5 bedroom detached house for saleHigher Street, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0RQ
- 5 bedrooms
- Grade II Listed historical farmhouse
- Edge of village location
- 4 reception rooms 3 bathrooms
- Kitchen with Aga
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Stunning south facing 37' Drawing room
- Delightful gardens of about 1.19 acres
- Coach House and Granary
An attractive Grade II listed edge of village former farmhouse with a pretty garden and coach house in about 1.19 acres. Further land available by separate negotiation.
Situated on the edge of the village of Okeford Fitzpaine with easy access to Sturminster Newton and Blandford Forum, this former farmhouse has a pretty garden, adjacent Coach House, granary and indoor swimming pool standing in about 1.19acres.
The house has 18th Century origins with many period features including exposed beams, panelling and some attractive fireplaces. The accommodation, which is arranged over two floors, comprises a dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room with a 4 oven gas-fired AGA and gas-fired hob, study, indoor heated swimming pool with shower/changing area, sitting room with inglenook fireplace and elegant drawing room with generous ceiling heights This is a stunning room with stripped wood floor, coving, window shutters and doors to the garden in the South elevation; a fantastic party room or entertaining space.
The first floor comprises a master bedroom with en suite
bathroom, 4 further bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room and dressing room) and a family bathroom.
The property is approached off the village road with a flight of stone steps leading up to the front porch. There is a small strip of lawn, the main garden lies at the rear and to one side of the property. On the southern side, French windows from the drawing room lead to a fully walled side garden comprising a lawn surrounded by well-stocked borders and with a small pond at its centre. Wrought iron gates lead through to a gravelled parking area and the former Coach House constructed of brick, rendered and timber clad elevations under a slate roof providing garaging and with original stalls and a first floor hay loft. Double timber gates provide access to the road. To the rear there is a further double garage (end on end) with a door leading straight onto the village street. The back door of the main house opens on to a small paved area with a sloped a path or steps lead up to the main are of garden, which consists of lawns, well-stocked borders, a small pond, mature trees and kitchen garden area. Close by is the original timber and tiled Granary on staddle stones with a dovecote in the top section. In all about 1.19acres.
The property is situated on the southern edge of the village of Okeford Fitzpaine which has a number of local facilities including St Andrews parish church, village shop/Post Office and an active community/village hall.
There are a number of excellent schools in the area including Sturminster Newton School (secondary), Bryanston, Sherborne Schools, Port Regis, Hanford, Clayesmore and Knighton House together with others.
The town of Sturminster Newton is easily accessible and Blandford Forum provides extensive business and shopping facilities. The county town of Dorchester is within easy driving distance.
Nearby access onto the A357 providing an east/west link joining the A350 and A354 for a north/south route.
There is a mainline rail service from Sherborne and Dorchester to London (Waterloo). A Bournemouth and Exeter Airports are both easily accessible offering connections within the UK, to Europe and other destinations.
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