Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8DE | Property for sale | Savills
204.57 sq m
Guide price £945,000(57,142,059 EGP)

FarnhamBlandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8DE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2024
  • Village has highly regarded public house The Museum Inn
  • Beautifully presented Grade II listed cottage
  • Sympathetically improved and renovated in recent years
  • Situated on a quiet lane leading up to the village church
  • Pretty cottage gardens with delightful outlook

Beautifully presented Grade II listed thatched cottage, in this sought after Dorset village.

About this property

  • A beautifully presented Grade II listed cottage having most appealing elevations featuring alternating bands of brick and flint under a thatched and partially tiled roof. The cottage has been the subject of a program of sympathetic improvement and renovation in recent years. Much of the cottage including the kitchen cabinetry has recently been redecorated to an exacting standard, and it is offered for sale in immaculate order. In addition, the majority of the roof was rethatched in 2018. Particular features include limestone flooring to the ground floor with underfloor heating, high quality bespoke painted wood fitted kitchen with an Aga, a wealth of character features including exposed beams, and fireplaces in both the sitting room and dining room/ snug, and oil fired central heating.

    A half glazed front door with gothic arched panes opens into the reception hall with understairs storage, and a guest cloakroom with cloaks cupboard. The generous sitting room has a carved stone fireplace with open grate, and twin pairs of French doors leading on the terrace. The dining room/ snug has a stone fireplace with Aga log burner, window seats, and an excellent range of hand painted bookshelves, cupboards and a desk along one wall. The well-proportioned kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an excellent range of bespoke hand painted units with granite surfaces, a tall larder cupboard and a Mark Wilkinson dresser. Appliances by Miele include a fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, combi microwave, washing machine and dryer, together with an oil fired Aga and Neff induction hob.

    A staircase leads up to the first floor landing, with linen cupboard. The impressive main bedroom has a feature double height vaulted ceiling with painted beams, and a luxurious en suite bathroom with limestone and mosaic tiling. There are three further double bedrooms, and a modern bathroom with limestone and mosaic tiling, bath and separate shower.

    The cottage is situated on a quiet lane leading up to the neighbouring village church, and opposite the village well. At the front is a pretty cottage garden with roses and climbing plants, bounded by iron estate fencing, and with a gate to the kitchen door. Twin gates open into a driveway with parking for several cars, which then leads around to the front door. The west facing rear garden has a delightful outlook over open farmland and is laid to lawn with a sunny paved terrace adjacent to the French doors, perfect for outdoor entertaining.

    Leasehold. expires 31.03.2177 with an annual ground rent of £100.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A really lovely cottage in one of my favourite villages

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • St Laurence Cottage enjoys an excellent location in this quiet and sought after Dorset village.
  • Picturesque Farnham lies within the beautiful countryside of the Cranborne Chase, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • The village has a highly regarded public house and restaurant, The Museum Inn, and the church of St Laurence which dates from the 12th century.
  • The market towns of Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum, both offering excellent amenities, are approximately 12 and eight miles away respectively, and the cathedral city of Salisbury is approx.18 miles.
  • Beaches at Bournemouth and Poole are approx. 25 miles and the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coasts starts at Wareham.
  • Trains to London Waterloo run from Tisbury station, 12.7 miles away.
  • Excellent independent schools in the wider area, include Bryanston, Sandroyd, Clayesmore and Canford. Sporting amenities in the wider area include golf at Rushmore and Remedy Oak, and the New Forest National Park for great riding, cycling and walking is east of Fordingbridge.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band E
  • Directions: From Blandford: Take the A354 Salisbury road east and continue for approximately six miles until a signpost is seen on the left hand side marked to Farnham/ Tollard Royal. Follow this road, down the hill and then turn left signposted into the village of Farnham. At the The Museum public house turn left (taking the right hand spur of the lane) and St Laurence Cottage will be found about 50m along on the right. From Wimborne: Take the B3078 Cranborne Road north for about six miles, and turn left the Horton Inn. Follow this road to the end and then straight across at the staggered junction signposted to Farnham/ Tollard Royal. Follow this road, down the hill and then turn left signposted into the village of Farnham. At the The Museum public house turn left (taking the right hand spur of the lane) and St Laurence Cottage will be found about 50m along on the right.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Leasehold. Lease Expiry: 31/01/2177 (152 years remaining)
  • Service Charge: TBC
  • Ground Rent: TBC
  • Council Tax Band: E