Barges Close, Litton Cheney, Dorchester


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  • Bedrooms: 4
An attractive and spacious 4 bedroom barn conversion located at the heart of a picturesque Bride Valley village. South-facing rear garden. Driveway and integral garage. No forward chain. EPC Band


11 Barges Close, which is also known as The Malthouse, is an attractive converted barn which enjoys a peaceful cul-de-sac setting within the sought-after and picturesque Bride Valley village of Litton Cheney. As the name suggests, it was once a malt house until 1986 when it was converted by the well-respected local builders, C.G Fry, into the endearing home seen today with the handsome solid stone elevations with brick accents still very much in evidence. Under the current ownership, which has lasted since new, the property has been carefully maintained to an exacting standard with the benefit of uPVC double glazing alongside charming cottage-style internal doors. There remains scope for a new owner to personalise and improve elements of the property, allowing the opportunity to create a comfortable and convenient village home.

Internally, the accommodation is very well proportioned and includes a dual aspect sitting room with a natural stone open fireplace, a kitchen/dining room with fitted units and a cloakroom on the ground floor. Upstairs, four sizeable bedrooms and the family bathroom are arranged around a wide landing. Of these, the principal bedroom is of particular note owing to its superb size and dual aspect windows, giving potential to create a new ensuite bathroom if desired. Furthermore, there is an integral garage with power, light and a pedestrian door to the ground floor hall, which offers potential for conversion into an additional reception space.


The property is approached from the public road by a good sized driveway which offers parking for a number of cars, gives access tot he integral single garage and is bordered by an attractively planted front garden, providing a healthy sense of separation from passers by, To the rear is a similarly well planted, secluded garden which, owing to a south-facing aspect, is a wonderful sun-trap setting for spending time out of doors, facilitated by french doors from the sitting room.


Litton Cheney is a picturesque village situated in the heart of the Bride Valley surrounded by attractive countryside which forms part of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 10 minutes' drive from the coast. It is a delightful Conservation Village consisting largely of period stone and thatched cottages for which the area is particularly well known. The village has a thriving community and the excellent facilities include a church, recently built village hall, popular primary school and public house. Just a short drive away is the village of Burton Bradstock which enjoys a range of facilities including Modbury farm shop, petrol station with convenience shop, village post office, two pubs and the National Trust-owned Hive Beach.

The beautiful World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast is only a few miles away at West Bexington, offering fantastic walks along the South West Coast Path and other local routes. The nearby A35 provides good access to the market town of Bridport about 6 miles to the west, and to Dorchester, the County Town of Dorset, about 9 miles to the east. From Dorchester there is a main line rail service to London. The larger centres of Weymouth and Yeovil are within easy driving distance.


Mains water, drainage and electricity. Electric heating (night storage heaters).


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


From Bridport proceed along the A35 towards Dorchester. After about 5 miles and at the top dual carriageway turn right towards Litton Cheney. Descend Whiteway Hill and at the junction turn left. Turn left into Baglake, then almost immediately left again into Barges Close. The property can be found on the left shortly before the end of the cul de sac.

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