Kennels Lane, Middlemarsh, Dorset, DT9

££1,250,000 Guide

5 Bedroom Detached house For Sale

 HUGE DEVELOPEMENT POTENTIAL (subject to the necessary planning permission) - OVER 6 ACRES WITH LARGE OUTBUILDINGS AND PERIOD FARMHOUSE. 'The Grange’ is a handsome, substantial, deceptively spacious (3475 square feet in the main house plus barns and outbuildings totalling 8010 square), detached, period farmhouse situated in a fantastic ‘tucked away’ rural address, a short drive to the heart of the picturesque Dorset town of Sherborne. The house stands in a generous, level plot and fields extending to just over six acres, enjoying a glorious rural backdrop and views. The rear garden boasts a good degree of privacy and a sunny easterly aspect. There are two areas of driveway parking for over ten cars collectively. The property comes with several substantial outbuildings and barns. This superb, rare home requires updating throughout and retains a wealth of character features including exposed beams, flagstone floors and open fireplaces. The property is enviably free from the restrictions of Grade II listing. The land, outbuildings and main house offer excellent scope for extension, reconfiguration, conversion and development potential subject to the necessary planning permission. The deceptively spacious accommodation benefits from good levels of natural light and comprises entrance reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, open-plan farmhouse kitchen with oil-fired Aga, dining room, office / snug, utility room / boot room and ground floor WC / cloakroom. On the first floor there are two landing areas serviced by two separate staircases, master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, four further generous double bedrooms and two first floor family bathrooms. Most of the first-floor rooms enjoy stunning countryside views with lovely sunrises at the rear and sunsets at the front. The property is enhanced by oil-fired radiator central heating as well as a cast iron log burning stove. Please note: The septic tank is dated and will require attention. The property has fibre optic broadband. There are also enjoyable countryside walks from the front door. The popular, historic town centre of Sherborne is only a short drive away with its superb boutique high street with cafes, restaurants, Waitrose store and independent shops plus the breath-taking Abbey, Almshouses and Sherborne's world-famous private schools. It is also a short drive to the mainline railway station to London Waterloo. The popular market town of Dorchester is also within a short driving distance. This property is on the bus route between Dorchester and Sherborne town. Please note: The main barn has an asbestos roof and the septic tank has not been checked to see if it is compliant with modern binding rules. THIS UNIQUE AND AMAZING HOME NEEDS TO BE VIEWED INTERNALLY TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED.

Large porch with outside light and period panelled front door to reception hall.

Reception Hall – 15’7 Maximum x 13’6 Maximum
A large greeting area providing a heart to the home, staircase rises to the first floor, windows to the front and rear, flagstone floors, radiator, latch doors lead off the entrance hall to the main ground floor rooms.

Drawing Room – 23’1 Maximum x 15’2 Maximum
Enjoying a light dual aspect with two windows to the front, window to the rear enjoying fantastic countryside views, window seat, partial flagstone floor, large open fireplace, fireside recess shelving, two radiators.

Office / snug – 13’11 Maximum x 11’4 Maximum
Windows to both sides and rear, countryside views, exposed beams, radiator.

Dining Room – 16’10 Maximum x 13’7 Maximum
Windows to the sides and rear, countryside views, glazed door to the side, flagstone floor, radiator, latch door leads from the dining room to the sitting room.

Sitting Room – 27’11 Maximum x 14’8 Maximum
With windows to both sides and to the front, exposed beams, large inglenook fireplace with cast iron log burning stove, bread oven feature, exposed beams, window seat, two radiators, latch door leads to the inner hall.

Inner Hall – Radiator, second staircase rises to the first floor, panelled door from the inner hall leads to farmhouse kitchen/ breakfast room.

Farmhouse Kitchen / Breakfast Room – 14’10 Maximum x 15’10 Maximum
Enjoying a light dual aspect with windows to the front and rear, countryside views, multi-pane glazed French door open on to the rear patio, a range of oak panelled kitchen units comprising laminated worksurface, inset stainless steel double sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over, a range of drawers and cupboards under, quarry tiled floor, oil fired Aga, space and plumbing for dishwasher, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, exposed beams, radiator, door leads to understairs storage cupboard space, latch door from the kitchen leads to the utility room / boot room.

