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Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2

Guide price £1,250,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: DOR180172

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Main House
  • Entrance hall
  • Sitting room
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Sun room
  • Study
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/breakfast room and utility room
  • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, three further bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room and a
  • separate family bathroom
  • Office, games room, laundry room and store
  • Cottage/Annexe
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast room/sitting room
  • Two bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Outbuildings
  • Garage
  • Barn
  • Tractor barn
  • Workshop/garages
  • Grounds
  • Mature gardens, paddocks, orchard and double bank fishing
  • on the River Piddle
  • In all about 2.7 acres

THE PROPERTY

A substantial and handsome former farmhouse set in a large garden with an impressive array of outbuildings extending to just over 7,500 sq ft in total. THE PROPERTY Believed to have been built around 1870, Park Farm was formerly a working farm and is approached through the original range of attractive farm outbuildings. Formerly part of the Southover Estate the main house is only a short distance away, located on the drive to Park Farm. Today, this super house is now a very comfortable family home. The present owners have improved and extended the property over the last few years, taking full account of the delightful rural location with a charming garden backing onto open farmland. Much of the original character has been preserved and reflects its charm. The house has a lovely atmosphere with spacious and light accommodation over two floors. On the ground floor there is abundant reception space together with a study, the drawing room has a central open fire. There is a charming kitchen with a breakfast area and throughout the house many features meet the eye such as the exposed beams and floorboards. The first floor has four bedrooms including an impressive master with an adjoining bathroom, dressing room/ single bedroom with en-suite shower and a separate bathroom, which are all presented in excellent order. ANNEXE There is a two bedroom staff/guest annexe on the west side of the house. Presented in very good order the annexe has a spacious open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area as well as a small courtyard garden. OUTSIDE Immediately to the rear of the property there are formal gardens which include a south facing terrace with climbing Wisteria, flower beds, and a variety of trees and shrubs. A very pretty, landscaped garden and pond lie to the east side which includes various specimen trees. Behind the outbuildings there is a small orchard with apple, pear and plum trees. On the other side of the drive are a further two paddocks and a first class kitchen garden leading down to the chalk stream of the River Piddle where there is double bank fishing of approximately 150 yards with further single bank fishing of about 20 yards. This beautiful garden is full of delightful and interesting features, the current owners have invested a great deal of time and resource creating a very special environment. The kitchen garden is highly organised with its hot house (with running water and power), ornate wrought iron fruit cages, raised beds and wide variety of produce which even includes peach, nectarine, lemons and oranges and even a banana tree! Along the banks of the river is a raised platform with a ''reindeer hut' for barbecuing and relaxing. To the rear of the house is a vast Mexican stone sun terrace facing due South which is ideal for summer entertaining. The courtyard provides a large parking and storage area for a number of vehicles.