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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Common, East Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8

Guide Price £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Environmentally conscious design
  • Handmade kitchen
  • Smart home technology
  • Two acre garden
  • Three acre meadow
  • Countryside views
  • First-rate schools locally
  • Excellent rail and road links to London
  • EPC Rating = B

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fantastic property of contemporary design currently under construction situated in a pleasant, rural position and set within gardens and grounds of approximately 4.8 acres.


Meadowside is situated in a private position in the lee of Duncliffe Hill, located within the hamlet of East Stour Common which has a popular public house and a successful farm shop both within walking distance and is located approximately one mile to the east of the larger village of East Stour.

The Saxon market town of Shaftesbury, three miles to the east, has a wider range of facilities including a number of boutique shops, a delicatessen, cafes, wine bars, banks, churches, local hospital, health centre, a library and a thriving vibrant arts centre.

Nearby Gillingham has a mainline railway station, with services to London Waterloo (120 minutes) and a large Waitrose supermarket.

The A303 lies some 6 miles to the north, giving access to the South West and London, via the M3.

The area has renowned educational facilities, both independent and state. Prep Schools include; Port Regis, Sandroyd, Sherborne, Hazlegrove, Clayesmore, Hanford and Knighton House. Private schools include Sherborne, Sherborne School for Girls, Leweston, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Milton Abbey, Bryanston, Canford, Downside and Millfield. Meadowside lies within the catchment area of the much sought after secondary school in Gillingham.

There is racing at Wincanton (NH), Salisbury and Bath (Flat). Golf at Sherborne, Rushmore Park and Ashley Wood (Blandford).

Theatres at Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Bath. Extensive walking, cycling and riding in this unspoilt part of Dorset. Watersports on the South Coast.


Upon entering Meadowside, the views to the garden and land beyond are stunning and immediately visible. A cloakroom is located directly to the left, followed by the bright and airy staircase to the first floor. Expansive glazing floods the main living spaces with light and provides a strong connection to the outdoors. The south-facing sliding doors from the spacious dining area to the sun and covered terraces offer inside-outside living at its best.

The outstanding handmade kitchen and pantry is ingeniously supplemented by the practical butler’s kitchen for the behind the scenes preparation and clearing space every host needs. The sitting room, featuring a statement curved brick wall and beautiful views across the meadow and copse, adjoins to the east of the main kitchen. The north wing accommodates a generous snug and back of house areas including the plant room, laundry, utility and boot room, with muddy WC accessible directly from the garden and covered carport. The internal floor area of the ground floor is approximately 215m2.

A central staircase leads to three large en-suite bedrooms on the first floor all with a glazed balcony from which to enjoy the countryside views. The fourth bedroom uses the family bathroom and looks out onto the woodlands to the north of the property. Dual access to the fifth room provides flexibility in the potential use of this space, whether that be as a dressing room for the master suite or another separate bedroom. Substantial storage is available upstairs with dedicated wardrobe areas in each bedroom and
two additional storage rooms accessed from the landing. The internal floor area of the first floor is approximately 180m2.

The gravel driveway sweeps down from the gates to the main entrance of the house following the line of a mature hedge and striking curved brick wall. Meadowside is set in two acres of garden including amphitheatre inspired terraces with croquet lawn in the lower bowl, a southerly lawn and a boule court. Mature tree and hedge planting bring to life the extensive outdoor space, which is further complimented by a three acre meadow and copse.

Square Footage: 4,639 sq ft
Acreage: 4.82 Acres


From Shaftesbury take the A30 west towards Sherborne. After approximately three miles turn right at the Kings Arms and Meadowside will be found on your left.

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Added on Rightmove:
21 December 2018

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