Higher Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A superb, beautifully presented 1930s house with panoramic sea, coastal and country views, located just a short walk to Charmouth Beach. Greatly improved accommodation including 4 generous bedrooms (1 ensuite) and 4 reception rooms. Generous, varied gardens amounting to just under 0.4 of an acre. EPC Band D.


The Knoll must be one of the finest coastal properties currently available in the West Dorset area, and among Charmouth's most desirable residences. Located just a short, primarily off road walk to Charmouth's charming beach and friendly village centre, this handsome and impressive house enjoys a set-back and elevated position with panoramic views of the sea, the Jurassic coastline and the surrounding countryside. The property dates back to 1930 and therefore exhibits the high ceilings, generous room proportions and large windows typical of this period of architecture, resulting in light and spacious accommodation which has been sympathetically improved and maintained under the current ownership to a very high standard. Set centrally within just under 0.4 of an acre of established gardens and grounds with a great degree of privacy, The Knoll has all the most desirable attributes of a superb coastal home and is ideally suited to a broad variety of purchasers.

The extensive improvements have greatly enhanced the property in many ways and the result is a truly charming, comfortable and convenient home which is presented to an exacting standard throughout. Several original features are still in place including restored wood floors in the sitting room, dining room and reception hall and a stunning Art Deco front door with brass door bell push. These are now dovetailed with more modern yet highly complementary fixtures such as a new fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with solid oak worktops and integrated Bosch appliances, attractively appointed bathrooms with a coastal theme and a delightful new limestone fireplace in the sitting room. Internal reconfiguration and the addition of a fantastic conservatory have greatly improved the layout and use of the accommodation, and a fresh, neutral scheme of decoration has been chosen throughout to fully appreciate the wealth of natural light and sense of space typical of 1930s architecture.

The fabulous front door opens into the wide, welcoming reception hall from which the sitting room and dining room can both be reached. These rooms, along with the sun room which interlinks with both, are ideally placed to take full advantage of the stunning sea, coastal and beach views, and ensure that a perfect setting is available for all types of entertaining and everyday enjoyment alike. Also on the ground floor is the kitchen/breakfast room which benefits from an adjoining utility room and nearby boiler/laundry room, pantry and cloakroom, providing between them all the domestic essentials for a busy modern lifestyle. From the kitchen/breakfast room the newly-created snug and conservatory can be found; owing to their slightly secluded position within the house these rooms have a tranquil atmosphere and are therefore the optimum place for relaxing.

On the first floor there are four generous bedrooms, the largest of which benefits from a large ensuite bathroom, along with the family bathroom. Storage space is abundant with a sizeable box room and coat cupboard accessed from the landing and built-in wardrobes in three of the bedrooms including a full wall of extra-deep wardrobes in the principal bedroom.


The grounds at The Knoll are an undisputed joy. Surrounding the property and measuring just under 0.4 of an acre, the garden has also seen excellent improvements under the current ownership and now provides a wonderful setting for spending time out of doors with the backdrop of the glorious views. The front garden provides a healthy sense of separation from passers-by and is arranged as an orchard which adjoins a well-kept lawn to the side of the house and beyond to the secluded rear garden where the incredibly productive kitchen garden can be found. This area is planted with an exciting array of fruit bushes and trees, vegetables and seemingly endless varieties of herbs, providing an opportunity to achieve a touch of the good life . There is also a paved sun terrace which adjoins the conservatory and a gravelled area with a summerhouse, greenhouse and two sheds.

From the public road, a sweeping driveway leads up to a parking and turning area to the side of the house which also gives access to a sizeable double garage with sink, power and light, providing ample space for a number of vehicles.


The property enjoys an enviable position just a short, primarily off-road walk to Charmouth's unspoilt, fossil rich beach, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and within an easy, level walk to 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 and Bridport are within easy reach, offering unique shopping, leisure and cultural experiences. Walking opportunities are abundant including the wonderful South West Coast path.


Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with Stags Bridport office, telephone 01308 428000.


From Bridport follow the A35 to the Charmouth roundabout and take the first exit into Charmouth. Take the second available right onto Higher Sea Lane. The property can be found on the right shortly before the entrance to the footpath to the beach.

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Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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