4 bedroom detached house for saleEwens Farm, West Chelborough, Dorchester, Dorset
Sold STC £850,000
Ewens Farm was built in the mid 1970s with reconstituted stone elevations under a tile roof, it has a handsome principal façade. On the ground floor, entrance is into a good hall with plenty of storage which is also directly accessed off a good sized lobby and boot room. The study enjoys a southerly aspect and has a woodburning stove. The dining room and drawing room sit adjacent to one another, both having wonderful views across the farm to the wooded countryside beyond. The drawing room in particular is of very good proportions and has a fireplace with LPG gas fire. The kitchen breakfast room is well fitted with traditional cupboards and drawer units and the breakfast room shares the spectacular views. Approached from the boot room is a large utility room and cloakroom.
On the first floor a part galleried landing gives access to a principal bedroom suite with large en-suite bathroom complete with a separate shower and then there are three other bedrooms served by the second bathroom.
A five bar gate opens to a long driveway flanked by lawns, trees and shrubs arriving to the side of the house where there is a tarmac parking and turning area. A spur off the drive gives access to a garage and an excellent range of outbuildings comprising two bay steel framed barn/machinery store, a pair of stables together with a feed store with concrete forecourt and mounting block, workshop with adjoining aluminium greenhouse, vegetable garden and compost bin together with garden storage area. Walled swimming pool with changing room and pump house. Studio/hobbies room, readily adaptable for a variety of uses such as a home office or children's games room.
At the front of the house is a large terrace and entertaining area overlooking a lawn with an orchard area set with a variety of fruit trees beyond, all studded with spring bulbs.
At the rear of the house another terrace offers breathtaking views across the property's land along the lightly wooded valley beyond. At the rear undulating lawns studded with specimen trees run down to three sizeable ponds, one with a pair of duck houses. There are numerous seating areas from which to contemplate the beauty of the surroundings and the peace and quiet.
Below the ponds is a delightful area of established broadleaf woodland served by a wide ride, species include oak, ash, walnut,chestnut, sycamore, beech, cherry, birch and hazel, the latter in the form of coppice stools. The woodland at its centre has a large pond, the woodland contains a variety of spring flowers including primroses, daffodils and bluebells, many of which are clustered around the little stream which flows out of the pond. The woodland also contains a number of much larger mature trees and in the round provides an excellent source of kindling and firewood.
The grassland and pasture takes the form of a home paddock with field gate to the lane, an enclosure of undulating permanent pasture and then a larger enclosure down to grass with a field shelter. The whole provides exceptional amenity, peace and seclusion and is a haven for wildlife. The extent of the property is approximately 20.85 acres.
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