Rose Crown House, Marshwood, Bridport

4 Bed House - Detached

Rose Crown House, Marshwood, Bridport

4 Bed House - Detached

Asking price £599,950

Property Overview

Parkers are delighted to offer this impressive detached residence boasting a wealth of spacious living accommodation spread over three floors. Situated in the beautiful area of Marshwood Vale, the property, which was previously the Rose Crown public house, has been extensively restored and refurbished. There are landscaped gardens to the front and rear, and plentiful off road parking. EPC rating D.

Key Points

  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3

Property Description


This home represents rural life in an area of outstanding natural beauty and in close proximity to the world famous Jurassic Coastline. The area offers an abundance of National Trust owned land and there are plentiful countryside walks and bridle paths to explore stepping just outside the front door. Dorset offers good transport links to London and Bristol Temple Meads from nearby towns and there are many well regarded local schools. The neighbouring towns are Bridport and Beaminster, where there are a plethora of amenities including comprehensive shopping facilities, post office, arts centre, theatre, leisure centre, library, cinema and museum, all within easy reach. There is also a popular twice weekly market held in Bridport. EPC rating D.


Rose Crown House is a beautiful property commanding an imposing and elevated position in the county town of Dorset. Boasting an abundance of character both internally and externally, and a wealth of history, this property is light, spacious and versatile. Following this the property was fully and sympathetically refurbished to an exceptionally high standard incorporating and celebrating the plentiful original features it has to offer.

Room Dimensions

Ground Floor:
Reception Hall: 23'7 x 11' (7.19m x 3.35m)
Sitting Room: 23'4 x 13'10 (7.11m x 4.22m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 16'8 x 15'7 (5.08m x 4.75m)
Utility Room: 10'7 x 6'6 (3.23m x 1.98m)

First Floor:
Study Area: 12' x 9'9
Master Bedroom: 16'2 x 15' (4.93m x 4.57m)
En-suite: 11' x 8'3 (3.35m x 2.51m)
Dressing Room: 8'4 x 5'2 (2.54m x 1.57m)
Bedroom Two: 16'6 x 11'5 (5.03m x 3.48m)
En-suite: 11'5 x 7' (3.48m x 2.13m)
Bedroom Three: 13' x 8'8 (3.96m x 2.64m)

Second Floor:
Bedroom Four/Studio: 40'6 x 18' (12.34m x 5.49m)

Key Features

* Four bedrooms, three offering en-suite facilities.

* Character features including wooden floors, exposed beams and original Hamstone fireplaces.

* Beautiful hand built oak staircase linking all three floors and clay tiled flooring to some rooms.

* Timber and damp course treated. Floor and wall cavities insulated and alarm system.

* Well appointed kitchen/diner with a range of units and centrally placed imposing cream Aga.

* Presented to a high standard and offering versatile occupancy/income potential.

* Off road parking for several cars.

* Surrounded by open countryside offering an abundance of walking and riding opportunities.

* Generous and beautifully maintained plot housing a plethora of mature trees and shrubs.

* Two brick and slate outbuildings, one offering power and light.

Rose and Crown Inn - A Brief History

Rose and Crown Inn (Rose Crown House) - A Brief History
Originally a public house, serving its final beverage in 1997, the Rose and Crown offers an interesting history dating back to the 1800’s.

John and Martha Brown resided in the cottage opposite the Rose and Crown Inn. John was a traveller half his wife’s age and, during his travels, met and had an affair with another younger woman. Jealous and scorned , Martha murdered her husband with a hatchet and disposed of his remains down a well. The inquest in to his murder was held at the Rose and Crown. Martha was subsequently tried in Dorchester and sentenced to death by hanging.

Martha’s execution was the last public execution at Dorchester and was witnessed by a young Thomas Hardy. He was so shocked by what he saw that he made reference to it in his literary classic Tess of the d’Urbervilles.


Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage through an Entec sewerage system. (Service agreement to be maintained by new purchaser). Oil fired central heating.

Local Authorities

West Dorset District Council. South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 1UZ. Tel: 01305 251010.
We are advised that the council tax band is G


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers. Tel: 01308 420111