5 bedroom detached house for saleBlandford Road, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0SF
- A stunning village house
- Grade II listed
- Kitchen with 4 oven cream AGA
- 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms, large hall, conservatory
- 2.93 acres with additional 1.68 acres by separate negotiation
- Coach House
- Lakes, stables and paddocks
- Swimming pool
- Good village community with church, school, shop and pub
A stunning Grade II listed village house with lovely landscaped gardens, coach house, swimming pool, lake and pasture land. In about 2.93 acres.
Further 1.68 acres, stables and yard available by separate negotiation.
The Cobbles is a beautiful Grade II listed, 5 bedroom house, dating predominantly from the 17th Century with views over its own grounds and paddocks against the backdrop of Blandford Forest. The house has been refurbished and improved by the current owners to include new electrics, plumbing, kitchen, bathrooms and flooring.
The house is built of brick, flint and render beneath a thatched and slated roof and is approached through timber gates to a parking area suitable for a number of cars. The front door leads into a Georgian hallway with limestone flooring, egg and dart plaster cornice, original sash windows and a natural stone fireplace for a real log fire. Doors either side to the cloakrooms. The hallway leads to the Drawing room with under-heated oak floor, marble fireplace and wood burning stove and to the hardwood conservatory, framed by passion flowers which overlooks the paddocks and stables. A step down to the Dining room, again with a limestone under-heated floor and with exposed, cross braced beams leading to the kitchen which has a range of wooden floor mounted units, oak and stone worktops and a cream two oven AGA with matching electric companion ovens/hob. The snug leads off the kitchen and has a French door leading into the Loggia and its south facing aspect of the garden. There is a utility room and a further cloakroom.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, and three bathrooms, two are ensuite and there is a further attic bed/sitting room with ensuite shower room.
Outside there is a convenient utility room with a dog shower, internal kennel and external dog run. The rear of the house is paved with natural stone and leads to the walled vegetable garden.
The brick built coach house has been refurbished and contains a study, playroom, log/bin/cycle shed, workshop and stores.
The gardens are delightful and are laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and a parterre with shrubs and apple/grape/rose arch. On the front of the house is a Wisteria and roses also climb the walls on both sides of the house. The garden has several specimen trees and a large Gunnera grows adjacent to the steam which winds through the property. Fruit trees include apple, pear, plum and fig.
There is a sheltered and walled, heated swimming pool surrounded by a natural stone terrace.
The gardens lead to an established lake stocked with a wide variety of native fish with mature trees and hedges and a landing platform for fishing. There is a paddock with vehicular acces to the lane, post and rail fencing and mains water, in all about 2.93 acres. The further land is about 1.68 acres comprising two paddocks, two loose boxes, a tack room and a concrete yard along with separate vehicular access. Riders have access onto quiet lanes and hundreds of acres of off-road riding in Blandford Forest.
Planning note: Part of the additional land has been included in the SHLAA, Shillingstone Neighbourhood Plan and North Dorset Local Plan as being suitable for future housing in North Dorset.
Shillingstone benefits from a real village community. The area is renowned for some excellent schools including Clayesmore, Milton Abbey, Bryanston, Sandroyd, Knighton House, Hanford and the Sherborne Schools, together with very good state schools at Blandford and Sturminster Newton. The Church Centre also operates as a Post Office, Café, and Computer Workshop.
There are a number of bridleways and footpaths over the surrounding glorious countryside, with some of the best walking and riding right on the doorstep. The larger centres of Poole, Dorchester and Salisbury are all about 20 miles away. Trains to London Waterloo from Salisbury takes about 1 hours 30 mins.
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