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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Guide Price £1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Private Parking
  • 1.50 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An elegant and well presented Grade II* listed Georgian former rectory with a large garden situated on the edge of a a sought after village. In all the gardens extend to about 1.5 acres (0.6 hectare).

Believed to have been built around 1780 by the architect Sir William Chambers on behalf of the 1st Earl of Dorchester, The Old Rectory is a three-storey Grade II* listed house designed in the classically elegant style of the period. The house has undergone a programme of updating and renovation over the past 10 years, which included the replacement of the roof in 2007. There are many original features including a beautiful fan light above the front door, sash windows, working shutters, fire surrounds and flagstone floors. On the ground floor there is a long and open entrance hall with a graceful staircase rising to the first floor and doors off to the drawing room, sitting room and dining room. A door from the latter leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with a range of bespoke Mark Wilkinson painted timber units and central breakfast island under polished marble work surfaces, and a 2-oven electric AGA. Beyond the kitchen is a lobby with doors to the cellars and an orangery, which overlook the rear terrace and garden. To one side of the kitchen is a further lobby leading to the study, which has a storage room off it with external access, laundry room, walk-in larder, cloakroom and integral single garage. On the first floor there is the master bedroom, which is en-suite to a dual-access bath and shower room, 2 further double bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC. On the second floor are 3 further double bedrooms and a bathroom.


Blandford Forum 8½ miles. Dorchester 11½ miles (London Waterloo 2½ hours). Weymouth 19 miles. Poole 19 miles. Bournemouth 24 miles. (Distances and time approximate
The Old Rectory is situated at the lower end of the famous Milton Abbas Street on the edge of the village with open countryside beyond. The village is a thriving community and is well-served with a parish church, public house, post office, farm shop, tea rooms and doctor's surgery.
There are primary schools in the nearby villages of Winterborne Stickland, Winterborne Whitechurch, Milborne St Andrew and Cheselborne, with local secondary schools at The Blandford School and Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester. Nearby private schools include Milton Abbey, the Sherborne schools, Bryanston, Clayesmore and Canford.
In addition to the facilities in the village, the local market town of Blandford Forum (8½ miles) and the county town of Dorchester (11½ miles) both provide a wide range of shopping, business facilities & amenities.


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03 March 2017

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15 Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3PU

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Nearest station

  • Moreton (8.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Knight Frank, Sherborne

15 Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3PU

01935 589026 Local call rate

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