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A beautifully presented Listed Grade II former farmhouse on the northern edge of this pretty village


  • Study
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Snug
  • Utility Room
  • Four Bedrooms (Two ensuite)
  • Family Bathroom
  • Garaging, Outbuildings, Car Parking and Gardens


Listed Grade II as being a special architectural historic interest, Dairy Cottage is a former farmhouse of reputedly 17th century origins, built in local greenstone and brickwork under a part thatch part tiled roof. The cottage displays some notable architectural attributes such as ceiling beams, window seats, fireplaces and some fine internal doors. The accommodation flows particularly well, with three reception rooms together with a study and impressive vaulted ceiling/kitchen breakfast room (originally the diary) with French doors onto a stone terrace. The bedrooms all have considerable charm and the bathroom and shower room are well appointed. A timber five bar gate leads to a large gravelled drive and parking area. Attached to the cottage is a large double garage with work space area and adjoining games room. The garden lies principally to the rear and south of the property where there is a paved terrace with central weeping silver birch and edged in planting. A post and rail fence then leads to a lawned area. The garden is principally enclosed by laurel and conifer hedging. Large implement store. Dairy Cottage lies on the northern fringe of Fontmell Magna, connected by a pretty footpath leading to the popular village close to the edge of the Cranborne Chase. The village has a thriving community together with a village shop/post office, an award winning Inn, a church, a primary school and doctor's surgery. The village resides close to National Trust land and the pretty Springhead Trust. The neighbouring village of Iwerne Minster has similar facilities together with Clayesmore School which has sports facilities for public use. The local towns of Shaftesbury and Blandford both have a wide range of shops, banks and supermarkets together with secondary schools and cottage hospitals. There is a mainline railway station at Gillingham with service to London Waterloo. For further shopping, Salisbury is to the east, Bath to the north, Sherborne to the west and Bournemouth to the south; all are within an hours drive along with the beautiful Dorset coast.