Utility Room / Boot Room – 16’8 Maximum x 7’9 Maximum
Window to the side, window to the front, stable door to the front, light and power connected, floor standing oil fired central heating boiler, space for upright fridge freezers.

Latch door from the entrance reception hall leads to cloakroom WC.

Cloakroom WC – Fitted low level WC, wall mounted wash basin, radiator, extractor fan.

This property has two staircases rising to the first floor. The main staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first floor landing, window to the rear enjoys extensive countryside views, radiator, doors lead to landing cupboard space, latch door to walk-in wardrobe, latch door lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.

Master Bedroom – 14’9 Maximum x 16’2 Maximum
Windows to the side and rear enjoy extensive countryside views, two radiators, second door from master bedroom leads to further landing area. latch door leads to en-suite bathroom.

En-suite Bathroom – 8’10 Maximum x 6’11 Maximum
A white suite comprising low level WC, panelled bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, his and hers inset sink bowls, tiled worksurface and surrounds, double glazed Velux ceiling window to the front, heated towel rail, radiator, shaver point.

Bedroom Two – 17’9 Maximum x 16’4 Maximum
A second generous double bedroom with windows to the side and rear, extensive countryside views, window to the front, vanity unit with wash basin, cupboard under, radiator.

Family Bathroom – 9’2 Maximum x 7’ Maximum
A fitted suite comprising enamel bath with shower tap arrangement over, low level WC, wash basin, double glazed Velux window to the front, radiator, door leads to airing cupboard with slatted shelving and hot water cylinder with immersion heater.

Second staircase rises from the inner hall to first floor landing area, exposed beams, windows to the front and side enjoying extensive countryside views, radiator, doors lead to fitted cupboard space, further doors lead off the second landing area to further first floor bedrooms.

Bedroom Three – 15’10 Maximum x 15’10 Maximum
A third generous double bedroom, windows to the front and rear, countryside views, two radiators, fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

Bedroom Four – 10’5 Maximum x 11’5 Maximum
A fourth double bedroom, windows to the front and side, countryside views, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

Bedroom Five – 12’1 Maximum x 8’6 Maximum
A fifth double bedroom, window to the side, radiator, vanity unit.

Guest Bathroom – 8’8 Maximum x 7’4 Maximum
A white suite comprising low level WC, panelled bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, pedestal wash basin, window to the side, radiator, tiling to splash prone areas, heated towel rail.

Shower Room - with electric shower.

Outside
This property stands in a level plot gardens and land extending to just over six acres with a glorious rural backdrop. At the front of the property there is an extensive area of lawned level garden giving a good depth from the country lane. There are two primary areas of private driveway providing extensive car parking for 10 cars or more. The property comes with three major detached outbuildings / barns.

Barn One – A former cow shed measuring 60’ in length x 31’10 in width. Light and power connected, automatic garage door. This barn provides garage parking for at least three cars, door leads to further room formerly used as games room.

Games Room – 22’10 Maximum   x 31’9 Maximum
Electric night storage heater, light and power connected, windows to the front and rear, further attached work shop.

Workshop – 13’ Maximum x 10’10 Maximum
Attached Log Store – 6’ Maximum x 7’8 Maximum

Please note: This main barn has an asbestos roof.

Detached Barn Two – 60’4 in width x 19’10 in depth
This barn is situated on a strip of land owned by the farmhouse on the opposite side of the country lane.

Barn / Outbuilding Three – Barn three is split up into two main rooms.
First Main Room – 24’8 in width x 11’3 in depth
Light and power connected.
Room Two – 10’2 Maximum x 5’10 Maximum.

Currently used as a gardeners WC / utility room. Low level WC, wall mounted wash basin, space and plumbing for washing machine, window to the front, light and power connected.
The main garden and paddocks are situated at the rear of the property and enjoy a glorious rural backdrop and easterly aspect with the morning sun. They are laid mainly to level lawn. There is a further paddock on the northern side of the property and tennis court.

Estate Agent Note: We believe that these outbuildings and paddocks have development potential, subject to the necessary planning permission.

Tenure: Freehold

Kennels Lane, Middlemarsh, Dorset, DT9
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