Kington Magna, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5EW | Property for sale | Savills
2,820 sq ft(261.99 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000(€1,595,908)

Kington MagnaGillingham, Dorset, SP8 5EW


    Key features

    • Beautiful period house
    • Lovely interior
    • Four double bedrooms
    • Two stables
    • Barn
    • Two paddocks (approximately 3.6 acres in total)
    • Large loft that could be converted

    A beautifully presented 16th century farmhouse, with two paddocks, a barn and stables.

    About this property

    • This beautiful period farmhouse is located in the north Dorset village of Kington Magna in the heart of the pastures of the Blackmore Vale.
      The house is not listed and constructed of stone under a red clay tiled roof. Boasting a wonderful local provenance, the mullion windows to the rear are thought to have originated from Shaftesbury Abbey.
      The house is entered by the porch through an original arrow proof oak front door into an outstanding and newly refurbished kitchen. The floor is part timber, part stone flagged, with an oil-fired AGA and a working fireplace to one end which provides the focal point. A large dresser, island and built in cupboards provide plenty of storage. The sitting room has an attractive inglenook, with a log burning stove and a ‘secret' bookcase door leading to a workshop. Off the hallway there is a guest WC, a large utility with plenty of built in storage and a further family room; this is currently used as a fourth double bedroom, with stone mullion windows and an external door leading to the garden.
      Upstairs the principle room has built in wardrobes, an arched recess for additional storage and a fabulously decorated en suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms and a very stylish family bathroom. The extensive loft (about 950sqft) has scope for conversion to additional bedroom accommodation, subject to the necessary permissions.

      Supporting the main house, there is an old hay barn, a garage and stables that could be repurposed, subject to planning, if required. There are several dry storage sheds.
      The house is approached on a gated, gravel driveway with parking by the barn and the garage. The lawn to the front is surrounded by a stone wall and has several apple trees. The lawn continues at the rear and is separated by a ha-ha and to the side of the house is a terrace, with a timber loggia over. The stables are close to the entrance of the first paddock, which interlinks to the second paddock. There are a selection of several species of fruit trees in the paddocks which are enclosed by a native hedges.

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    Local information

    • Dash Hayes is situated in the small and peaceful village of Kington Magna, which is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with views across the Blackmore Vale. The village has a 14th century parish church and village hall. There are two convenience stores within approximately 5 minutes' drive and the neighbouring villages of Buckhorn Weston (2 miles) & West Stour (1½ miles) have popular public houses (The Stapleton Arms and The Ship) The nearby town of Gillingham (3½ miles) has a range of shops including a Waitrose supermarket, doctor, dental and veterinary surgeries and a good range of local businesses. There are four primary schools within a 3 mile radius and a highly regarded secondary school in Gillingham. Numerous local private schools include Hazlegrove, Kings Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, Port Regis and the Sherborne schools. In addition to the local facilities in Mere and Gillingham, Yeovil, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury are all easily accessible offering a wide range of shopping, recreational and business facilities. Yeovil, Bath and Salisbury all have excellent entertainment venues. There are several gastro pubs and restaurants within the local area. National Hunt racing at Wincanton & Taunton. Flat racing at Bath & Salisbury. The A303 (4½ miles) provides a direct east/west route linking with the M3 to London and to the M5 (J25) at Taunton (43 miles) via the A358. There is a mainline rail service from Gillingham (3½ miles) to London Waterloo taking about 2 hours and from Castle Cary (13½ miles) to Paddington in about 90 minutes on the fast train. Bristol, Bournemouth & Exeter Airports are all just over 1 hour's drive away offering connections within the UK and to many international destinations. Southampton Airport is also accessible.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • TENURE
    • The Freehold of Dash Hayes is available for sale by private treaty, with vacant possession on completion.
    • LOCAL AUTHORITY
    • Dorset County Council
    • OUTGOINGS
    • The property is subject to council tax band G
    • FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
    • Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
    • SERVICES
    • Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating and AGA.
    • VIEWINGS
    • Strictly by appointment with Savills
    • Directions: From London take the M3 west and then onto the A303 at junction 8. Continue to the A303 bypassing Andover, Amesbury an Mere. After passing Mere leave the A303 onto the B3081 signposted to Bruton and Charlton Musgrove. After approximately ½ mile turn right towards Sandley. Follow this road for 5 miles to Kington Magna signposted on the right. Once in the village turn right on West Street and the house is 120 metres on the right. What3words: ///rushed.correct.hindering
    • EPC Rating: G
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G