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9 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Shaftesbury, SP7

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Property Description

Key features

  • Large Family House
  • 9 Double Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Large Kitchen
  • Pantry Room
  • Home Office
  • Large Gated Parking Area
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Versatile Outbuildings
  • 1.8 Acre Plot

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Motcombe Manor is a Rare Extensive Freehold Residential 9 Bed Green-Stone Property Built in the 19th Century by Lord Stalbridge. The property is NOT a listed building & is NOT within a conservation area. It’s being sold with the benefit of Full & Substantial Approved Residential & Commercial Planning. So you can, without waiting for planning, do what all new buyer wish to do. Not only  future proof the property but develop update & create a high end family property accommodating your personal mark to the property by if you wish changing/upgrading all the facilities & even creating/ reinstating the once grand entrance & stairwell .even adding extra bathrooms/ en-suites & even the ability to creating a high end glassed roofed orangery-kitchen- family room with push back doors that would overlook the park like land to the rear of the property. Enough Planning to Create The Home Of Your Dreams. Plus Even though the property already has a functioning commercial A1 building within the ground. There’s also planning to build another A1 and create another  income by way of 3 Holiday Cottages within the existing A1 buildings. 

The main house is of grand proportions over 3 stories constructed of traditional chiselled & smoothed Green Stone, with a double pitched purple Welsh slate roof with original wooden Georgian windows & doors. The property is approached via two large green-stone pillars & a pair of tall lockable wooden gates. These lead to a substantial tarmacked drive which can  accommodate well over 20 cars. This is area, although large, still has a comfortable homely courtyard feeling, accommodating the main house & ancillary commercial buildings.

The main house is laid out over 3 floors. On entering the building via the front door from the vestibule there is an open plan series of 4 reception rooms all with very high 10’ceilings & also from that vestibule is the laundry room & a powder room
The Principal Reception Rooms L -shaped, 41’2 x 19’ plus 17’2 x 13’10 
Room 1: Being laid out at present as a very large dining area with large flagstone floors & very tall cell with ornate carved cornicing & ceiling rose with a dimmable 12 arm crystal chandelier & French gilt lion wall lights, built-in wooden cupboards & shelving. The room at present easily accommodates an 8ft refectory table with 10 seats & large side buffet. Radiators, plug sockets etc.

Room  2: A smaller (but substantial by today's house standards) sitting area  with a large Georgian door walk in cupboard, large slate flags, tall ceiling with  ornate carved cornicing & ceiling rose with dimmable 12 arm crystal chandelier & French gilt lion wall lights. Radiator & plug sockets etc .

Room 3: A very large double aspect sitting room with polished wooden floors, very tall cell with ornate carved cornicing & ceiling  rose with a 12 arm crystal chandelier, French gilt lion wall light ,  a large white marble lion carved working fireplace, double Georgian bay usable window seat. Radiators & extra sockets 

Room  4: A very large sitting area with Georgian window window-seat & double Georgian Bay doors (which lead to a substantial side garden stocked with traditional plants & mature trees) Radiator, extra sockets etc

Off from these areas  & on this same ground floor area is a large home-office (9ft 7in x 16ft 3in) with tall ceilings & dado rail. Radiator, extra sockets etc.


As mentioned above on this same floor is also a large shower room (7’ x 6’) accommodating washing machines , dryers,  house cleaning equipment & off this room is a large utilty room (12’2 x 4’1) with WC. Radiator, sockets etc.  .

Along a passageway off from this whole area is a large kitchen (15’10 x 14’5) with very tall traditional wooden vaulted ceiling, wood parquet floors & solid limed oak wooden kitchen units with a white glitter granite style worktops & Belfast sink & dish washing machine, 15 arm brass dimmable chandelier. Radiator & plentiful sockets, Large   Gas Blue Aga. Full wall built in dining bench seating.

