Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2

For Sale ££925,000 Guide

Key Features

Main Farmhouse with
4 bedrooms
3 reception rooms
bathroom and Shower room
separate Lodge annexe
2 bedrooms
living Room/kitchen
two shower rooms
garage and parking

About This Property

Standing in over TWO ACRES a detached 4 bedroom, 3 reception room FARMHOUSE and super energy efficient 2 bedroom detached single storey LODGE annexe, enjoying wonderful southerly countryside views in a rural location only 3 miles east of Dorchester. EPC band E

Higher Norris Mill which is detached has rendered and colourwashed elevations under a tiled roof, with double glazed windows. Dated 1925 and originally part of the Ilsington Estate the house enjoys an enviable rural location between Stinsford and Tincleton, only some 3 miles east of Dorchester. Providing well proportioned accommodation of 3 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms, with LPG fired central heating together with solar panels, the farmhouse will ideally suit the growing family and in addition, within the grounds is a highly energy efficient 2 bedroom detached annexe lodge. From the gardens and paddock there are outstanding southerly views over the surrounding countryside.

The Porch and front door leads to the L shaped entrance hall with doors to the 3 reception rooms. The main double aspect Drawing room at the rear has a featured carved timber fireplace and archway to an office recess with door to the rear garden. The Sitting room is also double aspect with a brickette fireplace and wood burning stove and the Study has a fireplace and built in cupboard. The dining room with double doors to the garden, walk in Pantry and store cupboard connects with the Kitchen which is fitted with oak faced floor and wall units and has the LPG gas fired boiler. Adjacent to the side entrance door is the ground floor cloakroom. From the Hall a fine staircase rises to the first floor landing, 4 double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and separate w.c.

The Lodge was constructed in 2014 to provide a super energy efficient annexe standing within the gardens of the farmhouse. The Larch timber clad elevations have weathered to blend with the coloured triple glazed windows and bi-fold doors. The accommodation which is beautifully appointed, features vaulted ceilings with downlighters throughout, underfloor heating served by an air source heat pump and floor level external verandah to the rear and side.

The main entrance door leads to the hall and to the open plan Living room/kitchen with two sets of bi-fold doors to the verandah, fitted kitchen by ‘Wren’ with integrated appliances and door to the side entrance porch. Off the hall is the utility room with plumbing and the heat recovery system, the second bedroom and main shower room. A door from the living/kitchen leads to the main bedroom with ‘Sharps’ fitted wardrobes and the ensuite shower room. The annexe extends to approximately 90 sq. m. (968sq.ft.)

The small hamlet of Bockhampton was thought to be the inspiration for the village of Mellstock in Thomas Hardy's Under the Greenwood Tree. There are many other places of interest nearby, including castles, gardens, stately homes, picturesque villages and Dorset's magnificent coastline. Though surrounded by green fields and woodland, the hamlet is within three miles of the County Town of Dorchester which provides a full range of shopping, leisure and commercial facilities, including supermarkets and leisure centre. Other local centres such as Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth offer a broader range of facilities. The World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast is only a few miles away to the south. Sport in the area includes numerous golf courses and sailing in the Olympic waters of Portland and Weymouth. Communications are excellent with a main line railway station from Dorchester to London Waterloo and Bristol. Cross channel services are available at Poole and there are airports at Exeter, Southampton and Bournemouth. Despite the very rural nature of the surrounding area, there is a very effective road network.

Electric entrance gate lead to the gravelled frontage with extensive parking and the Detached Garage. The main garden to the south of the property is primarily lawned with maturing trees and a paved terrace adjoining the rear of the farmhouse. A dry stone wall and gate leads to a side grassed area with gate to the side track and a tall hedge with arch leading to the front of the house.
At the rear of the lodge is the fenced LPG bulk tank, timber stable building, summer house and store. The lawned gardens surround the lodge. Two field style gates leading into the Paddocks which have a separate road access.
The total area extends to approximately 2.13 acres (0.86 hectares)
The majority of the accommodation to Higher Norris Mill and the lodge has a southerly aspect with far reaching rural views towards the coast and the Purbecks.

Entrance Hall

Drawing Room
with office area 7'7 x 5'7"
5.50m x 4.30m (18'1" x 14'1")

Sitting Room

4.20m x 3.84m (13'9" x 12'7")


3.02m x 2.80m (9'11" x 9'2")

Dining Room

4.32m x 3.90m (14'2" x 12'10")


5.50m x 3.35m (18'1" x 11')


Bedroom One

5.49m x 4.34m (18'0" x 14'3")

Bedroom Two

4.85m x 4.00m (15'11" x 13'1")

Bedroom Three

0.33m0.03m x 3.53m

Bedroom Four

3.48m x 3.45m (11'5" x 11'4")

Bathroom & WC

Shower Room

Separate WC

The Lodge

Living Room/Kitchen

6.55m x 5.87m (21'6" x 19'3")

Bedroom One

3.7m (7.32m) x 3.7m

Bedroom Two

3.70m x 2.36m (12'2" x 7'9")

Two Shower Rooms

Utility Room

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