Beech House occupies a lovely central position in the highly sought-after and picturesque village of Evershot. It is a well known Conservation village famous for its inclusion in much of Hardy s Literature the most recognised, being Tess of the d Urbervilles where the Acorn Inn is said to have been the inspiration for the Sow and Acorn andTess Cottage where Tess stopped on her way to Emminster. Evershot has a classic Dickensian feel and offers an excellent range of amenities including a village shop, bakery, primary school, doctor s surgery and pub and also a luxury Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. There is also a village hall, cricket ground and playing fields plus bus services. The immediate area is designated as being One of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous footpaths on the doorstep giving access to the beautiful countryside.
Evershot is a well placed hub being within easy reach of a whole number of towns and villages including Beaminster, Sherborne, Bridport, Crewkerne, Dorchester, Yeovil and Maiden Newton. The beautiful World Heritage Jurassic Coast is also within easy reach with the resorts of Burton Bradstock, West Bay, Charmouth and Lyme Regis all being easily accessible. Golf courses are found at West Bay, Dorchester and Lyme Regis.
Main line London rail services are available at nearby Crewkerne, Yeovil and Dorchester.
Beech House is a handsome and substantial end of terrace period house Listed Grade II of Architectural or Historic Importance. It is understood to date back to the 16th Century and has main walls of solid stone under a thatched roof. The house featured in the film Emma by Jane Austen starring Gwyneth Paltrow. The accommodation is very well proportioned and extensive with all the principal rooms enjoying lovely views along the street or over the beautiful gardens. Numerous character features include stone mullion leaded light windows, window seats and shutters, flagstone flooring, exposed stone and brickwork, solid pine doors, wood panelling, period fireplaces including hamstone and marble, picture rails and plaster mouldings (the main bathroom also features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams). Oil fired central heating is installed and there are working fireplaces and wood burners.
Further special selling features include a detached former coach house with stores and first floor studio apartment (ideal for holiday or long term lets, Airbnb, guest suite or someone working from home), a range of period outbuildings including brick stables with original cobbled and brick flooring and excellent parking.
The beautiful gardens and grounds are truly tremendous, very well stocked, secluded and part walled.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Double gates lead onto a sweeping tarmac driveway leading to a large parking area, with garaging and car port.
Range of outbuildings including a SHED, FUEL STORE and STABLES with mezzanine.
DETACHED FORMER COACH HOUSE with Stores/Garaging below and first floor STUDIO APARTMENT comprising open plan living room/kitchen/bedroom and en suite bathroom.
The lovely gardens are divided into a whole number of areas with extensive areas of lawn including a former lawned tennis court and are extremely well stocked with a tremendous variety of plants, large patio area and brick pathways. There is also a fine variety of trees including a magnificent Copper Beech, Magnolia, Walnut and Ginkgo. Finally there is a vegetable garden with cage and vine, orchard, wild garden area and pond. The rear boundary backs onto a small stream which is the source of the River Frome.