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Shaftesbury Road, Motcombe, Shaftesbury - £775,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A rare chance to purchase a stunning detached barn conversion offering in excess of 3000 sq.ft (288 sq.m) of space and benefiting from one and three quarter acres of garden and paddock. The property was originally the cowshed, which was bought about fifteen years ago by our sellers in a dilapidated state who then began a labour of love to create a most impressive home that will certainly bring a smile to those that view. The property has been completely renovated using high quality materials - the exterior has copper guttering, solid Oak posts and greenstone plinths on the verandah and has been clad in Oak from the Stourhead Estate. There are solid Oak or natural stone floors with heating underneath that run throughout the property and have independent controls for each room and the property is fully insulated. The main kitchen benefits from granite work surfaces and wood and slate in the annexe kitchen plus the lighting is electronically controlled using a Cbus system of home automation. All the bathrooms are tiled with natural stone and the main bedroom's en-suite bathroom has - for the height of luxury - two separate overhead shower heads. The open plan living area has plenty of character with its pitched ceiling and exposed timbers. Outside, the magic continues with beautifully landscaped gardens and a pond that collects the rain water. The barn/workshop offers plenty of opportunity to carry on as a business and work from home or as a studio or home gym and the annexe is ideal to provide an income, perhaps as an airbnb or holiday let. Viewing is vital to really appreciate this captivating home.

Energy Efficiency Rating C - Council Tax Band E - DRAFT DETAILS


The Property


The property combines traditional old world charm and contemporary living on the same level with all principal rooms and bedrooms having direct access to the attractive rear garden. The main part of the property provides open plan living space with kitchen and dining area, plus sitting area - all benefiting from the double sided wood burner and double doors lead out to a paved terrace that overlooks the ornamental pond. The hallway provides access to the utility room and all three double bedrooms, two of which enjoy an en-suite bathroom and the other an en-suite shower room. In addition, there is a cloakroom. There is access from bedroom three to the barn/workshop, which offers flexible usage. To the other side of the property there is the annexe.


Formal Gardens and Parking

Double timber gates open to a generously sized gravel drive with space to park eight cars comfortably. There is space to park two more cars beyond the five bar gate. There are two purpose built storage units with power. The main gates have cabling laid should electric gates be preferred. From the smaller parking area there is the front door and gate opening to the vegetable and courtyard garden. The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped with curving lawns and well stocked mature shrub and flower beds. There is central pond that collects the rain water for the garden, a seating area that overlooks the garden and to the rear of the barn/workshop there is further enclosed garden with trees and shrubs. These grounds extend to about half an acre including the building.

The Land

The land is divided into two separate paddocks, totalling about one and a quarter acres. They are located at the bottom of the rear garden where there is a gate opening to the drive with the paddocks running along side. The septic tank and soak away are in the paddock closest to the road. The land has successfully been let out to local farmers in the past.

The Annexe

The annexe is attached to the main building with a lockable door and has its own central heating boiler. The accommodation consists of combined kitchen/dining and sitting room with wood burner and fitted with plenty of storage cupboards. Double doors lead out to a courtyard garden and vegetable patch. This could be divided to provide just the courtyard, if needed. The hall leads to another door, which has access to the formal gardens, the shower room and the double bedroom. The annexe makes a great home for a dependent relative who wishes for some level of independence and equally could also provide an income.

The Location


The property lies on the fringe of the village of Motcombe and part way between the towns of Gillingham and the historic hill top town of Shaftesbury. The village itself boasts and active community with villagers looking after communal areas and running the village shop which also has a tea room and visiting post office. There is a village hall which hosts a variety of activities with the recreational ground lying behind. The parish church was rebuilt in 1846 and has a font dating back to Norman times and the primary school is situated close by. Just outside the village there is the Copperidge Inn - a traditional country pub with rooms and a restaurant and is a popular location for wedding parties. Shaftesbury and Gillingham both offer a good selection of independent shops and chain stores with Gillingham having a mainline train station serving London Waterloo and the West Country.


From Gillingham and Shaftesbury

From Gillingham - head out on the B3081 towards Shaftesbury. Continue on this road passing the show ground on your left hand side. Soon after, at the top of the hill there is a black barn on the hand side. Turn right into the drive just after the barn.
From Shaftesbury - head out on the B3081 towards Gillingham. Continue on this road passing the entrance to Port Regis School on your right. Shortly afterwards, just before the black barn on the left turn left into the drive.