EQUESTRIAN - A simply stunning former dairy conversion offering the ultimate in versatile, expansive accommodation that belies the homes discreet facade.
This exceptional homes boasts a seamless blend of modern, flexible living spaces with all the expected hallmarks of a period building boasting stunning countryside views and set in approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds.
The home itself was converted in the 1980s and has nineteenth century origins. Upon entering the home the size and scope is immediately apparent. The welcoming entrance hall is filled with natural light and gives way to all the principal reception rooms. The ‘heart of the home’ is the open plan kitchen/living/breakfast room. The kitchen area is superbly appointed with a bespoke Stephen Coe Oak kitchen, including an AGA. There is an array of hand crafted wall and base cupboards under swathes of granite work surfaces. A central island provides further work space and an ideal informal dining area. Beyond there is space for a sizeable breakfast table and comfortable seating area. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility/laundry room. The formal reception rooms all benefit from stunning views across the gardens and rolling Blackmore Vale countryside beyond. The dining room is a wonderful size with French doors leading out to the rear garden and double doors leading through to the elegant sitting room, with a focal point feature fireplace and double French doors opening out to the gardens. Beyond is the superb study or snug. Steps then lead to the ground floor sleeping accommodation. This older wing of the home has its own entrance thus offering excellent annexe potential. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a modern en-suite shower room and French doors leading to the side garden. There is a further separate shower room.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms arranged around a beautiful landing. The master bedroom is a particular room of note boasting glorious views and an en-suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms are a wonderful size and are serviced by a well-appointed family bathroom.
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Hunters Lodge is situated on the edge of the historical market town of Shaftesbury. Surrounded by open countryside, it is perfect for those who enjoy leisurely outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling and riding but with the benefit of being within easy reach of amenities. Nearby Shaftesbury provides a variety of everyday services and shops including public houses, cafes, restaurants, independent and high street shops, a doctor’s surgery and a cottage hospital.
The local schools are excellent and are within easy reach; these include St Mary’s School, Clayesmore, Port Regis, Sandroyd and many highly regarded local state schools.
The communication links in the area are very good with the A303 just a few miles to the north providing road access to London & the West and a mainline railway station at either Gillingham (2.5 miles) or Tisbury (9.3 miles) serving London Waterloo (approximately two hours).
The home is perfectly positioned to the fore of its gardens and grounds occupying an elevated position and commanding outstanding rural views.
To the front there is ample parking for multiple vehicles behind a gated entrance. There is then an integral double garage. The driveway proceeds to the side of the home allowing vehicular access to the additional timber garage and storage sheds.
Abutting the rear of the home is a terrace, ideal for outside entertaining and dining. The established lawn falls away beyond and is interspersed with specimen trees, contoured abundant floral beds and sweeping hedged borders. Beyond there is an established kitchen garden and greenhouse that borders the mature enclosed paddock, measuring approximately 1.85 acres.
A further vehicular access leads to the outbuildings and stables. Arranged around a concrete yard are five timber stables, a tack room, open front hay or storage barn and a further barn with double vehicular doors.
The property benefits from Fibre broadband - 9.16 Mb/s Upload, 52.10 Mb/s Download.
2.5 Acres of Gardens & Paddocks
Further Equestrian Facilities
Stunning Countryside Location