Georgian country house and cottage with magnificent views over the Dorset coastline.
Pyne Cliff is an attractive stone house draped in wisteria in a glorious setting within beautiful mature gardens with views out to sea. It is not listed but believed to be of Georgian origin and many of the period features remain adding to its overall charm. Of particular note is the fine cornicing, pretty fireplaces, large panelled and shuttered windows, elegant oak parquet flooring and all of the ground floor front facing rooms have the original stone window frames.
The house is entered into a central hall that leads to the large family kitchen. There is an easy flow of rooms with the kitchen practically adjoining the utility room and conservatory which not only provides a tranquil setting looking out to sea but also provides additional entertaining space connected to the outside terrace.
The library/music room positioned in the middle of the house acts as an inner hall, which adds to the spacious feel of the house, and could be an additional dining area. This room connects the central staircase, large studio and sitting room which has an impressive stone fireplace with log burner and traditional beams. A study adjoins the sitting room by a partitioned wall offering a potential to create a larger room which would have three traditional windows overlooking the beautiful gardens. Both the sitting room and study have direct access to the studio complementing the easy flow of the house.
Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom and convenient boot room with direct access to the garden at the rear of the house.
The central staircase leads to a first floor landing where there is a master bedroom suite and an additional four further bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. The master bedroom suite and two other bedrooms benefit from the magnificent coastal and garden views.
There is good space within the attic on the second floor which can be used for a number of different purposes such as additional bedrooms, children's playrooms, studio or storage.
The mature gardens and grounds offer all the pleasures of an English country garden and are naturally dominated by the coastal views. There are generous herbaceous borders, large expanses of lawn, magnificent trees, wild grass paths through woodland, a natural spring stream flowing to ponds with ornate bridges, sculpted hedges and a vegetable garden.
The array of colourful plants include wisteria, magnolia, rhododendrons, viburnums, hydrangeas, camellias and a splendid copper beech tree.
Where there used to be a swimming pool next to the conservatory is a levelled lawn perfect for croquet or large scale outdoor entertaining.
The walled vegetable garden is positioned behind the house and is flanked by a pretty avenue of trees which connects the house, cottage and outbuildings.
The grass pathways are surrounded by a carpet of blue bells in the Spring and ascend to a magical outlook point offering breathtaking views that stretch both east and west along the coast. Perfect for sundowners.
Cottage and Outbuildings
Pyne Cliff Cottage has been converted from a former coach house and is on two levels. The lower floor has a substantial double bedroom with French windows overlooking a sunny courtyard (with double gates offering vehicular access to Ware Lane). here is also a large bathroom and storage cupboard. A stair leads to the upper floor and into a pretty sitting room and kitchen, with views towards the sea and the Undercliff. There is also another bedroom, an entrance porch and a cloakroom. The cottage is built of stone and has its own garden and garage, as well pedestrian access to Ware Lane.
At the rear of the property, a separate tarmac drive leads from Ware Lane to a substantial parking area for both the cottage and the main house. Behind a mature beech hedge is a Heritage-style double garage and workshop. A further barn provides ample garden storage.
Japanese Knotweed has been found in the garden and a survey and mitigation plan is available for inspection
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Country and coastal house but within walking distance of the townAshley Rawlings