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5 bedroom house for sale

Frampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Offers in Excess of £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 1.4 Acres
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Room
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Study
  • Utility Room
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Range of Out Buildings

Full description

A spacious detached brick and flint Farmhouse with 4 receptions rooms, 5 bedrooms and range of excellent outbuildings set in approximately 1.4 ACRES, which enjoys spectacular views over rolling Dorset and a rural position about 6 miles north of Dorchester. EPC band E

Hogcliff Farm is an exceptionally spacious five double bedroom farmhouse situated in a convenient yet rural position in West Dorset. Having been under the current ownership for over a quarter of a century, the property has been considerably altered from the original building and now represents a marvellous family home in the most desirable of locations.

The ground floor accommodation is of a particular note; space for the whole family is effortlessly provided, with sociable kitchen/breakfast room which flows smoothly through double doors into a formal dining room, currently used as a games area. In addition, there is also a spacious yet comfortable sitting room with the added benefit of a historic fireplace with a log burner, which can be used to provide heating and hot water, and a study, also fitted with a woodburner.

Upstairs, the property boasts 5 double bedrooms, the largest two of which enjoy dressing areas and have access to a shared balcony through sliding doors. This is where it becomes most apparent just how special the position of Hogcliff Farm is; from the windows and balcony at the rear of the house, the rolling hills and green fields of Dorset unfold to give an impressing and endearing vista, with the neighbouring nature reserve offering a wide variety of wildlife to observe including deer and many different birds and butterflies.

The requirements of the modern family have been thoughtfully catered for throughout, with a utility room separate from the kitchen which leads into a downstairs cloakroom and is currently fitted with a shower cubicle, offering the potential for ground floor living if desired. Another convenient feature is the Jack-and-Jill bathroom which adjoins the master bedroom but can also be reaching from the landing - the 3rd bedroom lies just opposite making this an ideal nursery room for the growing family.

Throughout the many alterations to the property undertaken by the current vendors, characterful features were introduced to the property which have been reclaimed from decommissioned local buildings, including a grand Edwardian staircase modelled on the iconic titanic stair case which was originally housed in a Dorchester cinema, a fireplace from Grimstone Station, wooden floors and brick from the redevelopment of Charles street in Dorchester. Along with exposed ceiling timbers and beams and hardwood parquet flooring these features create a sense of history and character that is not easily achieved in modern properties.

Hogcliff Farm is situation within the designated Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in a rural positon with no neighbouring properties nearby. Despite the private and secluded position, the property enjoys excellent transport links, with the driveway opening directly onto the A37, and is within easy reach of local amenities in Maiden Newton village as well as a number of well reputed country pubs in villages such as Sydling St. Nicholas, Stratton and Cerne Abbas.

Education in the area is well catered for with a selection of state and independent schools nearby including Sherborne schools, Dorchester and Sunning Hill Prep schools, and Bryanston and Blandford.

Transport links are good, with train stations in Maiden Newton, Dorchester, Crewkerne and Yeovil offering link with London (Waterloo), Bristol and Exeter.

The property benefits from a comprehensive range of outbuildings which enjoy a separate, gated entrance and could be utilised to provide an income. There are currently three individual workshop units, one of which has been divided to provide an office and cloakroom with an additional workshop beyond. These enjoy metal folding doors, and would be ideal for maintaining and storing machinery or vehicles. There is also an open fronted pole barn, great for storing wood, feed or further machinery.

A "coach house" style barn is currently a blank canvas for an incoming purchaser; this building is currently as a "one-up-one-down" store with double doors, but could present an excellent opportunity for conversion to an annexe, subject to obtaining the relevant consents.

A large garden which has been laid to lawn surrounds the property. This is bordered by a private tarmac driveway which runs from the roads and sweeps up to a parking area for several cars. With such a versatile range of outbuildings and land available by separate negotiation (see below), this property could easily be adapted for equestrian use, or could be employed as a small holding with plenty of space for livestock.

Lot 2; Approx. 18 acre field of sloping pasture with water from a private source. Our client will discuss the sale of this field in part or whole by separate negotiation.)

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14 May 2017

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