Nestled in the popular village of Shipton Gorge is this superb period detached family home set in a third of an acre, offering an impressive view over Shipton Hill, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.
This stunning property offers a wealth of period features, inglenook fireplaces, bespoke windows and doors, galleried kitchen with vaulted ceiling and high quality fittings.
This Dorset gem offers convenience, situated only 2.
8 miles from the bustling and vibrant market town of Bridport, 'Nottinghill on sea', and yet peaceful tranquillity at just over a mile away from the stunning Jurassic coastlineThe county town of Dorchester is fourteen miles away.
The latter has a good variety of schools including St Osmunds, Thomas Hardye and Sunninghill preparatory.
Entrance VestibuleA gothic style wooden door opens into a small entrance vestibule which sets the scene for what is to come and has arched part glazed doors which open into the living room.
Sitting Room (22' 10'' x 14' 2'' (6.
96m x 4.
31m)+recess)The double aspect sitting room feels spacious but manages to retain a cosy feel and features two inglenook fireplaces which provide unique focal features to the room.
There are exposed wooden beams, a cupboard with gothic arched doors and two radiators set into decorative cabinets.
Television, telephone and satellite points are available.
There are arched windows to both the front and side of the property and stairs lead to the first floor.
Kitchen/Dining Room (20' 4'' x 14' 0'' (6.
20m x 4.
27m)+recess)This impressive room is certainly hub of the home and provides the perfect space for entertaining guests or socialising with the family and is fitted with a good selection of units with hand-made wooden lattice doors, crystal handles and granite pearl work surfaces.
There is a double Belfast sink with Beech drainer, tiled splash backs and a cupboard housing a slimline dishwasher.
The Falcon range cooker with Fornair extractor makes cooking for large numbers easy and there is a pantry.
The dining area is equally as impressive and is overlooked by the galleried landing above.
There is a window to the front of the property with both double doors and an additional single door opening to the side of the property.
Steps lead through an opening to the snug whilst at the other end of the room a tall bespoke cupboard houses the gas fired combination boiler.
Second Reception Room (11' 5'' x 9' 2'' (3.
48m x 2.
80m))The second reception room is conveniently situated adjacent to the kitchen and provides a great additional seating area or den.
With an opening from the kitchen this space is perfect for those with small children or alternatively this space could work well as an office.
Gothic style windows over look the side of the property and there is a radiator and recessed spot lights.
There is Cherry hardwood flooring and an opening leads to the utility room.
Utility Room (8' 1'' x 4' 9'' (2.
47m x 1.
45m))The utility room has a contemporary feel with an inset circular sink with high rise mixer tap which is conveniently situated under the window to the side.
There is space for a washing machine & tumble dryer and there is a radiator.
A latch and brace door opens to the cloakroom.
CloakroomThe cloakroom is fitted with a low level WC and a wall hung wash basin with a tiled splash back.
There is a radiator and an extractor fan.
First Floor Galleried LandingThe galleried landing is fitted with extensive shelving and overlooks the dining area in the kitchen which has a vaulted ceiling above.
It provides the perfect area to sit and read a book or alternatively would work well as a study area.
There is access to both loft spaces and there is a telephone point.
Doors lead to all four bedrooms, the family bathroom and the tiled shower enlosure.
An arched window overlooks the drive and there is a radiator and wall lamps.
Master Bedroom (20' 1'' x 14' 4'' (6.
12m x 4.
38m)(measured into entrance))The master bedroom is an impressive double room which offers immense character and charm with gothic style patio doors opening onto the decked balcony with double stairway leading to the rear garden.
Steps also lead to the lower rear garden.
There are two velux windows to the side with eaves storage beneath, wall lights, two radiators, television and telephone points.
Bedroom Two (12' 1'' x 9' 2'' (3.
69m x 2.
80m))The second bedroom is a delightful double aspect room with double glazed windows to the side and rear aspect, with views over the village towards the church.
There are fitted wardrobes, a radiator and a television point.
Bedroom Three (9' 1'' x 8' 1'' (2.
78m x 2.
46m))This cosy double room has a window to the front aspect, a radiator and a television point.
Bedroom Four (12' 5'' x 8' 2'' (3.
79m x 2.
49m))The forth bedroom is also a double room and has a gothic style arched window overlooking the rear garden.
There are exposed beams and a radiator.
Bathroom (8' 9'' x 7' 7'' (2.
67m x 2.
31m))The family bathroom is exquisite and offers a beautiful space to relax and unwind in the hand painted roll top Italian Sottini bath with claw and ball feet and Victorian style brass mixer tap with shower attachment.
There is a White Sottini basin set into a wooden stand and a Victorian style WC.
There is recessed spot lighting, a window to the front aspect and a radiator.
OutsideTo the side of the property there is a shingle driveway which offers space to park several vehicles with natural stone steps leading to the studded back door which opens into the kitchen.
The upper garden is predominantely laid to lawn with raised flower beds.
Planted with a good selection of mature shrubs and bushes the garden boders Shipton Hill an area designated one of outstanding natural beauty and enjoys beautiful views over open countryside and accross the village.
In addition to the parking area further gates provide access to the upper part of the garden.
The lower garden offers a pretty space to sit and watch the world go by with a wrought iron gate leading to the lane and a shingle passageway along side of the house outside the kitchen.
Wooden steps lead to the decked balcony which is situated adjacent to the master bedroom.