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4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Offers in Excess of £1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully refurbished Grade II Listed 4 bedroom house
  • American style stable block and manège
  • About 8 acres
  • Close to the stunning Jurassic Dorset coastline
  • Further land available

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming recently refurbished Listed house with equestrian facilities and about 8 acres


Rectory Farm is situated to the south of the picturesque village of Winfrith Newburgh in South Dorset. The farm lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, with Lulworth Cove and Durdle Dore both only a few minutes drive away.

The charming village of East Chaldon lies within walking distance to the south of the farm, and benefits from a popular pub. To the north is Winfrith Newburgh, a quiet village containing an excellent village shop / post office, church and the Red Lion public house. The nearby town of Wool (approximately 3 miles) has a good range of local shops and benefits from a railway station with regular services to London Waterloo. For more extensive shopping facilities there is Dorchester just under 10 miles to the west and Wareham approximately 9 miles to the east).

The surrounding countryside provides excellent leisure opportunities with exceptional walking and riding from the farm. The Tank Museum and Monkey World at Bovington are only about four miles away.


Rectory Farm was purchased by the present owners in 2007. Since then they have successfully gained planning permission to convert the attractive barn into a superb four bedroom house together with excellent equestrian facilities. The property lies in a tranquil valley location with the land sloping up from behind the house.

Rectory Farm is offered for sale by private treaty. Further land is available by separate negotiation.

Rectory farmhouse is set within a charming courtyard, with the buildings set in an L-shape and an attractive flint and stone wall along the eastern side. The farmhouse is Grade II listed and built of Purbeck stone and part rendered under a thatched roof. The house has been fully refurbished by the vendors to a high specification to create a light and comfortable family home. Under floor heating runs throughout the ground floor.

Please see floor plans for the room dimensions and layout. The accommodation comprises:

Living and Dining Room with a polished oak floor, exposed oak beams and staircase leading to Bedroom 3 and 4. The Room benefits from an open fireplace with a multi fuel wood burner in the Living area and an electric stove in the Dining area. Doorway to paved patio from the Dining area.

Utility Room located on the western side of the building through a doorway in the Living Room, fitted with work units, granite tops, Belfast sink and integrated washing machine and tumble drier in limestone tile floor. Boiler Room adjacent with gas fuelled boiler and electric emersion heater. Cloakroom with washbasin and WC.

Large Kitchen with Limestone floor, fitted with bespoke units with granite worktops and built in cupboards. Kitchen benefits from a granite topped central island with Belfast sink and breakfast bar. Built into the units are two wine coolers, two fridges and two freezers with an electric and gas Range master oven with overhead extractor. There is a doorway through to Oak frame Conservatory on northern side of the house with which allows access to paved patio. On the southern side is a doorway leading to the Courtyard.

Through the Kitchen is an impressive open plan Drawing Room with limestone floor. The room has been finished in stunning detail with exposed Oak beams, full height windows and French doors leading to the patio. It has a fire place with Oak beam and stone surround with gas connection. Above lies the Master Bedroom, which is accessed from an Oak staircase.

At the top of the staircase looking on to the Drawing Room lies a Gallery Landing area with polished Oak floor and beams. This leads to the Master Bedroom on the northern side of the building, and Bedroom 2 to the south. The Master Bedroom incorporates both a Dressing Room and luxury en-suite comprising of a double Jacuzzi bath, shower, washbasin and WC, with plenty of lighting.

Across the Landing is Bedroom 2 with an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi corner bath, washbasin and WC.

Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC.

Bedroom 4 with electric stove, en-suite with Jacuzzi bath, washbasin and WC.

At the front of the property lies an open shingle Courtyard with a central water fountain. Across the Courtyard attached to the southern side of the farmhouse is an open fronted thatched long barn with Storage Room. On the north eastern side of farmhouse lies a further Store Room with boiler, washbasin and WC. Next door is a large room currently used as an office.

Across the yard area, opposite the Office is a four bay steel portal framed building which has been converted for equestrian use. The building comprises of nine internal loose boxes and two enclosed feed / tack rooms. On the external face are a further seven stables, currently two of which are being used for storage. These stables look onto the outdoor manège which is located across the paddock from the stables.

The land at Rectory Farm comprises of 7.79 acres of pasture within the picturesque rolling countryside surrounding Winfrith Newburgh and East Chaldon. The land has a south-facing aspect and rises up behind the house with fantastic views north and east.

The majority of Land is currently used for horse grazing and seasonal production of hay and silage.
The pasture is split with both mature hedgerows and post and rail fencing. The most southern field has a stream running through it. The remaining fields have a water supply and all of the land is accessible via foot and four wheel drive vehicle.


Tenure and Possession
The tenure of the property is freehold.

Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered for Basic Payment and the vendors will use their best endeavours to transfer the basic payments to the purchaser on completion. The vendors will claim the 2015 basic payment. Further details are available from the Agents.

The farmhouse benefits from mains drainage, mains water and electricity.

Council Tax
Farmhouse - Band D

Local Authorities
Dorset County Council: Dorchester 01305 221000
Purbeck District Council: Wareham 01929 556561

Post Code

Rights of Way
There are no rights of way through the property.

All of the property lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

Fixtures and Fittings
All vendors' fixtures, curtains, carpets, ornamental and wall lights, garden ornaments, garden furniture, stone troughs and plant pots are specifically excluded from the sale of the freehold but may be available by separate negotiation.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.

Acreage: 7.79 Acres


From Wimborne take the A31 west towards Dorchester. At the roundabout with the A35 take the first exit onto the A35 west towards Poole. At the second roundabout take the second exit in to Bere Regis and bear round to the left. Continue along this road past the Tank Museum and Monkey World. At the T junction with the A352 turn right into Wool. Pass through Wool along the A352. Continue along this road until you get to the Red Lion Inn on your left hand side. Take the left turn just after the Red Lion into Winfrith Newburgh. At the church in Winfrith Newburgh take the right hand fork. Rectory Farm will then be found along this road on the right hand side.

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04 June 2015

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