Watton, Bridport

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A superb Victorian former farmhouse with a large garden, set in a semi-rural position within easy reach of Bridport town centre. Versatile accommodation including 4/5 double bedrooms. In all approximately 0.5 of an acre. EPC Band E.

THE PROPERTY

Watton House Farm is a highly desirable Victorian home which is tucked away in a semi-rural position on the edge Bridport yet within easy reach of the town centre. Thought to date back to circa 1901, when it was built as a farmhouse with an adjoining dairy and milk maid's accommodation above, the property has been sympathetically altered and vastly improved under the current ownership. Great care was taken to retain the character of the property; with high ceilings, large windows and endless period features, reminders of the property's history are everywhere, now dovetailed with every modern convenience, whilst the layout provides highly flexible accommodation. As a result the property is ideal for a broad variety of lifestyles with limited alteration necessary.

From an antiquated conservatory/garden room, the charming front door opens into an entrance hall with a mosaic tiled floor and stripped pine doors leading to the majority of the ground floor rooms, including a comfortable yet elegant sitting room with a wood burner and a delightful dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room was converted from the former dairy in an sympathetic yet contemporary farmhouse style with double doors to the rear veranda. Two further reception rooms offer superb flexibility, both with potential for alternative uses if desired; one has great scope to be used as a ground floor bedroom 5 which, in conjunction with the ground floor shower room, could offer step-free living if desired, whilst the other benefits from a door to the rear veranda and plumbing for laundry facilities, making this a superb utility space, studio or additional kitchen.

Stairs from the entrance hall rise to a wide landing from which the bedrooms and family bathroom can all be reached. The principal bedroom is of particular note, owing to its adjoining dressing room and beautifully appointed ensuite bathroom, whilst the three further bedrooms are all very well proportioned; two interconnect and benefit from an independent staircase from the kitchen/breakfast room (having once been the milkmaid's quarters), making this an ideal set-up for AirBnB or guest accommodation, amongst many other possibilities.

OUTSIDE

The grounds at Watton House Farm mirror the generous proportions and versatility seen inside. Amounting to approximately half an acre, the garden surrounds the house and is primarily laid to lawn with mature trees and flower and shrub borders. With a sunny, south-easterly aspect and a sense of seclusion from neighbouring properties, the rear garden is a wonderful setting for spending time out-of-doors, particularly on the charming sun deck which has been established beneath the sheltering boughs of an apple tree. Another delightful outdoor space is the veranda which adjoins the door to kitchen, creating a superb place to relax, dine and entertain outside.

Watton House Farm further benefits from useful outbuildings which adjoin the house and comprise a boiler room, workshop and store. There is ample off road parking for several vehicles on a gravelled driveway which also offers potential to create garaging, subject to any necessary consents.

AGENTS NOTE

The property owns the section of the access lane adjoining its boundary, over which neighbouring properties have a right of way.

We understand that planning permission is currently being sought for 2 new homes to be built on land adjoining the boundary of Watton House Farm.

SITUATION

The property is situated in a fantastic setting in Watton, which is a tucked-away hamlet on the edge of Bridport and therefore enjoys close proximity to the town and its broad range of amenities whilst retaining a rural outlook. In Bridport, extensive street markets are held twice weekly and the town has an excellent range of shopping facilities including national and independent retailers, primary and secondary schools, recreational and social amenities and a popular leisure centre with a swimming pool (located just a quarter of a mile from the property). West Bay is only 2 miles to the south, forming part of the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and the West Dorset area as a whole is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Council Tax Band D.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport town hall proceed along South Street and at the traffic lights by Palmers Brewery, turn right onto Skilling Hill Road. Follow this lane past Bridport Leisure Centre and after approximately 0.3 miles turn left, signposted to Watton. The property can be found on the left shortly before the lane ends.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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