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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Adber, Dorset, DT9

Sold STC £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Recently Completed Home
  • 5 Double Bedrooms
  • Fantastic Far-Reaching Views
  • Generous Lawned Gardens
  • Gated Driveway
  • Garage with Room Above
  • Field Measuring over 8 Acres

Full description

An individual 5 bedroom detached house with an adjoining 8 acre field in a fantastic rural location with far reaching views. The property has accommodation over 3 floors and detached double garage with useful room over. EPC Band B.

The Property - Rowbarrow Cottage is a newly constructed 5 bedroom family home which stands in a unique, rural location within the West Dorset countryside and offers stunning, far-reaching views. Having been painstakingly developed over the past 3 years by a local family, the property effortlessly combines all the most desirable ingredients to create an imposing residence which reflects the needs of a busy modern lifestyle without sacrificing the benefits of rural living. Set in an enclosed plot of 9 acres, over 8 acres of which is arranged as a field, Rowbarrow Cottage enjoys a sense of seclusion from neighbouring properties with private gardens free from overlooking. In brief, this property encompasses a plethora of highly desirable features which blend seamlessly to offer so much more than a regular modern home.

Internally, the accommodation is family orientated and has been thoughtfully adorned using a palette of neutrals throughout, including the floor coverings and kitchen and bathroom suites, with attractive oak internal doors, skirting and staircases used to compliment the fresh, contemporary feel created by the decor. The living accommodation is arranged on the ground floor and reflects a modern lifestyle with an open plan kitchen/dining room which also lies open to the sun room, creating a fantastically sociable space which can be orientated to provide optimum settings for both formal and casual meals. An undoubtedly fine room is the sitting room which enjoys a feature fireplace with log burner and forms a tranquil environment in which to relax at any time of day with windows to three aspects allowing natural light to flow in.

Upon ascending the oak staircase to the first floor, the sheer magnificence of the views becomes immediately apparent. You are met with a wrap-around, galleried landing, the focal point of which is a large arched window which is ideally placed to take in the breath taking views. A widening of the landing before the window suggests an excellent place for a desk, should the inspiration of the beautiful countryside stretching into the distance be required whilst studying. From the landing, doors lead into 3 of the property's 5 bedrooms, with a staircase leading to the second floor where the remaining 2 can be found. Each of the bedrooms enjoys double proportions and, in addition to an en suite shower room to the master bedroom, there is a family bathroom on each floor.

Domestically the property is well equipped to accommodate the stresses of day to day life. The front door opens into an internal lobby which benefits from coat hooks and space for a shoe rack, enabling outdoor clothes and shoes to be removed before entering the rest of the property during bad weather. Another point of entry is into the utility room to the side of the property which benefits from built in units with a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a forgiving tiled floor which is continued throughout the kitchen/dining room and sun room. The kitchen has been fitted with contemporary, curved units beneath a high quality oak timber work surface and includes built in appliances such as a fridge/freezer, range cooker and dishwasher as well as plenty of storage space. Underfloor heating is installed throughout the entire ground floor.

Versatility is a considerable attraction of the property with a great degree of flexibility to adapt the accommodation to suit an individual's needs. Those working from home are well catered for with a choice of locations for a home office; in addition to a purpose-built study on the ground floor, other rooms that could lend themselves to this purpose are the second floor bedrooms and a useful room above the garage, which would allow a degree of separation from the house for those with visiting clients, or simply desiring a more removed place to work. Ground floor bedroom facilities could be created using the study in conjunction with the cloakroom opposite, whilst those requiring self contained accommodation for dependent relatives or teenagers will no doubt value the room above the garage for it's potential to be converted to an annexe.

Outside - Rowbarrow Cottage is approached from the lane through double gates which lead to a sweeping gravelled driveway culminating in a parking and turning area in front of the house, giving a wonderful sense of arrival as you draw near, The double garage is accessed from the parking area via a double-width vehicular door, and the room above can be reached by an external staircase. Immediately surrounding the property is a level area of smooth lawn, creating an excellent garden space with a paved sun terrace adjoining the house which, with double doors leading into the sun room, is a perfect space for al fresco dining or entertaining. The plot is fully enclosable, offering security for children and pets as well as ensuring privacy from the lane.

Adjoining the garden is a sizeable field of gently sloping pasture, the area of which amounts to in excess of 8 acres. This area enjoys access to the lane without crossing the driveway and there is an existing agricultural outbuilding on the land, making this an excellent opportunity for those keeping livestock or horses to achieve a highly desirable rural lifestyle without needing to compromise on the quality and style of the residence.

Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating. The property is wired for a CCTV security system.

Situation - Adber is a hamlet within West Dorset which enjoys a rural setting surrounded by beautiful countryside. Mentioned in the Domesday Book as Ateberie, Adber enjoys close proximity to the highly regarded market town of Sherborne where there are a variety of independent and national retailers, including a Waitrose supermarket, and a choice of dining and leisure opportunities. Sherborne is also renowned for it's education, with sought after state and independent establishments within the town as well as close proximity to alternative schools in the local area such as Hazelgrove, The Park and Millfield at Street.
Transport links are readily accessible from Adber; Sherborne train station offers direct links with London (Waterloo) and Exeter, and services to London (Paddington) operate from nearby Castle Cary station (10 miles distant). The A303 trunk road can be joined at Sparkford, facilitating road travel to and from the South East, and the nearest motorway junction is at Taunton (J25 of the M5).

Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the vendor's selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, Telephone 01935 475000.

Directions - From Yeovil take the A359 towards Sparkford and shortly after leaving Mudford turn right towards Adber. Continue along this road and the gates to the property can be found on the right after the cross roads.
From Sherborne take the B3148 towards Marston Magna and shortly after the "Welcome to Somerset" sign turn left towards Mudford. Proceed along this lane and the property can be found on the left.
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03 August 2016


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