Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5DB | Property for sale | Savills
419.92 sq m
Guide price £995,000(58,995,554 EGP)

BourtonGillingham, Dorset, SP8 5DB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Delightful family home, full of charm and character.
  • Scope to reconfigure and enhance the accommodation further.
  • 3.6 acres of land comprising a former trout farm, with 8 ponds still in situ. A further 4.6 acres of land available by negotiation.
  • Amazing views from the top of the grounds.
  • Excellent location for access to the A303 east or west and the various schools in the locale.

A charming 17th century former mill house in idyllic village settings, with over 3 acres of grounds (more land available by separate negotiation).

About this property

  • This former rope and linen mill ceased working in 1710. It was then used for a multitude of purposes, most recently a trout fishery. It was finally converted into an impressive residential house in 1979 by the current owners.

    The front door leads to an entrance hallway with a staircase and guest WC behind. The study is a substantial size with a duel aspect overlooking the front of the house. The kitchen, formally a cowshed has an arched ceiling, Aga, floor and wall mounted cupboards and French doors leading to a terrace at the front of the house. The pantry and larder adjoin the kitchen providing ample storage. The first of two large receptions are off the hallway and feature some of the original joinery from when the house was a mill. There are two beautiful arched windows overlooking the front of the house. The ornate arched fireplace thought to be the original water course for the mill now houses a woodburning stove. Double doors lead into an even larger reception with an oil burning stove. French doors with side lights lead to the front of the house.

    From the upstairs landing you arrive at the principal bedroom with duel aspect windows with elevated views. Next door are two good sized double bedrooms of equal proportion. A family bathroom conveniently separates the two and contains a bath, sink and WC with views over the paddock. The south wing of the house has a further three large double bedrooms and another family bathroom with a separate enclosed shower, bath, sink, WC and a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. The staircase on the landing leads to a large boarded loft with good head height.

    OUTSIDE
    The tarmacked driveway leading to the house goes passed the stable block with three stables and a store room. There is a separate store room and a shed nearby. The house was formally a trout farm set in approximately 3.72 acres and has a series of 8 tiered ponds in the paddock to the north west of the house with two separate wooded areas. The beautifully manicured lawn is surrounded by a native hedge and herbaceous borders.

    PLEASE NOTE: Up to 4.6 acres of further land adjoining the property is available by separate negotiation

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I love to think of this as it was all those years ago, a small industrious little mill producing beautiful linen. It is now a delightful home, full of character and charm, with plenty of land within which to enjoy the views and position.

James McKillopProperty agent

Local information

  • The Old Mill House is located in the heart of the village of Bourton and well protected by its own land. Bourton has a range of local amenities including a primary school, shop, public house, doctors surgery and church with the nearby towns of Gillingham and Mere offering more comprehensive shopping facilities.
  • The renowned Stourhead Estate is nearby with its beautiful National Trust gardens in addition to hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission land with numerous bridleways and footpaths. Gillingham also has a direct rail service to London Waterloo (from 1 hour 58 minutes). The Cathedral City of Salisbury is 28 miles away.
  • The A303 is close by and gives good road access to the West Country and London (via the M3). The area is known for a number of excellent prep and secondary schools including Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hazelgrove, the Sherborne schools, Bryanston, and Millfield.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services : Private water, mains electricity and drainage. Two oil tanks; one for the Aga and the other for the oil burning stove.
  • Fixtures and Fittings : Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • Viewings : Strictly by appointment with sole agents Savills.
  • Directions: DIRECTIONS : SP8 5DB
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G