North Farm House is a desirable family home offering almost 3,300 sqft. of flexible light-filled accommodation arranged over two floors, which cleverly combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained period features throughout; including large sash windows, high ceilings and open fires. The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming entrance hall with attractive turned staircase, cloakroom and large boot room with built-in storage and garden access.
The well-propertioned drawing room with feature inglenook open fireplace is a wonderful room. A generous dual aspect sitting room, again with a feature open fireplace, and a large dining room with window seating make up the remaining reception space. There is a dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with a useful neighbouring pantry. The kitchen offers a range of country wall and floor units with quarry-tiles, an oil-fired AGA, modern integrated appliances, space for a table for more informal dining and a door to a secluded kitchen courtyard.
Accessible via two separate staircases, the first floor offers a generous dual aspect master bedroom with built-in storage, window seating and an en-suite bathroom with further built-in storage. Three further well-proportioned double bedrooms, all with built-in storage, and a family bathroom with window seating completes the first-floor accommodation.
Located in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ashmore is a particularly pretty tranquil village set around a circular pond and is the highest village in the county with thatched stone cottages, farms and the historic church.
The nearby village of Ludwell offers a well-stocked village shop, Post Office and butcher. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Shaftesbury and Blandford. Salisbury provides an excellent range of shopping and leisure facilities including a theatre, cinema, library, numerous pubs, restaurants and cafés. The area is renowned for its excellent variety of field sports with racing at both Salisbury and Wincanton as well as some well-known game shoots.
Golf can be played at nearby Rushmore Park and South West Wilts on the outskirts of Salisbury. There are several good independent and state schools in the area including Sandroyd, Clayesmore, Gillingham School, Hanford, Bryanston, South Wilts Grammar (Girls), Bishops (Boys) and Godolphin.
The property is approached through a wooden five-bar gate over an unmade driveway giving access to the garage with pedestrian gates set into a low-level stone wall leading to a verandah/storm porch shielding the front door and to the kitchen courtyard and garden studio.
The walled garden is laid mainly to level lawn bordered by mature shrubs and trees, numerous seating areas, a pedestrian gate to a neighbouring paddock and a paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al-fresco dining. The property also benefits from a large dual aspect garden studio accessible from the kitchen courtyard with a neighbouring garden store.