Loders, Bridport


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A quirky, bespoke period home with far-reaching country views and a generous garden. 4 bedrooms, family bathroom and principal ensuite. Ample parking and single garage. In all 0.25 of an acre. EPC Band F.


Dovetail Cottage is a charming and deceptively spacious home of period proportions, situated in the stunning village of Loders. It enjoys an unexpectedly generous plot amounting to just under a quarter of an acre. Despite dating back to the 18th Century and an abundance of period features throughout, the property is not listed and is therefore well equipped for a busy modern lifestyle. Further benefits include large windows which ensure that all of the well-proportioned rooms are filled with natural light and allow the fine views to be enjoyed from several aspects.

The front door opens into a welcoming entrance vestibule with solid oak flooring which leads to two reception rooms. The snug has a cosy atmosphere with a wood burning stove set into an original stone fireplace and stunning oak window seats. In the sitting room there is an impressive Inglenook fireplace with a large wood burning stove, exposed ceiling beams, a window seat and dual aspect windows. Truly the heart of this home, the spacious kitchen/breakfast room offers space for a family dining table alongside bespoke, solid wood fitted units and integrated appliances beneath granite work surfaces.

With two staircases leading to separate parts of the first floor, Dovetail Cottage has an unique bedroom configuration which works well for families and those expecting regular guests. From the main hallway, stairs lead to three of the bedrooms and the family shower room which is very well appointed and enjoys splendid countryside views. Each of the bedrooms is of sizeable proportions with built in storage. The second bedroom has a feature fireplace and views across the garden, the village and the surrounding countryside. From the kitchen, the secondary staircase gives access to the principal bedroom which is also very well proportioned with built-in wardrobe space and a large ensuite bathroom. This room has dual aspect windows from which far-reaching views stretching the full length of the plot to the surrounding hills beyond can been seen.


Dovetail Cottage benefits from a large gated parking area offering space for several vehicles and a single garage with up-and-over doors. To the side of the house is a small terraced area which abuts a neighbouring property but belongs to Dovetail Cottage. The majority of the garden comprises areas of level lawn and patio from which the views can be fully appreciated with a stunning vista of the surrounding hills, including Boarsbarrow and Waddon hills. At the top of the garden is a large paved area with a summer house. Beyond this is another area of lawn with a shed and raised beds, offering scope to for vegetable growing. With a small wooded area adjoining the rear boundary, this part of the garden enjoys a very open aspect ensuring that it gets plenty of sun throughout the day.


Loders is a popular village within the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its many historic properties, picturesque scenery and strong community with regular events such as an annual fete. Amenities within the village include a primary school, church and pub, with a post office/village shop in neighbouring Bradpole. The sought after market town of Bridport, with its broad variety of shopping, leisure and cultural experiences, is just 2 miles distant. In additional to beautiful countryside walks straight from the doorstep, the village also enjoys close proximity to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at West Bay and Burton Bradstock,, both of which have glorious beaches and access to the South West Coast Path.


Mains water, drainage and electricity. LPG fired central heating.


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


From Bridport town centre follow the A3066 towards Beaminster and turn right by The Kings Head pub, signposted Bradpole. Continue into the village and at the T junction turn right towards Loders. Follow this road for approximately three quarters of a mile. go past the Loders Arms and the property can be found soon after on the left-hand side where there is a shared driveway and parking to the rear of the property.

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Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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