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THE AGENTS SAYS...
The Pin House is believed to date back to circa 1700 as a row of cottages, probably a farm, later becoming the New Inn in the 1800s when licensing was introduced. It remained as an inn until 1958 when it became unlicensed and converted into a private dwelling. Originally thatched before being replaced with slate tiles, the whole roof was renewed in 2010. Empty and neglected when acquired by the present owners in 1994, The Pin House has been sympathetically and lovingly nurtured into the beautiful family home it is today. Having retired from the business they ran from the home office, the owners are now downsizing and relinquish The Pin House for a new family to enjoy.
The entrance hallway is long and wide, with a cloakroom and separate boot room at the far end. To the left is the triple-aspect sitting room, with a beamed ceiling and typical Dorset brick fireplace, housing a multi fuel stove on a quarry tiled hearth. This room and the adjoining garden room (perfect for a morning cuppa or afternoon tea) offer wonderful space for family gatherings. On the opposite side of the entrance hall is the south-facing dining room, with a beamed ceiling and a large inglenook fireplace, with multi fuel stove on a hamstone hearth. This leads through to the partially beamed, double-aspect kitchen, with old quarry tile floor, recessed electric range cooker and a large larder. The north window acts as a serving hatch to the rear patio; the worktop has a special flap to accomplish this with ease! With wide access from the kitchen is the beamed breakfast room extension with Wellingtonian Cedar board floor, delft rack, and built-in sideboard and unit. A further extension houses a rear porch, with a study to one side, above which there is roof storage. The boiler room within the breakfast room is also a coal store, airing and general storage room.
Stairs from the hall rise to a long, airy landing, off which are four double bedrooms, the family bathroom and additional WC. The double-aspect principal bedroom overlooks the garden and the old oak rafters in the ceiling are a lovely feature. There is an en-suite bathroom; small, walk-in wardrobe; and next door a dedicated dressing room with extensive robe space and built-in dressing table. Bedroom 2 is south facing and has a built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 is double-aspect with an interesting triangular window to the east taking in the morning sun. Bedroom 4 has a built-in hand basin unit.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
To the west, outside the garden room, is a pergola covered dining area, fragrant with wisteria, honeysuckle and clematis. High hedges provide complete privacy, and shelter for the shrub and perennial filled borders surrounding the lawn. An attractive summerhouse sits in a corner and electric power points, mains water and a butt provide for the gardener. There is a solid gate to the front of the house. A pathway along the back of the house leads to a lovely patio area, which is perfect for summer dining and entertaining. Mains water, 2 water butts, power, a waste bin shelter and oil storage tank are discrete. Passing through a wrought iron arch and gateway is a herb garden, then entry to a courtyard with a pergola which can accommodate 2 vehicles and houses a log store. There is further parking in the courtyard out with the garage. To the east is a dedicated kitchen garden, with power, outside tap and automatic watering system for the greenhouse. The high hedge gives privacy, and shelter for the crops.
Garage & Office
Built in 2000, the large garage has a small cloakroom, with toilet and handbasin, together with space for storage and workshop. Above, there is office space for 4 persons, filing, equipment etc. and facilities (heating and a plethora of power points) designed to meet the current owners requirements for their accountancy business. This space is now used for storage but there is also great potential (as had been intended by the current owners) to convert it to a holiday flat with en-suite double bedroom and kitchen/living room; there is independent access to the stairs up to the office space from the side of the garage.
Drimpton lies within an AONB on the Somerset/Dorset/Devon borders. It is a peaceful village with a public house, church, village hall and childrens play area. The nearby village of Broadwindsor has a very good shop and primary school, and the small town of Beaminster is about 5 miles away. The larger towns of Bridport (9 miles) and Crewkerne (4 miles) are within easy reach, with the latter having a mainline rail service to London Waterloo. The A303 and A30 are within 20 minutes drive and the beautiful World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis and West Bay is also nearby.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Dorset Council Band E