A truly exceptional, rarely available architect design new build home perfectly positioned within a private 50 acre Equestrian centre.
Occupying a discreet sylvan setting, the home was formerly an agricultural barn, now boasting in circa 242 Sq. Metres of contemporary, versatile living accommodation. This bespoke, unconventional home is idyllically nestled within its surroundings with views across neighbouring Blackmore Vale countryside.
West Stour Barn has been created to provide the ultimate in luxury living and be the quintessential country retreat with a great deal of thought and care being lavished on the design and finish. The accommodation is beautifully arranged with vast windows and glazed doors providing an abundance of light. The gardens and grounds form an ever changing backdrop beyond which lies the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside. The house offers the ultimate in seclusion, comfort and opulence combined with exceptional attention to the details of practical contemporary family living. The vast swathes of glazed elevations truly achieves a feeling of the outside coming inside.
Built to high specifications by Eddie Hudson, of award winning Stourhomes.co.uk, West of England LABC 2020 Highly Commended Best Local Builder. West Stour Barn has been specifically designed to meet the most demanding energy-efficient standards. The aim will be to achieve a ‘B’ EPC rating using high insulation and pioneering energy-efficient products including Eco-Friendly heating systems to provide even heating throughout the property and to save future energy bills.
Open-plan kitchen/ dining room & sitting room
Guest or Master bedroom & en-suite on the ground floor
South & West-facing Sunroom or study
4 bedrooms and three bathrooms
Open gallery landing
Due for completion November 2020
Parking and space for car barn/garage complex, electric vehicle charging station.
Underfloor heating throughout. Contemporary high end internal fixtures and fittings
Including indoor units to provide air conditioning in the main bedroom and living area.
It is very rare that houses of this design and specification in this location are available and we highly recommend a viewing of your next ‘forever home’. The whole property leaves a wonderful long lasting impression.
The village of West Stour provides a good range of everyday amenities including a village hall, local garage with Spar shop, the popular Ship Inn public house and a church. East Stour has the award-winning Udder Farm Shop.
There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities directly from the property into the surrounding countryside.
Shaftesbury is a thriving town with a range of independent and national shops, doctors surgery, dentist, arts centre and community hospital.
Nearby Gillingham (3 miles) offers several supermarkets, including Waitrose, and a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo and Exeter.
Popular with tourists, the town of Sturminster Newton is 4 miles to the south. It has the largest community centre (a theatre, cinema and music venue) in North Dorset and marks the start of the 17 mile North Dorset Trailway – a splendid walking, cycling and horse-riding route that runs alongside the River Stour on the dismantled railway line from Sturminster to Spetisbury, in Dorset, passing through pretty villages and towns such as Stourpaine and Blandford.
There are also a number of highly regarded state and independent primary and secondary schools in the area, including St Mary’s, Port Regis and Clayesmore.
From Shaftesbury take the A30 heading west towards Henstridge and Sherborne. Pass through the village of East Stour. As you come into West Stour you will pass the petrol station on your left-hand side. Take the next right into the main village before the Ship Inn. Head through the village and the entrance to Church Farm Estate is on the right. Go through the entrance, immediately bear round to the left and follow the drive down. At Steeplechase (house name) turn right and drive down the slope.