Can our Bridport and Dorchester team help you?

Get in touch

Got a question for NAME?

Get in touch

THE PROPERTY

A delightful Detached Grade II Listed former farmhouse set in an idyllic country setting with 2 barns with planning permission, gardens and a paddock. In all approximately 2 Acres. The Old Farmhouse is believed to date back to the 15th century. The property is very well presented, the current owners have lovingly restored the property to create light and spacious accommodation throughout. All set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property benefits from 2/3 reception rooms, a good-sized kitchen/dining room, 3 bathrooms, 4/5 bedrooms oil fired heating & water, surrounded by its own garden and grounds with ample parking for several cars, 2 barns which have planning permission and paddock. The property has many original features such as original inglenook fireplace with bread oven and seat. This renovated home offers practical and yet flexible accommodation along with plenty of character. Its own grounds with delightful gardens surround the property and there are two separate barns both of which have planning permission. The garden barn has planning permission for conversion into additional accommodation for holiday lets and the cart barn has planning for conversion into a studio for personal use. Whether required or not they provide plenty of scope for the future to include an additional income stream. The accommodation includes four bedrooms with a fifth located downstairs that is currently being used as a toy room, two receptions with the main living room benefiting from an Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. The layout of The Old Farmhouse is ideal for those purchasers looking for other ways to create income or for sharing the property with other family members by way of the potential for a self-contained annex. There is an extension which contains a reception and bedroom complete with its own French doors. This area could become self-contained accessed by the French doors thus providing its own private accessible space. There is a large kitchen and dining area which enjoys unspoilt views over the garden from two aspects. The kitchen has new Neff oven and Induction hob appliances as well as new fitted kitchen. There are bathrooms on ground floor and first floor and three staircases along with two landings. This is a very charming, light and well-presented home in which to enjoy the surrounding area and whether bringing up a family or looking for a property with potential it has so much to offer. The thatch has had remedial and new ridge in 2019. Outside Ample gardens surround the property and include raised vegetable garden and vegetable patch, orchard area containing apple, pear and plum trees, two barns, wood store, chicken run and plenty of parking. There is a lovely patio area which is well situated to take in views of the surrounding countryside. The garden is private and not overlooked. Across the lane opposite the house is also a paddock that more recently has been used by the current owners to raise pigs. Planning Permission Both barns have planning permission, this was fully reviewed by a local planning expert for the current owners when they purchased the property, basic work has been undertaken on both to maintain the planning. There is also lapsed planning permission to erect a large timber framed summer house on the concrete hardstanding in the garden (where the raised vegetable beds currently stand). The property lies just inside the East Devon border within the parish of Chardstock Village which has a good primary school, village pub and post office/shop. The small market town of Chard is about 2 miles away and the market town of Axminster only 5 miles both catering for day to day needs. The County town of Taunton is 16 miles away and within half an hours drive of the Heritage Coast at Lyme Regis. Surrounded by traditional unspoilt countryside the house enjoys a high degree of privacy but with surprisingly good access and communication. There are good regional airports at Exeter (20 miles) and Bristol. Directions From Bridport take the A35 towards Honiton. Take the turning signposted to Axminster (A358). Join the A358 and follow to the Tyherleigh Arms pub and signposted for Chardstock, turn left here and drive into the village of Chardstock. At the village pub The George Inn, turn right, then follow this lane, taking the first left hand lane signposted Hooke. Follow this lane until you come to a fork in the road, take the higher fork. Continue up the lane up the slight hill and you will see a driveway and the barn on the right hand side before you see the property.