Stonebarrow Lane, Charmouth, Bridport
£1,000,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Enjoying stunning panoramic sea views along the Jurassic Coast, a highly individual detached character property set in beautiful secluded gardens and grounds of about 2 acres.

THE PROPERTY

Stonebarrow Lodge must enjoy one of the best coastal settings in West Dorset, enjoying stunning long range views along the Jurassic Coast to Start Point in Devon, Charmouth and Lyme Regis and its' historic Cobb, through the Marshwood Vale to the north. It is an attractive and highly individual detached timber framed bungalow of character, understood to have been built in circa 1939 with cedar clad elevations. The property has been under the current ownership since 1999 and subject to extensive refurbishment and alteration.

The accommodation is very well presented and is very sunny facing principally south west.

The accommodation offers a large living room with a picture window, fireplace and multi fuel stove and book shelves, good sized kitchen/dining room with bespoke solid pine units with matching island, beech worktops, Leisure LPG cooker range and integrated fridge, inner hall, principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a shower room. Adjoining the main south west aspect is an oak framed veranda. Situated beneath the property is a very useful basement store (limited headroom).

In recent years, the property has been very successfully offered for holiday lettings. It was entered into the Sunday Times Top 50 holiday homes in the UK and came a very impressive fourth in 2014.

Beautiful, extensive eco friendly gardens and grounds are a further feature providing a lovely feature of Stonebarrow Lodge and again subject to extensive improvement and landscaping, attracting a wide range of wildlife and birds.

Properties in such a spectacular coastal position are rarely available on the open market.

OUTSIDE

Stonebarrow Lodge stands in the centre of its own land. It is approached from the lane and through a field gate onto a sweeping tarmac driveway to a parking and turning area. There is a timber garage which currently houses the ride on lawn mower. The lovely gardens and grounds are very well stocked with large expanses of lawn and a whole variety of perennial beds and shrubs including rhododendrons, azaleas, a mulberry tree, hydrangeas, camellias, apple and cherry, together with herb and ornamental gardens. Sheltered to the rear is a vegetable garden with a fruit cage and raised beds, together with aluminium and timber greenhouses plus cold frame.

On the main south west aspect is a magnificent terrace taking full advantage of the breathtaking coastal views which is paved and timber decked featuring a grape vine and a model 'Secret Kingdom' village which was built by the previous owner (a retired Senior Army Officer). This area also features heather beds and a champagne grape vine plus outdoor spa pool excellent for night time star- gazing, timber decking and a large greenhouse just below.

The balance of land comprises a large wildflower meadow with three ponds, small bridge, wet land area, orchard with trees including greengage, apple, pears and cherry, together with 2 phormium (more commonly known as New Zealand flax) and also a sheltered detached summerhouse with raised decking. At the far end are a variety of trees giving shelter and a small stream and a lovely picturesque fernery walk.

SITUATION

Stonebarrow Lodge enjoys a very special and secluded semi-rural elevated coastal setting on the eastern edge of Charmouth and on the western slope of the National Trust Stonebarrow Hill and the landmark Golden Cap Estate. Charmouth is a popular coastal village and the centre is within only about 10 minutes' walk. It has an excellent range of local shops, doctors surgery, chemist, general stores, newsagents, 2 pubs, cafes, 2 hairdressers, primary school, tennis court and facilities with access to the excellent Blue flag famous fossil beach which forms part of the beautiful World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The whole area is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty much of which is owned or controlled by The National Trust. From the property there is easy access to numerous footpaths encluding he South West Coastal Footpath and superb clifftop walks.

The historic coastal town of Lyme Regis is only about 3 miles to the west and the market town of Bridport about 7 miles to the east. The market town of Axminster is about 5 miles to the west with a main line rail service to London Waterloo.

SERVICES

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating (boiler replaced in 2020).

VIEWINGS

Viewings strictly by appointment with Stags, Bridport.

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport, join the A35 towards Lyme Regis and after about 7 miles turn left signed Charmouth (before joining the bypass). After about 1/4 mile, take the next turning into Stonebarrow Lane. proceed up the lane and access to Stonebarrow Lodge will be found on the right after about 1/4 mile.

Please note: It is a tight turn on the entrance and avoid driving on the yellow hatched area.

01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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