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Gussage All Saints

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Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedroom Farmhouse
  • 54 Acres of Land
  • Cricket Pitch/ Swimming Pool/Tennis Court
  • Two Bedroom Cottage
  • Gym/ Party Barn/ Workshop
  • Garage and three bay Carport
  • Stunning Views
  • Fishing and Shooting Available

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An attractive 6 bedroom farmhouse with 26.5 acres of land nestled in attractive Dorset Countryside within the heart of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

*6 bedroom grade II listed red brick farmhouse

*Range of attractive traditional and modern outbuildings

*Two bedroom cottage

*Beautifully landscaped gardens


*River side location with single bank fishing rights

*Tennis Court

*Swimming pool

*Cricket pitch

*Helicopter pad

*Stunning views.

Bowerswaine is situated in beautiful Dorset countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Cranbourne Chase, a diverse landscape offering areas of rolling grassland, ancient woodlands, hillsides and chalk river valleys. It is located to the south of the nearby village of Gussage All Saints and north of the pretty market town of Wimborne Minster, which provides an excellent variety of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities. Bowerswaine nestles amongst unspoilt countryside. The surrounding area is well known for riding, walking and shooting and lies in the heart of The Portman Hunt country. Poole Harbour on the coast (about 28 miles distant) offers facilities for sailing, water sports and mooring and a bustling seaside town's amenities. For leisure, the prestigious Remedy Oak Golf Course is about four miles away and there is also golf at Canford Magna and Ferndown amongst others. There is a wide choice of independent schooling available, including Canford, Castle Court, Dumpton, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Milton Abbey, St Marys Shaftesbury and Port Regis. Road connections are good: the A303 which links the M3 with the south west is about 28 miles distant, and the M27 (via the A31) is about 22 miles away, which provides alternate access to the M3 and Central London. Rail services to London Waterloo are available from Bournemouth (19 miles) with a journey time from 1 hr 50 minutes and Salisbury (20 miles) reaching Waterloo from 1hr 28 minutes.

It is at once apparent that Bowerswaine is an unusual and impressive offering: a delightful Grade II listed country house with an impressive array of amenities, outbuildings and recreational facilities, set within wonderful gardens and grounds. Its idyllic position boasts wonderful views over open countryside and a secluded and private setting. Bowerswaine is believed to date back to 1767 with later additions and is now a spacious six bedroom house approaching 5000 square feet, built of brick under a tile roof. The house is approached from a country road and a gate leads through to the walled courtyard, the main house and associated outbuildings. The main house itself has been sympathetically renovated and carefully improved by the present owners to create a wonderful home combining period features with modern conveniences. It is a house as much suited to relaxed family living as to entertaining, with well proportioned and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors, and the benefit of additional accommodation including a party barn, perfect for celebrations, and a cottage. The front door leads into the reception hall and onwards into a hallway which runs the length of the house. To the immediate left of the front door is the snug and to the right is the study, which has a spiral wine cellar installed into the floor to keep wine at a constant temperature. The formal drawing room has a fireplace to one end, French doors out to the terrace and glazed doors through to the dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room has a wealth of fitted cabinets, an oil fired Aga as well as an electric oven and a central island with further storage. French doors lead out to a sheltered seating area with additional double doors leading to the garden room, with its panoramic outlook over the gardens. Accessed from the kitchen is an inner lobby with further external door and a useful larder, utility room and boot room. Stairs leads up from here to a further bedroom and bathroom. There are two main staircases at either end of the hall which rise to the first floor landing and the five main bedrooms, including a charming master bedroom suite which benefits from an en suite fully fitted dressing room and bathroom. This floor provides a further four double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The gardens and grounds at Bowerswaine lie predominantly to the north and east of the house and have been beautifully maintained and landscaped over recent years to maximise the mature setting and wonderful outlook. To the north is a sheltered lawn with a mature copper beech and lime tree and beech hedge; situated adjacent is the flood-lit tennis court and tennis shed. To the east of the house is a beautifully secluded partially walled garden with mature borders and seating area. Box parterre leads through to the
attractive heated swimming pool with pool house and hot tub. The grounds boast a wonderful full size county cricket ground with a pitch which has been built to international specifications with seven bowling strips and a sprinkler system. The wooden cricket pavilion has two changing rooms, one for the 'Bowerswaine Buzzards', the home which plays here, and the other for the visiting team. There is a cloakroom in both and a shower in the home team's changing facilities. The grounds also include a grass small aircraft
landing strip, wooded pathways, water meadows, an orchard and vegetable plots and formal gardens.

The Cow Shed:
A pretty red brick cottage comprising an open plan ground floor with fitted kitchen and sitting area with open fire. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. At the rear of the cottage is a paved terrace and lawn.

The Cow Shed is subject to a section 106 Agreement. Further details are available from the vendor's agents.

A three bay covered car port and store room;
A Party Barn, gym and greenhouse;
An open fronted four bay Dutch Barn;
Tennis Shed.

Fishing and River Banks:
The property benefits from 662 yards of single bank fishing on The Gussage stream, a stream that rises at Gussage St Andrew and then flows into the River Allen. The eastern boundary of the farm runs along the bank of the River Allen. The fishing rights along The River Allen are not included in the sale as they are owned by Shaftesbury Estates. They also have the right to pass along the western bank of the River Allen.

Please ask for further details

Designations and Rights of Way:
The farm lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There are no known footpaths crossing the property.

Single Farm Payment:
The Single Farm Payment entitlements are included in the sale and will be sold on a pro-rata basis. The 2015 claim will be retained by the vendor and the vendor agrees to use reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements for future Single Farm Payments to the purchaser(s).

Entry Level Stewardship Scheme:
There is an Entry Level Stewardship Scheme and a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme across the farm which run until 31st May 2021. The purchaser(s) will be required to continue with the prescription relating to the land being purchased for the remaining life of the agreements. Further details are available from the vendors agents.

Shooting Rights:
The shooting rights are in-hand and will be transferred to the purchaser(s).

From London and the A31 proceed into Ringwood and take the B3081. Continue on this road for approximately 8.5 miles until reaching the T-Junction and turn left onto the B3078.
Continue for 1.2 miles and turn right into Lumber Lane. Take the first turning left onto Brockington Lane. Continue to the T-Junction and turn left onto Bowerswaine Hollow and Bowerswaine is on the left hand side.

House: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. There is a generator to the rear of the car parking area which provides full back up to the house in the event of a power failure.

Cow Shed: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Electric central heating.

Council Tax:
Farm House - East Dorset District Council Tax Band G.

Cow Shed - East Dorset District Council Tax Band B.

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Farmhouse Floor plan
Cowshed Floor plan
Gym/Party Barn
Workshop Floor Plan

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05 June 2015

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