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Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8

Guide price £2,850,000

Under offer

6 Beds 4 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: SHA210150

A HANDSOME GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE STANDING IN ABOUT 18 ACRES OF DELIGHTFUL PARKLAND GROUNDS WITH TWO COTTAGES AND OUTBUILDINGS

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Handsome Grade II Listed Country House
  • Two Cottages
  • Extensive Garaging
  • Stone Outbuildings
  • Partly Walled Garden
  • Two Leats
  • Beautiful Gardens and Grounds
  • In all about 18 acres

THE PROPERTY

Bullpits is a handsome Grade II listed country house dating from the 1720's with later 19th century editions. The white colour washed faade is Regency in style with large sash windows and overlooks its lovely gardens. The principal reception rooms are beautifully proportioned and typical of the era with tall ceiling heights, cornicing, shuttered windows and window seats. Other attributes worthy of mention include blue lias flagstone floors, open fireplaces in the drawing room, dining room (with a Jetmaster), sitting room and in the secondary hall with an inset wood burner. The secondary hall (in the oldest part of the house) provides access to the study and galleried library with cinema room below. In addition, there are two cottages included in the sale; Deer Cottage and Honey Cottage, both of which can provide useful ancillary income. In addition, there is the Club House with an apartment over which has been very successfully let. Bullpits is approached off the lane onto a tarmacadam drive with a spur leading to the garaging and on to the car parking area. There are a variety of stone and clay tiled outbuildings; these include a stone outbuilding currently used as a tractor store, a four door stone and tiled garage, and further garage adjoining Deer Cottage with a useful store room. Bullpits sits in an elevated position on the edge of Bourton, the most northerly village in Dorset, and set high above the River Stour. The Stourhead Estate is nearby with its stunning National Trust gardens as is Forestry Commission land with numerous bridleways and footpaths. Bourton has a good range of local amenities including a popular inn, garage/post office/village stores, church and well regarded primary school. There is a doctor's surgery in the village of Silton, while Gillingham provides for most everyday needs with a Waitrose and mainline railway station (London Waterloo). Nearby Bruton is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside, and has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including At the Chapel, The Roth Bar & Grill at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery and the newly opened Newt Hotel and Gardens. For more sophisticated requirements there is the cathedral city of Salisbury to the east and the city of Bath to the north. The A303 is close by and gives fast access to both the west country and London via the M3.