7 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Lower Blandford St. Mary, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Offers in Excess of £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* Listed Manor House
  • Cottage, outbuildings and
  • Equestrian facilities
  • About 34.2 acres
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Garaging, stables and barns
  • Vegetable garden and orchard
  • Tennis court

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautiful Grade II* Listed Manor House with exceptional architectural features with Cottage, outbuildings and equestrian facilities

Location

The Manor House is set within about 34 acres of beautiful
grounds within the delightful village of Lower Blandford St
Mary, at the centre of which is the 14th century church. A
mile to the north is the Georgian town of Blandford Forum
which offers a variety of independent shops, boutique cafés,
restaurants and pubs all surrounding an attractive market
place. Slightly further to the south, but still within easy
reach are the larger towns of Poole and Bournemouth and
Salisbury is about 24 miles to the north east, all of which
offer a comprehensive selection of shopping and recreational
facilities.

The Manor House is very well connected with a main line
train station at Gillingham which has a regular service
to London Waterloo taking from 2 hours. There are also
stations at Poole, Salisbury and Dorchester. The A31 is
about 5.7 miles to the south and gives access to London via
the M27 and M3, and also Exeter and the West Country via
the A35 and A303.

There are some exceptional schools in the area, including
Bryanston, Port Regis at Motcombe, St Mary's in Shaftesbury,
Hanford, the Sherborne Schools, Leweston, Hazlegrove at
Sparkford, Sandroyd and Canford amongst others.

There are numerous opportunities for sporting activities in
the area, including golf at Blandford Forum, Sherborne,
Yeovil and Dorchester as well as walking and cycling in
the nearby Cranborne Chase and Isle of Purbeck, well
known for its beautiful rugged scenery. The Dorset coast
has a good range of water sports, including sailing and
sea fishing, and there are fine beaches at Bournemouth,
Poole and Studland. National Hunt racing is at Wincanton,
Taunton and Exeter with flat racing at Salisbury.

Description

Beautiful Grade II* Listed Manor House with some exceptional architectural features and fine proportions. Complementing the house is a cottage, range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities, all surrounded by magnificent mature gardens and grounds.

Porch, Billiard room, Drawing Room, Dining Room,Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast room, Study, Utility/Tack Room, Pantry, Cloakroom,Cellars, Master Bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom,Guest Bedroom with en suite bathroom,5 further bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms, 4 further ancillary rooms

Coach House with Kitchen, Dining Room,Sitting Room, Utility Room,Cloakroom,2 Bedrooms,Bathroom, and Gardeners WC.

The Manor House
The Manor House is Grade II* Listed with a striking façade and
some magnificent features. The property dates from the early-
17th century and was remodelled in circa 1700 and the mid-
18th century. There are also some later additions to the north
and east. The construction is of English bond brickwork with
ashlar dressings and a tiled roof with end brick stacks. Attractive
mullioned windows, most of which have been meticulously
restored by the current owners, feature throughout.

The Manor House is an exceptional family home with spacious
accommodation combined with intricate detailing, original
windows with working shutters and some beautiful plaster work
and 17th century panelling. The dining room features flagstone
floors and a wonderful open fireplace. This leads through to the
imposing billiard room which sits in the centre of the ground floor
and offers a wonderful space for entertaining. Impressive plaster work is featured across the whole ceiling. Of particular note is the drawing room which contains an enriched 18th century panelled plaster ceiling, bolection-moulded wall panelling and a fireplace with panelled pilasters. Next to the drawing room is a panelled sitting room.

As well as the magnificent architectural detailing, the ground flooralso contains the practical elements, including a large utility /
boot room with its own entrance, a cloak room and a pantry next
to the kitchen / breakfast room. The breakfast room is situated
within an outstanding handmade lead conservatory. There is
access to the extensive cellars which include a drying room, wine
store and large storage area. The staircase has a striking arched window overlooking the gardens and there is beautiful rich plasterwork above. The master bedroom suite occupies the south western end of the house and has lovely views through the mullioned windows over the gardens and grounds. The bedroom feature 17th century oak panelling.The guest bedroom faces the gardens behind the house and contains a distinctive barrelled ceiling with an en-suite bathroom.

Four further bedrooms all have wonderful views and share two
bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms and a bathroom at the end of
the corridor can be separated to create a self-contained annexe
with its own staircase.

Additional accommodation on the second floor includes a
bedroom, bathroom and four further rooms. These rooms could
also be used as additional sitting rooms, play rooms, or studies
if required. Dormer windows allow for far reaching views over the grounds and surrounding countryside.

Outbulidngs and Grounds
Garage with space for 4 cars and horse lorry. Workshop. Tradiitional3 Box Stable Block, Modern Barns with addiitional stabling and storage. Horse Walker. Tennis Court. Pond. Mature Gardens. Vegetable Garden. Orchard. Paddocks.

In all about 34.2 acres.

The Coach House
Situated in the middle of the glorious gardens and accessed from
a spur off the drive, the coach house offers superb secondary
accommodation with real character. The original arches can be seen over the sitting room windows. The accommodation onsists of a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.There is a gardeners WC outside and a private garden to the rear.

Outbuildings
The garage was built by the current owners in 2013 and blends
in superbly with the house. There is space for four large vehicles and the vaulted ceiling allows space for a horse lorry in the central section. A workshop is attached to the rear. A very attractive traditional stable block sits to the east of the house
with three oak framed boxes and cobbled flooring. To the rear of the stables is a large barn containing further stables and storage, with a lean-to store and compost storage spaces outside as well as a double tractor shed. The land stretches out to the north east.

Gardens and Grounds
The fabulous gardens surrounding The Manor House greatly enhance the setting, and have been opened to the public during the spring and summer months. The traditional gardens are surrounded by the original red brick wall and consist of formal rose beds with mixed herbaceous borders as well as an orchard and two productive vegetable gardens.

An inconspicuous greenhouse is tucked away in the centre of the
gardens. There are a variety of mature shrubs, trees and an oak
pergola supporting roses and white wisteria among others. At one end of the pergola is a Lily pond, with beautifully planted borders. There are various unique and interesting aspects to the garden, including a curving line of brick pillars backed by a yew hedge. Linking the pillars is a drape of what is thought to be an old mooring rope. A pond sits next to the stable block, and the formal gardens lead to a path at the end ofwhich is the hard tennis court which has excellent views over the land
to the north east.A gravelled path leads from the coach house past an ornate gate set into the copper beach hedge. The path ends at the prominent front facade of The Manor House, clad in wisteria. The land beyond the gardens is mainly laid out to grass with bands of woodland along some of the boundaries. A large paddock lies to the south west of the main house, with the majority of the land extending to the north east, divided into paddocks. The land extends to approximately 34.22 acres and with the horse walker, provides scope for equestrian enthusiasts. Please see the boundary plan for
further details.

Square Footage: 8,022 sq ft
Acreage: 34.2 Acres

Directions

From London take the M3 soutbound and then take the A303. After about 4 miles takethe exit towards Overton. Continue straight over Overton Road and then turn left signed to Micheldever Station, S Scotney and Stockbridge, staying on the A30 towards Salisbury. Once in Salisbury follow signs to the A36 and then continue on the A338 . At the next junction take the A354 towards Blandford Forum. After about 20 miles take the first exit staying on the A354. Continue for a mile and turn left on to the A350 and take first left.

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