Pitmans House is a unique, detached character home located in a tucked-away yet elevated position within the sought-after village of Morcombelake, enjoying stunning views over the surrounding countryside to the sea at Charmouth with landmarks such as Stonebarrow Hill, Golden Cap and Lyme Regis clearly visible. Believed to date back to the 1700s, a host of period features can be found throughout including flagstone flooring, exposed stone, beams, charming fireplaces, panelled doors and exposed floorboards, giving a superb farmhouse atmosphere. Despite its obvious charms, the property is not listed and consequently offers modern-day conveniences such as uPVC windows, a sold fuel central heating system, an electric Aga with conventional companion and Photovoltaic panels, with scope remaining for a new owner to further improve and adapt the accommodation to suit their individual needs.
Internally the accommodation is well proportioned and perfectly orientated to take full advantage of the views at every opportunity. This is particularly the case in the sitting room which lies open to a west-facing conservatory, providing the ideal viewpoint to enjoy the panorama and watch the waves rolling in on Charmouth beach. Designed for comfort in all seasons, this sizeable yet comfortable room features wood flooring and a large wood burner set into the fireplace, whilst the separate, adjacent second reception room offers a sense of cosy seclusion with a fireplace and wood burner of its own, making it an ideal drawing room, dining room or study.
The heart of this home, however, is undoubtedly the kitchen/breakfast room where farmhouse-style units beneath a granite work surface and the purple Aga, which occupies an inglenook, are a fantastic asset to the aura of a traditional country home whilst adding an element of modern quirkiness. Also on the ground floor is a useful reading nook which, fitted with bookshelves and enjoying the panoramic vista to the west, would make a delightful study, library or homework space, and the domestic side of life is taken care of too with excellent storage beneath the staircase, a covered outdoor area and a utility/boot room in an adjoining outbuilding.
From the entrance hall, a concealed staircase rises to the first floor landing which leads to four double bedrooms, each benefitting from a delightful outlook, be it to Charmouth in the west, over the glorious countryside of the National Trust Golden Cap Estate to the sea in the south or over the secluded garden to the rear, Also on the first floor are the bathroom and a separate shower room and a staircase (with restricted head height) leading to a large attic room suitable for a broad variety of uses.OUTSIDE
The gardens at Pitmans House are undoubtedly a fantastic feature, being secluded from passers-by and enjoying a sunny aspect with the same glorious views as the house. Extending to approximately 0.3 of an acre, with several grassed or paved terraces and a timber summer house, the garden offers plenty of scope for landscaping but could easily be transformed into the ultimate environment in which to relax out of doors. In addition to the outbuilding containing the utility room facilities, the property also benefits from a two bay stone car port and a workshop/tool store/barn.
Vehicular access is via a right of way over the neighbouring driveway and through double gates which open to a covered parking area, from which the carports can be accessed.SITUATION
The property is located in a tucked away position in the sought-after village of Morcombelake. Within the village there are a range of amenities including a village hall, tea rooms, farm shop, church and regular bus services, and the pub in Whitchurch Canonicorum is a short drive away. A key asset to the village is the stunning countryside with fabulous walks from the doorstep including the National Trust owned Golden Cap estate on the Jurassic Coast, the South West Coast Path, and the area is justifiably designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Charmouth, just 1.5 miles away, and Bridport and Lyme Regis, both less than 5 miles, are all within easy reach.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Solid fuel central heating system (back boiler to wood burner). Photovoltaic panels. Private drainage.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From Bridport follow the A35 to Morcombelake and turn right after the Artwave West Gallery, signposted to Whitchurch. Take the first right, then bear left onto Pitmans Lane. The entrance to the property is the first on the right after approximately 200m.