The Old Chapel is a charming and highly individual converted Chapel which is understood to have been built in 1740 as a Methodist Chapel and converted to a dwelling in 1932. The property has main walls of solid stone/flint under a slate roof and is Listed Grade II as being of architectural or historic importance. Under the current ownership of about 28 years, an extensive number of improvements have been carried out including more recently the conversion of the former stables to provide a very impressive adjoining single storey annexe some 9 years ago.
The Old Chapel offers modern amenities including oil fired central heating, modern fitted kitchen and bathroom fittings. Many of the rooms enjoy the splendid views and attractive character features include: timber leaded light style windows, cottage doors, large reception hall with galleried landing and principal bedroom with exposed A-frame. The annexe again offers all modern amenities with oil fired central heating plus woodburner, contemporary open planned living room/kitchen with stainless steel cooker range and modern well equipped bathroom. It is ideal for a variety of uses i.e. for a dependent relative, lettings (holidays, air b'n'b or long term) or someone working from home. Alternatively, it could be used in association with the main property (planning permission has been passed to create internal excess to the Chapel).
In total, the plot extends to a generous 1/3 acre and again enjoying the long range views with excellent privacy backing on to open fields. There is extensive parking with potential for garaging and the property also has very useful basement stores.OUTSIDE
The Old Chapel is approached through a five-bar gate onto a long driveway which extends to the rear leading to a good sized turning and parking area together with a large timber shed.
There are large level lawned gardens to the front bounded by stone walls and to the side, with a former chicken run. At the rear of the annexe there is a sheltered paved terrace which enjoys the wonderful open views. There is a spring fed well in the garden.
Under The Old Chapel is the boiler room and extensive basement stalls (restricted head height).AGENTS NOTES
The stone wall on the western boundary is currently being rebuilt.SITUATION
The Old Chapel lies on the outskirts of the village of Marshwood which nestles in the idyllic Marshwood Vale. The property backs on to open fields, enjoying far reaching countryside views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a wealth of local amenities including a church, primary school and a thriving local community. As well as a good variety of local primary and secondary schooling options, Marshwood lies within the catchment of the renowned Colyton Grammar. The village is surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside with Dorset's highest hill, Pilsdon Pen nearby and the surrounding countryside offering an abundance of walks and bridleways. The village is ideally placed to give access to the market towns of Beaminster, Bridport and Axminster. Axminster gives good rail links to London and the southeast and westwards to Exeter or further into Devon and Cornwall. To the South, there is access to the stunning Jurassic Coast at the pretty harbour town of Lyme Regis which has featured in many films over the years. There are also excellent walking and riding out opportunities which are easily accessible from the property.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (new private sewerage system installed 2021). Oil fired central heating.VIEWING APPOINTMENTS
Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office. Telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From our Bridport office on South Street, continue South to the West Bay roundabout taking the third exit onto the A35 heading towards Lyme Regis and Axminster. On approaching Raymond's Hill, turn right onto Scotts Lane and proceed on the B3165 heading towards Crewkerne. After about four miles you will enter the village of Marshwood. The Old Chapel can be found on your left hand side just past the village school.