4 bed detached house for sale in Higher Blandford Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Contemporary 4 bedroom property
- 2 bedroom separate annexe with income potential
- Outstanding views and position
- Land extending to just under 20 acres
- Mixture of pasture and woodland
- Convenient to Shaftesbury
- Redesigned and renovated in the last 5 years
- High quality fittings
Description A south facing, hand crafted, beautifully finished and individually designed contemporary house in a unique position overlooking its own 20 acre valley, giving outstanding views. Plus a separate cottage with income potential.
Hintock Hollow is a truly unique property, making the most of the fabulously intoxicating position overlooking its own land, Boyne Hollow. A picturesque valley with far reaching views across to Melbury Abbas and beyond, it is a haven for wildlife. The property was built in 2005 and has been completely renovated and redesigned in the last 5 years, the quality is apparent immediately. Constructed of dressed Melbury Green stone with Bath stone quoins, lintels and sills under a natural slate roof.
Close to Shaftesbury the property is approached via a private drive. The front door opens into a spacious hallway with a beautiful hand crafted oak staircase, engineered wood flooring extends into the drawing room which is very impressive in size with a Purbeck stone fireplace and hearth containing a wood burning stove, bi-fold doors open to the garden and views beyond, there is also a large integrated shelving unit. The triple aspect dining room has patio doors to the decking area and full height storage cupboards, open plan to the bespoke kitchen which has a good range of floor and full length cupboards with integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer, eye level neff electric oven, microwave, warming drawer and induction hob, oak worktops and ceramic tiled floor. In the centre is a tailor-made island with breakfast bar and handmade elm top. The view from the kitchen sink is stunning.
Off the hall, the triple aspect snug has another wood burning stove, this room could also be used as a formal dining room if required. From the hall there is also access to the boiler room (oil CH), a separate cloakroom and the large utility room which has plenty of additional storage with space and plumbing for appliances. A door leads to a rear courtyard with access to the cottage annexe. Both the house and cottage have water softeners.
On the first floor the large vaulted landing has glass doors to a balcony, the master bedroom has full height glass, with doors to a Juliet balcony enabling one to enjoy the wonderful views down the valley. This is a beautiful, spacious room with fitted wardrobes. There is a generous ensuite with double shower and incorporates storage units around the sanitary ware. Bedroom two also has an ensuite shower room and views towards the annexe. Bedroom three is double aspect and bedroom four has full height glass and doors to a Juliet balcony as with the master bedroom. The effect is stunning.
The family bathroom has a drench shower over the bath and stone tiles, again with inbuilt storage units.
The cottage is open plan with its own oil boiler, giving underfloor heating on the ground floor, a fully fitted kitchen area and island with breakfast bar, space for a dining table and a seating area. Doors to a patio and garden with steps to a lower level and the valley.
There is separate pedestrian access to the parking area. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside there is parking for several cars for both the house and cottage. The barn / garage is double fronted, with electric roller doors, behind which there are two workshops and an office. Total floor area is 588 sq ft. Attached to one of the workshops is a conservatory / greenhouse and a vegetable garden alongside.
The garden has dramatic views with a level patio and a water feature, flower beds, decking and a further seating area, on the lower level. An additional garden outside the cottage could be separated to create a private garden for it.
Grass rides to the valley and land, which is a registered agricultural holding, is extremely attractive in nature. The sloping sides are mainly woodland and lead down to pasture and parkland in the valley bottom which is suitable for grazing and could be divided into smaller paddocks if so desired. Approximately 14 acres of grassland.
Sporting rights are included with the sale. Wildlife such as deer, badgers, owls and kites can be found, the woodland has an abundance of bluebells and wild garlic.
Overall the property has been renovated to a very high standard. There are Danish aluminium double glazed windows throughout, internal doors are contemporary oak laminate with double doors and glass panels to the dining room and drawing room. Category 5 cabling is installed and solar panels heat the water for the main house and provide an income of approximately Â£1,200 pa.
The cottage would be ideal for extended family, guest suite or has potential as a rental property.
The property is subject to a public footpath which borders the property with a small section running along the northern boundary, it is fenced off. View more View less