King's Stag, Sturminster Newton, DT10

For Sale Price on application

Key Features

4 Bedrooms
Sitting Room
Dining Room
Reception Room
Utility Room
3 Bathrooms
18.8 Acres
Car Port

About This Property

An early 17th century Grade II Listed four bedroom farmhouse positioned within approximately 18.8 acres and two holiday letting cottages.

Blackrow Farm is a superb Grade II Listed period home, sitting in its own grounds on the edge of the popular village of Kings Stag. The property has its own private driveway and offers much privacy and scope for multi-generational living and as a continued holiday letting business. Blackrow Farm dates approximately from the early 17th century with attractive natural stone elevations, mullioned windows under a thatch roof. The property has been significantly refurbished and renovated throughout the current owners' occupation inclusive of the creation of the self catering holiday cottages, specifically designed with wheelchair access and all facilities suitable for use by the disabled. Blackrow Farm itself offers three key reception rooms, the architecturally designed sitting room having a wonderful southerly vista over the immaculate gardens and land beyond. The dining room and third reception room face the front of the house, both offering a collection of charming character features to include stone mullion windows with an Inglenook fireplace with bread oven to the reception room and to the dining room a stone fireplace with wood burner. The tastefully fitted kitchen flows from the sitting room with continuity of electric under floor heating and Barcelona lime stone flooring. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of units with granite work tops over, larder cupboard, Belfast sink and separate circular sink unit, integrated Neff appliances to include dishwasher and microwave, Everhot aga style cooker, space for American style freezer and pedestrian doors to the much loved gardens. On the north side of the house the ground floor is completed with a useful utility room, separate boiler room, store room, cloakroom and side hallway with access to the courtyard. Upstairs the bedrooms are split over two floors, the first floor being accessed via two separate staircases, one of which leads straight into the principal bedroom having its own en-suite facilities. The first floor is completed by a further beautiful dual aspect double room and family bathroom with stairs leading up to the second floor providing a further two bedrooms with en-suite facilities.

The two holiday cottages and associated Threshing barn are situated adjacent to the generous courtyard parking area. The self catering accommodation was created out of a group of ancient barns, there are two stylish and carefully planned cottages available, each with their own distinct atmosphere and the bonus of the Threshing barn, a fantastic space for a larger family, group party or conference.

Holiday Accommodation
Dairy Cottage (sleeps up to four) has two generously sized double bedrooms, both bedrooms are large and spacious and come with an en-suite wet room, sensitive lighting and are luxuriously appointed. Dairy Cottage has an open plan kitchen/living room created out of the old pig sty with much character being retained with high ceilings, exposed beams and superb outlook over open countryside.
The Dutch Barn (sleeps up to eight) has one spacious ground floor bedroom with an en-suite wet room and three further double bedrooms upstairs. The stunning master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with uninterrupted valley views. There are two further bedrooms and a well appointed family shower room.

Blackrow Farm nestles in its own small estate within the popular village of King's Stag. King's Stag is a pleasant semi rural village in the heart of the Blackmore Vale countryside with an Inn, with a weekly post office, garage with shop and a bus service. The general area is predominantly farming/semi rural with numerous footpaths to enjoy the countryside. The pretty Abbey town of Sherborne is 7 miles to the north and the County Town of Dorchester is 16 miles to the south with a wide range of facilities for education, entertainment, health and leisure can be found including golf at Came Down, Folke and Sherborne, Dorchester cricket, football and rugby clubs and sailing in the Olympic waters of Portland and Weymouth. Communications are excellent, with main line railway links to London Waterloo from Dorchester, Sherborne and Gillingham, cross channel services at Poole, airports at Bournemouth, Bristol and Exeter and there is a very effective road network.

Blackrow Farm is well equipped for any purchaser wishing for a secluded small holding or successful holiday let business. The total plot measures approximately 18.8 acres, a combination of well maintained garden, pasture and woodland. The property has a grand approach down a long welcoming driveway with its own private land either side of the access way. The front of the property is tastefully landscaped with the driveway continuing round to a generous area of gravel parking with adjacent car port with electric car pod point, separate workshop and store. The formal much loved rear gardens have much privacy from the holiday cottages, tastefully landscaped with areas of lawn, sun terrace and orchard with varieties to include russet and bramley. The gardens and terrace offer uninterrupted views across your own land and valley beyond. Beyond the garden is the remaining paddock and woodland having its own independent vehicle access.


The house has the benefit of oil fired central heating and ground floor electric underfloor heating. The cottages have their own central heating systems with mains water and electricity connected to all of the properties. An air source pump supplies the holiday lets. There is a private bio digester drainage system which has the capacity of all of the properties on site. Solar panels installed providing an excellent tariff and annual payback.

Agents Note
The holiday cottages are for temporary holiday let only (28 days maximum stay). There is much goodwill attached to the holiday lets business and the successful financial returns can be detailed upon request.

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