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East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7

Guide price £1,050,000

Under offer

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: SHA190225

A handsome period Farmhouse with a converted barn


  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Study
  • Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Converted Barn
  • Car Port
  • Summer House
  • Gardens


Scotts Farmhouse is a pretty period farmhouse constructed of stone and brick under a slate roof that has been successfully extended in recent years, standing in a quiet position in gardens of approximately half an acre. The accommodation is on three floors and is sensibly configured; the drawing room a more recent addition, has significantly enhanced the accommodation, with lovely proportions, shuttered windows and generous ceiling heights. Other attributes worthy of a special mention include the inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, the well appointed kitchen, a direct pressure plumbing system and new shower room on the second floor. The Barn has been successfully converted into a games room/reception room which would be suitable for a variety of uses and could provide ancillary accommodation (subject to planning consent) if required. OUTSIDE Scotts Farmhouse is approached off the lane through a 5-bar gate onto a gravelled drive with a car parking area adjoining which is the barn and car port. The gardens lie to the rear, sides and front of the property and are principally to lawn; at the rear there is a Summer House and an additional timber shed. There are flower and shrub borders and mature trees including apple, pear and weeping silver birch. To the side the garden is a lawn flanked by mature trees and hedging which adjoins the lane. East Orchard is a pretty hamlet situated in the heart of the Blackmore Vale. It lies approximately five miles south west of Shaftesbury and four miles north east of Sturminster Newton. Both these market towns provide everyday facilities including post offices, general stores, delicatessens, butchers, hairdressers, supermarkets and garages. Gillingham has a mainline railway station and provides a direct service to London Waterloo in less than two hours. For more sophisticated requirements there is the Cathedral City of Salisbury to the east, the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum to the south east and the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north. The A303 lies some eleven miles to the north, giving fast access to London and the Home Counties via the M3.