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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bridge, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BS

Guide Price £1,175,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* listed farmhouse with pp for further extension
  • Flexible accommodation with potential for 2 bed annexe
  • Close to town yet with privacy and seclusion
  • Beautifully presented living accommodation
  • Mullion windows and thatched roof
  • Extensive programme of refurbishment
  • Five bedrooms & 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Recently built studio/workshop
  • Gardens & Grounds of 10 acres including Wildlife valley, stream and orchard
  • Further outbuildings suitable for conversion subject to the necessary consents

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Totally Unique - A beautiful NEWLY RENOVATED 5 bedroom thatched house with PP to further extend, historic monument and excellent outbuildings, all set within a 10 acre wildlife valley.

Castle Farm is listed Grade II* and believed to have origins from around 1700 and is constructed of limestone rubble and rendered brick elevations using materials, including oak beams from the old manor house, now a ruin in the adjoining field. The attractive mellow stone facade has stone mullion windows and is topped with a steep thatched roof.
The farmhouse has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment in recent months with new plumbing, heating and electrical works and a newly thatched roof. The interior and exterior
have been redecorated and limestone floors and carpets fitted throughout adding a contemporary feel to this stunning home. The interior has been freshly painted white, and simply presented so that
the new owners can add their own style and feel to this wonderful home. The accommodation is adaptable and works as a delightful 5 bedroom house or ideal as a 3 bedroom house with 2 bedroom annexe. Castle Farm benefits from Sky TV, fibre broadband, mains gas and private drainage. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Rooms are fitted with new stainless steel SMEG appliances, and limestone flooring. The bathrooms are fitted in a traditional English cottage style, with high quality fittings, whilst the stunning vaulted attic room blends old oak beams with contemporary balustrades. In May 2016, planning permission was obtained to extend the ground floor of the farmhouse to create a large south facing room, expand the hall and boot room and create a raised deck outside. The architect plans are available as part of the sale. Outside there is a range of outbuildings, including a recently built
large, two room barn with mezzanines and underfloor heating currently used as a studio, an old brick built dairy suitable
for conversion, a stable, four berth car port and two further barns. Recent discussions with Historic England and North Dorset planning indicate that applications for changes to these outbuildings would be considered. Plans for these preliminary ideas are also available as part of the sale.
Castle Farm is approached through a handful of cottages and via double wooden gates on to a traditional grass drive past the house to an area of hardstanding with parking for a number of cars. Surrounded by 10 acres of its own land, and is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Deer, badgers, owls, buzzards, swallows and butterflies are all regular visitors to the valley. The stone waterfall and adjacent pool was originally built to provide fish for the table, while the orchard provides an abundance of apples for cooking and cider making today. Half way down the valley, there is a fresh water spring feeding into the shallow river which flows northward through the land to join the River Stour. The land has been utilised variously over the years, with cattle, sheep, horses and forestry. At the southern tip of the valley there is a broadleaf wood through which the river continues. Predominantly witch elm, hazel and field maple, this is host to many ancient indigenous flowering plants and English bluebells, and offers an endless supply of firewood for the house. For the last 5 years the grassland has been successfully managed by modern machinery alone and extensive clearing and new planting has been carried out with the guidance of the Forestry Commission and Dorset Wildlife Trust. On the south western boundary, a private gate leads directly to a network of local footpaths and bridleways, although there are no footpaths or public rights of way crossing the property.

Historic Monument
Within the ten acres of land is an Iron Age settlement and Hill Fort known as Newton Castle, which forms an important part of Dorset history. This ancient monument is sited on a prominent limestone ridge, which overlooks the old mill and medieval bridge of Sturminster Newton. English Heritage states in their 'Scheduled Monuments, A Guide for Owners and Occupiers'; (EH) does not impose any legal obligation to undertake any additional management of the monument'.

Sturminster Newton is a traditional market town. The town has a weekly market on Mondays, a range of shops including traditional butchers and delicatessen, supermarket, bank, cafes, pubs, library, doctor and dental practices, health centre, churches and schools. The town also has an exceptional and active arts centre which provides a wide range of music, theatre and other events, a recreation ground and the surrounding area has some fantastic walking countryside. The larger towns of Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury and Sherborne are within easy reach by road and Gillingham has a main line station to London Waterloo (approximately 2 hours).


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29 June 2017

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  • Templecombe (7.4 mi)
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Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton

Agriculture House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1AR

01258 919015 Local call rate

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