Longford Road, Thornford, Dorset, DT9

££1,100,000 Guide

5 Bedroom Detached house For Sale

WITH 4 ACRES! ’Lower Farm’ is a substantial (4704 square feet), attractive, natural stone, detached farmhouse situated in a coveted village centre location in this pretty Dorset village. The house comes with an impressive level plot and grounds extending to four acres (3.95 acres approximately). 3.20 acres of this is a level paddock ideal for equine, livestock or recreational use. The house enjoys beautiful landscaped gardens at the rear boasting a sunny south easterly aspect and stunning views across the iconic Thornford hills and fields. A sweeping, private driveway approaches the rear of the house, providing off road parking for ten cars or more, leading to two garages and a large, natural stone detached barn. The barns is currently divided in to two workshops, the main barn / garage space and gardeners WC. This outbuilding and surrounding land offers desirable redevelopment potential for annex, extension, equestrian use or further building – subject to the necessary planning permission. The farmhouse is particularly pretty, retaining much original character and yet enviably free from the restrictions of Grade II listing. Features include exposed internal stone elevations, beams, two Inglenook fireplaces with original bread oven and exposed heavy beams. The house has been significantly extended by the current owners offering an eclectic blend of period farmhouse character and contemporary open-plan living. It is heated by an LPG-fired central heating system with two boilers, 14 solar panels and two cast iron log burning stoves. The house benefits from uPVC double glazing. The accommodation is vast and benefits from two staircases rising to the first floor, making the main house very flexible in its use and configuration. It comprises dining hall, sitting room, open-plan farmhouse kitchen breakfast room, snug / office, side hall, utility room, boot room and cloakroom / WC. On the first floor there is a large landing, master bedroom with en-suite shower room and Juliet balcony, four further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and first floor shower room / WC. This property is a very short walk to the coveted village centre as well as having rural countryside dog walks from the door. Ideal as you do not have to put the dogs or the children in the car! Thornford is very sought-after and offers a superb public house, primary school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, village store and post office, village hall, parish church and its own cricket club. All of these amenities are within walking distance of the property. In addition Thornford station is situated on the Weymouth to Bristol line which includes Bath and links to the Midlands and North. It is a short drive to the amazing, historic town centre of Sherborne 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 also is a short drive to the mainline railway station making London Waterloo in just over two hours. This rare, amazing property is ideal for aspiring families or couples looking for the ideal Dorset village home, London buyers looking for their forever home to settle in in this exceptional area. It also may appeal to the pied-a-terre market or high-end holiday letting market from cash buyers linked with the local schools. Developers may be interested in the land from an investment angle. IT SIMPLY MUST BE VIEWED INTERNALLY TO APPRECIATED THE WARM FARMHOUSE APPEAL ON OFFER AS WELL AS THE STUNNING VIEWS AT THE REAR.

Pathway leads to storm porch with outside light. Glazed and panel front door leads to dining hall.

Dining Hall – 18’8 Maximum x 25’2 Maximum
A huge reception area with space for large dining table, dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and rear, a wealth of character features including large period Inglenook fireplace with bread oven, cast iron log burning stove, exposed beams and stone elevations, oak floor, painted panelling, radiator, door leads to shelved cupboard housing Worcester Bosch boiler. Main staircase rises to the first floor. Doors lead off the dining hall to the main ground floor rooms.

Sitting Room – 20’ Maximum x 18’ Maximum.
A beautifully proportioned main reception room enjoying another feature Inglenook fireplace, cast iron log burning stove, flagstone hearth, uPVC double glazed window to the front with window seat, flagstone floor, radiator, doors from the sitting room and side hall lead to open-plan farmhouse kitchen family room.

Farmhouse kitchen family room – 33’3 Maximum x 19’ Maximum.
A simply superb open-plan living space enjoying a good flow of natural light with uPVC double glazed bi-folding doors opening on to the rear enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and extensive countryside views. Further uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear. Exposed beams and oak floor. An extensive range of period-style, bespoke handmade and hand painted kitchen units comprising granite work surface, a range of drawers and cupboards under, inset stainless steel sink bowl and drainer unit, mixer tap over, integrated dishwasher, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards and glazed display cabinets, under unit lighting, recess provides space for fridge / freezer, Everhot electric range with four ovens and four hobs, tiled splashback, four radiators, oak flooring, ceramic floor tiles, pine latch door leads to shelved larder cupboard, doors lead off the kitchen family room to further rooms.

Office / occasional ground floor double bedroom six – 16’4 Maximum x 13’2 Maximum.
Enjoying a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side, period style fire surrounds, oak floor, two radiators.

Utility room – 15’10 Maximum x 6’8 Maximum.
uPVC double glazed window to the rear, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, tiled floor, laminated work surface with cupboards under, wall mounted cupboards, space for upright fridge freezer, latch door leads to cloakroom / WC.

