The property is a stunning oval house on the southern face of Shipton Hill, overlooking the spectacular Jurassic coastline. The property was designed by architect Barnaby Gunning of London in 2012. This striking contemporary house has been constructed to blend in with the surrounding countryside with the use of locally sourced materials and untreated English oak designed to merge with the landscape behind it. The location delivers a fantastic panoramic view across the countryside to Lyme Bay and the house enjoys an east west axis, taking advantage of the outstanding elevated position. The property has many environmentally friendly features with the emphasis on low running costs and low maintenance with Rationel Aura Plus triple glazed windows, whilst both the hot water and electricity are powered by solar panels. The excellent specification includes 5 bedrooms, 2 of which have en suite facilities, together with a spacious family bathroom. On the ground floor is a large entrance hall, boot room, cloakroom, large open plan kitchen/dining/family room together with a further sitting room, office, playroom and laundry room.
The extensive gardens and grounds are a further feature being very secluded with no immediate neighbours with extensive parking and matching oval shaped oak clad workshop.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The house is approached off a small country lane with a concrete and gravel driveway leading up to a large parking area for numerous cars. Gardens and grounds surround the property, offering stunning views over the surrounding countryside. There are extensive areas of lawned gardens, vegetable gardens, bluebell meadows, wild garden, woodland and an elevated top field with amazing views down to the sea - perfect for campfires and outdoor activities.
The property occupies an outstanding rural location on the south eastern side of Shipton Hill, with panoramic views over the Bride Valley and surrounding open farmland and to the sea at Burton Bradstock. The location is very secluded and the elevated position offers some of the most stunning views within West Dorset.
The surrounding locality is designated as one of outstanding natural beauty and includes excellent walking and riding and much of the nearby land is either owned or controlled by the National Trust. The village of Shipton Gorge is within approximately two miles where there is a church and public house, whilst the larger picturesque village of Burton Bradstock is about 3 miles away with a garage/convenience shop, post office/farm shop, public houses, library, church and primary school. There is also a very popular bathing beach and beachside café.
The thriving market town of Bridport is about 5 miles driving distance where there is an excellent range of shopping, business and leisure facilities. Nearby at West Bay is an 18 hole golf course and the larger centres of Dorchester and Weymouth are also within about 13 miles where there are main line rail services to London, Waterloo.