A light, airy and spacious home, reputedly modelled on a tea-planters house, within recent years the property has been subject to a major programme of extension and refurbishment. Planning also exists (application no. 2/2016/0228/FUL) to extend the property. Woodridge has many attributes worthy of particular mention including a spectacular outlook, and versatile and adaptable accommodation; for example, the office/studio could easily revert to a large bedroom suite, or alternatively could be used as an impressive reception room. Particular emphasis has been placed on energy efficiency with heavily insulated cedar clad elevations over brick.
Approached off French Mill Lane the property is accessed through electric gates up a part tarmac and gravelled drive which culminates in a large car parking and turning area with concrete hard standing, and an electric charging point. There is planning permission for a triple garage, with storage above.
Designed by Muriel Hoare in the 1930’s and completed in 1974 and subsequently restored by the current owners, the gardens are a real delight, whilst being easy to maintain. Characterised by skilful landscaping and careful planting, there are a wide variety of spectacular trees and shrubs. Specimen trees include handkerchief tree, a variety of ornamental acers, a Persian ironwood, paperbark maple and a cedar atlantica. Unusual shrubs abound and include rhododendron, azaleas, hostas and foxgloves with strategically placed areas with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.
Guide price £995,000 – 01747 850858 – Jackson-Stops, Shaftesbury