Guide price £775,000
An attractive former farmhouse with traditional stone barn outbuildings incorporating two garages, stables and haylofts, together with a pretty garden in the heart of one of Dorset's premier villages. Cross Farmhouse is a fine period detached house of stone elevations under a stone slate roof. The property is thought to date back to the early 17th century with later sympathetic additions and wholly earns its Grade II Listing as a place of Architectural and Historical importance. Requiring some updating, the house nevertheless provides excellent family accommodation with light and airy well-proportioned rooms with good ceiling height. Many original features have been retained including stone mullioned windows, Inglenook fireplace with bread oven, window seats, exposed ceiling beams in a number of rooms and blue lias flagstones. These architectural embellishments, together with the room sizes combine to create a house of considerable style and elegance. The house is approached by two stone steps and path leading to the timber front door which gives access to the entrance vestibule with blue lias flagstones and recessed coat cupboard. Glazed doors open into the inner hallway, ground floor accommodation and staircase to the first floor. Of particular note is the triple aspect sitting room with impressive Inglenook fireplace, seat and bread oven. Also worth mentioning is the snug with front aspect, fireplace, wood burning stove, fitted shelving and cupboards below. There is also a conservatory, which gives access to the back door of the house from the rear garden/yard. There is good sized dining room with a recessed china cupboard and a step up to the kitchen with exposed timber A frames, velux windows and views over the rear garden. A range of wall and base units with a red Stanley range cooker (decommissioned) and LPG hob. Space and connection for a fridge freezer. Steps down to the cellar with power and light. Upstairs are four good size bedrooms, one with a wash-hand basin. The principal with en-suite bathroom and walk in linen cupboard. Family bathroom, loft hatch to the capacious and impressive roof void which is boarded throughout. A potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents. Approached through double timber gates to gravelled turning and parking area. On the north side are traditional stone barns, (also Listed) housing stables, haylofts, two garages and potting shed, which provide a potential for development, subject to the necessary consents. Immediately abutting the rear of the property is a paved area with steps up to a sheltered patio, perfectly placed to enjoy al fresco dining. A low stone wall borders an area of lawn and well stockedraised flower beds with mature shrubs and climbers. Outside light and tap. The front garden bordered by iron railings is mainly lawned with an established Virginia Creeper and mature shrubs.
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