6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Bagber, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10

Under Offer £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse of enormous charm and character
  • Spacious well arranged accommodation over three floors
  • Good family bedrooms with views over the garden and countryside
  • Converted outbuildings providing home office
  • Large converted barn with impressive main reception room and two/three bedrooms
  • Stable block, traditional and modern farm buildings
  • Private gardens with tennis court and river frontage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Most handsome and unspoilt Grade II listed farmhouse with converted barn and further range of outbuildings.



Description

Bagber House Farm is thought to date back to 1589 but extensively remodelled in 1863 and is constructed of stone with slate roof and attractive decorative chimney stacks complementing this attractive property. The house has enormous character and some charming period features including stone mullion windows and internally there are some attractive exposed ceiling beams, 19th Century panelling in the east wing and a number of fireplaces. The house has spacious well arranged accommodation over three floors and is particularly unspoilt. Internally the property is in good order throughout with a farmhouse kitchen and range cooker, attractive dining room, two sitting rooms, one with 19th century panelling, the main entrance hall with flagstone floor and a further reception hall being a later addition to the property. On the first floor there are some good family bedrooms, two being en suite and there is further accommodation and a bathroom on the second floor.

In addition to the main house but being attached are converted outbuildings providing a utility room, scullery and office beyond which the outbuilding continues to provide workshop and machine storage. Also there is a large converted barn with impressive main reception room and vaulted ceiling, mezzanine level providing seating area, two/three further bedrooms, bathroom, large additional room with potential for conversion.

Outside
Bagber House Farm is approached from a quiet lane with the driveway opening to a large courtyard with the house, outbuildings and barn formed around it. The house has a charming mature landscaped garden with lovely views over the Blackmore Vale and is principally to the south and south west of the main house bordered on the western boundary by the River Lidden. Within the garden there is a hard tennis court, well stocked substantial kitchen garden and an excellent range of traditional stone farm buildings incorporating workshops, storage and stabling. The grounds extend to about 29 acres, the two main parcels of land being divided by a wood known as Bagber Wood. To the north of the house are three modern farm buildings together with a brick built traditional building.

Location

Bagber Common is situated approximately 3 ½ miles from the popular town of Stalbridge which has an excellent variety of amenities including shops, the popular independent Dike’s supermarket, public houses, church, garage, community library, primary schools, doctors and vets surgery.

The local towns of Sturminster Newton, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Wincanton, Castle Cary and Bruton all provide a good variety of shopping, educational, recreational and cultural facilities.

There are good transport links in the area including a mainline railway station available at Templecombe with a regular service between the West Country and London Waterloo as well as the A303 which can be joined at Wincanton.

Independent schools include Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne Preparatory School, Hazlegrove, Port Regis, St Mary’s Shaftesbury as well as good state schools at Sherborne and Gillingham.

Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Sherborne, horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Bath and water sports can be enjoyed either on Sutton Bingham Reservoir to the south near Yeovil or on the Dorset coastline at Weymouth Bay and Poole Harbour.

Square Footage: 5,181 sq ft
Acreage: 29 Acres

Directions

From the A357 running between Blandford and Lydlinch proceed in a westerly direction away from Sturminster Newton looking for a turning on the right hand side to Bagber Common (Chapel Road). Proceed along Chapel Road for approximately two miles to the grass triangle bearing left, then turning right in to Pentridge Lane. The entrance to the property is situated on the left hand side after approximately 75 yards.


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Added on Rightmove:
29 May 2019

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  • Templecombe (5.7 mi)
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  • Templecombe (5.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Savills, Wimborne

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