The Apple House is a charming and spacious detached chalet-style home set in established gardens and enjoying far-reaching views, located in a sought-after, peaceful position within Burton Bradstock village and therefore just a short distance from the stunning Jurassic Coastline. Believed to date back to the 1960s, the property was built within close proximity to the gardens of Norburton Hall and is bordered at the rear of the garden by an original stone wall and a characterful thatched and brick apple store, from which the property derives its name. Under the current ownership, this delightful home has benefitted from improvements including high quality, bespoke hardwood windows and external doors, internal redecoration, a new boiler and the addition of an arbour-covered sun deck adjoining the dining room. Consequently, The Apple House offers comfortable yet stylish surroundings with a wealth of natural light throughout and every modern convenience on hand, facilitating a wonderful lifestyle for a broad variety of purchasers.
Internally, the well-proportioned accommodation has a sociable emphasis which works well for entertaining as well as for everyday family enjoyment. This is particularly obvious throughout the living rooms which include an interlinking dining room and sitting room, both with fireplaces and parquet flooring, and a kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with attractive units and appliances including an integrated dishwasher and cooker range. Also on the ground floor are excellent domestic facilities with a well appointed shower room, a coat-and shoe store, a larder adjoining the kitchen, a utility/laundry room and an adjoining boot/dog room.
Upstairs, the four bedrooms are all of double proportions and enjoy the lovely views in all directions. The principal bedroom is well worthy of note owing to its large picture windows to the front and side, built in wardrobes and ensuite shower room. Each of the three additional bedrooms benefits from fitted storage, and extensive additional cupboards can be found on the landing. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom, similarly enjoying views to the east which stretch to the Wessex Ridge.OUTSIDE
The gardens at The Apple House are an undoubted feature. Extending to nearly half an acre of primarily level, south- and west-facing land, great care has been taken to ensure the grounds are a haven for wildlife whilst providing a wonderful, beautiful space for human enjoyment. Primarily laid to established lawn with well stocked borders and a charming nature pond, new additions to the garden flora have been thoughtfully selected to complement the local ecosystem including several birch, rowan and crab apple saplings, each providing a unique boost to the ecology. Those with green fingers will be well at home in the dedicated produce garden which is set in a sheltered, secluded position within the grounds, whilst those who prefer to relax out of doors will recognise the tranquil, sunny atmosphere as the ultimate environment in which to unwind on the newly constructed sun deck or at the front of the house where double doors from the sitting room open to a Mediterranean-style loggia.
A further feature within the grounds is the former apple store which stands in one corner of the garden and could have come straight from a fairy tale. With a thatched roof above charming brick walls, this bijou outbuilding offers superb scope for improvement to provide a unique summerhouse, workshop or home office, to name but a few possibilities which may be achieved on obtaining the relevant consents.
Parking is well provided for on the sweeping gravelled driveway extending to the side of the house and giving access to the double garage which benefits from twin up-and-over doors, power and light.SITUATION
The Apple House enjoys a peaceful position within the favoured village of Burton Bradstock which lies on the coast and is considered to be one of the most attractive and sought-after villages in West Dorset. It is a Conservation Village and the centre consists mainly of period stone and thatched cottages for the area is particularly well known. There are excellent local amenities including a shop/garage, Post Office, library, public houses, church, village hall and popular primary school. There is an excellent beach which forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the area as a whole is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Virtually on the doorstep there are public footpaths giving easy access to open countryside, riverside walks and to the beach and clifftops beyond.SERVICES
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating (boiler recently replaced).VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From Bridport follow the B3157 coastal road to Burton Bradstock and turn left by the Anchor Inn into Shadrach. After a short distance turn right into Annings Lane and the property is the second on the left after the turning into Norburton.