Bridport

£450,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Video Tour available - A fascinating and characterful historic property with outstanding period features, located within easy walking distance of Bridport town centre. Spacious and beautifully presented accommodation including 3 double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room and sitting room. Generous, established garden and parking. No forward chain. Grade II Listed.

THE PROPERTY

Flood House, which is believed to have been named for a Mr Flood who established the property and the lane on which it stands, is a charming and characterful, thatched period home located within easy walking distance of the Bridport town centre and the sea at West Bay. Justifiably Grade II Listed, the property is understood to date back to the 1690s, when it was built by Mr Flood as a large farmhouse together with the adjoining property which was once a barn, and it is thought to be amongst the oldest inhabited buildings in Bridport. Under the current ownership, the property has been carefully maintained and sympathetically improved to create the comfortable and endearing home seen here today. Properties of this type and style are excitingly rare in the locality, and as such Flood House is not only somewhat of a local landmark but also has a successful track record as a holiday let, generating an excellent revenue stream.

Internally, the accommodation is beautifully presented throughout with a fresh, neutral scheme of decoration chosen to complement the many historic features. Many of the rooms exhibit exposed beams, window seats and stripped pine cottage doors, giving an overall atmosphere of period charm, typical of properties of this age and type. Alongside these are several fascinating and lesser-seen features including window shutters and large, impressive beamed former fireplaces, particularly in the kitchen where there is also a feature bread oven.

The spacious and well proportioned accommodation is arranged over three floors. On the ground floor the living accommodation comprises an expansive yet comfortable sitting room with a feature fireplace, complete with gas flame-effect stove, and the characterful kitchen/dining room where a 3-oven AGA set into the former beamed fireplace and wooden cottage-style fitted units provide a farmhouse atmosphere. Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom which is fitted with a modern suite including bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.

From the sitting room a wide wooden staircase rises to the first floor landing which gives access to two of the double bedrooms, the larger of which enjoys an ensuite wash room fitted with a contemporary shower and wash hand basin. Also on this floor is a separate WC. A further staircase rises from the landing to the second floor which is primarily arranged as a large and most appealing principal bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, exposed roof timbers and floorboards and windows to both the front and rear aspects.

OUTSIDE

Flood House enjoys generous, south-facing gardens to the rear which are primarily laid to lawn with well stocked, established borders and a paved sun terrace abutting the house. One side of the garden is bordered by a stone wall which ensures a sense of separation and privacy from the public road. To the side of the property is a gravelled driveway with Dorset gates, providing off road parking for several vehicles. The traditional cottage frontage is framed by small flower border to the front which includes a climbing rose, amongst many other specimens.

SITUATION

The property is located in a tucked-away position within easy walking distance of Bridport town centre as well as many of the town's amenities, including a supermarket and Bridport Leisure Centre. There is also easy access to footpaths leading to West Bay which sits on the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Bridport is known for its friendly and active community with shopping, leisure and cultural amenities to suit a broad variety of interests including a twice-weekly street market, Arts Centre, leisure centre with swimming pool, independent and national retailers, a choice of supermarkets and a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes. There are also schools for children of all ages within the town. The area is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a wealth of wonderful walks and many outdoor activities,

SERVICES

Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.

VIEWINGS

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

DIRECTIONS

From Bridport Town Hall proceed along South Street and continue on this road at the brewery traffic lights. After Palmers Wine Store take the next available left into Flood Lane. The property is the last on the right before the end of the road.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

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29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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