8 Bowdowns is a carefully renovated and extended 1940's end of terrace family home in the picturesque village of Netherbury which sits between Bridport and Beaminster in the valley of the river Brit.
Internally the house enjoys two reception rooms (one currently configured as a downstairs bedroom), the sitting room features an open fire with Cornish slate surround and an open plan staircase. Many period features still remain such as 30's style internal doors, picture rails and a fireplace in the master bedroom. To the rear of the property the most recent extension allows for a large kitchen/dining room with French doors leading to the back garden. Also to the rear of the property there is a utility room and handy downstairs WC.
The first floor features three ample double bedrooms, a landing/study area and a large family bathroom with double ended bath and separate shower cubicle. The bedrooms to the front of the house enjoy far reaching countryside views while the master bedroom also contains built in storage. The bedroom and study area at the rear overlook the garden and meadow beyond.OUTSIDE
The property is raised and set back away from the village lane and can be accessed either via a short track (by the landowners agreement) adjacent to the front garden, which is laid to lawn or from the front footpath that runs the length of the terrace. There is also access around the side of the house to the rear garden which is a generous size and backs on to a meadow lined with field maples. Primarily laid to established lawn, the gardens are easily maintained but offer potential for further landscaping and have plenty of scope for a kitchen garden, borders and beds or an ample home office (STRC).SITUATION
The highly sought-after village of Netherbury lies with the area known as the Brit Valley, formed by the River Brit which flows down to Bridport, West Bay and the sea. Considered to be one of the prettiest villages in Dorset, the centre of the village is home to many beautiful period cottages, typical of the West Dorset area, and there is a beautiful large parish church, playing fields and village hall. The village has a thriving and friendly community with various activities to cater for all ages, including a playgroup, yoga sessions and a local film night to name but a few. and the village hosts the renowned NGS Netherbury Open Gardens. The Hare and Hounds Public House is within just 1 mile at Waytown. The immediate area is designated as being one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are many beautiful walks, trails and bridleways in the area, as well as wonderful riverside walks along the River Brit. Nearby, the attractive town of Beaminster is well known for its delightful square with a range of local businesses, shops, restaurants and hotels. The thriving market town of Bridport is also close by, offering more comprehensive shopping and business facilities together with a Leisure Centre and twice weekly street market. Just beyond is the stunning World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast at West Bay with its picturesque harbour, bathing beaches and access to wonderful cliff top walks. Nearby Crewkerne provides mainline rail services to London and Exeter.SERVICES
Mains water, drainage, electricity. Oil fired central heating. Netherbury has super-fast broadband and has its own exchange which means internet speeds are up to 75mbps.AGENTS NOTES
This property is subject to a Section 157 of the Housing Act 1985. The purchaser must be intending to use the property as a principal residence, subject to a formal application to Magna Housing Association (small fee applies).
There is a right of way for No 7 to cross the rear boundary along the footpath.
Under the Estate Agents Act 1979 Stags declare an interest in this property, as the vendor is an employee of Stags.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From Bridport join the A3066 towards Beaminster and on leaving Melplash take the next available left turning, signed Netherbury. Drive down into the village, cross over the bridge and continue into the centre/crossroads. Turn left on to St James Road towards Waytown passing Hingsdon lane and the sign for Bowdowns. Number 8 can be found soon after on the right and is elevated above the road. Approach the property from the small lane to the side of the house where a board can be found.