This house, located in the beautiful Marshwood Vale close to the coast, is a 1950s building extended and refurbished by the current owner to make the most of the incredible setting. It sits in just under half an acre of wonderful landscaped gardens that overlook open countryside, approximately three miles from the popular market town of Bridport and four miles from the Dorset coast.
Many of the best original features of the Fifties house have been retained, such as the oak parquet flooring, whilst the most notable addition is an impressive green oak and glass garden room which is perfectly suited to the idyllic rural surroundings.
Currently the house is divided simply into two dwellings, one occupied by the current owner and the annexe rented out for holiday lets, but this arrangement could easily be altered to create a single three or four bedroom home.
The ground floor has two entrances. The main door opens into an entrance hall leading to an open plan kitchen / living / dining room. The kitchen features an original 1950s Aga and Belfast sink and there is original parquet flooring throughout. The living area leads to the impressive garden room constructed from green oak and glass. This light-filled space has a wood-burning stove at one end and a mezzanine sleeping platform at the other.
The annexe entrance leads to a small kitchen / breakfast room which goes through to a living room. There is also a bedroom and shower room on this floor.
Paddle stairs in the annexe living room lead to a first floor bedroom with spectacular views to Colmers Hill. Also on the first floor, on the side of the main house, is a further bedroom and bathroom.
To the front of the house there is ample parking space for numerous vehicles as well as brick-built storage shed which could potentially (subject to planning) be converted into a garage, studio or further accommodation.
The gardens at the rear, with amazing views beyond, are one of the most appealing features of the house. The current owner, a garden designer, has created an incredible space which appears to blend seamlessly with the surrounding fields.
Lawns give way to areas of wildflower meadow and a productive vegetable garden. There are numerous ornamental and fruit trees including cherry, pear, damson, apple and plum and a fantastic sunken barbecue pit.
Broadoak is a small, tranquil village in West Dorset, close to the thriving market town of Bridport. It is located in the Marshwood Vale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), one of the most unspoilt parts of the South West.
Just three miles away, Bridport is frequently cited in the media as one of the best places to live in the UK thanks to its combination of attractive architecture, vibrant cultural life and beautiful surrounding countryside. Dorchester and Weymouth are within about 15 miles where there are direct rail services to London Waterloo.
The coast is easily accessible, with popular seaside areas including Burton Bradstock (where there is the celebrated Hive Beach Café and one of the best beaches on the Dorset coast), West Bay and, a little further afield, Lyme Regis.
Please note that there is currently a vintage caravan and storage shipping container on the site, both of which are available to purchase by separate negotiation.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.