Guide price £850,000
A fantastic period cottage tucked away in an elevated position with far reaching views, delightful garden and separate barn. THE PROPERTY Tucked away in a fantastic elevated position, first glimpses of this wonderful property are most impressive with its stone facade and an attractive double pitched roof. The property, which dates back to the 1830s, is not listed, and has been cleverly extended and upgraded over the years resulting in a truly magical property in such an idyllic location. There are stone steps leading down to the front of the house, taking full advantage of the far-reaching views. On first entering the property there is a real sense of charm and space with very well-presented and flexible accommodation, yet totally untainted by inappropriate modernisation. There are many parts of the property worth a special mention, including the most wonderful kitchen with a large island, raised sitting area and doors out to the terrace, ideal for an al fresco morning coffee. There is a large window boasting amazing views and creating lots of natural light, and incorporating a large 4 door Aga (cream) and a number of attractive wooden units. Alongside the kitchen is a dining area, ideally suited to incorporate a round dining table, leading perfectly into the most fabulous sitting room with an open fireplace and doors out to the delightful garden and raised decked terrace area, ideal for entertaining on a summers evening. There is also a study/bedroom and small laundry area and cloakroom with a shower. The principal bedrooms are situated on the first floor with a fabulous landing currently being used as a study and sitting area with dormer windows. The main bedroom is quite simply 'as good as it gets' with vaulted ceilings, fabulous far-reaching views and an adjoining dressing room/study which would also make an excellent nursery bedroom. Just off the landing is a large shower room with a power shower and another double bedroom, (please see floor plan.) The accommodation is very flexible and could be altered to suit many purchasers needs, but is really rather fantastic as it is! The garden is a delight and very easily maintainable, mainly laid to lawn with many places to sit and take advantage of this truly stunning location, with a lower level affording a completely different distant view of the countryside. Beyond the main property and garden there is plenty of parking and a wooden barn with a large first floor room, currently used as a guest bedroom. This barn offers huge potential, subject to planning, with a garage on the ground floor. All in all, this is a truly magical property in an idyllic yet very convenient location. LOCATION The property lies on the edge of the pretty and idyllic village of Ryall within an Area of Outstanding National Beauty on the edge of the Marshwood Vale, and about 2 miles inland from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Local amenities are available in the nearby village of Morcombelake with a well-stocked and popular farm shop less than ½ mile away, and Chideock, just 1.4 miles, with a village shop & post office and two public houses. Just over 2 miles away is Seatown beach and the popular Anchor Inn public house. The attractive Georgian market town of Bridport is just over 4 miles and retains an excellent number of independent shops and restaurants and a thriving street market on Saturdays and Wednesdays, with supermarkets including Waitrose and Morrisons, a cottage hospital, large medical centre, popular leisure centre, successful Arts Centre, two theatres, and a number of independent festivals involving the arts held throughout the year. Just over 6 miles to the West is the most picturesque and popular coastal resort of Lyme Regis, noted for its attractive period buildings, the Cobb, and harbour. Facilities include independent shops, supermarkets, a number of restaurants, notably Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish House and the boutique Alexander Hotel, as well as its own theatre. The nearby town of Axminster with a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo is also within easy reach, with the county town of Dorchester just under 20 miles to the east. The larger city of Exeter lies some 35 miles away, with an international airport and large range of facilities and high street shopping with department stores including a large John Lewis.
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