Lower Eype Farmhouse is a 17th Century property in Eype, a seaside village and Conservation area adjacent to National Trust land and the Jurassic Coast. The beach is a few minutes walk from the house for fishing, swimming, dog walking and fossil hunting. West from the beach is the magnificent Golden Cap, the highest cliff on the South Coast at 101m above sea level. The village has an active community, excellent pub managed by an organic farmer, serving local produce and beer from Bridport brewery. There is a popular country house hotel, village church and Arts centre, village hall and use of swimming pool, gym and tennis courts at the nearby holiday park. The village has a large number of coastal walks in the vicinity and is a couple of miles from the local market town of Bridport.
Bridport has a twice weekly market as well as regular farmers and vintage markets and offers a range of quirky and artisan local shops. The town has a thriving music, arts and literary community, hosting the renowned Bridport Literary Festival and offering a wealth of artistic events. Bridport's mainstream amenities include restaurants and hotels, a cinema and leisure centre, supermarkets, a museum, a health centre, cliff-top golf course and a number of excellent primary schools and secondary schooling. Bridport has good access to the famous Jurassic Coast from the pretty harbour at West Bay with its assortment of pubs and restaurants, not to mention the breathtaking coastal path. Dorchester is 16 miles away and offers a wider range of amenities and shops with a main line station that terminates at London, Waterloo. Exeter airport is 40 minutes drive, with daily flights to London City and the Continent.
Lower Eype Farmhouse is a fine and historic detached farmhouse understood to date back to circa 1690 and Listed Grade II of Architectural or Historic Importance. It was a working dairy farm until the late 1980's and a detailed history is available to interested buyers.
The present owners acquired the farmhouse as a family home some 20 years ago and undertook a whole number of sympathetic improvements including the re-building of the former pigsties to form a new single storey wing and adjoining garaging/storage facilities. The original farmhouse has main walls of solid stone under a thatched roof and the later additions are slated. The accommodation is very well presented and with lovely views over the village and surrounding countryside including to the well known viewpoint of Thorncombe beacon and to the sea. The property still retains a host of character features typical of its period including flagstones, beams, window seats, exposed floorboards and cottage doors, together with small paned windows.
On the ground floor there is a main hall, cloakroom, sitting room featuring a polished stone open fireplace, snug (being the former cider store) with double height ceiling, dining room with period fireplace (not currently operational), attractive kitchen with bespoke units and built-in appliances, adjoining breakfast room, large side hall with vaulted ceiling, utility and bedroom 4 with ensuite bathroom.
On the first floor the principal bedroom gives access to an office/dressing room (potential for an ensuite bathroom/shower room), there are 2 further double bedrooms and the main bathroom/shower room. On the second floor there is a large very useful attic room which is currently used as a music room and access to a large floored loft.
The ground floor bedroom/guest wing could be easily adapted to create a small annexe for a dependant relative or holiday lettings etc.
There is also excellent parking and a very useful range of outbuildings. In total the land extends to about 8 acres with delightful private gardens and 2 large paddocks, again enjoying the lovely views.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The farmhouse has a large courtyard/parking area and
DOUBLE OPEN FRONTED GARAGE with inspection pit. WORKSHOP and STORE
There are attractive formal gardens both to the front and rear of the farmhouse. The front garden is lawned and features a covered well. The rear gardens enjoy a sunny south-west aspect and includes a raised decking area taking full advantage of the views and a small vegetable area with brick pathways. Adjoining is a small orchard and beyond there are 2 fields which are gently sloping pasture land of around 6 acres. There is water to both fields and field gate access from the village lane to the top field.
The land can be easily let if not required for personal use (it is currently managed by a local farmer)
No public footpaths cross the land and there is a whole number of nearby bridleways.
The farm has the benefit of grazing rights for 100 sheep on the nearby Eype Down.
From our Bridport Office proceed south through the traffic lights to the roundabout. Take the 4th exit signed Honiton and continue along the by-pass for about ¾ of a mile. Take the first turning left signed Eype and then third right. Proceed into the village and past the New Inn and then take the first right into a no-through lane. Follow the lane around to the right and Lower Eype Farmhouse is at the far end.
An alternative easier and shorter route Again from our office proceed down South Street and at the traffic lights by Palmers Brewery/Morrisons turn right. Continue past the Leisure Centre and up the hill for about 1 mile. After the turning into Highlands End Holiday Park take the first left signed to Eype.
To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Bridport office
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"A fine period stone farmhouse with land just minutes from the beach enjoying sea and country views, in a highly sought-after picturesque village on the stunning Jurassic coast."