Picturesque equestrian country house with 16th Century origins and modern additions set in a rural location on the edge of the Blackmore Vale.
The property is approached via a long private drive leading to an extensive parking area. Little Whitemoor Farm is a Grade II listed original Dorset Longhouse dating from the 16th Century. This cob walled section has a cedar shingled roof. Extended and refurbished over the last 10 years, the modern additions blend harmoniously with the original building.
The sympathetic restoration of the original part, together with the later additions, retain many traditional features and together combine to provide a comfortable home for the modern family. Most of the rooms are exceptionally light and enjoy views over the stunning countryside. The ground floor has an impressive entrance hall with minstrels gallery. It leads into the sitting room which is triple aspect and has a Hampton fireplace with wood burning stove. French windows open onto the terrace. A spacious kitchen/dining room has a good range of fitted cupboards with beech worktop, larder and butler’s sink. There is also a 4 oven oil fired Aga. Adjacent to here is a further summer kitchen with large central island and includes an electric oven and induction hob, further summer kitchen with large central island and includes an electric oven and induction hob, further fitted appliances and butlers sink. A cosy snug has an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and original 16th century bread oven. There is also a boot room, utility and cloakroom.
To the first floor in the original part of the house are two bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower. In the later extension is a master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms (with one having an en suite shower room), family bathroom and a study.
The gardens, paddocks and outside areas are well landscaped. There is a stable block and yard, car port, workshop/garage log store and vaulted oak-framed barn which is currently being used as rentable studio space. There is a raised vegetable/herb garden and an area housing a children’s playhouse. With the addition of a large terraced area to the rear of the property, the garden provides ample family space.
All three large paddocks have a water supply and field shelters. There is a good size outdoor arena with post and rail fencing and silica sand and rubber dressing over Geotextile membrane and 200mm drainage blanket plus drainage ditch. There is also an extensive lorry parking area.
A secure stable yard is comprised of 5 timber clad stables with box metal roof where solar panels are located and rubber flooring. There are stairs to a boarded loft space and has power, lighting and water supply. Outside WC.
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Little Whitemoor Farm is set in a rural location on the fringe of the Blackmore Vale. The Farmhouse enjoys views over its own land and from the rear paddock impressive chalk downlands rise towards Melcombe Bingham.
Kings Stag has a popular pub and petrol filling station/shop/hire store, with more extensive local facilities in Sturminster Newton.
The Abbey town of Sherborne and County Town of Dorchester provide extensive shopping facilities. Templecombe has a main line rail service to London Waterloo.
Golf can be found at Sherborne, Yeovil, Dorchester (Came Down) and Blandford and The World Heritage designated Dorset Coast is about 45 minutes to the south. Racing is at Bath, Wincanton and Salisbury.
Hunting is with the Blackmore and Sparkmore Vale, Cattistock, South Dorset or Portman. The property enjoys extensive outriding towards Pulham, Beaulieu Wood and surrounding areas.
Little Whitemoor Farm is close to a number of prestigious schools both in the private and state sector. The prep schools of Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hanford, Knighton House and Hazelgrove are all within driving distance. Public Schools within easy driving distance include St Mary’s Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Clayesmore and Bryanston. Other Public schools close by are Milton Abbey, Millfield, Downside and Kings Bruton, Little Whitemoor Farm is also in the catchment area for Gillingham School and The Gryphon School.
Square Footage: 5,860 sq ft
Acreage: 6.8 Acres
From Blandford follow the A357 towards Sturminster Newton and continue to Lydlinch, turning left onto the A3030 to Sherborne. At the junction by the Deer Park turn left towards Dorchester. On entering the village of Kings Stag, turn left at the crossroads by The Green Man pub towards Hazelbury Bryan. Continue on the road and just as you approach Hazelbury Bryan look for the speed restriction sign and Little Whitemoor Farm will be found on the right hand side.