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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9HJ

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed former farmhouse
  • reception hall, 4 reception rooms and conservatory
  • playroom/party barn
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • single storey cottage
  • total area about 8.65 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Red House Farm is located close to the centre of the popular village of Motcombe. The village has an award winning shop, a church, the Coppleridge Inn public house and a village school. The local towns of Shaftesbury and Gillingham are a short drive and have an excellent variety of shopping, educational, recreational and cultural facilities as well as a Tesco supermarket in Shaftesbury and a Waitrose in Gillingham. The larger centres of Salisbury and Bath are also accessible and have a more extensive range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. Communications are excellent with the A303 about 7 miles to the North providing a link to the M3/M25 to London or the West Country. Gillingham Station is approximately 3 miles and offers services to London Waterloo taking 1 hour and 58 minutes. The area is also renowned for the number of excellent schools which are within easy reach including Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hazlegrove, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Knighton House and Hanford. The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of rural pursuits such as walking, cycling, fishing and hunting with the South and West Wilts, Blackmore Vale and Portman Hunts. Racing is at Wincanton, Exeter, Bath and Salisbury whilst golf can be enjoyed at Rushmore, Shaftesbury and Sherborne.


Red House Farm has attractive stone and brick elevations under a tiled roof and is believed to date from the late 18th Century with 19th Century additions. The house has recently been the subject of a tasteful scheme of extensive refurbishment and now has excellent spacious, stylish and comfortable accommodation which includes 2 reception rooms, snug, playroom, kitchen/breakfast room with 4 oven Aga, utility room, boiler room, boot room, superb master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom with shower and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is also a useful single storey 1 bedroom cottage and outbuildings incorporating garaging, party barn/playroom, office and a small gym. The gardens, which are a fine feature, are predominantly laid to lawn with a paved terrace and beyond the gardens lies an area of paddock with adjacent stabling and hay barn. Features include oak flooring to the majority of rooms, some exposed beams, 4 oven Aga in kitchen/breakfast room, gas fired central heating, contemporary bathroom suites, fireplace with woodburner in snug, many original fireplaces, landing with sitting area and oak flooring and beams in the party barn.

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To the front of Red House Farm is a double entrance driveway with extensive gravelled parking/turning. Adjacent to this area are outbuildings which are brick under tile and comprise garaging, party barn/playroom, gym and a useful 1st floor office/studio. Behind the outbuildings is a further area of gravelled parking and an adjacent 3 bay timber car port. The majority of the gardens, which are bounded by fencing and hedging, are located to the rear of the property and comprise extensive paved terrace, area of decking, lawns, well stocked flower/shrub beds and an area of grass interspersed with a variety of trees including fruit. A five bar gate at the bottom of this area leads to a track at the end of which is a further piece of land divided into 2 paddocks with part post and rail fencing, as well as stabling with 6 loose boxes and a useful open fronted hay barn. These paddocks can also be accessed via a lane which leads from Red House Drive.


From London head West on the M3 and bear off onto the A303. Continue along this road past Stonehenge and Wylye and take the turning for the A350 towards Shaftesbury/Blandford. Proceed South on the A350 and having passed the left turning to Semley turn right signposted to Motcombe/Coppleridge Inn. Follow this road into the centre of Motcombe where you will find Red House Farm on your right hand side just before you reach The Grange.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 January 2013

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