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SERENITY! A REAL SLICE OF DORSET HEAVEN ENJOYING HILL TOP PANORAMIC VIEWS! TOTAL TRANQUILLITY! FLEE FROM THE CITY! 15,737 SQUARE FEET OF ACCOMMODATION, STABLES AND BARNS! ONLY 8 MINUTES DRIVE TO THE A303 TRUNK ROAD LINKING LONDON TO THE SOUTH WEST! ONLY A SHORT DRIVE TO GILLINGHAM RAILWAY STATION - MAKING LONDON WATERLOO IN TWO HOURS WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR SEAT! 52.23 ACRES OF LAND IDEAL FOR KEEPING HORSES! THREE SUBSTANTIAL BARNS WITH DETACHED 4 BAY STABLE BLOCK AND WORKSHOP! STYLISH DETACHED LOG CABIN TWO BEDROOM ANNEXE! PLANNING CONSENT (class Q) FOR CONVERSION OF EXISTING BARNS TO 4 BEDROOM DWELLING AND SEPARATE THREE BEDROOM DWELLING! SUPERB DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL! ALSO PLANNING PERMISSION FOR SINGLE STOREY ORANGERY! STYLISH DETACHED HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS FROM MOST OF THE WINDOWS BOASTING CONTEMPORARY OPEN-PLAN LIVING AND FANTASTIC NATURAL LIGHT! FANTASTIC PRIVATE SCHOOLING OPTIONS NEARBY! A grassland farm with stylish, modern farmhouse offering panoramic countryside views. This property has a beautiful approach and very long private driveway making it feel very special indeed. As you drive up the approach you will pass the paddocks and the horses and come to the house and the hill top to be greeting by some of the most spectacular countryside views in the area. Please note: Some agricultural occupancy conditions and planning permission conditions apply. - contact the selling agent for more details. Deer Leap Farm is situated in unspoilt countryside on the outskirts of the town of Gillingham. Dorset's historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury is seven miles to the south east whilst the fashionable town of Bruton lies some twelve miles away. Other larger towns including Yeovil, Sherborne and Salisbury are all within easy driving distance. Gillingham offers a wide range of shops and supermarkets including both Waitrose and Lidl. There is a direct train service to London Waterloo (a 5 minute drive to the station) which takes about two hours and there are also superb road links with the A303 lying just four miles to the north. The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include a superb mixed comprehensive and sixth form college in Gillingham. Private schools in the area include Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Sandroyd, Clayesmore, Bryanston Sherborne Boys and Girls schools, Leweston, Bruton schools and Millfield. THIS PROPERTY AND HILL TOP POSITION MUST BE VISITED TO BE APPRECIATED - YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE BEAUTIFUL SPOT!
Large timber storm porch with outside light. Solid oak panel door leads to entrance reception hall.
ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL - 12'3 x 9'11
A generous entrance reception hall giving a heart to the home. Oak staircase rises to the first floor. Oak flooring. Feature entrance leads through to the main open-plan reception area allowing fantastic panoramic views from the front door.
MAIN 'L-SHAPED' OPEN PLAN RECEPTION AREA - 36'10 maximum x 27'maximum
A huge L shaped room enjoying a 'wow-factor' with beautiful interior design and a light multi-aspect with bespoke, period-style double glazed windows to all sides of the property, enjoying extensive countryside views. Double glazed bespoke timber, period-style double French doors opening onto the rear garden enjoying extensive countryside views. Double glazed double doors to the side. Oak flooring. Under floor heating. This open-plan main reception area consists of sitting room area, dining room area and kitchen/ breakfast room.
KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST AREA
A beautiful range of modern, bespoke German fitted kitchen units in a range of light oak and white matt lacquer units comprising solid Quartz stone work surface and surrounds. Inset sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over. Quooker boiling water tap. A range of drawers and cupboards under. Integrated appliances (dishwasher, fridge, freezer, combination microwave oven, warming drawer and fitted wine cooler) are complimented by an Aga range oven with induction hob and matching extractor fan. Moveable island unit and breakfast bar. Ceramic tiled floor. Under floor heating. Double glazed bespoke period-style window to the front. Folding oak doors lead to large storage cupboard space. Second set of folding oak doors lead to walk-in larder with light and power connected.
Oak door from the entrance reception hall leads to utility room.
UTILITY ROOM - 13' maximum x 10'2
Roll-edge laminated work surface with sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Cupboard under. Double glazed window to the front. Ceramic tiled floor. Under floor heating. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Oak door leads to cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder. Double glazed stable door to the side. Oak door leads to downstairs WC
Fitted low-level WC, wash basin, double glazed window to the side. Ceramic tiled floor. Extractor fan.
Staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first floor landing. Hatch to loft space. Oak doors lead off the first floor landing to the bedrooms.
MASTER BEDROOM - 12'9 x 20'5
A generous main bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with two double glazed windows to the rear and double glazed window to the side, all enjoying amazing, panoramic views over open countryside. Three radiators. Oak door leads to en-suite bathroom.
