Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 Tarrant Keyneston
- Guide Price
- G Council Band
Features at a glance
- Reception hall
- Drawing room, Sitting room, Family room
- Office, Cloakroom
- Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility,
- 5 double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Shower room
- Existing mill mechanisms
- Extensive range of outbuildings
- Botanic gardens & grounds
- Set in approximately 46 acres with a private island
- EPC rating F
A Grade II Listed Millhouse with a wealth of character on the banks of the River Stour
Keyneston Mill is currently the home of a luxury perfume brand, a working estate with a range of impressive outbuildings and a bistro, all set in beautifully designed gardens and grounds.
Believed to date to the early 19th century and incorporating the captivating charm of the original mill mechanisms, Keyneston Mill is an enchanting property offering extensive, characterful accommodation with the perfect blend of period appeal and up-to-date styling. It is believed that there has been a mill on this site since the 1100s.
Featuring flagstone flooring, exposed timbers and brickwork, and decorative vintage fireplaces, the accommodation comprises four, versatile ground floor reception rooms, which include the sociable setting of a family room and adjoining kitchen/breakfast room. With a stunning, red Aga stove at its heart, the kitchen is fitted with farmhouse-style, wood-fronted cabinetry and two Belfast sinks, with an adjacent utility room which incorporates a cloakroom.
The stunning drawing room is situated within the original mill building, where the rustic timbers, mill stones, wheels and pulleys are showcased, offering a unique and fascinating space in which to relax and entertain. There is also a hatch leading to another, unconverted room, retaining the mill mechanisms and suitable for further conversion, subject to the necessary consents.
Accessed via two staircases, the first floor provides five double bedrooms, along with an impressive family bathroom which features a contemporary free-standing bathtub on a raised platform. A well-appointed shower room on the upper level lies adjacent to the principal bedroom and two of the bedrooms are linked by an internal door providing the ideal guest accommodation.
Growing within the grounds are a wonderful selection of aromatic and scented plants, displayed in the formal botanic garden, which are used to create perfume. Beyond the gardens, the estate grounds include a river meadow, tree-lined avenues and a orchard remaining from when the property was run as a fruit farm. The propertys immediate garden is enclosed by hedging and is mainly laid to lawn which extends to the banks of the river, offering an idyllic outdoor haven with spots to sit and enjoy the sound of the water and the wildlife it attracts. Keyneston Mill enjoys single bank fishing rights and there is a beautiful island on the river, perfect for al fresco entertaining.
In addition to the above, the current owners have created a bistro which has recently been very successful. There are numerous rooms and stores which can be utilised for a variety of uses. Adjacent to this is a generous car park.
There is also a good size office situated in a period barn, which forms part of a courtyard of buildings which has previously had planning consent granted for conversion into holiday lets.
Tarrant Keyneston is surrounded by picturesque countryside which offers a network of pathways and bridleways, with the village being served by a community hall, parish church and The True Lovers Knot public house. The nearby historic market town of Blandford Forum, which is renowned for its architecture, provides excellent every day amenities and includes a Marks & Spencer food hall, two supermarkets, cafés and restaurants and independent shopping. For leisure pursuits, there is easy access to water sports activities, including sailing, in and around Poole Harbour and walkers can explore the length of Dorsets stunning Jurassic Coastline.
The nearby A350 links to the A31 offering road users journeys to Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth and train services can be accessed at Hamworthy train station which offers links to London Waterloo via Poole. Well-regarded schooling in the vicinity includes Bryanston, Clayesmore, Canford, Milton Abbey and Sandroyd Schools.
From the A31, leave the road at the junction sign-posted to Blandford and Spetisbury, joining the A3075. At the crossroad, continue straight on to Crawford Bridge, crossing the river and after approximately half a mile, turn left at the grass triangle with memorial. Continue for a further 0.7 mile approximately, where the property will be found on the left-hand side.Read more
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