4 bedroom detached house for saleHenley, Dorchester, Dorset
A delightful period farmhouse and secluded garden in this area of outstanding natural beauty, with a fine attached former threshing barn and further useful converted outbuilding providing additional accommodation for relatives and guests.
Henley Old Farm is likely to have been built in the 18th century, probably originally as a pair of cottages and has pretty coursed rubble and brick elevations under a thatched roof. Adjoining the farmhouse is a splendid and substantial former threshing barn with a multitude of potential uses which along with the main farmhouse, has
wonderful period charm including an impressive roof structure with many of the original timbers. The farmhouse itself has extremely well presented accommodation arranged over two floors with an abundance of original features including flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers and an early plank and muntin panelled screen in the dining room. More recently the kitchen, which has an electric AGA, has been extended to provide a bright, south
facing breakfast room and seating area. The other principal reception rooms are extremely characterful with the focal points in the dining room and drawing room being impressive inglenook fireplaces. In addition there is a study on the southern elevation with delightful views over the garden and an additional building detached from the house known as the Little Barn. The Little Barn which forms an annexe to the main farmhouse provides a studio or further bedroom with en suite shower room and there is in addition a mezzanine level above.
The garden at the property surrounds the house and is extremely well established and mature. From the road a private drive provides ample parking and access to the big barn and the piggery. A level front lawn bordered by a mature hedge gives way to a stone path leading to the front door and access to the little barn. Beyond the little
barn is the south lawn and a terrace outside the breakfast room. The main garden lies to the west of the house and backs on to open farmland.
Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room with AGA, Utility Room, Integral access to former Threshing Barn, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and en suite Bathroom, Two further Bedrooms, Bathroom. Annexe with Sitting Room/Bedroom 4, Bathroom and Mezzanine. Former Piggery, Greenhouse, Private Drive and Parking, Gardens extending to about 1 acre.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Henley which is a made up of a cluster of houses close to the larger village of Buckland Newton, which has a thriving village store and sub Post Office, a charming parish church, playgroup, primary school and an active community. This northern part of what is known as the Piddle Valley has some outstanding countryside and falls within a justifiably designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Agriculture dominates this part of the world and the scenic countryside with a vast network of footpaths and bridleways is made up of rural pastures, undulating chalk down land, coppices and woods. Henley falls conveniently between the attractive town of Sherborne with its impressive Abbey excellent range of shops, schools, restaurants and supermarkets including both Sainsburys and Waitrose. To the south is the county town of Dorchester with a further excellent range of facilities including the recently redeveloped brewery. Both these towns have mainline railway connections to London Waterloo. Within about a 35 minute drive is the Dorset Jurassic coast, a World Heritage Site with the resort of Weymouth, its marina and award winning beach and access to the picturesque south west coastal path.
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