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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Bowridge Hill, Dorset
Tenure: FreeholdDrawing room, sitting room, dining room, study
kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, utility room
boot room, cloak room
Five bedrooms, three bathrooms
Large gravel drive, double garage, garden tool &
Gardens, butterfly meadow, paddock
In all about 3.3 acres
Thornton's House is a classic example of a period Dorset farmhouse. The house is not Listed and is believed to have been built between 1750 and 1850. In the last 100 years the original house was extended to the rear to create further comfortable living accommodation.
On the ground floor there are five reception rooms, a kitchen / breakfast room as well as a large utility room and boot room. There remains the potential to integrate the dining room with the kitchen which would create an exceptional family living space.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a further bedroom and large boarded attic room on the second floor.
Thornton's House occupies a peaceful, rural position and is surrounded by open fields with downland to the east and north. The property is not overlooked by neighbours and is also well away from main roads, creating a haven for wildlife. There are also a range of nearby footpaths which offer numerous opportunities to enjoy the surrounding countryside.
Despite it's rural tranquillity, the house is especially convenient for all daily requirements. Gillingham is just under a mile and a half away and offers a wide range of shops and supermarkets including both Waitrose and Lidl. There is a direct train service to London Waterloo which takes about two hours and there are also superb road links with the A303 lying just 4 miles to the north.
The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include a superb mixed comprehensive and sixth form college in Gillingham. Private schools in the area include Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Sandroyd, Clayesmore, Bryanston and Millfield.
To the side of the house is a large gravel drive which provides ample parking. Accessed from the drive is a timber framed double garage and a garden tool and wood shed as well as a workroom which is attached to the house. The gardens lie primarily to the front, side and rear of the house with the remainder of the land extending to the north west, including a fully stocked orchard of apples, pears, cherries and plums.
The closest field to the house has, in recent years, been cultivated specifically as a butterfly meadow and planted with a carefully chosen range of wild flowers and herbs which create a perfect habitat for a wide range of butterflies which are abundant in the summer months. Beyond the butterfly meadow is a further paddock with direct access to the lane.
To the south of the property, on the other side of the lane is an area of Woodland measuring approximately 0.27 acres over which Thornton's House has limited title. This area is marked pink on the site plan.