Bluntshay Lane, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset, DT6

£625,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A well presented character filled cottage which benefits from not being listed. 4 Bedrooms with 2 en suites, kitchen and utility room, sitting room, dining room and further reception room, downstairs cloakroom, conservatory, summer house, double garage and parking and Walled garden. EPC Band D.

SITUATION AND AMENITIES

Whitchurch Canonicorum sits in an unrivalled location nestling in the ever popular Marshwood Vale, a short distance away from the beautiful Jurassic Coast. This idyllic West Dorset village has the Church of St Candida and Holy Cross to the north which like the village, took its name from Saint Wite (Candida) who is buried in a shrine in the church. The village also has a pub and a village hall. The whole area is much loved by avid ramblers and equine enthusiasts offering a splendid variety of coastal and inland bridleways and footpaths. Charmouth, with its world famous beach, is renowned as the best fossil beach in the world and is within walking distance of the village. The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is a short drive away and offers a wealth of local shops and boutiques as well as the famous Cobb with facilities for sailing and beach enthusiasts. The quirky market town of Bridport, just a short drive away, has good access to the coast at the pretty harbour of West Bay with an assortment of pubs and restaurants as well as the eighteen hole Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club that sits on the edge of the cliffs. This vibrant market town has twice weekly markets and regular farmers' and vintage markets, as well as offering an unusual blend of independent and artisan local shops. The town has a thriving music, arts and literary community, hosting the Bridport Literary Festival and offering a wealth of events to add to the diary. Bridport's mainstream amenities include restaurants and hotels, a cinema and leisure centre, supermarkets, a museum, a health centre and a number of excellent primary schools and secondary schooling. Renowned state and independent schooling can be found nearby in many of the local villages and towns. Axminster is 6.3 miles to the West providing a mainline railway service to London Waterloo and further into the West Country.

DESCRIPTION

Hinkhams is a character filled cottage that dates back to the early 19th Century which benefits from not being listed. The property has been lovingly extended over the years to create a sizeable family home. The house is of mixed elevations, rendered and clad beneath a thatched roof and sits in a slightly elevated position on the fringes of the historic and lovely village of Whitchurch Canonicorum. The property can be approached easily from the rear and front; the rear door leads into a porch with a stable door which leads into the hallway and the cloakroom with window that overlooks the Marshwood Vale. The sitting room is of triple aspect, maximising on the beautiful outlook across the Vale and offering a wood burner and two sets of French doors to the terrace. There is a sizeable well appointed utility room including water softener, the kitchen is bespoke with Corian surfaces, a handy pantry, integrated Neff appliances and underfloor heating which is also zoned throughout most of the ground floor. The kitchen and dining room are open plan and leads on to the conservatory which is perfectly positioned to look over the Mediterranean style terrace. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, two with en-suites and three with built in wardrobes/storage. There is also a sizeable family shower room. Needless to say the views from upstairs are even more breath-taking.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached via a wide gated entrance way with a spacious drive and ample parking for a number of vehicles. This leads to a sizeable double garage with room above, which could make for excellent accommodation, office space or perhaps a granny annexe (STRC) with services already connected and 4Kw solar panels generating free electricity plus income. The plot is approximately a of an acre and wraps around the side of the property and the rear maintaining the loveliest outlook. To the side of the garage there is a sizeable bespoke wooden summerhouse that could make for holiday letting potential (STRC) or be used as an artists studio. It has decking to the front of it and is clad with a Canadian cedar shingle roof; it also has a handy cloakroom. There is a level lawn in front of this and a kitchen garden area to the side with a greenhouse and beds with soft fruit plants. Behind the summerhouse/studio there is a substantial shed and an area that could be used for chickens or a larger kitchen garden. The formal walled garden to the rear of the property has quite a Mediterranean feel offering a sun terrace and a level lawn, the boarders here are slightly raised and interspersed by mature shrubs and specimen plants.

SERVICES

Mains water. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Superfast Broadband.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport head west along the A35 through the village of Chideok and at the end of the dual carriageway, just past Felicity's farm shop, turn right signposted Ryall, continue over the hill to Whitchurch Canonicorum and just before the Five Bells public house turn right into Bluntshay Lane. The property can be found some 150 metres on the right.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

West Dorset District Council

Stratton House

58-60 High West Street

Dorchester

Dorset, DT1 1UZ

01305 251010

VIEWINGS

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