For sale as a whole or in two lots
Guests Farmhouse is a charming unlisted farmhouse with wonderful views over the Dorset countryside. The farm provides a fantastic combination of an appealing farmhouse with superb ancillary accommodation, all set within 16 acres of peaceful countryside.
This charming property encompasses the perfect family home with rich history as an old dairy farm. The entertaining and family spaces include a drawing room, dining room, library/snug, kitchen, breakfast room and conservatory on the ground floor.
The original cobbled flooring can be found in the kitchen and ground floor passage. The kitchen is full of historic appeal and leads into the dining room and a separate breakfast room which is the heart of the house. The breakfast room leads to the conservatory, library/snug and main hall.
The conservatory is an idyllic place to enjoy the views over the fields and surrounding Dorset countryside. A light drawing room is found off the hall which still has original shutters and a lovely fireplace. The ground floor also benefits from a hugely useful boot room, wine cellar, larder, downstairs WC and utility room as well as a back door into the garden.
A wooden staircase rises to an open landing which gives access to the master bedroom with a dressing area and an ensuite bathroom. There are a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom all with glorious views over the surrounding countryside.
This property has 16.12 acres of land.
A large L shaped barn towards the east of the house contains the cottage, indoor pool, old stables, carport and wood store. The cottage was created by the current owners from the farm buildings and has been lovingly developed into an impressive three-bedroom cottage which boasts a fabulous dining room/party room or sun room.
The recently installed swimming pool within the barn is a sophisticated leisure area with a pool, gym and changing room. The charm of the original barn has been retained with exposed beams and excellent ceiling heights. The old stables are currently used as storage, there is also a wood store and carport. There is also a man-made pond which creates a haven for wildlife and is overlooked from the house and cottage. A tennis court can be found to the south west of the house
The house, cottage, barns, the tennis court all sit within 1.86 acres. There are just over 14.26 acres of pasture land which is currently used as grazing by a local farmer. The property has enormous amounts of character and history, all beautifully incorporated throughout.
Further land is available in lot 2.
The property is situated in the small hamlet of North End one mile from the village of Motcombe which has a village shop, post office and pub. The Motcombe Park Sports Centre nearby offers a 25m swimming pool, tennis and squash courts as well as golf. Nearby, the villages of Semley and Tisbury offer a number of boutique and independent retailers as well as excellent galleries, pubs and cafes and a direct rail link from Gillingham to Waterloo. The ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury offers a more comprehensive choice of amenities. Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 providing links to the national motorway network and SWT and GWR Rail services accessible from Gillingham and Warminster respectively. The area offers a wide selection of excellent state and independent schools including Semley, Port Regis, Sandroyd, Clayesmore, Gillingham, Bryanston and Sherborne.
From the A303, follow signs for Shaftesbury (A350) and stay on this road for approximately 4.7 miles. Turn right at the sign-post for Motcombe and continue for approximately 1.4 mile, bearing right at the village name sign and the property will be found on the left side after 900m.Read all