Dorchester Road, Bridport

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A very well-presented and homely period cottage in an end-of-lane location close to open countryside in about 0.3 acre with mature, well-stocked gardens along with several outbuildings.


1 Vinney Cross is a spacious period home, unlisted and originally configured as three independent cottages, now presenting as a long cottage with versatile accommodation which, together with the extensive organic gardens and outbuildings, offers a life-style opportunity for self-sufficiency or work from home. This character-filled home features mainly solid limestone elevations under a slate roof with various additions and now provides a unique country home with an abundance of charm and period features.

From the entrance hall, the accommodation consists of a dual aspect kitchen/dining room of generous proportions with Karndean flooring, fitted with a range of units, leading to a rear hall, large larder and storage cupboard, utility area and shower room together with a garden room/dining room (or additional bedroom) with French doors to the patio area and garden.

The sitting room to the left of the entrance hall enjoys oak flooring, a beautiful feature inglenook fireplace with bread oven and a wood burning stove and handy under stair storage. Leading off is a further reception room/study or occasional bedroom while to the rear is a study with adjoining studio/workshop.

On the first floor the primary bedroom is of generous proportions with two windows, painted floorboards and a large airing cupboard with HW storage and immersion heater. There is a walk-in wardrobe while the family bathroom has a bath with power shower above. Bedrooms two and three are generous double rooms while bedroom four has a built-in raised bunk feature.


Outside gardens of approx. 0.3 acre are to the rear and side of the house, set over several levels which are all very accessible, private and well-stocked. There is a storage shed with direct access to the lane and other outbuildings including greenhouse and tool shed. Gardened entirely organically for over 30 years, the garden is exceptionally mature with a large private lawn area, large vegetable plot, fruit bushes and trees, a small orchard of apple and pear trees and extensive beds of perennials. There is further large shed, formerly a garage at the top of the garden with decking taking in views across the whole garden and beyond to the open countryside and Eggardon Hill, there is opportunity here for further parking off the lane. A wide gateway from the lane provides access to an occasional parking area.

There are lovely views from the top of the garden, across the grounds, around the surrounding open countryside and rolling hills and also at the rear of the property, where you can see the house in all of its glory.


Vinney Cross is located approximately 2.5 miles east of the popular market town of Bridport and close to the villages of Shipton Gorge, Loders and Uploders and Askerswell surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely walking opportunities straight from the adjoining Bridle path and the South West Coast Path can easily be joined at any of the nearby beaches. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is just 4 miles to the south. West Dorset as a whole is justifiably designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There are direct walks to Loders and Uploders along the bridle path to the side of the property and along the old railway line.

The thriving market town of Bridport is easily accessible, and offering a broad range of business, shopping, leisure, and cultural facilities. The popular twice weekly market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The county town of Dorchester is also within easy reach only about 11.5 miles away with a mainline rail service to London Waterloo. The route of the Dorchester-Axminster bus service passes conveniently nearby.


Mains water and electric, private drainage. LPG gas fired and part electric central heating. Solar panels yielding £2000+ per year. Fibre broadband connected direct to the house.

NB: Please note that there is fibre optic connection to the house with exceptional speed available.


Viewings are strictly by appointment with Stags, Bridport.


From Bridport town, take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A35. Continue for 2.5 miles then turn left onto Spyway Road. Immediately turn left again, and the property will be on your right.

01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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