Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BS | Property for sale | Savills
306.86 sq m
Guide price £2,300,000(139,075,910 EGP)

Buckland NewtonDorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BS


    Key features

    • Charming thatched property backing onto farmland
    • Four splendid holiday cottages newly refurbished
    • Close to the centre of popular village of Buckland Newton
    • With excellent services including store, school and pub
    • Mainline railway links at Sherborne and Dorchester
    • Fine mature gardens, thoughtfully landscaped and planted
    • Swimming pool, garages, workshop and store
    • Lovely views over the surrounding hills and countryside

    Most handsome listed Grade II former farmhouse with glorious mature gardens and four fabulous cottages.

    About this property

    • Dominey's Yard is a most handsome, thatched Dorset property thought to have origins dating back to the 17th Century and being of Hamstone and brick elevations under a thatched roof. The property originally formed a pair of cottages, but was converted to one property in the latter part of the 20th century by the previous owners. This edge of village house is listed Grade II and situated in a glorious rural setting at the top of a long driveway and backing onto farmland with flexible accommodation arranged over two floors. Changing hands for only the second time since the 1960s the house is generally in good order throughout, with the rear slope and ridges of the roof being re-thatched in November/December 2012 and further thatching planned for September 2024. Internally there are some lovely period features including flagstone floors, exposed ceiling beams, open fireplaces and a particularly beautiful stripped wood floor on the landing.

      Cottages
      A short distance from the property are the splendid cottages known as Poacher's, Gamekeeper's, Woodcutter's (each 2 beds) and Gardener's Cottage (3 beds). These cottages have been extensively refurbished and extended by the current owners and now provide exceptionally well presented accommodation, also each cottage having a private individual terrace and garden.

      Understandably, these cottages have proven a popular holiday choice, and prospective buyers are welcome to further information in connection with the business at a later stage if required.

      Outside
      The gardens and grounds at Dominey's Yard are a major asset to the property and have been thoughtfully landscaped and planted over the years now providing a wealth of specimen trees, shrubs and plants as well as an impressive productive kitchen garden. We are advised that the soil conditions at the property are excellent. The garden complements the house beautifully and adjoins open farmland to the rear which faces in a southerly direction. From the elevated parts of the garden there are lovely views over the surrounding hills and countryside. At the top of the drive, over which there is access for one other property, there is a double garage block incorporating all the swimming pool machinery including an oil fired boiler for the pool. There are also a smaller pair of garages and a workshop and garden store.

      Agents Note
      Please be aware there is a footpath that runs along the driveway.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I think it's the complete package, a chocolate box Dorset house and cottages with income in a fabulous garden with a swimming pool

    Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Dominey's Yard is situated close to the centre of the popular and thriving village of Buckland Newton which lies at the head of the Piddle Valley and is surrounded by glorious countryside, much of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
    • The village has an excellent range of services including a well-used village store, first school, a fine parish church, village hall, playing field and the Gaggle of Geese public house.
    • Buckland Newton lies between the pretty Abbey town of Sherborne and the County town of Dorchester, both of which have an excellent range of amenities including shops, schools, restaurants and pubs as well as mainline railway links to London Waterloo.
    • The Jurrasic coast, a designated World Heritage site with the magnificent South West coastal path, is about 20 miles away.
    • This area is well served for schooling with both private and state schools. Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester. Private schools include the Sherborne Schools, Canford, Bryanston, Milton Abbas and Leweston. Prep Schools at Sherborne, Leweston, Hazlegrove, Sandroyd and Port Regis.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band G
    • Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating to the main house. Electric radiators and wood burning stoves in the cottages.
    • Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances have not been checked by the agents but at the time of taking particulars we were informed they were all in working order.
    • Directions: From the north or south take the B3143 to Buckland Newton and at the crossroads by the school playing fields proceed past the school, taking the first left signposted towards the Gaggle of Geese public house. Continue past the Gaggle of Geese and into Lockett's Lane on the left hand side. Proceed for about 200 yards and the driveway for Dominey's Yard is on the left hand side.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G