2,595 sq ft(241.08 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000

MorcombelakeBridport, Dorset, DT6 6ED

    Key features

    • Arts and crafts country house with far reaching views towards Lyme Bay and the sea beyond
    • Attractive light and spacious accommodation
    • Detached cottage with kitchen/sitting room, bedroom and bathroom
    • Swimming pool, conservatory
    • Outbuilding
    • Double garage, office and studio
    • Kitchen gardens, grounds with a variety of mature trees and four paddocks laid to grass

    Splendid Arts and Crafts style house and land in a delightful location on the edge of this popular village with far reaching views towards Lyme Bay.

    About this property

    • Littlehill, which was modernised in the late 1920s/early 1930s has handsome colour washed elevations under a tiled roof and was designed by the architect Scott Naylor after Charles Voysey who was a renowned arts and crafts architect. This stylish house has attractive light and spacious accommodation which is predominantly open plan to the ground floor and comprises reception hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, benefitting from electric wet system central heating. There is also a detached cottage called The Tallet and a useful outbuilding with garage, office, a studio, cloakroom and sink with hot and cold water. Features include open fireplaces in sitting room and dining room, interesting architectural features, Aga and pantry in the kitchen/dining room, woodblock flooring to many rooms and a feature staircase. Fine views are enjoyed across the gardens from the front elevation towards the Marshwood Vale and Lyme Bay beyond. The gardens provide an enchanting setting and comprise lawns, mature trees, orchard, large kitchen garden, swimming pool and paddocks.

      Double gates leading to spacious, gravelled parking area and adjacent outbuilding comprising double garage, two store rooms, workshop and a first floor office with two studios as well as a useful garden store. Detached cottage (The Tallet) with kitchen/sitting room, bedroom and bathroom, parking area and gardens. The formal gardens provide a charming setting and comprise paved terraces, sweeping lawns interspersed with lime trees, a herb garden, an area of level lawn previously used for a tennis court, many well stocked beds and borders, variety of wild flowers, swimming pool and adjacent conservatory, ornamental pond, hedging, two areas of orchard producing apples and pears of various varieties.

      There is an excellent variety of mature trees including lime, sycamore, eucalyptus, oak, acacia, copper beech and pine. On the western side of the gardens are the flower gardens which also include a small kitchen garden with soft fruit section and various pathways which lead to an area of woodland.

      Greenhouse producing black and white grapes and also a vegetable garden known as The Long Garden which is prolific since it is well maintained, sheltered by tall hedges and providing a large range of vegetables for supply practically all year. The gardens being situated on a promontory known as Tizards Knapp, also provide some fantastic views looking predominantly south and west towards Lyme Bay and the sea to the north west across the Marshwood Vale to Lambert Hill.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The perfect house for arts & crafts enthusiasts in a glorious part of west Dorset

    Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Morcombelake sits under Hardown Hill approximately four miles west of Bridport and has a small chapel/church of about 1841. Other villages of note in the area include Chideock, Charmouth and Whitchurch Canonicorum.
    • The local towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis both provide an excellent variety of shopping, educational and cultural facilities with Bridport having a Waitrose and the Electric Palace Theatre.
    • Communications in the area include the A35 which provides a route to the A31 and London. Mainline railway stations are available at Axminster and Dorchester to London Waterloo.
    • Dorset is well served by a wide variety of independent schools including Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne Schools for Girls, Canford, Bryanston and Leweston.
    • The surrounding area and coastline is renowned for its Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes such beauty spots as Golden Cap and the famous cliffs at West Bay.
    • Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Lyme Regis and West Bay, horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Bath and water sports can be enjoyed along the Jurassic coastline.

    Additional information

    • Directions: The location of the house using the postcode in GPS is a constant problem for us, the house is not in Taylors Lane and use of it only takes a person uphill along a narrow lane (that is Taylors Lane) to the wrong address. Littlehill is an ochre coloured house with five white posts outside one third of a mile along the western side of the road from the A35 to Whitchurch Canonicorum. The courtyard is a little further downhill through the main gates where there is ample parking space. From Bridport, proceed in a westerly direction along the A35 passing through Chideock and into Morcombelake. Drive to the end of the village and after the Art Gallery on your right, take the next turning on your righthand side. Follow for half a mile until you see the end of Taylors Lane on your right. Littlehill is immediately opposite this on your left hand side. Post Code DT6 6ED
    • EPC Rating = F