Locks Hill is a superb period home which encapsulates a perfect blend of modern convenience and traditional country living, located in a peaceful position on the edge of one of West Dorset's most sought after villages and surrounded by glorious countryside. Believed to date back to the mid 1800s, reminders of the property's historic origins are everywhere, now dovetailed with complementary character-style and contemporary features as a result of sympathetic improvements carried out by the current owners.
Alongside a host of obvious quality improvements, the vendors have also taken great care to improve the fabric of the building including re-plumbing, floor insulation, refurbishing every bathroom to a high standard and replacing many of the windows and doors, to name but a few. There is a great degree of flexibility throughout the accommodation and, with an annexe/guest wing, the property is easily adaptable to suit a variety of lifestyles or even to realise an income stream: the current vendors have previously used the annexe as a very successful Airbnb. Scope also remains to further adapt the property, including the possibility of adding a conservatory to the rear or converting the existing outbuilding, subject to any necessary consents being achieved.
Both the front and rear elevations give a lasting first impression of classical elegance which is only enhanced upon stepping into the expansive, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room where endless character features and an oil-fired Aga set in a former inglenook fireplace make the country kitchen atmosphere all the more prevalent. Also on the ground floor is a delightful, cosy snug room, a ground floor bedroom (formerly used as a cinema room), a study and excellent domestic spaces including a utility/laundry room, a large boot room and a cloakroom.
The main family sitting room can be found on the first floor and matches the generous proportions of the kitchen beneath. With two window seats, a large wood burning stove and a wonderful country outlook to the front and rear, this room has a sociable atmosphere with an emphasis on comfort and relaxation. Adjoining this is a beautiful principal bedroom suite with a well-appointed ensuite bath- and shower room, whilst the remainder of the first floor accommodation is arranged as an independently accessed annexe/guest suite comprising a reception room, double bedroom and shower room.
On the second floor, which has been created from the former attic and therefore exhibits exposed beams, there are two further bedrooms, both with dormer windows to the rear aspect and an abundance of natural light. There is also a bathroom and a separate cloakroom.OUTSIDE
Locks Hill enjoys a generous, varied plot measuring 0.8 of an acre which is divided into areas of attractive, landscaped garden, a vegetable plot with greenhouse, a large parking and turning area and a paddock. There is a great degree of privacy and seclusion, particularly in the rear garden, which facilitates a wonderful outdoor lifestyle when weather allows. with the back drop of the adjoining fields.
The parking area is accessed via a shared drive, and there is also a large outbuilding/barn which offers great scope for conversion to ancillary accommodation or a detached home office, subject to any necessary consents being achieved.SITUATION
The property is situated on the edge of Uploders which rates highly amongst the many desirable villages in West Dorset, owing to its unspoilt street scenes, country atmosphere and proximity to Bridport and the Jurassic Coast. Within the village there is a well regarded pub, the Crown Inn, and the neighbouring village of Loders benefits from a primary school and a pub of its own. West Dorset as a whole is justifiably designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are superb walking opportunities across the glorious countryside straight from the door, and the South West Coast Path can easily be joined at any of the nearby beaches. Bridport is less than 4 miles away, offering a broad range of shopping, leisure, cultural and healthcare facilities to suit all tastes and requirements, and the county town of Dorchester is also within easy reach.SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Council Tax Band G.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From Bridport follow the A35 towards Dorchester and approximately 1.7 miles after leaving the town take the right-hand turning, signposted Uploders and Loders. Turn right at the end of the slip road to continue towards Uploders and proceed into the village. Turn right by the Crown Inn and the property can be found on the right after about a quarter of a mile.