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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Beaminster, Dorset, DT8

Under Offer £2,900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Modern country house
  • 5 reception rooms
  • Garden room and wine cellar
  • About 81.2 acres
  • 5 bedrooms with en suite bath/shower rooms
  • 2 bedroom Cottage
  • Outbuildings with double garage, stable
  • Gardens and grounds
  • Lake, pasture and woodland
  • EPC Rating = B

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superb modern country house in a splendid rural setting surrounded by its own land with magnificent views over the adjoining West Dorset countryside


Wellwood Farm is located in a secluded position which is truly far from the madding crowd. Set within the middle of its own grounds in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and approached by a long private drive which sweeps down to the house and creates a magnificent and lasting impression of the property with initial views over the surrounding rolling countryside. Towns of note in the area include Beaminster which is about 2.5 miles away, Bridport and Crewkerne, all of which have an excellent variety of shopping, educational and cultural facilties with Crewkerne and Bridport both having Waitrose supermarkets. Communications in the area include a mainline railway station at Crewkerne with a regular service to London Waterloo and a service from Dorchester South to London Waterloo. There is also a branch line service between Weymouth and Bristol which can be joined at the village of Maiden Newton. The A303 is about 11.5 miles to the north and connects with Exeter to the west and London and M3 to the east. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Sherborne, Yeovil and West Bay, horse racing at Wincanton, Taunton, Exeter and Bath and water sports can be enjoyed along the Jurassic Coast which is about 12 miles to the south. There are also good independent schools at Hazlegrove, Perrott Hill, Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Millfield and Kings Taunton. Nearby events and locations including the Buckham Fair, 'Broadchurch' cliffs at West Bay, Abbotsbury Swannery and Maperton house and gardens.


Wellwood Farm was built in 2015 and has handsome stone elevations under a slate roof. The house has spacious accommodation over three floors and includes 3 reception rooms, garden room, kitchen/breakfast room, lower ground floor with wine cellar, laundry, boot room and boiler room and to the first floor there is a master suite, four further bedrooms and four further bath/shower rooms. The house has been meticulously designed to suit the needs of the modern purchaser and has features including Sherborne stone floors to many ground floor rooms and under floor oil fired central heating to ground floor. Also of note is the superb kitchen/breakfast room which has many built in appliances including dishwasher and coffee machine and access onto a verandah from where you can enjoy the fantastic rural views. Access to the useful lower ground floor which has laundry room, utility room and boiler room. The sitting, dining and family rooms all have fireplaces with wood burners and the garden room has exposed stone walls and doors onto the terrace and gardens. There are fine and far reaching views from all the rooms but particularly from the first floor bedrooms. Outside there is a Cottage with useful studio, kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and bathroom as well as a farmyard with stabling and garaging. The gardens are laid to grass with terraces and the land surrounds the property and includes a lake to the front and below the house.

Please see floor plans.

The Cottage
Built and designed to the same standards as the main house, the Cottage features a light and spacious open fronted kitchen/breakfast room as well as two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The Studio
Attached to the cottage is a large studio with a vaulted ceiling which would be a fantastic space for home office, gallery or children's den.

Gardens, Grounds and Outbuildings
On approaching Wellwood Farm the drive splits with the left hand fork leading to a large gravelled parking/turning area adjoining the house, cottage and garages. The right hand fork leads to a newly built stable block with three loose boxes (space for more if needed) and tack room. The formal gardens comprise lawns and paved terraces and a lake lies to the north of the house providing a superb setting for this distinctive property.

The Land
Wellwood Farm enjoys a private and secluded location. The land enjoys a north westerly aspect in the main and comprises permanent pasture and long time leys which have undergone improvement in recent years. The majority of the enclosures are bordered by broadleaf hedgerows and trees and located to the north western corner of the farm is a small area of broadleaf woodland known as Cowleaze Coppice. The land enjoys excellent access from the main driveway to the farmhouse and buildings and has been used in recent years for grazing of livestock and mowing for hay and silage. The gentle topography and absence of footpaths would also suit both private and commercial equestrian use and the land is served by a separately metered mains water supply. Sporting rights are in hand and run with the freehold.

BPS and Environmental Schemes
The present owners have been claiming BPS on the land which will be available to transfer to the purchasers upon completion. None of the land is entered within any Stewardship Scheme or other environmental scheme.

Rights of Way
There are no public rights of way across the property. The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights, both public and private, including rights of way, supply, drainage, water abstraction, electricity supplies and other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations, quasi-easements and all wayleaves, whether referred to or note.

Purchaser's Note
1. The land shaded blue on our plan could be purchased by separate negotiation.

2. The vendors will install new electric gates and water meter within 3 months of completion.

Square Footage: 4,800 sq ft
Acreage: 81.2 Acres


From the Hayes roundabout on the A303, take the second exit onto Harp Road and continue for about 1.2 miles and at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Hollow Lane and then Holloway. After a mile turn right onto Lopen Road and continue for about a mile and then bear left in Hinton St George onto South Street. Continue to the end of the road, about 1.5 miles and turn left onto A30 Chard Road. Pass the Travellers Rest on your right hand side and then turn right onto Cathole Bridge Road and continue for about 2 miles passing through Misterton. At the end of the road turn right onto A3066 and continue for about 3.5 miles. Turn left before you get to the tunnel and drive up the hill. After about half a mile, the gates to Wellwood Farm will be on your left.

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08 June 2016

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