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About the property


A rare chance to own a freehold detached country lodge within the beautiful Catherston Manor Estate in the small hamlet of Catherston Leweston near Charmouth.
This very individual character home has been updated and extended over the years to now offer three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open plan living area. Almost all the rooms face the coast and have delightful elevated views down towards Lyme Bay.
The winding drive past the monumental stone pillars guide you past the large historic Grade II Manor and to The Gantry at the far side. The land is elevated to the rear with The Gantry nested on the level frontage with a private graveled drive to the far side. There is existing planning consent for a garage and front porch with the foundation already in place.

The front door leads into the large open plan Living Area subdivided into Kitchen Diner one end and Living Room the other with exposed ceiling beams.
A good sized L shaped kitchen with plenty of wall & base units. Electric slot in cooker, dishwasher, large breakfast bar and space for table and chairs. French doors to one side out to garden. At the far end there is a cozy wood-burning stove in the fireplace.
The timber staircase rises centrally to the rear with a turn. Behind this there is a side door into the utility room with space for freezer and washing machine. Tall storage cupboards housing oil-fired boiler and airing cupboard with hot water tank. Door into Shower Room with large corner shower, WC and hand basin.
Upstairs there is a spacious landing leading off to a very large bathroom with bath WC and hand basin. Adjacent double bedroom with sea and garden views. Built in wardrobes. Second double bedroom in the middle. Third double bedroom to end, all three with sea views.
Outside to the front there is a lower walled secret garden with a water feature and paving hidden by border shrubs. Behind the property is a terraced garden on three levels accessed by steps. The first two levels are paved with surrounding border trees. The top garden blends into the rear woodland and has steps and path up to a timber summerhouse. Parking at ground level for two to three cars. Hard standing in preparation for garage build already completed. There is also planning consent also for a central front porch. The frontage is graveled with a picturesque vintage private street lamp.
Oil central heating. Mains electric. Mains drainage. No forward chain.
EPC tba  DDC E   DFH0923
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Property at a glance

  • Detached Three Bedroom House
  • Large open plan Living Area with fitted Kitchen
  • Ground floor Utility and Shower Room/WC
  • Three Double Bedrooms first floor
  • Large Bathroom
  • Central Heating & Double Glazing
  • Rural private & tranquil estate setting
  • Terraced gardens with summerhouse
  • Private parking for several cars & PP for single garage
  • Elevated sea views

Contact agent

Contact agent

Fortnam Smith & Banwell

2 The Arcade

The Street

Charmouth

Dorset

DT6 6PU

United Kingdom

Tel: 01297 560945

charmouth@fsb4homes.com

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