A luxury white suite comprising low-level WC, pedestal wash basin, bidet, corner bath, large glazed corner shower cubicle with mains shower over, tiled surrounds and floor, inset feature ceiling lighting, double glazed window to the front, radiator, chrome heated towel rail, shaver light and point. Oak door leads to linen cupboard with slatted shelving.
BEDROOM 2 - 12'11 x 15'
A generous second double bedroom. Double glazed window to the rear enjoying extensive countryside views. Two radiators.
BEDROOM 3 - 11'3 x 12'2
A generous third double bedroom. Double glazed window to the front. Radiator.
FIRST FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM
A white suite comprising low-level WC, pedestal wash basin, walk-in double sized shower cubicle with wall-mounted mains shower over. Tiled surrounds and floor. Chrome heated towel rail. Radiator. Double glazed window to the front. Extractor fan. Shaver light and point.
There is planning permission passed for a single storey orangery to the side of the property.
There is an extensive coverage of closed circuit television cameras covering the site, driveway approach, barns and stables that can be observed from the main house.
There is also a 63 AMP power supply by the back door of the main house for outdoor functions.
A detached log cabin close to the main house. Double glazed double doors give access to open-plan main room.
MAIN ROOM - 22'2 x 19'3
This open-plan space enjoys a fantastic amount of natural light and a multi-aspect with double glazed window to the front, side and rear. The area is split into three main areas: sitting room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen boasts a range of fitted units. Work surface. Stainless steel sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over. A range of fitted appliances and wall-mounted cooker hood extractor fan. Double doors lead to fitted cupboard space housing Worcester Bosch central heating boiler providing radiator central heating. Glazed double doors lead to the inner hall.
INNER HALL - 8'10 x 5'7
Radiator. Doors lead off the inner hall to bedrooms.
BEDROOM 1 - 13'4 x 9'5
This double bedroom enjoys a light dual aspect with double glazed windows to the front and side. Fitted wardrobe cupboard space. Radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Two pedestal wash basin, low-level WC, large glazed shower cubicle with wall-mounted mains shower over. Radiator. Tiled surrounds. uPVC double glazed window to the rear. Shaver point.
BEDROOM 2 - 11'1 x 9'5
Double glazed window to the rear enjoying extensive countryside views. Radiator. Fitted wardrobe cupboard space.
A fitted suite comprising panel bath with mains shower over, wash basin and low level WC.
PLEASE NOTE: The annexe was initially granted consent as a temporary agricultural workers dwelling for a three year period. It now has consent to remain on the site until the 1st December 2018 to accommodate a dependent relative on site. This could possibly be extended for a further period, subject to the necessary planning consent.
There are two predominate large farmyards providing extensive off-road parking for cars and farm vehicles leading to detached stable block and three large barns.
DETACHED STABLE BLOCK
A timber framed stables comprising of 4 stables on concrete base. Water and electricity is connected. Each measures 11'7 x 11'6.
BARN A - 81'5 x 48'7
BARN B - 97'10 x 48'8
BARN C - 59'11 x 39'4
All three of the barns are modern buildings and open framed steel framed structures with large concrete yards. They are used to facilitate cattle and machinery and total approximately 12,568 square feet.
Within one of the barns there is a workshop with roller door and mezzanine level providing additional storage and separate shower, kitchen and restroom/WC.
The current owners have gained a superb opportunity to build two detached contemporary dwellings through conversion of two existing farm buildings. Consent was granted on the 30th March 2017 by Part 3 Class Q of the Town and Country Planning (General permitted development) Order 2015 to convert the buildings. The buildings will occupy a choice hill top position taking in superb views over the surrounding Dorset countryside. The single storey dwellings will retain the frame of the original steel structures and will offer spacious, light interiors with tasteful Cedar wood cladding on the exterior. (See CAD images in the photograph selections).
Barn A will have proposed accommodation comprising Entrance hall, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, living room, master bedroom with en-suite and dressing area, three further bedrooms and family bathroom.
Barn B will have propose accommodation comprising entrance hall, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, living room, master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
It is a requirement of the permission that the development shall be completed within a period of three years from the date of the decision and that prior to the occupation of the dwellings the existing agricultural building lying to the north of the grouping shall be partially demolished and the remainder to be used for ancillary storage in connection with the residential use.
There is also planning permission passed for a single storey orangery to the side of the property.
Full details for the planning consent are available from North Dorset District Council website under application number 2/2017/0231/AGDWPA.
AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITION:
Occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed, in the locality in agriculture as defined in section 336(1) of the Town and Country planning act 1990, or in forestry (including any dependants of such person residing with him) or the widow or widower of such a person.
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RIGHTS OF WAY:
There are two footpaths that cross the land directly from the public highway.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME:
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and the entitlements can be made available to the purchaser. The purchaser will be responsible for meeting the agent's costs incurred in completing any necessary transfer of these entitlements.
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