4 bedroom detached house for sale

Piddletrenthide, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed former farmhouse
  • Popular Dorset village
  • No forward chain
  • 2 reception rooms, study
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Garage
  • Shed, log store and greenhouse
  • About 1/3 acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming Grade II Listed former farmhouse in a quiet location near the ancient centre of this popular village in the Piddle Valley

Location

Kiddles House is located in the popular Dorset village of Piddletrenthide which has amenities including two public houses, post office/stores and a popular primary school. The nearby villages of Piddlehinton, Buckland Newton and Cerne Abbas also provide a variety of everyday amenities with Cerne Abbas having its famous chalk giant. The towns of Dorchester, Sherborne and Poole all provide an excellent variety of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Communications in the area include the A35 and A31 at Bere Regis and mainline railway stations are available at either Sherborne and Dorchester, both of which have a mainline service to London Waterloo. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Sherborne, Blandford and Dorchester, horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Bath and numerous water sports can be enjoyed along the Jurassic coastline to the south at Poole Harbour and Weymouth Bay. The area is also well served by excellent state schools at Sherborne and Dorchester and independent schools include Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne School for Girls, Leweston, Bryanston and Canford.

Description

"Paradise for Sale"

Kiddles House is Grade II Listed and dates from the 17th Century. The property has cob, flint, stone and rendered elevations under thatched and slate roofs and was completely restored by the current vendors in 2008/2009. The comfortable accommodation comprises two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, study, two bedroom suites, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. There is electric powered central heating and part secondary double glazing to many windows. Features include two large fireplaces in the sitting/dining room, many exposed beams, stylish kitchen and bathroom suites as well as a library/games room with a historic full size snooker table (available by separate negotiation). The gardens, totalling about one third of an acre, are a particular feature and provide a magical setting for this fine property.

In 1959 the American poet Ogden Nash wrote a poem about Kiddles House (then known as Kiddles Farm) and called it Paradise for Sale. Earlier that year he had spotted a small advertisement in Country Life magazine offering for sale a 'small mixed farm with period farmhouse' near Dorchester. The poem, first published in the 25th July 1959 edition of The New Yorker magazine, is lively and light hearted but it also has a sense of yearning for the peace and quiet of this place, where Nash is "sure the gods could not but bless, The man who lives at that address". Perhaps it was the opening lines of the advertisement :

'In the valley of the River Piddle, Kiddles Farm, Piddletrenthide'

that inspired Nash's poetic imagination. He made good use of these lines, turning them around and ending all five verses with:

'....Kiddles Farm, Piddletrenthide, In the valley of the River Piddle'.

In later correspondence with a local resident of Piddletrenthide, Nash wrote that he had had more letters about this poem than any of his other work.

Accommodation
Please see floor plans.

Outside
Gravelled parking area. Detached garage with electric door. Greenhouse. Garden store. Useful open fronted cart house. The formal gardens comprise lawns, paved terraces, well stocked beds and borders, mature trees including a magnificent walnut as well as an ornamental pond. To the front of the property is a small area of well stocked garden.

Superfast Broadband could be available from adjacent post.

Square Footage: 3,795 sq ft
Acreage: 0.33 Acres

Directions

From Dorchester, proceed in an easterly direction along the A35 and take the left hand turning onto the B3143. Proceed through Piddlehinton and into Piddletrenthide where you take the left hand turn into Church Lane. Continue along Church Lane and Kiddles House will be found on your left hand side on a crossroads. As you approach the house, park on the right of the gravelled driveway just before the house.

Post Code DT2 7QZ.


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06 May 2017

Nearest station

  • Dorchester West (6.4 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Dorchester West (6.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Wimborne

Wessex House, Priors Walk, East Borough, Wimborne, BH21 1PB

01202 024006 Local call rate

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