5 bedroom detached house for saleLeigh, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6HW
Guide Price £1,000,000
- BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FARMHOUSE WITH A HOST OF PERIOD FEATURES
- 4 RECEPTIONS, 4/5 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS
- DELIGHTFUL GARDENS AND 12 ACRE PADDOCK
- LARGE WORKSHOP AND STABLE BLOCK
- IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE
The property is a well maintained and beautifully presented listed property (Grade 2* - considered to be of regional importance), full of period features including inglenook fireplaces, beams in many rooms, panelled walls and flagstone floors. Unusually for an old period farmhouse, the layout of rooms is very well suited to modern living, with the reception rooms being of good sizes and connecting together very well. The house is almost fully double glazed. In addition there are 2 separate staircases which offer a flexible use of the space.
On entering the property the period features are immediately evident. The hallway, with plank and muntin screen and old quarry tiled floor, leads through to the ancient buttery with timber balusters, which is currently used as a cloakroom. To the rear is a light and airy study and WC. This lends itself to downstairs en-suite facilities if required.
The sitting room is a truly delightful room. It is heavily beamed with an inglenook fireplace containing a wood burning fire, and built-in cupboard fronted with antique reclaimed wood. The Ham Stone front mullion window has a window seat and overlooks the cottage-style garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is the real heart of the home with an oil/electric Aga built into a fireplace with timber beam over. A stone mullioned window with window seat overlooks the front garden and there is plenty of space to accommodate a dining table. The floor features original flagstones, and the units comprise granite work surfaces with hand-made limed oak and cream units with integrated dish washer. To the rear is the utility room leading to the rear garden.
From the kitchen, double doors lead to the dining room, which again has a host of period features and is a wonderful room for entertaining. Beyond the dining room and at the East end of the house is a very light and spacious morning room with access to the garden, staircase to a twin bedroom with views over the rear garden and fields, and stylish bathroom. This part of the house can be configured as separate living accommodation if required.
Still in the oldest part of the house, the master bedroom has a handsome Ham Stone fireplace, a wardrobe disguised behind the wood panelling and a small arched stone window. Off the bedroom there is a dressing area which then leads to a good sized en-suite bathroom. An old, latched, wooden door leads to very large boarded attic.
A further bedroom along the landing features an old timber window to the rear garden and large en-suite bathroom which is also accessible from the landing.
The third bedroom is "The Cheese Room" named because of its previous incarnation as a store room for truckles of cheese, clearly remembered by Mrs Fox who lived in the house in the 1950s and subsequently lived in one of the stone cottages directly opposite. The Cheese Room has been divided into two rooms, one overlooking the front garden, and one with views to the rear garden.
A substantial 18m x 9m barn lies within the curtilage of the property. Recently renovated, it comprises potential stabling for 4 horses, has vehicle access and a 12m x 6m mezzanine workshop area with clear roof panels, power and water.
Situated in the popular village of Leigh, renowned for its vibrant community, the village lies some five miles southwest of the beautiful abbey town of Sherborne with its famous private schools, and just a few miles from Leweston School. Buses stop at the old village cross in the village centre and provide transport to local state schools.
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