Bettiscombe, Bridport, DT6 5NS


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A substantial four bedroom detached country house in a wonderful rural location, within a plot of approximately 0.65 acres, adjoining open countryside.

Woodhouse lies within the grounds of Marshwood Manor, a notable period property, in a generously sized plot adjoining local countryside. The property has handsome stone and brick elevations under a slate roof and is believed to have previously been two cottages which, having been combined, has created an impressive family home with spacious living accommodation. The house has retained a sense of character throughout with open fireplaces, good ceiling heights and large casement windows and has a traditional theme running throughout.

Having been two cottages the internal layout is symmetrical with two hallways, two staircases and reception rooms either side brought together in the centre with a good rectangular drawing room on the ground floor and an equally generously proportioned principal bedroom on the first floor. The principal rooms are accessed off the hallways and have a southerly aspect overlooking open countryside taking in the sun throughout the day. The drawing room has an open fireplace as its focal point with to the left hand side of the house a substantial front to back dining room that gives way to a kitchen and eventually a utility room. On the right hand side of the house there is a sitting room, a study and a cloakroom. Behind the drawing room through a door in the dining room is a terrific glasshouse which is an all year round

room planted with a range of mature plants with a seating area. The kitchen is a more recent addition to the house and is a light, bright and airy space. There are a range of floor and wall mounted units centred around an oil fired Aga supplemented by a double oven and electric hob. To one end of the kitchen a door leads through to a most useful utility and boot room complete with additional storage and sink, with a back door accessing the gardens.

Upstairs are four good bedrooms the principal of which is particularly spacious in the centre of the house with dual aspect windows giving plenty of natural light and taking in the views. The bedrooms are served by two bathrooms, one of which has both a shower and bath.

The property is in good decorative order throughout, has double glazing and oil fired central heating.


A long sweeping driveway lies to one side of the plot with parking for a number of cars, beyond which is access to the double garage. There is a long pathway that runs through the lawned grounds up to the front of the house. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and are for the most part laid to lawn, punctuated by a range of mature trees and hedging designed to give privacy, shape, and form throughout the year. To one side of the house is an 'Italian garden' style seating area laid to slate chippings which makes a cool and sheltered spot for a table and chairs during the day when the sun is at its highest. Immediately to the rear of the house is a paved terrace which overlooks the gardens onto the adjoining countryside ideal for outdoor entertaining. The grounds are enclosed by a mixture of hedging and timber fencing, and there are two useful wooden sheds.

Agent's Note: There is a public footpath that runs to one side of the driveway that goes down to a stream without a bridge over it.

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