Guide price £1,200,000
A PRIME ADDRESS FOR AN INTERESTING DETACHED HOUSE WITH GREAT POTENTIAL AND ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH BAY. Comfort Hill is situated high above the beach and has a fabulous view west across Weymouth Bay to Portland. The house was built about 50 years ago by the owners of the Dorchester Brewery and acquired by our client's family in the early 1980's. Since then, it has been well maintained but is now ready for the next phase of updating and refurbishment. The accommodation is uniquely designed to the requirements of the original owner and features an interesting arrangement of reception rooms with a comfortable sitting room and a separate dining room beyond which there is a large split level drawing room opening onto the terrace. Off to one side there is a generous kitchen/breakfast room, and a study with an open fireplace which also has an adjoining bathroom, giving the possibility of a ground floor bedroom suite. A utility room, boiler room and cloakroom complete the ground floor and upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All the main reception rooms and bedrooms enjoy the view and there is enormous potential to improve on the balcony arrangement and to convert attic rooms into further bedrooms. It would also be possible to extend out over the garage (subject to planning permission). Comfort Hill really will provide the new owners with a great opportunity to create their own special seaside home with one of the best views of the bay. For privacy and to ensure that the views are not interrupted Comfort Hill is approached from the rear, off a short spur road, with double gates (electric) opening into a large gravel courtyard in front of a triple garage. From the courtyard a gate opens into the front garden which is surrounded by a high hedge to further enhance the privacy, and for ease of maintenance the garden is largely laid to lawn or paved terrace which being south-west facing is in the sun virtually all day. Off the terrace and close to the house there is a well-kept swimming pool (30' x 15'). To the side of the terrace there is a summer house, garden store and pool plant room, and access to a large under-croft below the house, which provides another useful storage area. At the back of the courtyard, with direct access from the house, there is a substantial triple garage (25' x 19') and a workshop (22' x 12') both of which could easily be incorporated into the house or extended over (subject to planning). The property is situated on the crest of Bowleaze Coveway, a prime address to the east of Weymouth, high above the bay with fabulous views across to Portland. It is only a short walk down on to the beach and then along the seafront into town or round the corner into Overcombe and Preston village, and a footpath behind the property leads past the Roman ruins and on to the cliff walks towards Osmington and Ringstead. There are local shops within a few minutes of the property and the esplanade, town centre and Brewers Quay harbour side bars and restaurants are a short drive or brisk walk away. Weymouth is at the centre of a rich heritage coastal area, and all the activities associated with this famous Georgian seaside town are close at hand; building sandcastles, fishing, boating, wind and kitesurfing. There are three sailing clubs in the bay and a superb new marina and sailing centre at Portland (host to the 2012 Olympics sailing), and there are superb walks along the beach, cliff tops and Dorset's world famous Jurassic coastline. It is only a short drive into the business district of Weymouth and within about half an hour you can be in the county town of Dorchester, historic Blandford Forum, Poole or Bournemouth. Weymouth station (via Dorchester) has regular trains to London Waterloo (circa 2hrs 45mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (circa 2hrs). Services: All mains services are available at the property. Gas fired radiator central heating and hot water. The swimming pool is heated separately. Good broadband available.
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