Fishpond, Bridport, DT6 6NN

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Extraordinary detached 4/6 bedroom house with serious eco-credentials , set in approx 1.16 acres in an outstanding rural position with panoramic views to the sea at Charmouth.

The property was completed less than four years ago in an extraordinary position in the lee of Lamberts Castle with wonderful far-reaching views over local countryside to the sea at Charmouth. While clearly the key to this property is its position, surrounded by National Trust land in an AONB, the build itself was organised to be sympathetic to its rural position, environmentally friendly and to provide a wealth of flexible accommodation that can be used in any number of ways. Foremost of those eco-credentials is its insulation which has been installed over and above the building regs minimum, combined with an air source heat pump which is exceptionally efficient.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors with all of the principal rooms facing a southerly direction taking in the light all day long, many with doors out onto a terrace or deck from which to enjoy the best of the views. To the centre of the house is a staircase built around a single stair post that runs from the top to the bottom of the house in Douglas Fir. On the ground floor to the front of the house there is a hall, cloaks/shower room and a study/bedroom behind which are the principal living areas. The kitchen/dining room lies to one side and the sitting room to the other. The sitting room is arranged around a woodburning stove while the kitchen is equipped with a range of floor mounted units and cupboards with a butler's sink, a built-in electric double oven and a bottled gas hob. To the other end there a dining area that takes in the views to the East and South. On the first floor there are two large bedrooms served by a shower room which stretch from the front to the rear of the property, each bedroom having double doors out onto a decked terrace. The lower ground floor is a particularly flexible suite of rooms currently arranged with two bedrooms, a shower room and a kitchen/living /dining room that could, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, be used as annex accommodation or indeed as an Airbnb. The property is in excellent decorative order, has larch and rendered elevations under a slate roof, has UPVC double glazing, an electrically powered air source heat pump, private water supply and private drainage.

The gardens and paddock extend to approximately 1.16 acres with the emphasis on wildlife. Immediately behind the property the garden is for the most part laid to lawn punctuated by mature shrub planting with, to the side of the house, a more formal area of a herbaceous and shrub planting. Below the formal area there is both an orchard and a vegetable garden, the latter enclosed by mature hedging. Beyond the vegetable garden there is a paddock enclosed by mature hedging with a semi-mature stand of Birches and an area recently planted with native trees to create a wood. Throughout the gardens views can be enjoyed in every direction, while the walking opportunities on Lamberts Castle or into the Marshwood Vale are outstanding. Within the gardens there is a pump house, a workshop, a useful timber shed and a double garage while there is plenty of parking in front of the house and the garage.

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