Attractive Grade II listed farmhouse and separate three bedroom cottage at the end of a no through lane.
Woolhouse Farm is a Grade II Listed Farmhouse constructed of ashlar stone and brick under a slate tile roof dating from C1650. The Farmhouse is approached via a quiet no through lane where a gate gives way to a private drive leading down to the former farmyard with Owl Barn on one side and the range of outbuildings on the other. At the heart of the original house is the drawing room with a flagstone floor and inglenook fireplace, off which is another reception room with fireplace and a cosy snug. The house has been sympathetically extended to create an impressive kitchen/breakfast room complete with custom built oak units, an oil fired AGA and under floor heating. Upstairs and above the kitchen/breakfast room is the master bedroom suite with French windows on to the balcony overlooking the gardens and grounds. There are also a further three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs.
Owl Barn is currently used as a holiday let converted to a high standard, providing spacious and well-appointed accommodation. It has two large reception rooms and three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private terrace overlooking the pond.
Next to the house is the tool shed which is constructed of stone with feather edging and a clay tile roof. This forms an ‘L’ with the old byre which is now used as garaging and storage, again this is part built of stone with feather edge under a pantile roof. Adjacent to it is a substantial log store. At the top of the yard is the workshop constructed of block under a corrugated roof. There is potential to convert the current workshop into four stables , with close access to the main 4 ½ acre field or a two bed annexe ( subject to the necessary planning consents). All the buildings have power and water connections. In addition there is a brick built potting shed overlooking the pond, which might lend itself to conversion to a studio (subject to necessary consents).
Informal gardens lie mainly to the south and east of the house and run down to the stream and pond, blending into the surrounding countryside. There is a large gravel terrace on the south side, accessed from the drawing room and the breakfast room, which leads onto an expanse of lawn, interspersed with a number of well stocked flowerbeds and borders. Below the house the stream runs into a spring fed pond. The lawns continue along the stream behind Owl Barn at the end of which is a large greenhouse. A well laid out vegetable garden and another greenhouse lie behind the potting shed.
These surround the property and are a mixture of paddock and small wooded areas. Beyond the traditional yard is a four acre paddock to the right of the drive and an orchard to the left. Above the pond is a paddock and beyond the garden two small coombes which flank another paddock.
Woolhouse Farm is set in a rural location on the fringe of the Blackmore Vale. The Farmhouse itself enjoys views and an idyllic setting at the end of a no through lane.
Close to the local town of Sturminster Newton with extensive local amenities.
The Abbey town of Sherborne and County town of Dorchester provide further 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.
The Farmhouse 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. Woolhouse Farm is also nearby to Sturminster Newton High School, Gillingham School and The Gryphon School, Sherborne.
Square Footage: 3,046 sq ft
Acreage: 7.5 Acres
From Sturminster Newton turn right on to the A357. Continue for about a quarter of a mile, taking the first left into Glue Hill. Climb the hill and take the first left into Holehouse Lane, Woolhouse Farm is the last property on the lane.