Gladhayes is an individual detached house built in circa 1994 of high energy efficient timber framed construction (Berg Hus of Sweden) with concrete block and cement rendered elevations under a concrete tiled roof. It has been under the current ownership since 2002 and subject to a whole number of improvements. The accommodation is good sized and many of the rooms enjoy the delightful aspect over the grounds and distant countryside. Features include oil fired central heating, wood grain style UPVC sealed unit windows/doors and a newly fitted quality kitchen with comprehensive built in appliances.
On the ground floor is a pillared porch, entrance lobby and reception hall with cloakroom off. The sitting room features a stunning brick and beamed walk in inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove (with back boiler) and slate seats. There is a separate dining room with feature log-effect LPG fire. The kitchen/breakfast room is attractively fitted with contemporary units and incorporates many quality appliance: Siemens extra large electric halogen hob, stainless steel cooker hood, eye level electric double oven and microwave plus integrated Hotpoint fridge and freezer and additional integrated Hotpoint freezer - and a utility room with walk in cupboard housing the oil-fired central heating boiler.
The annexe has its own external door together with an inter-connecting door into the main house. It would be ideal for a dependant relative, guest suite, lettings (subject to any necessary planning consents) or for use within the main accommodation. There is a good sized living room/bedroom, kitchen and shower room.
On the first floor is a large landing with sky tube and walk in airing cupboard. The principal bedroom suite comprises of a bedroom with wall to wall wardrobes, dressing room and an ensuite bathroom with air bath. There are 3 further double bedrooms and main bathroom with corner bath.
The extensive gardens and grounds provide a delightful setting for the property and excellent amenity value or for livestock/horses. There are 2 substantial former agricultural buildings offering excellent garaging and storage/workshop facilities.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Gladhayes is set well back from the road and approached through double metal gates with stone boundary walls onto a long driveway and a 5 bar gate to extensive parking facilities and:
OUTBUILIDNG 1 GARAGE 48’ x 42’ (14.5m x 13m). Remote control roller door. Power & light.
WORKSHOP 42’ x 20’ max (13m x 6.10m max). Power & light. CLOAKROOM
OUTBUILDING 2 92’ x 42’ (28m x 13m). Power & light.
The extensive gardens and grounds afford excellent privacy and feature a whole number of natural pathways, wooded/copse areas and a wooden bridge. There are lawned gardens to the front of the house together with shrubs.
The rear garden is dog proofed and has large expanses of lawn together with an adjoining paved terrace. There are 2 extensive wild flower meadows part of which could be adapted for livestock/horses etc, summerhouse with decking and also a small orchard area.
Gladhayes occupies a private position within the village of Marshwood which offers very good local facilities including a church, primary school, garage, public house and post office/shop. The immediate locality is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the well known viewpoint of Pilsdon Penn, the highest hill of Dorset is very nearby.
The towns of Beaminster, Axminster and Crewkerne, the latter with direct rail link to London Waterloo (2.5 hours), provide a wider range of facilities. The popular coastal resort of Lyme Regis located on the well known Jurassic coast is also easily accessible. The historic market town of Bridport and picturesque harbour resort of West Bay are only about 8 miles to the south-east. Dorchester, Yeovil, Taunton and Exeter are a little further although easily reached.
Marshwood is situated on the B3165 between Axminster and Crewkerne. Travelling west from Bridport along the A35 proceed to Raymonds Hill and at the Hunters Lodge public house turn right joining the B3165. After about 6 miles on entering Marshwood village, the entrance to Gladhayes is on the left opposite the shop/post office.
Alternatively from Bridport travel to Broadwindsor and take the B3164 to Birdsmoorgate. At the junction turn left signed Marshwood.