- Four Bedroom Period House with Annexe
- Potential B&B
- Water Meadow with Stream
- Flexible Accommodation
- Gardens and Paddock 1.75 Acres
- Formal Gardens and Sun Terrace
NO CHAIN. A large detached period property offering flexibility of use as a main house with one bedroom annexe or together as a five bedroom home. Having originally been a farmhouse, the property is set within a small community of just five properties with the former farmhouse being the largest. Set well back from the lane and surrounded by meadows, the property has a delightfully rural feel and yet is just a mile and a half from the nearest shop. The outside space, which comprises of gardens, a paddock bounded by a stream and a water meadow as well as extensive parking and several outbuildings, amounts to around 1.75 acres excluding the access lane.
The oldest part of the house dates back to the 17th century with some lovely internal features reflecting the historic development of the house, including arched doors and windows, window seats and wall panelling. Situated to one end of this part of the house is a ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room, offering further flexibility for a dependent relative or for letting. Adjoining this is a utility room, which houses the oil fired boiler and has an external door allowing for independent access to the ground floor bedroom. The utility room could potentially become a kitchen if desired. The main hallway runs along the north side of the house with a pretty staircase rising to the first floor and small bay windows to the front overlooking the adjoining countryside. Along the hall is a ground floor w.c. with a large linen cupboard and at the far end of the hall is a study which has a lovely view to the adjoining countryside and a connecting door to the annexe. At the back of the hallway is the main living space, which comprises a beautiful bespoke kitchen fitted with hand-made solid wood units with granite work surfaces. This room opens to a fabulous oak framed garden/living room, which is a stunning addition to the house with double doors opening onto a secluded sun terrace. Adjoining the kitchen is a dining room with period wood panelling and a fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove.
The one bedroom annexe is a two storey Victorian extension with its own front door opening to beautiful formal gardens. On the ground floor, a good sized hallway with study area leads to a large lounge/dining room with bay window, fireplace and high ceiling. Upstairs is a large bedroom with en suite bathroom and landing area with lovely views and a small kitchenette. Off the landing is another door connecting the annexe to the main house.
The property is located along a short lane in a rural location and yet just a 5 minute drive (1.3 miles) from the nearest shop. Chard is the nearest town at around 3.5 miles to the north with Axminster 6.3 miles to the south. The thriving West Dorset village of Thorncombe is just 2.7 miles away, with Tatworth/South Chard at 1.3 miles, where there is a convenience store and post office.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Entering on the side of the property into the Utility Room.
Pretty arched window to side and glazed door to driveway. Skylight window to roof. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces. Space and plumbing for washing machine and freezer/tumble dryer. Floor standing oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water . Wall mounted electricity fuse box. Doors to hall and to
BEDROOM ONE - 5.79m (19'0") x 2.97m (9'9")
Two windows to side. Wall lights. TV point. Radiator. Three steps up and door to
Obscure glazed window to side, fitted with shutters. The bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with cupboards below and a large walk-in shower. Mirror with built-in light. Vertical radiator. Pebbled flooring. Extractor.
Bay windows to front. Attractive staircase rising to first floor with open arched recess through to the window. Under stairs cupboard. Wall light. Radiator.
Bay window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Travertine floor tiles. Large built-in linen cupboard.
KITCHEN - 5.61m (18'5") x 3.58m (11'9")
Internal window to hall. Two square arched openings to the garden room. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of bespoke solid wood painted units with granite work surfaces and inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Large central island unit. Integrated dish washer. Integrated Miele microwave and coffee machine. Free standing electric range cooker with 2 ovens, separate grill and induction hob, included in the sale. Exposed brick of former fireplace with evidence of bread oven. Space for large fridge/freezer (with plumbed water supply for ice maker). Larder cupboard. Travertine floor tiles. Radiator.
DINING ROOM - 4.11m (13'6") x 3.66m (12'0")
Window to rear with window seat overlooking the sun terrace. Open window to the kitchen. Wood panelling to one wall. Fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove. Radiator.
GARDEN/LIVING ROOM - 5.23m (17'2") x 3.91m (12'10")
Oak framed with double glazed windows and a solid roof with Velux roof lights. Double doors to the sun terrace. Windows are fitted with "Luxaflex" blinds. Exposed stone to one wall. Built-in dresser. Travertine floor tiles. Radiator.
