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Sedgehill, Shaftesbury, Wiltshire, SP7

Guide price £850,000


4 Beds 2 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: SHA100154


  • Sitting Room
  • Conservatory
  • Study
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms (one en-suite)
  • Double Garage and Outbuildings
  • Home Office
  • Workshop and store
  • Gardens and grounds of about one acre


Converted in 1988, Higher Sweetwell Barn has attractive stone and tile hung elevations under a plain tiled roof. The accommodation is sensibly laid out with all the principal reception rooms and bedrooms facing onto the garden with far reaching rural views. The sitting room has a beamed ceiling and limestone fireplace containing Jetmaster grate, the dining room is a good size as is the kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired Stanley range. Adjoining open agricultural land, a particular feature of the property is its delightful garden. Planning consent was obtained but now has expired to convert part of the garage to ancillary accommodation (planning number S/2012/1432/FULL). Higher Sweetwell Barn is approached off the lane down a gravelled drive flanked by hydrangeas leading via a five-bar timber gate to a gravelled car parking and turning courtyard, bordered by a former cow shed built of stone and brick, which provides useful storage space and a workshop. In addition, there is a garage building which provides garaging for two cars, with an office and store at either end. Adjoining the gravelled car parking and turning area there are some colourful flower and shrub borders with a wide variety of ornamental shrubs and trees including roses, wisteria, clematis, lily of the valley, crab apple and forsythia. The majority of the garden lies to the rear and to the side of Higher Sweetwell Barn. At the rear there is a large gravelled area extending the length of the rear faade with an attractive natural pond. An oval shaped lawned area with gravelled paths lead to large flower, shrub and tree borders. There are a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs including catalpa, hornbeam, laburnum, amelanchier, liquid ambar magnolias and a weeping pear. To the side of the house there is an orchard with apple, plum and pear trees. Raised vegetable beds and a separate compost bin area. Large timber hut with decked sitting area, and treehouse. Sedgehill is in an extended parish of mainly period farms and cottages on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Nearby Semley and Motcombe have popular primary schools, excellent community run village shops and cafés, public houses and churches. The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury has a wide range of facilities including a good variety of shops, churches, a newly refurbished boutique hotel, doctors and dentist surgeries, a library, primary and secondary schools, a small hospital and an arts centre. For more sophisticated requirements there is the cathedral city of Salisbury, with its theatre and renowned annual festival to the east and the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north. There is a mainline railway station at nearby Tisbury (London Waterloo - approx 1hr 50 min) and the A303 lies about five miles to the north, giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.