A splendid chance to purchase an impressive detached grade II listed farmhouse that offers extensive space both inside and outside, sitting within the conservation area and within walking distance to the town centre and some delightful countryside and riverside walks. We believe that the original part of the cottage is over two hundred and seventy five years old and was bought by our sellers more than twenty four years ago in an almost derelict state. Over the course of ownership, they have invested a great deal of time and energy in transforming this property in to a stylish contemporary yet character home that will certainly meet the approval and satisfy the needs of many potential buyers. The property has been reconfigured and extended to blend in with the original style of the farmhouse and retains many character features, which include fireplace with Bresummer beam and wood burner, exposed ceiling beams and stone walls, deep window sills and the old bread oven was uncovered. Catering for modern day expectations - there is softwood double glazing, oil fired central heating and to help the environment and outgoings there are wholly owned solar panels that provide an income. The property also benefits from Karndean flooring to the main reception areas, bespoke kitchen units, traditional Aga for cooking and some lovely rural views. Enjoying about 2.6 acres, this property needs to be viewed to fully realise what it has to offer.
Energy Efficiency Rating Exempt - Council Tax Band E
ROLLS MILL FARM, STURMINSTER NEWTON
The living accommodation consists of entrance hall, combined dining and family room with double doors leading out to the alfresco entertainment area, kitchen with plenty of soft closing units, granite work surfaces, Butler style sink, Aga plus other integrated appliances, snug with fireplace and wood burner, playroom, large bright sitting room with the preserved back of the original bread oven plus a study. In addition, there are two ground floor cloakrooms and a utility room with solid wood work surfaces. On the first floor there is the family bathroom and six good sized bedrooms, main bedroom and guest bedroom, both enjoying en-suite facilities and walk in wardrobes.
The property is approached from the road via double wrought iron gates opening to a large gravelled parking area with plenty of room to park at least ten cars. Steps lead down to one side of the cottage where there is a paved seating area and the current entrance. A picket gate opens to the other side where there is a private and sunny paved area - ideal for BBQ and alfresco entertaining. A gate from this side opens to the orchard, which is fully enclosed, planted with apple, pear and plum trees and has the septic tank and oil tank. The main land lies to the rear of the property and is predominantly laid to grass with solar park and tennis court. The whole ground extend to over two and half acres and enjoys great privacy and a sunny aspect.
There are numerous outbuilding consisting of old stable block that is currently being renovated, triple garage and large metal container with power. The milking parlour has multi-functional usage - currently a games room and houses the electrics for the solar panels, the laundry room and outside WC make a great log store, in addition, there is a large timber workshop with power.
The property lies on the fringe of the market town of Sturminster Newton. Steeped in history and tradition, the town still has a Monday Market and offers a combination of country and town living. There is a range of independent shops and chain stores, doctor and dentist surgeries, schooling for all ages and a variety of entertainment venues. Further facilities which are all about 10 miles away, may be found at Blandford, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Gillingham both with mainline train stations.
From Sturminster Newton
Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn right onto the A357 heading towards Sherborne. The property will be found a short distance on the left hand side just after the turning to Glue Hill.