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Chilcombe, Bridport
Guide price £2,250,000 | 6 bedrooms | 20.0 acres

Property features

• South-facing detached 6 bedroom farmhouse
• 10 Holiday cottages, games barn, tennis court
• Woodland and pasture with lakes and stream
• In all approx. 20 acres
• 2 Miles to the nearest beach
• Established, privately owned business
• Highly accessible location, A35 1.5 miles

Indroduction
A highly successful and attractive home and holiday letting business with a proven track record over the current ownership since 2005. This well-run and profitable business is in a prime location for coastal proximity and easy road access, together with established infrastructure, land and outbuildings giving a good deal of expansion potential, subject to the relevant permissions. The stunning views from the southerly facing aspect with countryside surrounding, is quite idyllic and combines to make this a wonderful lifestyle home and income opportunity.

Situation
Rudge Farm Cottages lies just outside the hamlet of Chilcombe, in a wonderful rural, but accessible, location. Just 1.5 miles from the A35 and 2 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, the property is well placed for access to local beaches, including West Bay, and historic towns. Bridport is just 5 miles and Dorchester 12 miles. Both towns offer a thriving community and good range of quality facilities including shopping, commercial and schooling. Also within easy reach are the popular destinations of Lyme Regis and Weymouth, the home of the National Sailing Academy.

The Farmhouse
A sizable period farmhouse lies on the edge of the site with its own garden area. The accommodation is well laid out with a flexible range of rooms including a large family kitchen/dining room with range cooker, adjoining boot room and utility and 3 reception rooms. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms, all en-suite. On the second floor 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom. The house has also recently had replacement double-glazed windows and French doors installed.

The Holiday Cottages
The holiday cottages are maintained and presented to the same good standard and are situated around a pretty courtyard with south and west aspects, with many having open views. All cottages have individual LPG central heating and have benefited from continual capital expenditure by the owners. The cottages comprise:

Milkmaids - Sleeps 2
Keepers - Sleeps 4
Shepherds - Sleeps 5
Carters - Sleeps 6
Thatchers - Sleeps 4
Gardeners - Sleeps 4
Stable - Sleeps 2
Hayloft - Sleeps 2/4
Orchard - Sleeps 6
Pigsty - Sleeps 2

Further details, including images and site layout can be found at www.rudgefarmcottages.co.uk

The Business
This is a highly successful and long-established self-catering holiday business with excellent trading accounts. The business has excellent ratings and reviews from Trip Adviser, Google, Facebook and Booking.com, as well as long-established website and social media presence, a strong repeat customer base. Accounts can be made available to bona fide potential purchasers following a viewing.

Facilities
The excellent facilities on site include a sizeable games barn, tennis court, pirate playground, boating and fishing lake as well as a woodland walk and guest laundry and information room.

The Land
The whole extends to approximately 20 acres and includes gardens, lakes and play areas. Beyond this are pasture paddocks, woodland and plantation. This offers the perfect opportunity for either grazing of livestock or growing, while the woodland and plantation provides a superb magnet for wildlife and amenity for personal use or, subject to consents, potential for expansion in the form of glamping, treehouses and eco-nature orientated accommodation, as well as scope for events, including weddings.

Services
Mains electricity and water, private drainage.

Outgoings
The farmhouse is rated for Council Tax Band G, whilst the cottages rateable value is £20,750.

Local Authority
Dorset Council www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Directions
From Dorchester, take the A35 towards Bridport for approximately 10 miles. On the 2nd short stretch of dual carriageway lookout for the sign showing a right turn to Askerswell, a little further on turn sharply left, opposite this turning. Follow the lane for approximately 1.5 miles and Rudge Farm Cottages will be found on the left.

From Bridport, take the A35 towards Dorchester for 3.5 miles. At the beginning of the dual carriageway take the 2nd turning on the right and follow the lane, as above.

Viewings
Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 680058

Disclaimer
These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.
 

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