Guide price £1,250,000
A HANDSOME PERIOD FARMHOUSE, SUBSTANTIAL ANNEXE, OUTBUILDINGS AND 3.8 ACRES IN A PRIVATE RURAL SETTING. In a glorious rural setting with a lovely outlook, Rodmore Farm is a handsome listed Ham stone house that has been in the same family for nearly 40 years. A date carved in the roof (1610) and an unusual round chimney stack suggests it dates from early 17th century, but it has been substantially enlarged and improved under the ownership of our clients. The first modern. The first modern addition was the single story annexe in the early 90's and 5 years later the main house was enlarged and now offers over 4,000 sq ft. of flexible accommodation space. The main house has three reception rooms including a panelled drawing room with stone fireplace and wood burner, a sitting room/study and a dining room with a large inglenook. An impressive kitchen/breakfast room, boot room and cloak room complete the ground floor. Upstairs there are four good bedrooms and three bathrooms including two ensuite. The adjoining annexe includes two further reception rooms, a kitchen, three bedrooms and two more bath/shower rooms. The annexe and house extension are both double glazed (unusual for a listed building), it was partially rewired and had a combined new heating system installed in the 90's. Whilst the house has been generally well maintained there is now scope for some further simple updating and refurbishment, work that might include upgrading the services and installation of a new kitchen and bathrooms etc. After nearly 40 years as a happy and comfortable home for three generations of our client's family, Rodmore still has the potential to be a perfect home for extended families or multi generational living, or with a little adaption and imagination it could easily become a large and flexible single family home, in a wonderful setting with excellent outbuildings and a good holding of land. As with the house, the garden, outbuildings and land are well maintained and in good heart. Coming in from the road the drive forks to go to the front of the house or the old farmyard at the back, where you will find the daily entrance to the house and the front door of the annexe. There are well kept gardens surrounding the house and annexe, and there is a particularly lovely view south over the fields towards the hills around the Dorsetshire Gap in the distance. Across the yard from the house there is a traditional stone barn with a large storage area for hay and machinery, a secure workshop and a tack room, and a stable with two boxes. To the west and north of the yard there are three well connected grass paddocks with mains water. In the corner of the smallest paddock there is a small copse and wet wildlife area. In total the grounds extend to about 3.83 acres (1.55 hectares) and provide a lovely setting and natural privacy for the property. Rodmore Farm is surrounded by lovely countryside at the southern end of the Blackmore Vale, a traditional landscape rich in green fields, old oaks and ancient hedgerows. With no immediate neighbours the property is about a mile north of the village of Kings Stag where there is a service station with a village shop and The Green Man pub and coffee shop. Local primary schools are nearby in Bishops Caundle and Hazelbury Bryan, where there is also another shop and pub. It is only a short drive to Stalbridge where local shops include Dike & Sons farmous supermarket or Sturminster Newton there is a Co-op mini market, medical center as well as The Exchange (a busy local venue) and Harts of Stur, a well known kitchen and hardware store. Going further afield, within about half an hour you can be in Sherborne with its pretty shopping streets and Waitrose or Blandford where there is a busy market square, M&S Food Hall, Tesco and Lidl superstores. As well as local primary and secondary schools, this part of Dorset is popular because of a number of top independent schools; Sherborne, Bryanston, Leweston, Milton Abbey and Clayesmore are all nearby along with Hanford, Sandroyd and Port Regis prep schools. The area has plenty of good opportunities for leisure and recreation. Bulbarrow, a well known local beauty spot, is just across the vale and in under an hour you could be enjoying water sports in Poole Harbour and Studland Bay, walking in Wareham Forest and the Purbecks, or exploring Dorset's renowned Jurassic Coastline. Links further afield are also good, it takes about 20 minutes to drive down on to the A354 Dorchester, Blandford, Salisbury main road, and from their commuting to Poole, Bournemouth and Ferndown is straight forward. A link onto the A31 takes you to Southampton and Portsmouth via the M27 and on up to London on the M3. An alternative route to London is via the A303/M3, and the nearest station is in Sherborne (London Waterloo about 2 hours). Mains water and electricity are available at the property. Private drainage (treatment plant). Oil fired central heating, and oil fired Aga. Good broadband available.
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Guide price £1,250,000