centre with swimming pool . The immediate area is one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there is easy access to open countryside.
The harbour resort of West Bay is within about 1.5 miles lying on the superb World Heritage Jurassic coast. It has a picturesque harbour and an 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. The coastal resort of Lyme Regis about 12 miles and Exeter with International Airport and the M5 is within about 30 miles.
7 Downe Hall is a detached residence next to Downe Hall itself. Downe Hall is a substantial Grade II* Listed Georgian mansion which was built in 1789 and the land within which the Hall is set has been recognised by the English Heritage within the 'Historic Parks & Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England'. Downe Hall was re-developed by the well known local and award winning builders, C.G. Fry & Son Ltd, about 18 years ago involving the conversion of the main house into 5 superior properties, refurbishment of the original lodge and various cottages, together with 8 new character properties, sympathetically designed within the 5 acre parkland grounds.
7 Downe Hall is a fine detached Queen-Anne style house which was built in 1998 with cut Purbeck Ashlar stone elevations under a slate roof. The well proportioned accommodation enjoys a south-facing rear aspect with delightful views over the parkland grounds containing specimen trees. Period style features include deep sash windows (mainly double glazed), higher than average ground floor ceilings, ornate cornices, panelled doors, panelled front door with fanlight and a polished stone open fireplace. The excellent specification includes gas fired central heating (zoned), fully fitted kitchen with built-in appliances, water softener, attractive period-style bathroom/shower room fittings (power showers), security alarm system and ceramic tiled flooring to most of the ground floor (excluding the sitting room). Under the current ownership since 2004 significant improvements include the building of a porch with cloakroom and a superb garden room with large bow window, all sympathetically undertaken in keeping with the original design.
It also benefits from a private driveway, double garage and former game store. A particular further feature is the stunning well laid out south facing well stocked gardens (the original sunken gardens for Downe Hall).
This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a quality character style house, in an unique and stunning mansion parkland setting, close to the town centre.
A 5 bar gate leads onto a tarmac driveway with parking area and DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE Remote controlled up & over door. Power & light. Side door.
On the opposite side of the access road is the FORMER VICTORIAN BRICK OCTAGONAL GAME STORE.
The property enjoys well landscaped and laid out gardens. To the front of the house is a stone paved courtyard with pedestrian gate and yew hedges. The main gardens lie to the rear and enjoy a beautiful southerly aspect over the park with a large adjoining terrace with steps down to a lower lawn with rose beds and ornamental pond with fountain. Beyond is a large shrubbery area. The southern boundary comprises of well established yew hedging and 2 fine specimen yew trees with pedestrian gate onto the communal parkland and grounds.
From our office in South Street proceed to the Town Hall and turn right into East Street. At the roundabout take the first exit into Sea Road North. Take the first turning on the left into St Andrews Road and follow the road almost to the end. Turn right into Bedford Place (next to the Port Bredy apartments). Continue for a short distance and take the private driveway which leads to Downe Hall. No 7 is just before Downe Hall on the left.
To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Bridport office
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"A handsome detached Queen Anne style house set in secluded parkland of a Grade II* Listed Georgian Mansion within only 5 minutes walk of the town centre"