A handsome period property with countryside views

Thought to date to circa 1724, Northfield House is a handsome double fronted family home with a symmetrical façade, sensitively extended to provide nearly 3,000 sqft of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over three floors. The property has been modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with character features including large sash windows with some original shuttering, high ceilings with fine cornicing and original fireplaces.

The welcoming reception hall gives access to a large 23 ft. triple aspect drawing room with a feature open fireplace, window seating and French doors to the walled courtyard garden. There is also a generous front aspect dining room and a well-proportioned rear aspect study. The spacious triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room features an exposed vaulted A-frame ceiling, a range of wall and base units, a range cooker, modern integrated appliances and space for a table for more informal meals. A glazed atrium leads to the lower ground floor currently configured as a games room with bespoke bar.

Accessible from the kitchen/breakfast room is a sitting room with window seating and a door to a wing where there is a fitted utility room and a spacious dual aspect double bedroom with built-in storage, French doors to the garden and an en-suite bathroom. An additional dual aspect double bedroom with French doors to the garden and a modern family shower room completes the accommodation on this floor.

On the first floor the property offers a generous double bedroom with fitted dressing room and modern en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, one with window seating and the other with a feature cast iron fireplace, and a family bathroom.

This property has 4.58 acres of land.

Outside

The property is approached over a gravelled driveway providing private parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to a detached garage block, constructed by the current owners, with three garages. A separate door leads to an entrance lobby with stairs rising to a first floor annexe with kitchen/living room, bedroom and shower room. A five-bar side gate leads to a stable yard with hardstanding bordered by an outbuilding with open-sided barn, three stables and a tack room.

The formal garden is laid mainly to level lawn with numerous seating areas and a summer house with sauna and decked hot tub area, all enjoying far-reaching views over the property’s paddocks. The property also benefits from a low-maintenance gravelled walled courtyard garden off the drawing room and a decked terrace off the ground floor bedroom wing, both ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.

Situation

Nestled in glorious Dorset countryside, the small hamlet of Todber lies almost equidistant between the towns of Gillingham, Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury. Nearby, the village of Marnhull, is a quintessentially English North Dorset village, located at the heart of the Blackmore Vale, surrounded by an abundance of walks and rides and offering good day-today amenities. Gillingham town centre offers a wide range of services, recreational, leisure and shopping facilities including a Waitrose and other superstores. The market town of Sturminster Newton has a fascinating mix of boutique stores and Shaftesbury offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including High Street and boutique shopping.

The general area is renowned for its excellent variety of field sports with racing at Salisbury and Wincanton, golf at Rushmore and South West Wilts and a range of water sports on the nearby south coast. Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 providing a link to the M3 and national motorway network and Gillingham station offering mainline services to London Waterloo in around 2 hours.

The area offers a wide range of state schooling including St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Stour Provost Community School and Sturminster Newton High School together with a good selection of noted independent schools including Port Regis, Clayesmore, Hanford, Knighton House, Bryanston, Sandroyd and Sherborne for Boys and Girls.

Directions

Leaving Salisbury on the A30 towards Wilton, stay on this road for 16.9 miles heading in the direction of Shaftesbury. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Christy’s Lane/A30/A350 then after 0.8 mile at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Long Cross to re-join A30. Stay on this road for a further 4.3 miles then turn left onto Scotchey Hill (B3092). After 1.7 miles Northfield House can be found on the left hand side.

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Other features

  • Grade II Listed family house
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room
  • 5 Double bedrooms
  • 4 Bath/shower rooms
  • Triple garage with annexe
  • Cellar/games room/bar
  • Summer house with sauna
  • Stabling and hay barn
  • Set in approx. 4.58 acres

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Ref: SAL170003

Todber Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10

Guide Price
£1,100,000

Ref: SAL170003

Todber Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10

Guide Price
£1,100,000