Bothenhampton, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4BS


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Spacious 5 bedroom former farmhouse with a wealth of accommodation, a lovely position and a substantial plot.

Church Hayes House is believed to have originally been built in the late 18th Century and has been extended in the 19th and the 20th Centuries to create a beautifully proportioned family house that takes full advantage of its elevated position above Bothenhampton Village. The property is situated on a no-through road and has views out to Bothen Hill, fields and the old church. The house has all the character features one would expect of a property of this age with large casement windows, high ceilings, open fireplaces, bay windows, a fine spindle staircase and picture rails.

The property is entered through a garden room and is is conventionally arranged around a central hallway with a lovely period spindle staircase rising to the first floor and a spacious landing above. The principal rooms of the original footprint are in a traditional grid of four arranged around the hallway and the landing with the addition of a kitchen/breakfast room to one side, complete with that most useful of rooms - a dog/ boots/utility room. The best of the rooms lies on the left hand side of the hallway with a drawing room centred around an open fireplace with a bay window to one end, above which there is a principal bedroom suite also with a bay window, and en suite bathroom complete with shower and bath behind. On the other side of the hallway there is a study behind which is a music room, while at the end of the hall there is a cloakroom. Behind the sitting room there is a dining room which flows through to the kitchen/breakfast room that has a sitting area to one end with double doors onto the garden and a fully fitted kitchen to the other. Above the breakfasting area there is an attractive lantern light, making the room particularly light and bright throughout the year. The room looks out over the rear terrace. On the first floor, in addition to the principal bedroom, there are three further bedrooms which share a family shower room while on the second floor there is a fifth bedroom. The property is in good decorative order throughout, has mains drainage and has gas fired central heating.


To the front of the house there is an area of driveway which provides parking for a number of cars and access to an open fronted barn that provides further covered parking. To one side there is a formal walled garden laid to lawn and bisected by a paved path that leads up to the front door with a spur off to a door to the dog/boot room on the left hand side. This part of the garden is edged by mature herbaceous and shrub planting. Immediately to the rear of the property there is a substantial area of paved terrace that makes an ideal entertaining area during the Summer months which gives way to some steps that lead up to the heated swimming pool. Adjacent to the pool is a timber built stable with power and light. Above the terrace there is a lovely South facing garden, again laid to lawn, and edged by further mature herbaceous and shrub planting punctuated by mature trees. To the end of the garden there is a high-yielding vegetable patch complete with fruit cage, a greenhouse and a useful garden shed to one corner. From the end of the garden views can be enjoyed over local countryside up to Bothen Hill. In all approximatley 0.58 acres

Beyond the swimming pool there is an area that was formerly a paddock but has been used as a garden for many years and is laid to lawn and enclosed by timber fencing. This area is available by separate negotiation for a guide price of between £25,000 and £50,000 for the freehold.

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