Portesham, Weymouth


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A substantial rural home with income, offering a wealth of opportunities (STPP). Beautifully presented 6 bedroom family home, triple garage with ensuite studio room above and large outbuilding with potential for business use or conversion. In all 8.7 acres. EPC Band D.


A fantastic home in a rural location with stunning countryside views to both the Jurassic Coast and Hardy's Monument. Under the current ownership, the house has been refurbished to an exceptional standard with high quality fixtures and fittings used throughout, giving a sense of great luxury alongside obvious practicality. The accommodation is family orientated with 3 charming reception rooms providing between them a perfect environment for every occasion and bi folding doors facilitating a desirable indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Upstairs, 6 double bedrooms can be found (5 benefitting from en suite bathroom facilities) of which the principal bedroom is of particular note, with a luxuriously appointed en suite bath- and shower-room and a private balcony. The property also offers every modern convenience including a utility room and ground floor shower room.

A significant benefit of the property are the various opportunities to create annexe accommodation if desired (STRC). Within the main house, the arrangement of bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 allows for these rooms to be used in conjunction with one another as an apartment. Alternatively, a studio room with en suite bathroom and independent entrance has been created above the detached triple garage, and part of the garage could be converted to provide ground floor living accommodation.

Another valuable asset are the outbuildings which offer potential to continue the existing, very successful kennels and cattery business or for a variety of alternative purposes including equestrian use. Planning permission has previously been granted to convert part of the main outbuilding to an indoor swimming pool, additional living accommodation and workshops. The property also offers potential for a holiday complex or campsite business to be established, subject to any necessary consents and alterations (please see the Development Potential section below).


The plot extends to 8.7 acres including areas of land, pleasure garden and enclosures relating to the business premises. Electric gates separate the property from the public road, from which the driveway leads to ample parking and turning for a number of vehicles. Surrounding the house on three sides, the gardens have been designed for ease of maintenance, particular for those with children or dogs. The land is divided between a large field measuring approximately 6.6 acres an a paddock which can be accessed from the rear garden.


Planning permission has been passed for change of use and conversion of the outbuildings to form 7 self-contained holiday letting units. Full details and plans can be viewed on the Dorset Councils website, reference: WD/D/20/001714.


The property is located in a stunning rural position within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby is the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, including the famous Chesil Beach. The popular seaside town of Weymouth and the County town of Dorchester are also nearby, offering a broad range of amenities including Brewery Square and a Waitrose supermarket in Dorchester.


Mains water and electricity. Septic tank. LPG central heating (underfloor throughout much of the house).


Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Bridport Office, telephone 01308 428000.


From Bridport follow the B3157 to Portesham. Continue on this road out of Portesham and shortly after the turning to Shilvinghampton the property can be found on the right.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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