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Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, Dorset, DT6

Guide price £1,500,000


4 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: BRI160103


AN OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY ECO FARMHOUSE AND SMALLHOLDING, BOASTING SENSATIONAL PANORAMIC VIEWS ACROSS THE MARSHWOOD VALE, WITH PRIVATE GARDENS & LAND EXTENDING TO 28 ACRES. FARMHOUSE DESCRIPTION Built in 2006, with a credible commitment to sustainability and impressive eco credentials, Copse Gate Farm has been well designed and perfectly situated to take full advantage of its peaceful surroundings, with breath taking views across its land and beyond to the Marshwood Vale. Its L shaped design, with a simple but classic facade of rendered elevations under a Canadian natural slate roof, provides a fresh and unique take on countryside living in this very traditional and rural environment. With all principal rooms facing either south or west, with large oversized openings and extensive glazing, natural light is maximised throughout, creating bright and inviting spaces fit for 21st century living. Internally there is a real sense of uncompromised quality throughout, including a bespoke and locally sourced solid wood kitchen and oak staircase, which beautifully complement the doors and floorboards produced from timber sourced from the land. The accommodation on the ground floor has the classic characteristics of a modern farmhouse, with neutral colour-washed curved edge walls and deep window sills. A very generous fitted kitchen/breakfast room with ample space for a large dining table is a superb entertaining or family space, with French doors opening out onto a private and sunny paved terrace creating the perfect place in which to sit, relax and watch the sun set. A cosy snug complete with wood burning stove is separated by half glazed doors leading from the kitchen, providing a perfect retreat in the evenings. A guest suite with its own independent access sits adjacent to this and has in the past been used as Bed and Breakfast accommodation (5*). Completing the ground floor is a large utility/ boot room and WC, with access in from the rear of the house; all important for countryside living. A beautiful curved bespoke staircase rises to the first floor revealing a very light and spacious galleried landing area, leading to two equally fabulous and well-proportioned double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and picture windows that frame the stunning views to the countryside. A good-sized study with bespoke bookcases and picture window could easily be used as a fourth bedroom if required, and equally the current store room/walk in laundry cupboard could double up as a study or be adapted to become a bathroom, offering a great deal of versatility. The property also benefits from an integrated hard wired media system. OUTSIDE Approached via the country lane, a private driveway sweeps to the rear of the property and into a vast parking area leading to a double garage, workshop and the well-kept farmyard. Formal landscaped gardens and climbing plants have been expertly designed and planted to the exterior facade, driveway and generous paved terrace. Paddocks extending to 28 acres in total lie mainly to the front of the property, showcasing the glorious views from the house. The land is down to permanent pasture and is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme. It includes a newly planted 4.5-acre woodland, kitchen garden, polytunnel and chicken run, field shelter and two ponds. FARM BUILDINGS, WORKSHOP & GARAGING The farmyard and outbuildings lie to the North & East and have been carefully positioned to the rear of the main house, being accessed via the main driveway, these buildings can also be accessed by the back/farm entrance. A double garage, with pitched slate roof has the potential to accommodate an office above (subject to the necessary planning consents). A large workshop with sloping roof could offer the potential (subject to the necessary planning consent) for conversion for ancillary/holiday accommodation if required. Cow shed and hay barn, which could be adapted for equestrian use.