Bothenwood is an individual, very attractive and spacious Edwardian/arts and crafts style detached house with beautiful well stocked gardens in a popular and well-established road to the south east of Bridport town and within easy reach of amenities. It is understood to have been built in 1909 in the arts and crafts style and has brick elevations. In the mid 1990's a large single storey extension was built to provide a downstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Later, around 2003, patio doors and a utility area were added to the kitchen. Under the current ownership since 2009, a whole number of improvements have been carried out and it benefits from cavity wall tie replacement and cavity wall insulation. The house has traditional timber windows which are part double and part secondary double glazed. There is gas fired central heating (boiler newly replaced) and wood burners to the sitting room and open plan kitchen/dining/living room.
There are a host of character features typical of its period including Quarry tiles to the conservatory, part leaded lights and part stained glass windows, high ceilings, ornate cornices, moulded ceilings, deep skirting boards, picture rails, ornate fireplaces (the sitting room features a fine over mantle), panelled doors (part stripped pine), a bay window and herringbone wood block flooring to the sitting room, a fine staircase, partly exposed floorboards and the original wardrobe to the main upstairs bedroom.
The accommodation is extensive and very versatile with potential for a ground floor annexe/letting unit. From the upper floor and the gardens, there are views over the town to Colmer's and Allington Hills.
The accommodation extends to: Ground floor- conservatory, living room, sitting room, study/4th bedroom (featuring a vaulted ceiling with Velux windows and French doors), en-suite bathroom, large open plan kitchen/dining/living room (again part vaulted ceiling with Velux windows and patio doors), utility. First floor - landing, 3 bedrooms (main bedroom with double aspect) and bathroom.
The rear gardens are a further big selling feature extending some 180ft depth and backing on to fields, very secluded and extremely well stocked.OUTSIDE
There is unrestricted on street parking.
The house is set back and elevated with a well stocked and private front garden with side pedestrian access with useful lean to shed and a small lock store. The rear garden is very well planted and laid out with a whole number of different areas together with a detached studio/workshop and adjoining shed, vegetable garden and a prolific orchard with apple, pear, plum and damson trees. At the far end, there is an informal stile giving access to the fields and lovely walks over the hills to Walditch, Shipton Gorge and beyond.SITUATION
Crock Lane is a well established and highly desirable residential lane to the east of Bridport town centre and within easy walking distance over the River Meadows. The thriving and historic market town of Bridport offers comprehensive shopping and business facilities, together with a twice weekly market. Local amenities include Bridport Leisure Centre and the Electric Palace cinema/entertainment venue. Local schools are within reach including Bridport Primary School and The Sir John Colfox Academy.
The coastal resort of West Bay is only about 1 mile to the south with swimming, boating and fishing facilities and an 18 hole golf course. From here, there is also access to stunning walks along the World Heritage Beach and Clifftops through land mainly owned or controlled by the National Trust. Dorchester, the County town of Dorset is about 15 miles to the east with a main line rail service to London Waterloo.SERVICES
All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Stags. Telephone 01308 428000.DIRECTIONS
From our South Street office, go to the town hall and turn right onto East Street. At the roundabout take the second exit towards Dorchester then take the first turning on the right just past the petrol station and into Askers Mead. This leads into Crock Lane and Bothenwood can be found after about 1/4 mile (just past Bothen Drive) on the left.