8 bedroom country house for sale Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset

£2,460,000 - SALE

Contact seller
8 bedroom country house for sale Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset
Name*
Email address*
Telephone number
Subject*
Message
Strutt & Parker
Strutt_&_Parker_company_logo
35 Cadogan Street
London
Greater London
SW3 2PR
United Kingdom
Request Call Back
8 bedroom country house for sale Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset
Name *
Telephone number
+44207629728
Strutt & Parker

Description

Lot 1 – Blackdown House, Stable flat and farm building – 81.72 acres (33.07 ha)

Blackdown House

Blackdown House commands an extremely prominent position overlooking the main block of land. Surrounded by mature gardens, the house has far-reaching views. The surrounding pastureland is currently farmed in hand and is interspersed by small woodland glades and large blocks of woodland. It gives an extremely attractive outlook. Blackdown House Farm was originally built by the current owners’ ancestors in the 1920s in an elevated spot on the outskirts of Briantspuddle. The country house is constructed of Debenham block and has a private driveway. The house has been maintained but is now in need of updating in parts. The ground floor has wooden flooring in most rooms, impressive fireplaces and wooden panelling in several rooms. The house enjoys outstanding views over the natural valley. There are eight bedrooms and three bathrooms providing ample accommodation on the first floor.

Outside

Next to the house is a large gravelled area which leads out into the orchard and rolling lawns. The terraced formal gardens sit to the south with a great aspect overlooking a fabulous bluebell glade in the mixed woodland opposite. The formal gardens and elevated position provide an excellent vantage point to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. The views span the natural parkland looking north-east towards the river meadows of the Piddle Valley.

Outbuildings & Stable Flat

The outbuildings comprise a two bedroom flat, which has a large kitchen/sitting room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and space for
an additional bedroom. The large first floor office with its own separate entrance. On the ground floor there are three garages and three traditional stabling boxes and a workshop (former harness room).

The farm buildings

Accessed off Throop Lane comprising:

Cow yard (98ft x 45ft – 29.87m x 13.71m) – concreted apron with a timber frame barn (chalk lined floor) which is open-fronted with block walling under a box profile sheeted roof.

Hay store (30ft x 60ft – 18.28m x 9.14m) – Modern steel-frame open sided portal barn overlooking other farm buildings Additional space for storage of machinery and
implements. Lock up lean-to store. There is an underground dirty water storage tank.

The Land

The farmland, extending to 40.59 acres (16.42 ha) is attractive undulating pasture. In addition there are 35.31 acres (14.28 ha) of mixed woodland, ponds and beautiful bluebell glades. The Farm currently supports a small Welsh Black herd of cattle. There is a large block of woodland located to the south of the house. This has been well managed and comprises a mix of species including native hardwoods and a selection of softwoods.

Lot 2a – The Water Meadows – 16.14 acres (6.53 ha)

A well fenced fertile block of pasture with good road access. NB fishing rights are not included and are owned by a third party.

Lot 2b – The Water Meadows – 7.59 acres (3.07 ha)

A good block of water meadow with road access. NB fishing rights are not included and are owned by a third party.

Lot 3 – Blackdown Wood – 107.00 acres (43.30 ha)

A single block of commercial woodland with a mix of species including Beech, Oak, Ash, Cherry and Hazel Coppice, Scots Pine, Douglas Fir, Sitka spruce and Larch. The majority of the woodland is in soft wood rotation. There is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (“Cull-peppers Dish”) as well as a smaller dish in the woodland.

There are multiple access points onto the road to aid extraction. The woodland is included within a 5 year management plan and has been well managed.
There is a network of rides throughout the woodland to provide access.

Lot 4 – The Nursery – 3.04 acres (1.23 ha)

A former forest tree nursery currently in pasture but with scope for a small market garden. There is a semi-redundant block building. Water is connected.

Lot 5 – North Barn Land – 29.51 acres (11.94 ha) Established pasture | Good road access. Mains water is connected. Currently in pasture but suitable for arable/maize cultivation, subject to EIA with good road access from B3390.

About 245 acres (99.15 ha) in total

Location

Located in the heart of Dorset, Blackdown House Farm lies close to the nearby towns of Dorchester, Bournemouth, Wareham and Poole provide an excellent variety of shopping and recreational facilities. There are good communications in the area with a mainline railway service available from Moreton (3.5 miles), Wool (5.9 miles), Dorchester (10 miles) and Poole to London Waterloo. The A35 joins the A31 and provides a route along the M27/M3 to London. The area is well served by established independent schools such as Canford, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Milton Abbey and the Sherborne Schools. Sporting facilities in the area include water sports along the outstanding Dorset Jurassic coastline, fishing (dependent on permit) on the Rivers Piddle & Frome, golf at Wareham, The Dorset Golf and Country Club and Broadstone and horse racing at Bath, Exeter, Taunton, Salisbury and Wincanton.

Outside

Next to the house is a large gravelled area which leads out into the orchard and rolling lawns. The terraced formal gardens sit to the south with a great aspect overlooking a fabulous bluebell glade in the mixed woodland opposite. The formal gardens and elevated position provide an excellent vantage point to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. The views span the natural parkland looking north-east towards the river meadows of the Piddle Valley.

Outbuildings & Stable Flat

The outbuildings comprise a two bedroom flat, which has a large kitchen/sitting room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and space for an additional bedroom. The large first floor office with its own separate entrance. On the ground floor there are three garages and three traditional stabling boxes and a workshop (former harness room).

Date posted: 04/07/17