STUDY/OFFICE - 3.66m (12'0") Max x 3.45m (11'4")
Bay window to front with a lovely outlook over the orchard and fields beyond. Arched door from hall. Four wall recesses. Radiator. Further arched door to annexe.
Bay window to front with pretty views. Window to side. Galleried landing with space for furniture. Wall lights.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.14m (13'7") x 3.56m (11'8")
Window to rear with window seat and pleasant views towards the paddock. Deep recess with built-in seat. Radiator.
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath and wash hand basin set on a granite top with cupboards below. Granite window sill. Mirror with light. Radiator. Laminate flooring. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder with immersion switch.
BEDROOM FOUR - 3.63m (11'11") x 3.3m (10'10")
Window to rear with window seat. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator.
Obscure glazed bay window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.84m (12'7") Max x 2.77m (9'1") Into Bay
Bay window to front with views as before. Radiator. Door to annexe.
Large window to front with pretty view. Stairs rising to first floor. Under stairs recess, large enough for a study area. Steps up to door to main house. Smoke detector. Radiator.
LOUNGE - 6.43m (21'1") Into Bay x 4.37m (14'4") Max
Large square bay window to side overlooking the pretty formal garden. Further window to rear. High ceiling. Fireplace with tiled hearth and wooden surround and mantle fitted with a wood burning stove. TV point. Wall lights. Dado rail. Two radiators.
Window to front with pretty views. Door to main house.
KITCHENETTE - 2.06m (6'9") x 2.06m (6'9")
Window to side overlooking the garden, The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer.
Free standing electric cooker. Space for under counter fridge. Laminate floor. Radiator.
BEDROOM - 5.44m (17'10") x 4.5m (14'9")
Two windows to side overlooking the garden. Radiator. Stripped wooden floor. Door to
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising corner Spa bath with electric Triton shower over, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. New vinyl flooring being fitted in October.
A short way along the private lane leading into the property is a large triangular shaped area providing considerable parking, slightly away from the house. This is an ideal place to park a caravan/boat etc. In this location is a relatively new garage, replaced within the past year.
GARAGE - 5.61m (18'5") x 3.18m (10'5")
Concrete sectional with double doors to front. Power connected.
Continuing along the lane, you reach the water meadow, which is lower lying than the parking area. Here, there is a good sized wildlife pond and the area is bordered by a number of mature trees (including oak, ash and cherry) and hedging. There is a brick building with a pitched roof, which was the former pump house, in use before the property was connected to mains water. Another small out building known as the "goose shed" sits on the edge of the water meadow. Alongside the water meadow is a little stream, the other side of which is a small orchard. The orchard consists of a number of fruit trees including several varieties of apple, pears and damson.
Crossing over the lane, a door leads into the formal walled garden which lies in front of the Victorian annexe. The garden is very private and separated into sections providing different areas for seating, growing flowers and planting vegetables. Steps and a gentle slope lead up to a short grassy area with there is a built-in clay pizza oven. This area links to the travertine paved sun terrace at the back of the main house. A wall protects the terrace from the weather creating a secluded sun trap. Steps up from here lead to the close parking area and the remainder of the land.
There is ample parking and turning space for several vehicles and this is also where the oil tank is housed. Beyond here is a chicken enclosure and chicken house, beyond which is a number of wooden outbuildings including another, smaller garage.
SMALL GARAGE - 4.27m (14'0") x 2.11m (6'11")
Double doors to front and window to rear.
PADDOCK AND VEGETABLE GARDEN
The paddock runs away from the small garage area to the far boundary which is marked by mature trees and then slopes gently downhill to the stream which forms the border along the western edge. Behind the parking area and adjacent to the walled garden is an area given over to produce with several vegetable and fruit growing beds, a greenhouse, a log store and a gate to the paddock. And finally, coming back to the main building and adjoining the back of the ground floor bedroom is a very useful laundry room.
LAUNDRY ROOM - 3.71m (12'2") x 2.97m (9'9")
External door from driveway. power and light. Belfast sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine etc. Pressurised hot water cylinder serving Bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor.
Mains water and electricity services are connected. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage (sewage treatment plant).
Dorset Council. Band E. Approximately £2,621 (2021/22).