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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Sold STC £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully presented character cottage
  • Picture perfect village with gastropub
  • Reception hall/ study
  • Sitting room with fireplace and log burner
  • Hand painted kitchen with island and Aga
  • Dining room with French doors
  • 2 bedrooms, stunning bathroom
  • Detached barn/ guest accommodation
  • Electric gates and parking
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully presented cottage in this sought after Dorset village


Sarunds Cottage enjoys an excellent location in this quiet and popular Dorset village. The picturesque village of Farnham comprises mostly cob or brick and flint cottages many of which are thatched. It lies within the beautiful countryside of the Cranborne Chase, near the Dorset/ Wiltshire border, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the village itself are the pretty church of St Laurence, dating from the 12th century, and the highly regarded Museum Inn public house and restaurant. The market towns of Wimborne and Blandford, both offering excellent amenities are about 12 and 8 miles away respectively, the cathedral city of Salisbury is about 18 miles, and the coast and beaches at Bournemouth are about 25 miles. Trains to London run from Salisbury, Southampton Parkway and Bournemouth stations. Schools in the wider area, include Bryanston, Sandroyd, Clayesmore and Canford. Sporting amenities include golf at Rushmore, and the New Forest National Park with its riding and walking can be joined east of Fordingbridge.


A charming detached cottage having most appealing elevations of colourwashed render above a brick, flint and stone plinth, under a partly tiled and partly slated roof. The cottage was the subject of complete refurbishment about 11 years ago and offers beautifully presented accommodation with a wealth of character features. The cottage is bright and airy with many rooms featuring vaulted ceilings. Particular attention has been given to providing extensive built in storage throughout the property, and it would be equally suitable as a main home, or a perfect holiday or weekend retreat. Of particular note is the detached Barn, currently used informally as guest accommodation, but which could offer potential for other uses, subject of course to all necessary consents being obtained.

A handsome Gothic arched front door with black ironwork opens into the reception hall/ study, having a Gothic arched window and a useful range of built in storage cupboards, the charming sitting room has a superb fireplace with a cream Chesneys log burner, French doors to the terrace and a Gothic arched window to the front, twin bookshelves and an under stairs storage cupboard, the kitchen/ dining room has triple aspect windows and a glazed door to the terrace, the kitchen area is fitted with a range of hand painted units with butchers block worktops, including a double fitted larder cupboard, a utility cupboard with plumbing and space for washer and dryer, integrated dishwasher and fridge/ freezer, two ring electric hob, and a 2 oven electric Aga, large central island unit with space for a wine fridge and storage beneath, and a fitted dresser provides additional display shelves and storage. The dining room area has French doors to the side, a vaulted ceiling and an impressive built in glazed breakfront dresser. There is a cloakroom with w.c. and wash basin.
An elegant staircase with painted balustrading rises from the sitting room to the first floor landing which has two large fitted wardrobes one with shelving, the master bedroom has built in wardrobes along one wall, the 2nd bedroom also has built in storage cupboards, one housing the electric boiler for the central heating and another housing the hot water cylinder, and the stunning family bathroom features a freestanding claw footed bath, a basin set on a washstand with drawers beneath, w.c.suite and a tiled shower with glass door.

Twin electrically operated timber gates lead into a shingle parking area for two cars. The walled courtyard gardens with attractive trellising are perfect for outdoor entertaining, offering a good degree of seclusion. To the side adjacent to the sitting room doors is a dining area and a garden store. At the rear is a paved and artificial grass terrace with raised beds surrounding. The Detached Barn is currently arranged as guest accommodation providing a double bedroom, small kitchenette and spacious bathroom with freestanding bath, tiled shower, basin and w.c.


From Blandford - take the A354 Salisbury road for about 6 miles, then turn left signposted to Farnham/Tollard Royal. Follow this road for about 1.5 miles, and then turn left at the signpost into the village of Farnham. Drive past The Museum Inn and Sarunds Cottage is about 250m along on the left.

From Wimborne - take the B3078 travelling north. After about 6 miles, turn left at the Horton Inn and follow this road for about 4.5 miles to the next crossroads. Go straight across and follow this road for about 1.5 miles, then turn left at the signpost into the village of Farnham. Drive past The Museum Inn and Sarunds Cottage is about 250m along on the left.

Post Code DT11 8DE

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29 October 2017

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