Berry Farm is a very rare surviving example of a 16th Century Dorset long house which is Grade II* Listed of Architectural or Historic Importance. The original long house has cob walls with later 17th and 19th Century additions of brick and stone elevations under a slate roof. The wealth of original character features include exposed beams, deep sill windows, bread oven and Inglenook fireplace.
Under the current ownership of approximately 20 years, the owners have sensitively conserved and sympathetically restored the property creating a delightful family home offering spacious and versatile accommodation. All the principal rooms enjoy delightful and far reaching views across its own gardens and grounds and the surrounding countryside.
The accommodation is beautifully presented and offers 3 reception rooms, all with wood burning or multi-fuel stoves, a most impressive kitchen/breakfast room enjoying a triple aspect and an extensive range of painted wood units with beech work surfaces and built in appliances. Leading from the kitchen is a very well equipped utility room with a range of appliances all included within the sale.
On the first floor are 3 good sized bedrooms with the master bedroom having an en suite shower room and separate family bathroom/shower room.
The versatile accommodation includes an annexe with living room and separate staircase leading up to a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, ideal for extended family or dependant relatives. The current owners have also constructed a most delightful detached lodge within the gardens comprising of 2 bedrooms and first floor open plan sitting room and kitchen, again enjoying the far reaching country views. The Lodge is ideal for additional family accommodation or offers excellent potential for letting.
Outside there is extensive parking together with outbuildings and garage. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature designed to take advantage of the stunning views and extend in all to just under 3 acres.
Berry Farm is delightfully situated in a village setting, yet within easy reach of Bridport town centre and properties of this nature are very rarely available on the open market. Internal viewing is therefore highly recommended by the Sole Agents.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Berry Farm is approached from the lane via a five-bar gate leading onto an extensive gravelled driveway and parking area. Immediately adjoining the front of the house is a large paved patio with a range of shrubs, plants and flowers leading onto large expanses of lawned gardens. The owners have paid special attention to landscaping of the grounds including planting of various trees, plants and shrubs together with a range of fruit trees to the southern boundary. To the north-western side lies a fruit cage with further expanses of lawned gardens together with woodland, bounded by a stream.
Berry Farm is conveniently situated within the attractive and peaceful historic village of Walditch, surrounded by countryside and yet within only about 2 miles from Bridport town centre. The village has many attractive properties and a pleasant open green with a small church, play area and village hall. There is also a magnificent Real Tennis court and the immediate area is designated as being one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The thriving and historic market town of Bridport is just 2 miles away offering an excellent range of shopping, business and leisure facilities including swimming pool and Arts Centre and twice weekly street market. The beautiful World Heritage coastline is only approximately 3 miles away at West Bay with bathing beaches, access to the delightful Jurassic coastal walks and nearby golf course.
The larger centres of Weymouth and Dorchester are approximately 15 miles to the east with mainline rail services to London, Waterloo.
To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Bridport office
"A charming detached Grade II* Listed Dorset long house delightfully located in a sought after village close to Bridport, set in grounds of just under 3 acres."