Off the Kitchen area is a substantial separate walk in pantry room (10’ x 14’9) with black original terracotta tile flooring, accommodating full length pantry units, wine racks, double American style fridge & chest freezer, chrome commercial style bulkhead wall lights. Plentiful sockets   

On the first floor there are 5 very large double bedrooms. All with very high 10’celling’s & all with ornate carved ceiling rose & cornicing & all with dimmable 12 arm crystal chandeliers. All the rooms have radiators & extra sockets which can accommodate wall tv’s with sky. 3 rooms have built in full wall wardrobes & 2 have display wall shelving. All rooms are carpeted.

The family bathroom has all white sanitary wear, 12 arm crystal chandelier,  radiator & there is approved planning to move stairs  airing cupboards & walls to create a much  larger bathroom in the future.  

Landing with airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1: 15’11 x 13’11 with wardrobe and period wrought iron fireplace.

Bedroom 2: 16’ x 13’11 with period wrought iron fireplace.

Bedroom 3: 15’10 x 13’11 with wardrobe and en-suite.

Bedroom 4: 16’x 9’4 with louvre fronted wardrobes, plus 3’ x 5’

lobby area.

Bedroom 5: 14’7 x 9’10.

Bathroom 9’9 x 9’3

The top floor has 4 further very large double bedrooms, with lower ceiling than all the other floors but still a good standing head height . The Large Landing 31’4 x 9’11. All rooms are carpeted. This floor has planning to create a bathroom.

Bedroom 6: 20’8 x 13’9.

Bedroom 7: 14’6 x 15’5.

Bedroom 8: 16’1 x 12’7.

Bedroom 9: 16’4 x 13’10


Adjoining the back of the house accessed via the home-office & also the kitchen & forming a small private courtyard is an large open fronted Log Store and a small Implement Store.

Within the properties grounds, opposite the main residential house & creating a courtyard across the substantial drive area which is able to accommodate more than 20 cars. To the north of the main building is the l-shaped range of outbuildings. 1833 sq. Ft. / 170 sq. Metres.  Constructed of brick, stone & welsh slate roofed all with A1 Use class commercial status.  Within this building there are 4 areas

1 area being the larger main shop area.

& the other  2 rooms have3 2 toilets & a sink in each & there is one other room being a very large tool maintenance room & attached to all of access from the outside is large single garage. Planning has been passed for all of these to be converted into 3 holiday cottages. Planning has also been passed to create a further 2 substantial building’s within the courtyard one being 513 sq ft with A1 use class approval & the other building is 479sq ft.   approved as Garaging.

The properties complete  land mass amounts to 1.8 acres & is flat easy & low maintenance. Mainly laid to lawn with traditional flower & herb boarders planted with roses, foxgloves, lupins, ox-eye daisies apple & pear Espaliers rosemary bushes, topiary sculptures & very mature trees of Oak Birch Apple Cherry. Most of the properties boundary  has traditional coppiced hedging to the rear but to the front & side  the property   owns 2 lovely traditional stone walls & to one side of one of those walls there is a lovely small unobtrusive low trickling brook which is lined with old & new willows & black (non-invasive) bamboo. 

At the front of the propriety there are double wooden gates & either side of the double wooden gates the gardens are easy & low maintenance, with a topiary hedge row & a row of large topiary sculptures & row of large red robin pompom trees. The tarmacked drive which is able to accommodate well over 20 cars & should the need arise there is a further grassed hard standing of 5880 sq. ft.

The property is perfectly placed for all the local private schools Port Regis, St Mary’s, Bryanston, Claymore, Sherborne School etc &  the local Motcombe School & Shaftesbury  government schools are very respected & high on the league tables. The Village is very friendly with many pursuits on offer from palates to pottery there’s a delightful  local pub ‘The Coppleridge’  serving  good family food & a village shop.  Not far is Waitrose Tesco’s Lidls & Asda etc . This area is the romantic Hardy country with  many lovely walks, art galleries, coffee stops local landmarks , stately homes & wonderful gardens that soon become a part of ones everyday haunts .  Many rich & famous live in this area from Guy Richee to Jonathan Ross Martin Clunes, Julian Fellowes, Minette Walters.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 December 2015


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