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Shorts Green Courtyard, Shorts Green Lane, Motcombe, SP7

Guide price £595,000

4 Beds 4 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SHA220042



  • Hall
  • Sitting Room/Garden Room
  • Dining Room/Conservatory
  • Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Ground floor Bedroom
  • Shower Room
  • Master Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom
  • Two further first floor Bedrooms (both en-suite)
  • Car Parking & Garden


Attached and built of green sandstone with brick quoins under a pitched slate roof, Blackberry Barn was built by the developer who was responsible for the courtyard development. Unlike the rest of the adjoining properties, Blackberry Barn is not age restricted and has been imaginatively designed offering expansive accommodation over two floors. Formerly an agricultural outbuilding, Blackberry Barn has good ceiling heights and backs onto open fields. Attributes worthy of particular mention include a large sitting room/garden room with an open fireplace and dining room/conservatory, both of which have French windows opening onto the terrace overlooking the rear garden. The property has been finished to a high standard and although slightly dated, has a modern pressurised water system and gas fired central heating. Blackberry Barn is accessed from the village lane onto a tarmac drive leading to a gravelled courtyard; it is in the north-west corner. At the front there is plenty of car parking while the garden lies to the side and rear. There is a paved terraced area accessed from the garden room and conservatory, beyond which is a lawned area flanked by close boarded fencing on both sides and with post and fencing. There is an ornamental pond, a mature fir tree and weeping willow with well stocked flower and shrub borders. A path leads from the utility room to the side of the garden. Motcombe is a thriving and popular North Dorset village with a highly rated Community shop/Post Office, Primary School, Church, Methodist Chapel and Village Hall. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town, has an excellent range of facilities, which include cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, supermarkets, a small hospital, library, health centre and an arts centre. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the Cathedral city of Salisbury to the east, the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north and Sherborne to the west. There are mainline railway stations at both Gillingham and Tisbury (London Waterloo) and the A303 lies some 6 miles to the north, giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.