The Finches is a spacious and very attractive detached family house located in a peaceful, tucked away position within Charmouth village centre and therefore within easy, level walking distance of Charmouth's shops and famously beautiful beach. Under the current ownership for the past 15 years, the property has undergone a significant programme of improvement and alteration, all carried out to an exacting standard with high quality fixtures and fittings used throughout and excellent use made of space with superb built-in storage. The result is a well appointed, comfortable and convenient home which offers excellent conveniences for the busy modern lifestyle. Owing to its position and orientation, delightful views can be enjoyed to the front aspect, taking in the glorious countryside surrounding Charmouth including Stonebarrow Hill and Catherston Leweston.
The list of improvements is extensive with seemingly no stone left unturned during the project. Alterations to the internal layout have greatly enhanced the accommodation, particularly throughout the living areas which now have a smoothly flowing, open plan feel whilst retaining the identity and individual use of each room. Underfloor heating, uPVC windows, an air conditioning unit in the principal bedroom and a remote-controlled gas fire in the sitting room ensure a comfortable atmosphere can be achieved at all times, and the bespoke fitted kitchen units with integrated appliances, clever storage solutions and adjoining utility room provide every domestic convenience in great style.
In addition to complete redecoration and new floor coverings throughout, fantastic, bespoke features have been used to great effect to create luxurious, contemporary surroundings such as the solid oak staircase with chrome uprights, oak veneer internal doors and several stunning designer light fittings alongside high quality bathroom fittings including a spa bath in the family bathroom. The improvements have also been continued outside where extensive landscaping has created an easily maintained private garden to the rear and a large in-and-out driveway, and an extension has provided an attached workshop and integral garage.
Internally, the accommodation is very well proportioned with a sociable emphasis, particularly on the ground floor where there are three reception rooms including a light and spacious sitting room, open-plan kitchen/dining room and conservatory as well as the integral garage which is currently used to great effect as a play room. Also on the ground floor is a study/fifth bedroom with a good range of fitted office furniture, a cloakroom and fitted coat and shoe cupboards beneath the stairs. On the first floor, the central landing gives access to each of the four generous double bedrooms, all with excellent built in wardrobes, and the family bathroom. The principal bedroom is of particular note owing to its lovely views to the front aspect, extensive fitted storage and very stylishly-appointed ensuite shower room.OUTSIDE
The gardens at The Finches are landscaped to provide an attractive setting for spending time out of doors without the need for extensive maintenance. To the rear, the west-facing garden is primarily paved with well stocked, raised borders and a covered entertaining terrace, providing a wonderful environment for al fresco dining, relaxing and entertaining in all conditions. To the front, the driveway provides parking for several vehicles and gives access to the electric roller door leading into the attached workshop which benefits from ample power points, light and fitted units and gives access via a further electric roller door to the integral garage/play room.SITUATION
The property enjoys a tucked-away position just a short, level walk to Charmouth's unspoilt, fossil rich beach, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and within very easy reach of Charmouth Primary School and the village centre. Charmouth's amenities include a good range of shops, two pubs and a church and the village also benefits from an active and friendly year-round community with regular events and clubs catering to a broad variety of interests. Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis and Colyton Grammar (accessible by school bus) are both nearby. Lyme Regis, Axminster and Bridport are within easy reach, offering unique shopping, leisure and cultural experiences. Walking opportunities are abundant including the wonderful South West Coast path. There is a mainline train station in Axminster with regular services to London (Waterloo).SERVICES
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From Bridport follow the A35 west and pass through the villages of Chideock and Morcombelake. After leaving Morcombelake, take the next available left towards Charmouth and proceed into the village centre. Opposite Lower Sea Lane, turn right into Barrs Lane and bear left onto the private road, where the property is the second on the left.