A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial detached family home sitting in grounds extending to just under two and half acres with the possibility of purchasing additional land adjacent to the existing. The property itself offers well proportioned bright rooms with four bedrooms and an attached annexe, which has two bedrooms and could easily be incorporated into the main accommodation, if required, or could provide an additional income. The property was previously a dairy farm which was remodelled in the mid 1950s with additions done during the twenty two years that our seller have owned the property. The property benefits from wholly owned solar panels providing a credit tariff and a heat exchange system providing hot water. The property also has uPVC double glazing and electric heating.
This property offers amazing potential lending itself to a whole host of variations - from those looking to start a small holding and get a taste of the 'good life', equestrian usage, there is also an income potential from the annexe and storage in the barns or just as a large home for an existing or growing family with a granny annexe and plenty of external space for children and pets to let off steam. The grounds offer a sunny and very private aspect surrounded by and enjoying views over the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside and of Alfred's Tower at Stourhead in the distance and boasts easy access to the market town of Sturminster Newton. A viewing is vital to really appreciate this versatile property.
Energy Efficiency Rating C - Council Tax Band E - DRAFT DETAILS
Road Lane Farm -
The Property -
In brief, the ground floor accommodation consists of useful front porch with plenty of space for boots and coats, welcoming reception hall with exposed floorboards, door to the formal dining room boasting a wonderful working Victorian style fireplace and double doors opening to the T shaped kitchen and breakfast room, which would certainly be the hub of this family home. From the kitchen there is access to the utility/boot room, the conservatory with outlook over the grounds and countryside beyond and to the triple aspect sitting room with fabulous fireplace, exposed floorboards and French doors opening out to a paved seating area. There is also a wet room accessed from the utility or dining room. On the first floor there is the main bathroom and three good sized bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. The master bedroom is accessed from the sitting room staircase and benefits from built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. In addition, a door from the dining room could be re-instated to provide access to the annexe, which could easily be incorporated into the main property should it be required.
The Annexe - The annexe consists of open plan living space with fully functioning kitchenette with plumbing for a dishwasher. There is also a ground floor double bedroom with built in wardrobes, shower room and separate cloakroom. On the first floor there is a galleried bedroom with en-suite shower room. Outside there is a small enclosed garden. The ground floor benefits from underfloor heating.
The Grounds - The property is approached from the road via wrought iron electrically controlled gates onto a gravelled drive that skirts the outbuildings and sweeps round to the front of the property where there is plenty of space for parking. To the front of the property there is a large expanse of lawn and a pond, whilst to the rear there is potential for a small paddock, vegetable beds or just a large garden that has a gravelled path running along the perimeter. The property has its own sewage pumping system.
The Outbuildings - The property benefits from a range of outbuildings located to the side of the main dwelling consisting of block built garage, double timber garage, modern large open barn, former milking parlour converted to an american style barn stabling block with power and water plus a variety of of lockable storage units.
The Location -
Bagber, Sturminster Newton - Bagber is a small village in the North Dorset countryside with easy access to surrounding towns and some of the most beautiful countryside in England which provides excellent walking, horse riding and other outdoor activities. Just two miles away is the market town of Sturminster Newton. Steeped in history and tradition, the town still has a Monday Market and offers a combination of country and town living. There is a range of independent shops and chain stores, doctor and dentist surgeries, schooling for all ages and a variety of entertainment venues. Further facilities which are all about 10 miles away, may be found at Blandford, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Gillingham both with mainline train stations.
From The Sturminster Newton Office - Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn right onto the A357 heading towards Sherborne. After about two miles the property will be found on the right hand side on the brow of the hill.