Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, DT6 6RQ


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Beautifully presented four bedroom detached former rectory in approaching one acre, to the centre of a good village within a mile of the coast.

The house was built in 1975 in the grounds of the old rectory to the centre of its plot and has handsome stone elevations under a slate roof. In the last three years the house and gardens have undergone a remarkable programme of renewal and refurbishment, taking in all the high expense items to create a stylish contemporary home fit for the 21st-century with a period feel. Highlights include a bespoke handmade kitchen, two remodelled bathrooms and a shower room, oak and carpeted floors throughout, a new oil fired heating system, the replacement of much of the wiring, a new garage door and complete redecoration.

The scene is set on entering the house through an entrance lobby into a spacious hallway laid to oak parquet flooring, with an elegant staircase rising to the first floor. The principal rooms are accessed off the hall and face due South, looking out over the formal gardens taking in the sun throughout the day. To one end of the hall there is a study complete with built-in bookshelves, beside which there is a contemporary cloaks/shower room. The sitting room lies to the centre with a contemporary fireplace equipped with a wood burning stove as its focal point and doors to one end opening out onto the terrace and gardens. The kitchen/dining/sitting room lies to the other end of the hall with a beautiful bespoke kitchen to one end and a dining/sitting area to the other. The kitchen is handmade with an island unit to a centre and granite worksurfaces, a range cooker and integrated dishwasher. To the other end of the kitchen a door leads through to a utility/dog and boot room complete with a butler's sink, beyond which is a gardener's WC and a door through to the integral garage. Upstairs there are four good bedrooms served by two individually equipped and stylish contemporary bathrooms. The principal bedroom is particularly spacious with two built-in double wardrobes. The property is double glazed, has oil fired central heating and private drainage.

Agent's Note:

To one end of the principal bedroom there is a hidden soil pipe which, subject to obtaining the necessary building consents, could be used to create an en-suite bathroom if so required. Similarly the house footprint is original to its 1975 drawings and therefore has potential for extension, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The house sits to the centre of its generous plot and is approached through a wall-flanked gated entrance, with a drive that sweeps up to the front of the house providing parking for a number of cars and access to the garage. The gardens are a particular feature of the property, with formal gardens to the rear of the house laid to lawn with a striking formal border in an Ammonite form to the South West and woodland garden to the South. Each area is well stocked with an array of herbaceous, shrub and tree planting designed to give shape, colour and form throughout the year. Adjacent to the house is a large paved terrace, ideal for outdoor entertaining. Either side of the driveway to the front of the house there are more wild areas flanked by trees, while to one side there is a vegetable garden with greenhouse and equipped with a series of raised beds constructed of railway sleepers and with a greenhouse. The garden is fully enclosed and dog proof, with planting to the edges providing privacy from other properties within the village whilst allowing views over the surrounding hills and countryside.


Mains water and electricity are connected.

Private drainage, oil-fired central heating.

Local Authority

Dorset Council 01305 251010. Council Tax band G.

Under the Estate Agents' Act 1979 we are required to inform any prospective purchaser that this property is owned by a member of staff of Symonds & Sampson and as such constitutes a 'connected person'.

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