DOMVS, in association with Fine & Country, is delighted to offer this extremely rare opportunity to own a beautifully presented family home located within the grounds of the Verne Citadel. Offering 180-DEGREE SEA AND COASTAL VIEWS, along with original tunnels used as rifle and cannon shots to defend the island, this property offers an abundance of character and history.
Built in the 1960s, this extended three/four-bedroom semi-detached house enjoys an enviable position providing breath-taking views towards Chesil Beach, Weymouth and beyond. Situated within the grounds of the former Verne Citadel, this property offers all the character and history of its unique location.
The ENTRANCE VESTIBULE is entered via a double-glazed, glass panelled door. A useful room with space for coats and boots, it also provides a small seating area. From here, a single glazed door gives access to the ENTRANCE HALL, which in turn provides access to the following accommodation on the ground floor; the SITTING ROOM is well-presented and complemented by cherry-oak laminate flooring, with ample space for dining furniture. Double-glazed patio doors lead from here to the CONSERVATORY; a rear-facing room enjoying beautiful sea views, and heated for year-round usage. Further to this, a side aspect double-glazed door leads to the rear garden.
The KITCHEN, also benefiting from sea views, has ceramic tiled flooring and is equipped with a range of base and wall-mounted units, together with a Rangemaster oven with four-ring gas burner and electric hot plate, a low-level fridge/freezer, and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a REAR LOBBY providing access to the MUSIC ROOM/STUDY, with a front aspect double-glazed window. From here there is access to the garage. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a UTILTY ROOM providing a range of base mounted units with work surfaces over, space for a tall and low level fridge/freezer, along with space and plumbing for a washing machine, and a stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Finally, a CLOAKROOM offers a low-level WC and a corner wash-hand basin.
Stairs lead from the ground floor to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING, from which the first floor is split into two wings. The MASTER BEDROOM is a beautifully presented double room providing stunning sea views from the duel aspect double glazed windows from either a seated, or standing position. Completing this stunning room is a built-in DRESSING ROOM and adjacent EN-SUITE BATHROOM, including a white suite comprising double walk-in shower cubicle, Jacuzzi bath, low-level WC and pedestal wash-hand basin, all complimented by tiled flooring and part-tiled walls.
BEDROOM TWO enjoys double-glazed windows to the front and rear, the latter offering stunning views. This good sized double comes complete with built-in wardrobes either side of the bed, with further overhead storage and two built-in storage cupboards. BEDROOM THREE is a small double, also offering a built-in cupboard, and BEDROOM FOUR is a small single which could also be used as a study. The SHOWER ROOM, which has been recently installed to a high standard, offers a walk-in shower cubicle, low-level WC and a pedestal wash-hand basin, all complimented by tiled flooring and partly tiled walls.
The front of the property provides a single GARAGE with shelving and up-and-over door. There is also off-road parking for two vehicles. The rear and side has been mainly laid to lawn and from almost every angle there is a sea view to be admired. Further to this, a beautifully manicured centre piece has been created using a selection of slate and shingle, complete with an ornamental bridge. A selection of viewpoints have also been added, allowing the proud owner to enjoy the far-reaching sea views, which are truly outstanding. Completing the picture is an original Portland stone wall, providing a shelter along with an access point down into the historic tunnels.
The Tunnels: Discovered by the current owners, several layers of tunnels can be accessed from the garden, which were used to form a defence system during the war. Now almost completely accessible, rifle and cannon shots can be seen, providing an insight into the events which took place during the invasions. Along with the shots, separate rooms where the ammunition would have been stored are also on view. As these tunnels are within the propertys ownership, the options available are endless.
The property is uniquely located within the grounds of a former military citadel, designed by Captain W Crossman to defend Portland Harbour. With its elevated position, the property enjoys 180-degree sea and coastal views, and lies approx. two miles from the causeway linking the Isle of Portland to Wyke Regis. The town of Fortuneswell is located approximately 1.5 miles from the property, offering a selection of amenities.
From our Preston office, follow the Beach Road into Greenhill. Turn right at the Jubilee Clock, going straight over Swannery Bridge. Turn left at the junction, and go straight on at the lights, heading up the hill. Continue through the next set of traffic lights, following the road around until you reach a roundabout. Turn left towards Portland, and go straight over the next roundabouts onto Portland Beach Road. Upon reaching Portland, go straight over the first two mini roundabouts, taking the second exit off the third roundabout, then a slight left onto Victory Road, which turns into Castle Road. Turn left onto Verne Common Road, going straight through the tunnel. Continue to the top of the road, where the property can be found on your left.
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Weymouth & Portland Borough Council - Tax Band: D
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