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Holnest, Sherborne - £1,150,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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***VENDOR SUITED***Enjoying a tucked away position, well off the road at the end of a sweeping drive awaits the opportunity to purchase a fabulous country home situated in seven acres of land and bordered on three sides by countryside. We believe that the original part of the cottage dates back at least three hundred years with historic extensions to the rear and side. Over recent years the property has benefited from a reconfiguration to create a wonderful open plan kitchen and dining room, which would certainly be the hub of the household, the front door has been moved to a more practical position and a porch has been sympathetically built using the original front door. One of the bathrooms benefits from a new suite, plantation style shutters have been fitted to nearly all of the windows, which are uPVC double glazed and wholly owned solar panels installed that supply about 50% of the electricity currently used. The property also benefits from propane gas central heating.

The property is a registered small holding and home to many ducks, peacocks , chickens, goats, donkeys and a small pony, as well as cats and dogs, However, there is total flexibility as to how to use the land. Whether to continue with livestock, become self-sufficient with a taste of the 'Good Life' or just want your own space around you where children and pets can let off steam. There is also the option to work from home from the ready made office or start your own business - the possibilities are endless. This is a great opportunity to continue an existing life change with extra land or a chance to change direction. Viewing is essential.

Energy Efficiency Rating F - Council Tax Band G - DRAFT DETAILS


The Property


In brief, the accommodation on the ground floor consists of useful porch area with the original timber front door and black iron furniture, reception hall with fireplace and Karndean flooring, sitting room with inglenook fireplace and Bressumer beam plus original quarry tiled floor, double doors open to the conservatory, which is currently being used as an office. There is also a further reception room with fireplace and Karndean flooring and would make a fabulous family room. The combined kitchen and dining room is fitted with a range of soft closing bespoke wood kitchen units, ceramic sink, integrated dishwasher. Hard wearing Karndean flooring. Also on the ground floor there is a utility room, cloakroom and the boot room - so vital for country living. On the first floor there is a good sized part galleried landing, two bathrooms and four double bedrooms, all enjoying a rural outlook.


The Outbuildings

There are a range of outbuilding that consist of an open barn with space to store around a 1000 bales, open car barn with office space above plus an enclosed store/garage, storage shed close to the house and further insulated timber storage unit. The majority of the outbuildings lie to the top of the paddocks and are accessed over a hard standing providing space for horseboxes and so forth. A number of gates in between the units offer additional security. The additional outbuildings comprise of small open barn, two large stables, a further three stables and long unit that has been laid out for goat use. There is water and power. A gate at the end of the yard opens to the paddocks.

The Grounds

The total grounds extend to around 7 acres with the paddocks of approximately 5 acres lying to the left of the drive and divided into three good sized paddocks with field shelters and water and one small limited amount to eat size, all enclosed by post and rail fencing. To the front of the property there is a large front garden with pond for the ducks, fruit cage and orchard housing the chickens. The drive leads around the house to the hard standing. There is a formal garden to the back of the house planted with a variety of shrubs and flowers and boasting a heated gazebo with view over the adjoining paddock with another pond plus countryside beyond. There is another small paddock to the back of the garden.

The Location


The property is situated in the small village of Holnest which lies in the heart of Dorset's rolling countryside with easy access to major town's, such as, Sherborne just six miles away and Dorchester about twelve and half miles in the opposite direction. The Hunters' Moon in the nearby village of Middlemarsh offers accommodation as well as serving food, there is also the Rose and Crown at Longburton just a few miles away. The property is situated well off the main road and surrounded by beautiful countryside yet benefits from a regular bus route to the main towns along with the school bus serving Buckland Newton's primary school and the senior school in Sherborne. Further basic facilities are available in Buckland Newton, just three miles away, where there is a village shop and The Gaggle of Geese public house. Glanvilles Wootton is half a mile and boasts a lovely church and a village hall. Cerne Abbas is four miles away and has a choice of public houses, shop and a doctors's surgery.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffice lights proceed over the bridge and turn right heading towards Sherborne on the A357. Continue along this road for about 4 miles and turn left onto the A3030 to King Stag/Dorchester. Continue until through until the end of the road and turn left onto the A352. Continue through the village of Longburton. Continue for a few miles, just after the second crossroads the property will be found on the left hand side. The drive is just before the cottage that sits on the roadside.