South Mill Lane, Bridport


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  • Bedrooms: 2
A unique character property with glorious views in a wonderful tucked-away riverside setting. 2 double bedrooms plus study/occasional bedroom 3. Open-plan sitting/dining room. South and west facing garden. Grade II Listed.


There are many delightful properties in Bridport town centre, but few have so much to offer as Willow Cottage which is located in a quiet, tucked-away position with fantastic open views across the river and water meadows. Understood to date back more than 200 years, and enhanced by significant yet sympathetic improvements in more recent times, the property truly has a personality of its very own with charming, quirky features at every turn. Despite Willow Cottage's endless historic appeal, every room is filled with natural light with unexpectedly high ceilings and generous proportions throughout the accommodation, emphasised by a fresh, neutral scheme of decoration which perfectly compliments the exposed feature beams which can be seen in many rooms.

Another significant attribute to the property's irresistible charm is the spacious, flexible accommodation which is arranged over 3 floors. Arguably the centrepiece of the property, the open plan sitting/dining room has seen the benefit of two extensions, creating an expansive yet comfortable room in which individual features include vaulted ceilings, an impressive fireplace with wood burner and the exposed stone of the former external wall.

Accessed from the sitting room, the study/occasional third bedroom is an extremely useful space for those working from home, whilst the south-facing oak-framed conservatory is a wonderful, relaxing setting overlooking the garden. The kitchen features a quirky window seat which works well alongside traditional-style fitted units with integrated appliances and a range cooker to further enhance the cottage appeal.

On the first floor there is a sizeable double bedroom which is one of the best places to enjoy the lovely views to the front, as well as the bathroom which is fitted with a modern suite including bath with shower over. The principal bedroom can be found on the top floor; with triple aspect windows, stunning views, excellent built in eaves storage and exposed ceiling timbers, this room mirrors the space, charm and convenience seen throughout the rest of the property.


Willow Cottage benefits from sunny, south/west facing gardens to the side and rear, offering a wonderful outdoor lifestyle rarely achievable in the town centre. Those with green fingers will be at home, with two vegetable beds and well stocked flower and shrub borders surrounding the level lawn, whilst the rear garden provides a somewhat secluded, tranquil setting for al fresco dining and relaxing next to the charming fish pond.


The property is located in a Conservation Area on South Mill Lane, which is a peaceful, tucked-away position set well away from passing traffic but very close to Bridport town centre. 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, 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 the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is just 2 miles from Bridport at West Bay.


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


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


(On Foot): From Bridport town hall proceed along South Street and turn left to follow Church Street beside the South Street car park. By the bollards turn right onto South Mill Lane and follow the footpath past the first terrace of cottages, continuing along the riverside path. The property can be found at the end of the next terrace of cottages, overlooking the weir.

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29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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