Bridport, St Mary's Church of England Primary School (0.4mi.)
Bridport Primary School (0.6mi.)
St Catherine's Roman Catholic School (0.8mi.)
A deceptively spacious 4 bedroom end-terrace period Grade II Listed cottage in Bridport's popular South Street with substantial workshop/outhouses, garden and parking.
THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
Main wooden-panelled front entrance door off South Street with glazed section above etched 88A, opening to:
FRONT SITTING ROOM: 4.81m x 4.15m (15' 9" x 13' 7") featuring art-deco style tiled fireplace and opening hearth (with flue fitted for a gas fire), two sash windows to the front, high skirtings and picture rails, built-in bookshelving and wood floorboards.
INNER HALL with separate entrance door of wood with circular glazed feature from a side passageway. Coat-peg rack, double-doored hatch to the front room, night storage heater, dado rail.
DINING ROOM: 4.19m x 3.48m (13' 8" x 11' 5") featuring an elegant wooden fireplace surround with wood-burner fitted, rear casement window, staircase rising to the first floor with exposed wooden handrail with brass knob handle to hold, small panelled wood blocked off area against the kitchen dresser area, coved ceiling, floor-to-ceiling and CD storage shelves.
KITCHEN: 3.41m x 2.22m (11' 2" x 7' 3") with fitted wooden dresser providing cupboard drawers base and shelving above with shaped pelmet finishing along one side, with work space extending almost the length of the opposite wall with wooden base cupboards and wall cupboards with worktop incorporating a stainless steel double bowl, single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, electric cooker and tiled surrounds. Vintage-style double-folding door with attractive glazed panes opening to:
REAR LOBBY/PORCH with glazed panes, opening windows, door to outside and
CLOAKROOM off comprising a low level WC and hand basin, obscure-glazed window to rear, shelving and double wall cupboard housing modern electric consumer unit. Small hatch to roof space storage.
LANDING: Hatch to large roof space part boarded and with retractable ladder, with electric boiler/water heater, smoke alarm, service hatch to bathroom plumbing.
MASTER BEDROOM 1: 4.07m x 3.47m (max) (13' 4" x 11' 4") with sash window to front, convector heater.
EN-SUITE CORNER SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle with power shower and modern oblong bowl basin on wooden shelf support.
BEDROOM 2: 4.16m x 3.61m (13' 7" x 11' 10") with bespoke wooden double-doored wardrobe with double storage cupboard over and slimline drawers at floor level, shelves extending, sash window to front with roller blind fitted.
BEDROOM 3: 3.58m x 3.26m (11' 8" x 10' 8") with casement window to west with deep built-in shelved cupboard over stair head, wood panelling, scallop-shaped pelmet, curved chimney breast feature.
BEDROOM 4: 3.24m x 2.58m (10' 7" x 8' 5") overlooking the rear garden to westerly views, curved end wall.
MAIN BATHROOM: 2.50m (max) x 1.95m (8' 2" (max) x 6' 4") comprising wood panelled bath with power shower over and tiled surround, low level WC and modern bowl wash basin and mixer tap on wooden shelf/cupboard base, window to side with "boat-patterned" glazing, curved end wall.
To the immediate rear of the property is a small courtyard area bounded by a large DOUBLE OUTHOUSE/WORKSHOP of mainly brick construction under a part Roman-tile and part slate roof with doors to front and rear with excellent range of built-in shelving, work benches, storage units, lighting and power points. There is a separate adjoining brick/slate GARDEN STORE/TOOLSHED.
To the rear of this building is a small patio area and the garden extends alongside providing an ideal space for raised beds/fruit growing area bounded by a pathway (shared with next door) down to the parking area big enough for a small motor home/couple of cars with double wrought-iron gates off Normandy Way.
There is a shared passageway to the south side of the property giving pedestrian access to several adjoining properties together with pedestrian access to the rear from No 88B.
SERVICES: Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. The property has some electric heating still in place, but mains gas is connected, offering potential for gas central heating to be installed. Council tax band C.
NOTE: There is no forward chain
SITUATION: The property is located on the west side of South Street close to St Mary's Church, a recreational ground, and an almost level walk to the shops, library, museum, Bucky Doo Square, the Art Centre and Electric Palace community theatre/cinema. The Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool is approximately half-a-mile distant. The outdoor bowls club, tennis club, Morrisons and a garden centre are all within easy access too. A fortnightly farmers market alternates with an artisan market and a twice-weekly street market extends along South Street and there is often street music and bands. A vintage quarter and artists' studios are also within an easy walk away, together with riverside walks and walkways to the coastal village of West Bay, some two miles to the south, giving access to the Jurassic Coastline and the South West Coastal Path.
West Bay also affords a fishing harbour and beaches with many leisure pursuits and a golf course on East Cliff.
THE PROPERTY: No 88A South Street comprises a period end of terrace double-fronted cottage featuring mainly brick elevations under a slate roof and is Listed Grade II. There is a wealth of character features displayed including old doors, picture rails, some high skirtings, sash windows to the front elevation, attractive fireplaces and a curved wall to the south elevation.
Some updating has been made over the years including an en-suite shower room to the main bedroom but the property is now a blank canvas for cosmetic improvement, subject to any necessary Listed Building consents.
The property benefits from old traditionally-built outhouses providing tool shed/garden store and a large well kitted out workshop with shelving and work benches, lights and electricity points. There is a small patio with adjoining garden which provides a vegetable allotment and fruit growing area. There is rear vehicular access to the site off Normandy Way with double gates and would provide parking for a motor home/cars. A residents' parking permit is available for on-street parking to the front.
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