This very special property is one of the finest in Beaminster, only a 'stones throw' from the square. Once inside the front door there is total privacy, and the well planned, level, walled garden is a delight in all seasons.
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
This landmark property sits at the centre of the historic town of Beaminster, Hardy's 'Emminster'. Beaminster is at the heart of Dorset's Area of Outstanding Beauty, and Magnolia House is in the town's Conservation Area. The town has a wide range of amenities with convenience and bespoke shopping of a surprising variety for a town of its size. There is a thriving local community well serviced by the churches, primary and secondary school, a top class hotel, public houses, two medical centres, veterinary surgery, information centre, library, as well as cafés and restaurants. There is a wealth of local societies with a continuous programme of activities and events that cater for all tastes.
The vibrant market town of Bridport six and a half miles away, has a larger range of shops and services, including a museum, library, arts centre, cinema, several supermarkets, bi-weekly street markets and regular farmers' markets. The beautiful Jurassic coastline is just under eight miles away at the working harbour of West Bay. Historic and scenic Lyme Regis is nearby. Crewkerne, Yeovil and Dorchester are within commuting distance, each having a direct mainline rail service to London and to the West Country, with the whole area well supported by good road links and bus services.PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS
Georgian Listed II* building at the very centre of Beaminster, a little under eight miles from the coast.
Much admired ancient evergreen magnolia grandiflora, requiring only annual pruning.
Within yards of shops, pubs, restaurants, Town Hall, Library and Medical Centre.
Delightful secluded, well- established garden.
Large garage/workshop with single remote controlled secure electric door and private parking.DESCRIPTION
This very special property is one of the finest in Beaminster, only a 'stones throw' from the square. Once inside the front door there is total privacy, and the well planned, level, walled garden is a delight in all seasons. There are two reception rooms either side of the hall, each with working shutters behind the sash windows. The dining room has two elegant matching glazed display alcoves, with useful drawers below. The Drawing Room has a ceiling rose, and plaster coving, and open book shelves in arched recesses either side of the fireplace.
The kitchen is fully fitted with wall and base units, including integrated dishwasher and fridge. 4 Oven gas fired Aga in the chimney breast. Lovely views over the garden. The utility room has fitted cupboards and drawers, Belfast sink, integrated fridge freezer, and plumbing for a washing machine. The sitting room is well proportioned, and with pleasant views over the walled garden.
On the first floor there is a large landing with ample built in linen cupboards and a door to the staircase leading up to the attics. The principal bedroom is to the rear of the property enjoying the garden views, with a generous ensuite bathroom, and walk in wardrobe. The other three double bedrooms are at the front of the house, and a dressing room next to one of them could easily be turned into another ensuite if required (STRC). The family bathroom has both a bath and shower. There are extensive attics, lit by natural light from the windows in the gable ends, and roof lights. The central chimney stack was rebuilt and the whole roof was re-felted, battened and re-slated in 2014, under a 10 year warranty.OUTSIDE
The garden is a joy, with areas for soft fruit, a compact greenhouse and cold frames, nicely hidden tool and mower shed, lawns, rose beds, climbing roses and flint built and arched folly as a focal point at the far end. There is a drive to the side of the property, which leads to a double garage with remote control electric door, and parking space for additional vehicles.LOCAL AUTHORITY
West Dorset District Council
58-60 High West Street
All mains services connected. Gas fired central heating.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment only through Bridport Stags call 01308 428000.