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Pilsdon, Bridport, Dorset, DT6

Offers in excess of £2,450,000

Under offer

6 Beds 5 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: DOR210052


A superb Grade II listed three storey, six bedroom detached family home dating back to the 17th century, set in grounds of just over 30 acres with a wonderful southerly aspect towards the West Dorset coast. THE PROPERTY Tucked away in an idyllic rural location towards the northern end of the Marshwood Vale and only 5 miles from Bridport, first glimpses of Hackeridge Farm are most impressive with its incredibly pretty faade constructed of local Hamstone elevations under a pretty thatched roof (the ridge of the thatched roof has now been renewed by the present owners.) There are deep stone mullion windows with leaded lights to the front and timber framed leaded lights to the side and rear. Justifiably Grade II listed of architectural and historical importance, this wonderful property is a perfect juxtaposition of old and new having undergone a fastidious programme of works in the 1990s. It is however totally untainted by inappropriate modernisation and offers superb and very flexible family accommodation with many original features to be expected of a property of this type and stature. These include exposed wooden beams, large flagstone floors and superb oak panelling. The accommodation also has good ceiling heights and is ideally arranged around a large hall. On first entering the property there is a real sense of charm and space and it is immediately obvious that this has been a much-loved family home and has been very well maintained and looked after by the present owners. The ground floor comprises a superb front and inner hall with a large inglenook fireplace, cloakroom, and study. The dining room is worth a special mention with flag stone flooring and wide-open fireplace. The drawing room is quite simply 'as good as it gets' with flagstone flooring and a wonderful open fireplace. Like many rooms in the house, it boasts fantastic views over its own gardens and grounds and the unspoilt countryside beyond. The family kitchen is a surprisingly good size for a property of this type with bespoke island unit with attractive timber work surfaces. There is a large Aga set within an inglenook fireplace. There is also a separate utility room and larder incorporating a range of base and wall units. The principal bedrooms are situated on the first floor which is accessed via a staircase from the inner hall. There is a lovely front and rear landing and a superb master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and shower room. There are four further bedrooms and three bathrooms. Access to the second floor accommodation is via stairs from the rear hall with a landing and lovely bedroom with ensuite bathroom and attic store. This is ideal for guests or teenage children. These two floors are presented to a very high standard and offer incredible accommodation to suit most family's requirements. GARDENS & GROUNDS The gardens and grounds are an absolute delight, a utopia for children and animals. There is a wonderful formal garden to the front (south) with a well thought out area of landscaping and lawns. There is a pretty stone staircase and a 'ha-ha' at the southern end. The real surprise however is the incredible views over the Marshwood Vale and out towards the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. There is plenty of parking and turning areas and a separate drive to the rear. There is a small but very useful outbuilding on the eastern side comprising garaging and useful storage. There is also a very pretty orchard and large paddock with the fields spreading out to the south and west of the house. There is approximately 30 acres in all, please see site plan. All in all, this really is an absolutely superb family home with a good holding of land in an idyllic yet very convenient location. LOCATION Pilsdon is a charming rural hamlet within the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated at the foot of Pilsdon Pen, an Iron Age hill fort now owned by The National Trust, the area is surrounded by hills, woodland and rolling pasture. The nearby village of Broadwindsor is just 3.5 miles which benefits from a village community shop, the White Lion Inn public house, church, village hall, primary school, playing field, and popular craft & design centre with restaurant. The nearest public house is less than a mile away at Shaves Cross. Just under 6 miles to the south is the vibrant Georgian market town of Bridport with its twice weekly market, regular farmers' and vintage markets and a range of shops and services such as restaurants, art centre, leisure centre and supermarkets. West Bay, with its harbour, shops, cafes and art galleries can be found further to the south with easy access to the beaches and many beautiful coastal walks. The area forms a part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site with lovely bathing and fishing beaches.