Property details for West Fossil Farm, Dorchester

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West Fossil Farm, Dorchester

Property Description

Offered for sale is this outstanding Grade II listed Queen Anne barn set in approximately 5 acres, located near the beautiful village of Winfrith Newburgh. The barn itself still retains many original features with magnificent high vaulted ceilings. There are a further two holiday lets which have been converted to a very high standard, both currently holiday let. The paddock is approximately 4.5 acres and used for horse grazing. With open countryside views this family home really should be viewed to fully appreciate all it has to offer.

WEST FOSSIL BARN A detached four bedroom Queen Anne Barn set in open countryside midway between Dorchester and Wareham and approximately 5 Miles north of the coast at Lulworth.

The barn, which is detached, has brick elevations under a tiled roof, with double glazed windows. Standing in a garden of approximately 0.5 acres there are sweeping lawns together with a timber workshop, pond with ducks and moorhens, gravelled parking area with a car port which provides a wonderful location with ample parking, thought ideal for the growing family or the active retired. The accommodation, with gas fired central heating, has to the ground floor, a porch, lobby, cloakroom, study, sitting room with feature fireplace and Dovre (dual fuel) gas fired wood burner, separate snug with gas fired log effect stove, large bedroom with well-appointed en-suite, farmhouse kitchen with gas fired 4-oven AGA, utility room and tack room. To the first floor are the minstrel's gallery, 3 bedrooms, en-suite bathroom and separate bath and shower room. The whole Barn is well appointed with views across the gardens and open fields.

The property is located 1 mile from Winfrith Newburgh, a traditional, attractive and popular village lying a short distance from the Jurassic Coast, one of the few World Heritage Sites. Famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are literally minutes away by car and Lulworth Castle is close by as is Kimmeridge, a fossil hunter's paradise. Winfrith village has a post office/shop, church, public house, nursery and primary school. The historic County Town of Dorchester, the pleasant market and river quay town of Wareham and the seaside town of Weymouth with its pretty old harbour, are almost equidistant. Dorchester, Wareham and Weymouth have a broad range of facilities including superstores, schools, (there are good infant/junior schools in Winfrith and Wool and senior schools in Wareham and Dorchester) leisure facilities and shops. Poole with its cross channel ferry links and Bournemouth are also within easy reach and offer a much wider range of local amenities and a main line rail connection to London/Waterloo.

The Barn is approached via a 200m long driveway which leads to the gravelled parking area and the car port, having brick elevations under a tile roof with circular pillars to the front. A small 5 bar gate gives access to the lawned rear garden where there is a patio and timber deck, a further 5 bar gate leads to further private lawns with mature trees, a shed and a pond. To the front of the Barn are lawns with mature trees and planting.

For equestrian enthusiasts, the paddock, which extends to approximately 4.5 acres is level and has a 24' x 12' mobile field shelter. There is a water trough and running water. The current owners keep two horses on the land and there is good riding nearby.

Gas: Mains
Electricity: Mains
Water: Mains
Drainage: Septic tank drainage

LAND AND OUTBUILDINGS The entire property sits in approximately 5 acres.

The paddock is level ground, currently used for horse grazing and totals 4.5 acres with a field shelter, available by separate negotiation.

There is a water trough adjacent to the hedge and a metal gate provides access from the gravel parking area large enough for several cars and a horse box.

West Fossil Barn has a private and secure rear garden mainly laid to lawn and with gate access.

Adjacent is the open fronted car port currently used for parking and hay storage.

A small brook runs along the boundary which feeds a pond.

BRAMBLE BARN AND TANGLEWOOD BARN Privately located and nestled away from West Fossil Barn are the two barns which were converted by the present owners in 2007. Both are beautifully presented and in excellent order with open plan kitchen/dining areas together with comfortable living areas with coal effect gas fires. The first floors comprise one double bedroom and one twin bedroom with an en-suite to each of the master bedrooms in addition to the family bathroom. Each barn has patios to the front with parking in a gravel car park close to the properties.

Each barn has its own gas fired central heating system, television and telephone points, wifi and satellite dishes. The floors are either tiled or carpeted.

The holiday lets produce a significant income and we can supply this information upon request. Example measurements of one of the cottages.

BRAMBLE COTTAGE Double glazed wooden and glazed entrance door into:

KITCHEN/DINER 21' 3" x 11' 4" > 8' 0" (6.48m x 3.45m)

DINING AREA Tiled flooring, radiator, door to WC.

KITCHEN Solid wood wall and base units with work surface over, inset one and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit, inset stainless steel gas hob with electric oven with extractor over, wall mounted boiler, tiled splash backs, rear aspect double glazed window, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for upright fridge freezer.

CLOAKROOM Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, mirror with lights, extractor fan, tiling, radiator.

LOUNGE 16' 5" x 14' 3" (5m x 4.34m) Dual aspect double glazed window, understairs storage cupboard, stairs to first floor, television point, telephone point, gas effect log burner.

LANDING Velux window.

BEDROOM ONE 16' 4" x 14' 6" (4.98m x 4.42m) Dual aspect velux windows inset into the vaulted ceilings, borrowed light from glazed window over stairwell, built in wardrobe, radiator, television point, exposed wooden beams, doors to:

EN-SUITE Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, glazed shower cubicle with shower, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan, tiled floor.

BEDROOM TWO 10' 11" x 8' 0" (3.33m x 2.44m) Front aspect double glazed window with glazed panels on either side with open countryside views, radiator, wall mounted lights, exposed wooden beams.

BATHROOM Suite comprising 'P' shaped bath with shower over and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator, rear aspect double glazed velux window, tiled floor, partially tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail, wall mounted lights.

FRONT GARDEN Steps down to patio area, lawned area overlooking paddock.

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Offers in excess of £1250000

Contact us about this property

Call on 01305 251800
Kemp and Co Property Ltd
8 Dinham Walk

This property is a Georgian(1714-1830) House

Property Features

  • Grade II Queen Anne Barn
  • Converted in 1993/4 by Current Owners
  • Large Fitted Kitchen with 1940's Aga
  • Galleried Landing with Countryside Views
  • Two Self Contained Holiday Lets
  • Master Bedroom En-suite
  • Large Ground Floor Bedroom with En-suite
  • Beautiful Village Location
  • Additional Undeveloped Barn
  • Viewings Strongly Recommended

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