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.
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.
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The perfect house for arts & crafts enthusiasts in a glorious part of west DorsetAshley Rawlings