Donhead St. Andrew, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9EH | Property for sale | Savills
5,844 sq ft(542.93 sq m)
Guide price £2,750,000(€3,272,321)

Donhead St. AndrewShaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9EH


    Key features

    • Situated in a glorious position at the end of a no-through road on the edge of Wardour Woods.
    • 5 bedroom unlisted house of 5,844 sq ft.
    • 2 separate timber framed garages & car ports.
    • About 1.5 acres.
    • Excellent local amenities in Semley, Ludwell and Tisbury.

    A superb country house with contemporary and traditional interiors set in an exceptional rural location.

    About this property

    • Pile Oak Lodge is not listed and of stone construction under a tiled roof. Originally a medieval lodge to Old Wardour Castle, the oldest part is believed to date in part from the early 1600's although the majority of the property was completely re-built, extended and remodelled by a former owner between 2005 and 2007. The property has modern glazing, underfloor heating on the ground floors and a multi zone Sonos audio system. The property is now presented in very good order, a contemporary family home with idyllic views, in a sought after location.

      The accommodation is arranged over three floors and takes advantage of the contours of the site. The main entrance hall is on the upper ground floor, leading to the dining room, drawing room and a fabulous kitchen/breakfast room with family sitting area which lies at the heart of the house. The kitchen is fitted with an electric Aga, gas-fired oven and induction hob, supported by a range of units and central island. A large balcony sweeps around this section of the house with access for all adjoining rooms. There is a WC and a boot room with a side door out to the main parking area, whilst within the oldest part of the house at the other end lies a snug with a lovely inglenook fireplace. The ground floor provides both living and sleeping accommodation. The inner hall leads into the cinema/games room at one end, with a laundry room and stores just off. There are two bedrooms, one with en suite dressing room and bathroom, the other with en suite dressing room and adjoining shower room. Note the owner has fitted one of these bedrooms out as a lovely home office at present.

      Upstairs on the first floor, the principal bedroom has two dressing rooms and an en suite bathroom. There is direct access to the roof terrace. There are two double bedrooms with en suite bath or shower rooms and a further study. Please see floor plans for the layout and dimensions.

      Gardens and Grounds
      These are a delightful feature of the property and are mainly situated to the south and west. They comprise formal areas close to the house with lawns, well stocked borders and two flagstone terraces which the owner has extended out to create an amazing area for entertaining.
      Multiple RHS Gold winning garden designer Sarah Eberle designed the grounds landscaping and the result is spectacular. Tucked away is a tool/machinery store and a lower wooded area, with a gate which leads out to the surrounding Wardour Woods. To the north of the house is a large gravelled parking area with ample parking space for several cars. There is an attractive timber framed triple garage and a further timber framed double carport with secure store to one side, which was built most recently in 2013.

      The enclosed grounds are split by the track and on the other side, gates lead into a yard with a range of open fronted implement stores, a greenhouse, former duck house and run and a kitchen garden. Please note that, whilst not owned, there is a legal Right of Way over
      the track from Scott's Hill to the property.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love that in nearly 20 years of doing this job and in the area, I have known this superb property even existed! It is private and secluded, with some exceptional views from the house over the Nadder Valley.

    James McKillopProperty agent

    Local information

    • Pile Oak Lodge is situated in a glorious position at the end of a no-through road, on the edge of Wardour Woods, with outstanding views over the Nadder Valley and surrounding countryside. This area is particularly sought after due to the beautiful undulating landscape and its peace and tranquility. Whilst being very rural, it also has good transport links.
    • Donhead St Andrew has a pub, The Forester, and a 13th century church. The nearby village of Ludwell boasts an award-winning village shop/post office and a butcher. The market town of Shaftesbury has a weekly produce market and lies approximately six miles west of the Donheads whilst the popular town of Tisbury is approximately four miles north. Tisbury has a range of amenities, including Messums art gallery, a leisure centre and swimming pool, primary school, cafés, independent shops and supermarket. Regular trains from Tisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately two hours.
    • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury, approximately 18 miles east of Don head St Andrew, offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities. Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Rushmore Park, South Wilts Golf Club and High Post. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams.
    • The A303 provides access to the south west and London, via the M3. There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including Port Regis, Sandroyd, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Sherborne, Bruton, Millfield, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, as well as Bishop Wordsworths and South Wilts Grammar Schools.

    Additional information

    • Services : Oil fired central heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage (waste treatment plant). Fibre broadband to the premises. LPG for oven. Sonos audio system.
    • Fixtures and Fittings : All fitted carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings are included in the sale. Garden ornaments and some equipment may be included subject to negotiation.
    • Viewings : Strictly by appointment with the agents Savills.
    • Directions: SP7 9EH : From Salisbury proceed along the A30 to Shaftesbury through the villages of Fovant and Swallowcliffe. Continue past Ansty “Pick your own” and take the next right into Sands Lane. Follow this lane passing a number of small farms and houses and at the crossroads turn right (into a no through road). After a few hundred yards Pile Oak Lodge will be found on the left hand side. Continue past the sign to the gravelled driveway beyond the hedge. What3words: ///breached.chimp.styled (to the bottom of the track up to the house).
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H