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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7

Sold STC £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Pretty Georgian fronted farmhouse
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Range of outbuildings incorporating
  • Office, Stabling, Garaging, 2 Cottages
  • Gardens, orchard, paddocks -
  • Farm buildings with potential
  • In all about 7.84 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A pretty Georgian fronted farmhouse with a range of outbuildings and cottages offering great potential


East Coppleridge Farm is situated on the northern fringe of the popular village of Motcombe, within a Conservation Area. The village has a shop, Church, and the Coppleridge Inn pub nearby. The local towns of Shaftesbury and Gillingham (where there is a Waitrose) are a short drive away. Salisbury and Bath are all easily accessible with a more extensive range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 about 7 miles to the north providing a link to the M3, M25, London or the West Country. Gillingham Station (3 miles) offers services to London Waterloo taking from 1 hour 58 minutes. The area is well known for the number of excellent schools which are within reach. These include Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hazelgrove, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, St Marys Shaftesbury and Downside. The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of rural pursuits such as walking, cycling, fishing and hunting with the South and West Wilts, Blackmore Vale and Portman Hunts. Racing is at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury whilst golf can be enjoyed at Rushmore Park. Poole, Weymouth and the Dorset coast are within easy reach.


• Believed to date from 1730 with later additions, East Coppleridge Farm is a delightful farm house constructed of brick and render elevations under a slate roof clad with Virginia creeper.
• The south facing elevation has an attractive Georgian facade with elegant sash windows. The house is well presented throughout and provides accommodation over three floors.
• The front door opens into an entrance hall with quarry tiled floor and wooden staircase and provides access to the principal reception rooms. These include a drawing room, dining room and sitting room all benefiting from period feature and working fireplaces.
• The kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of fitted units with central island with induction hob, 4 oven oil fired Aga and separate double electric oven.
• On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to a bright and airy master bedroom which benefits from a range of fitted cupboards, ornate fireplace and en suite shower room. Three further bedrooms and family bathroom complete the first floor with stairs leading to two attic bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom.

The property is approached through a five bar gate into a large gravel parking area on the northern side of the house. There is also a further gated entrance into the farm buildings. Opposite the rear of the house is an L shape range of brick and tile buildings comprising outbuildings and two useful holiday cottages, which also provide ancillary accommodation to the house if necessary.

These briefly comprise, 3 former stalls and wine store, workshop with stairs leading to attic storage. A garage / implement store, office, further storage room, WC and kitchenette. To the rear are two holiday cottages, which are single storey and both comprise: sitting room, kitchenette, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.

The main formal garden lies to the south and is largely laid to lawn surrounded by mature hedging and a close boarded fence. Adjoining the south of the house is a large flagstone terrace.
There are a number of mature trees including Cedar and Magnolia. To the west is a traditional orchard with a variety of fruit trees.

The Farm Buildings & Land
These are situated to the north and comprise a Dutch Barn, adjoining 3 bay barn, concrete collecting yard and former brick pig sties. In addition, there is a further brick barn which is divided into two with storage on the west side and 3 loose boxes to the east. Beyond the farm buildings is a hard tennis court and 3 lovely paddocks, which can be accessed one to another through gates. These are fenced with mature hedges and some have water.

Square Footage: 3,210 sq ft
Acreage: 7.84 Acres


From London head west on the M3 and bear off onto the A303. Continue on the A303 and take the turning for the A350 towards Shaftesbury / Blandford. Proceed south on the A350 and having passed the left turning to Semley, turn right sign posted to Motcombe / Coppleridge Inn. Continue on this lane, passing under the railway bridge. Upon entering the village of Motcombe , turn right on the bend and follow the brown sign for the Coppleridge Inn. After a sharp right hand bend, the entrance to East Coppleridge Farm can be found on your right.

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30 June 2016

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