Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, DT10

Under Offer ££2,450,000 Guide

Key Features

Victorian Farmhouse
Detached Bungalow (AOC)
Modern Farm Buildings
Courtyard Range of Traditional Buildings
Development Potential
47.13 acres (19.7ha)
Quiet & Peaceful Location
Drone Video Available

About This Property

An impressive Victorian farmhouse with annexe, detached bungalow (subject to AOC), modern farm buildings, courtyard range of traditional farm buildings offering development potential set within 47.13 acres (19.07 Ha) of ring fenced productive farmland.

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Owned by the same family for 57 years and last utilised as a dairy farm in 2015, Hewletts Farm offers an exciting opportunity to acquire a traditional Blackmore Vale Farm set in a very private and peaceful location surrounded by ring fenced land. The farm’s accommodation comprises a striking 8 bedroom Victorian Farmhouse with a recently converted 1 bedroom annexe as well as a three bedroom detached bungalow (subject to AOC). The traditional farm buildings offer a huge variety of uses such as holiday lets (subject to the necessary planning consent), storage, stabling and studios They have historically gained planning permission for change of use to 3 full residential units. (planning now lapsed). The gently undulating farmland surrounding the properties enhances the far reaching countryside views.

The Farmhouse
An excellent example of a Lord Stalbridge farmhouse typical of the period and the locality, exhibiting the distinguishable Grosvenor family wheatsheaf crest on one gable. Constructed in 1865 of greenstone elevations with pronounced quoins and stone mullion windows it boasts traditional Victorian proportions with large square principle rooms and tall perpendicular dimensions. Recently modernised in many of the rooms and on the second floor, the property offers modern day living within a handsome period property.
The accommodation is set out on the attached floor plan and briefly comprises;
Steps up and door to a wide Entrance Hall with flagstone floor and high ceilings and a door to the rear decking area, a door opens to the Dining Room which has plenty of space for a large dinning table, with a tiled hearth fireplace, perfecting for entertaining in those winter evenings. The Sitting Room is a well proportioned room with a timber surround fireplace and exposed timber floor. The Kitchen offers a large social space which has been fitted with wall and base units, a composite sink and drainer, plumbing for white goods and a tiled floor. Adjoining is the Utility Room and WC, which gives access to the rear courtyard area.
The original exposed timber staircase leads to the large landing. On the first floor is a large Double Bedroom with fireplace, WC and hand basin and a roll top bath that’s perfectly positioned to enjoy the delightful Dorset views. Additionally, there are three further Double Bedrooms, a recently fitted Family Bathroom with a bath, hand basin and WC and a useful Shower Room. All of the bedrooms are well proportioned square rooms.
The second floor has been recently renovated to accommodate a newly fitted Family Bathroom with clear shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. The Four good sized rooms are currently utilised as Bedrooms with wonderful views, but would however suit a range of uses such as offices or games rooms.

The adjoining annexe has recently been installed to a high standard and offers a fantastic income potential. A Hallway with door to Wet Room leads to the Kitchen fitted with the original flag stone floor, brand new wall and base units, composite sink, integral oven and hot water tap. Upstairs is a large double Bedroom with glass panelled Shower Room.

Hewletts Farm also comprises a superb three bedroom detached bungalow, which is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. The property comprises a Utility Room which adjoins the integral single Garage, a spacious Kitchen fitted with wall and base units, a dual aspect Sitting Room which enjoys gorgeous views, three good sized Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. The bungalow is completely private with a concrete driveway, three timber stables with sheeted roof with a pretty garden surround bound by a Laurel hedge and fence.

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The property is approached from the lane over a shared private road leading to a private gravel driveway which leads to the farmstead and large gravel parking area which adjoins the farmhouse, courtyard and traditional farm buildings.
The beautiful garden wraps around the property and comprises a large decking area with adjoining flower beds, large level lawn, bounded by post and rail fencing. The garden contains a number of recently planted trees and mature shrubs. To the front of the property is a delightful recently landscaped pond with slab surround and pathway which surrounds the property. To the east is the Carport 19ft x 43ft with stone walls under a profile sheeted roof.

Farm Buildings
Adjoining the annexe is the Old Parlour of stone and brick elevations with concrete floor under a slate roof, including: Store Room 12.11ft x 16.11ft, Old Parlour 17.2ft x 19.1ft and a Workshop 18.4ft x 9.6ft. Currently utilised for storage these buildings would be suitable for conversion (subject to the necessary planning consents).
Located to the north and north east of the farmhouse is a range of traditional buildings adjoining a gravel courtyard. The old Cow Shed of 93ft x 17.5ft of stone and block with concrete floor under a profile sheeted roof. There is an adjoining Bull Pen of 15.5ft x 17.1ft with yard area adjoining. To the north is a traditional two storey General Purpose Barn 35.1ft x 20.1ft of brick and stone under a profile sheeted roof with adjoining Former Parlour Opening 46.8ft x 17.1ft leading to the Former Parlour 49ft x 17.3ft and adjoining Old Dairy 17.7ft x 17.8ft. Planning has previously been obtained for conversion to 3 full residential units (now lapsed).
The modern farm buildings are located to the north of the traditional buildings and comprise: a Covered Yard 89.8ft x 47.6ft constructed in 2013 of steel, concrete block, profile sheeted cladding with Yorkshire boarding and concrete floor under a profile sheeted roof. A further Covered Yard 160ft x 107ft approx. of concrete panels, Yorkshire boarding with earth floor under a fibre cement roof can be used for a range of agricultural, equestrian, commercial and storage uses subject to necessary consent.

The Land
Surrounding the farmstead is 47.13 acres (19.07 Ha) of agricultural pasture land as shown edged red on the attached site plan. The land comprises largely level and gently undulating productive pasture land, currently sown to short term leys. The soil is a loam over Oxford clay and is classified as Grade III under the DEFRA Land Classification Map.

Hewletts Farm is set at the end of a private track accessed over a shared private road. The farm enjoys a quiet and peaceful location within the unspoilt North Dorset countryside, with wonderful views of the farmland and countryside beyond. The farm is located within a short drive of Stalbridge, despite its small size Stalbridge has a wide selection of local amenities including a church, award winning Dikes family supermarket and café, pharmacy, dentist, optician and pub.
Sporting, walking and riding opportunities are abound within the area with many walks to be had from the village itself, while the region is well known for both its public and privately funded schooling. Communication links are good with a main line station at Templecombe linking directly with London Waterloo, while road links are from the A303 joined at Wincanton giving swift access to London and the Home Counties along the M3, M25 route.
The historic town of Sherborne is about 12 miles north west. Sherborne is renowned for its many excellent schools including Sherborne Boys and Sherborne Girls. The Abbey, two castles, railway station, beautiful architecture and a thriving community makes it a very appealing place to visit. As well as Waitrose, the town also boasts a thriving blend of independent retailers.
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