Cloakroom / WC – 5’7 Maximum x 4’1 Maximum.
Low level WC, wash basin, uPVC double glazed window to the side.

Entrance from the utility room leads to the side lobby.
Side lobby – 7’7 Maximum x 5’6 Maximum. uPVC double glazed door to the side, hardwood flooring, pine door leads to Boot room.

 Boot room – 4’1 Maximum x 4’8 Maximum. uPVC double glazed window to the side, wall mounted shelving.

This property benefits from two staircases. The main staircase rises from the dining hall to the first floor landing.

First floor landing – 27’6 Maximum x 8’5 Maximum. Radiator, fitted book shelves, painted panelling, two ceiling light tunnels, ceiling hatch to loft storage space, doors lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.

Master bedroom – 18’5 Maximum x 18’6 Maximum.
An excellent double enjoying fantastic ceiling heights, two radiators, two fitted wardrobes, drawer units and dressing table, uPVC double glazed double doors lead to Juliet balcony boasting amazing countryside views and a sunny southerly aspect. Two radiators, pine latch door leads to en-suite shower room.

En-suite shower room – 7’7 Maximum x 7’2 Maximum.
A white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback, glazed corner shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower over, extractor fan, double glazed Velux window to the side, radiator, shaver point.

Bedroom two – 23’4 Maximum x 15’10 Maximum.
A second huge double bedroom enjoying a light triple aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the front, side and rear. Three radiators, exposed stone elevations, feature period fireplace and surrounds, ceiling hatch to loft storage area, fitted wardrobes and cupboards, door leads to airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater, shelving.

Bedroom three – 18’5 Maximum x 11’6 Maximum.
Another double bedroom, uPVC double glazed window to the side, period fire surrounds, fitted bookshelves, fitted wardrobes, radiator.

Bedroom four – 10’2 Maximum x 9’11 Maximum.
A fourth double bedroom with uPVC double glazed window to the front, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

Family Bathroom – 10’3 Maximum x 8’7 Maximum.
A white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled splashback, panel corner bath with tiled surrounds, glazed corner shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower over, heated towel rail, uPVC double glazed window to the front, radiator.

Spiral second staircase rises from the kitchen family room to another first floor landing area. Door joins two landing areas. Double glazed Velux window to the side, doors lead off the landing to further rooms.

Bedroom five – 17’3 Maximum x 12’4 Maximum.
A fifth double bedroom enjoying s light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side. Wall mounted electric heater, radiator, fitted wardrobes and cupboards.

First floor shower room – 8’11 Maximum x 5’6 Maximum.
A white suite comprising low level WC, ceramic wash basin over cupboard, tiled surrounds, glazed corner shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower over, double glazed ceiling window to the side, radiator.

Outside.
At the front of the property, there is a front garden area enclosed by period wrought iron railings. A variety of mature hedges and plants. Path and steps rise to storm porch with outside lighting. Side pathway gives access to the rear of the property.

A sweeping driveway approaches the rear of the house, providing off road parking for up to ten vehicles with scope for more, subject to the necessary consent. Electric car charging point.

The driveway leads to a large, detached natural stone barn / outbuilding. This substantial outbuilding is split into several main rooms.

Main barn / garage – 33’6 Maximum x 17’1 Maximum.
Light and power connected, up and over garage door. Door leads to gardeners WC – low level  WC, wash basin, window to the side.

Primary workshop – 19’4 Maximum x 19’5 Maximum.
uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear enjoying extensive countryside views, light and power connected, door to the side.  

Second workshop – 18’3 Maximum x 11’5 Maximum.
uPVC double glazed window to the side, window to other side, uPVC double glazed door to the side, light and power connected, sink with tap, space for freezer. Invertor and batteries linked to solar panels.

Further garage / Barn – 18’6 Maximum in depth x 11’2 Maximum in width.
Automatic up-and-over garage door, mezzanine level above.

Gardens:
This substantial level plot, gardens and land extends to approximately four acres (3.95 acres). Kitchen garden to the side, area to store recycling containers and wheelie bins. At the rear of the property is a large, paved sun terrace providing quite the suntrap and superb countryside views. Ornamental fish pond and water feature. The main lawned garden and paddock land is situated on the southeastern side of the house at the rear. Timber bordered vegetable gardens. Large lawned area. Double timber gates give access to the main field.

Main field: This extends to approximately 3.20 acres and enjoys a glorious rural backdrop and sunny south easterly aspect.

Please note: We believe that the outbuilding and the land provide potential for further development or conversion to further accommodation or annex / holiday let (subject to the necessary planning permission).

Tenure: Freehold

Longford Road, Thornford, Dorset, DT9
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