Brook Street, Shipton Gorge, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4NA

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Bedrooms: 3
Handsome detached three bedroom period village house with parking and a lovely garden that has far reaching views over the village and local countryside.

A handsome detached three bedroom period village house with parking and a lovely garden that has far reaching views over the village and local countryside.

Brook House is believed to have been built in the 19th century and has been twice extended in the 20th century and early 21st century to create an attractive well-rounded property with spacious accommodation and a lovely garden behind. What makes this property particularly attractive is that, although it is understood to be over 200 years old and is mentioned as "a notable village house" in village records, this house has none of the responsibilities of a listed property. Accordingly the property has the advantage of UPVC double glazing and UPVC cladding on the exterior joinery and, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, could be adapted to suit any future owner. Character features include open fireplaces - one of which is a particularly attractive inglenook complete with bread oven, exposed timbered ceilings and painted stone exposed walls.

The property is conventionally arranged with the two principal reception rooms either side of an entrance hall with the sitting room having a lovely inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove as its focal point, with to one end a door out onto the terrace behind. The dining room is to the other side and has fireplace equipped with a wood burning stove opposite which there is a painted stone exposed wall. From the dining room a door leads through to the extended part of the property that has a good sized kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room. To one end of the kitchen is a dining area with space for a substantial dining table and chairs. The kitchen area has comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted units and cupboards with granite work surfaces over and a double butler sink with a gas and electric range cooker to the centre with extractor hood over. There is space for both a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. Both the kitchen and the utility room are laid to an attractive yet practical ceramic tile. The utility room lies beyond the kitchen and is equipped with further cupboards and hardwood work surface over and plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble dryer.

To one end of the utility room a door leads out onto the terrace and to the other a door leads through to a large garage that is equipped with a remotely operated electric up and over door and has a large storage space in the roof void. The garage houses a pressurised water system and a gas fired boiler.

Upstairs there are three good bedrooms the principal of which has an en-suite shower room with the two remaining bedrooms sharing a family bathroom. The landing is a good size, part of which is arranged as a study area. The property is in excellent decorative order throughout with UPVC double glazing, UPVC clad exterior joinery and gas fired central heating.


On the right hand side of the property there is a useful garage and running along the front of the property there is an attractive herbaceous border. The front elevation of the property is lit up in the spring by a lovely mature wisteria while on the left hand side of the house double gates lead through to a substantial area of hardstanding providing parking and turning for a number of cars. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and stretch up behind the house in a series of terraces each of which have their own character and are well stocked with an array of herbaceous, shrub and ornamental tree planting to create shape, colour and form throughout the seasons. Each terrace has a different vantage/seating area from which to enjoy the gardens with the first terrace having a pergola topped paved area which makes an ideal entertaining area. The area looks west to a beautiful Acer that shades an attractive ornamental pond. As the gardens climb the gardens become less formal with a large area of level lawn 3/4 of the way up with a second area of paved terrace, behind which there is a summer house and from which lovely views can be enjoyed over the village to the church and local countryside. Above the lawn there is an area half of which is a vegetable garden with mature apple trees planted on two sides, with a more wild area to the other side and some mature trees to the sides. Above the summerhouse there is a useful timber garden shed while below the summer house there is a greenhouse ideal for propagating plants.

Symonds & Sampson - Bridport

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