Loscombe, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3TL


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Handsome Grade II Listed four bedroom detached period property with a wealth of character, in a peaceful secluded valley with approximately 4.86 acres of garden and land.

The property is believed to date originally back to the 16th Century and is Listed as being of historic and architectural interest Grade II. But this property is not just about character it is also about position. Charity Farm is located in in a quiet valley a short drive to Bridport and Beaminster, surrounded by a wonderful rural landscape that Hardy would have recognised. The house itself has all the character one would expect of a property of this age with exposed ceiling timbers, plank walls, a lovely open fireplace, window seats, brace and ledge doors, flagstone floors and casement windows to name but a few. In addition the property has an income derived from a shepherd's hut in one of the fields that has yielded well over the last year.

The house is a typical Dorset longhouse with a sitting room to one end arranged around an inglenook fireplace equipped with a wood burning stove, a formal dining room or study to its centre and a farmhouse kitchen, a utility room and cloakroom to the other end. The kitchen has space for a large farmhouse-style table to its centre with a four-oven oil fired Aga within a second inglenook fireplace. There is a comprehensive range of floor mounted units and cupboards with an integrated electric double oven and a dishwasher and space for an American style plumbed fridge/freezer. The utility room/dog and boot room has a door to the outside. The kitchen floor is laid to a ceramic tile, while the dining room, hallway and sitting room are all laid to a flagstone. Upstairs on the first floor there are three good bedrooms, the principal of which has an en-suite bathroom with an attractive ball and claw bath, with the two remaining bedrooms having use of a family bathroom with a second ball and claw bath and a separate shower. On the second floor there are two further rooms currently used as a second sitting room and a study respectively that could be used as a fourth or fifth bedroom if so required. The property is in excellent decorative order throughout, has oil fired central heating, private drainage and private water supply.

Agent's note: It should be noted that a public footpath runs along the Southwest side of the first paddock, well away from the house itself.

To the rear of the property there is a particularly attractive large courtyard garden with, nearest the house, a lovely entertaining area that gives way to a series of terraces planted with an array of herbaceous and shrub planting designed to give shape, colour and form throughout the seasons.

Across the lane from the house there is a parking area, beyond which there is a secret garden that houses the home office that has been styled on a plantation house, with tropical style planting all around. Beside the secret garden there is a further vegetable garden. To one side there is further parking for a number of cars and a garage that is equipped with an up and over door, light and power, beyond which are three paddocks. The first paddock has a chicken run and two poly tunnels, with a track that leads through the paddock down to the stream which is a wildlife haven. Across the sleeper-constructed bridge and to the right there is the smallest of the three paddocks which has a shepherd's hut with its own sitting area in front, a kitchen area, a sleeping area and a shower room. The third paddock is laid to pasture and enclosed by post and wire fencing and mature hedging and is currently used to graze sheep. In all the holding extends to approx. 4.86 acres.

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