Barton Farm, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, DT2
- Exclusive Retirement Complex
- On Site Manager
- Mid Terraced
- 2 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Gardens and Garage
The development comprises a selection of converted stone farm buildings and modern style cottage properties, set in attractive managed gardens, as well as approximately six acres of beautiful water meadows with 2 tributaries of the River Cerne, a pond and maintained paths, which are for the enjoyment of the residents. Number 16, which is well equipped and in good decorative order, has elevations in brick under a tiled roof with double glazed timber casement windows. Barton Farm is run by Cognatum Estates Limited, an experienced group with more than 60 sites in the UK, which operates on a not-for-profit basis. There are no exit fees on the resale of the property. A resident manager on site provides day-to-day administration of Barton Farm, allowing the owners enjoyment of their retirement or use of the property as a safe lock up and leave second home in a delightful managed environment. This quiet site is a short distance from the historic village centre.
The accommodation comprises entrance hall with cloakroom and deep under stairs cupboard with light. The sitting room enjoys the comfort of a fireplace with attractive stone surround and fitted electric fire. Double doors open onto a small conservatory/sun room with a quarry tiled floor and views over the garden to the front. The sitting room opens up to the dining room with window overlooking the rear garden. The fitted kitchen comprises wall and floor units fitted electric hob and oven with sink unit in front of the window. Door to the rear garden. From the hallway stairs rise to the first floor landing. This is a good size space providing a study area with window affording plenty of natural light. The boarded loft has a ladder and light. Both the bedrooms are double with fitted wardrobes.
Cerne Abbas, voted in 2008 as Britain's most desirable village, is located in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside that hosts an abundance of footpaths, it is an ideal location for dog owners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The village is probably most famous for its Giant carved into a chalk hillside, but also has many places of interest and amenities including its ancient church, medieval abbey, Tudor cottages, tearoom, village shop with post office, pubs, modern village hall and village cricket ground. There is also a primary school and a doctors' surgery. Cerne Abbas is a thriving and active community with a host of activities and societies catering to a wide range of interests. Dorchester and Sherborne, which are 8 and 12 miles away respectively, have a wide range of education, entertainment, shopping, health and leisure facilities.
Gravelled path to the front porch, lawn with dwarf hedging. The garden to the rear is paved and enclosed by natural hedging. A pedestrian gate and paths lead to the garages and the centre of Cerne Abbas village with all its amenities. Number 16 has a single brick built garage with electric up-and-over door. The gravelled paths meander through the maintained residents' grounds and there are gravelled parking areas. The water meadows are adjacent to Barton Farm and provide a wonderful amenity and delightful haven for the use of the Barton Farm residents.
Services and Outgoings
Main water, electricity and drainage.
Annual service charge for the year 2020 £5,140.00. (£1,285 per quarter) The service charge includes gardening, external decoration and repairs, water and sewage charges, window cleaning, site maintenance and repairs, insurance of buildings, communal electricity and all management charges.
Dorset Council tax band F
Tenure: 999 year lease from 1984 with zero ground rent.
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Barton Farm, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, DT2
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Maiden Newton Station4.3 miles
- Chetnole Station5.8 miles
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