High Street, Piddlehinton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7TD | Property for sale | Savills
2,723 sq ft(252.97 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000(€1,598,812)

High StreetPiddlehinton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7TD

    Key features

    • Close to the centre of the pretty village of Piddlehinton
    • With church, village hall and the Thimble Inn public house
    • Just five miles from Dorchester with its excellent amenities
    • Most handsome former farmhouse completely rethatched
    • Splendid contemporary extension with views over garden
    • Elegant rooms with spacious accommodation
    • Three bedroom Cottage ideal for holiday lets
    • Mature gardens with paddock, stable block & yard

    Particularly handsome former farmhouse with separate cottage, mature gardens and paddock.

    About this property

    • Whites Dairy House is justifiably Listed Grade II and has early 17th century origins. Built of flint and squared rubble bands with ashlar dressings, this most handsome former farmhouse sits prominently in its setting and is like no other in the village. The property has been completely re-thatched in 2024 and with a splendid contemporary extension being added in 2021 the house provides, spacious, characterful, well arranged accommodation over two floors. The house has some elegant rooms and period features, including exposed stone and timbers, flag stone floors and fireplaces. The front door opens into the reception hall or snug with inset wood burning stove, beyond that is the sitting room with stripped wood floor and inglenook fireplace. To the rear is a garden room or dining area opening onto a terrace overlooking the gardens. A large, well appointed family kitchen with dining and seating space is located at the other end of the house. Steps from the rear hall lead down to the utility and cloakroom beyond which is the superb, recently completed two storey contemporary extension, providing a principal bedroom with vaulted ceiling, large seating area or workspace and a spacious bathroom with views over the garden and countryside beyond.

      From the lane a private drive between the house and the cottage opens into a parking area providing spaces for the house and cottage. To the front of the house an old stone wall and railings with a pedestrian gate lead to the front door. From here a gate leads to the side garden, terraced and laid to lawn and bordered by a fine old wall. Adjacent is a stone terrace, accessed from the garden room and new extension. Lawn continues to wrap around the rear of the house, bordered by a stream, with a wooden bridge providing access to two enclosed paddocks, the first having a small yard and stable block, the second and the third being separated by the River Piddle, the property owning both banks. At the very bottom of the garden there is access onto the footpath.

      The Stables
      Across the driveway from the house is the cottage with accommodation arranged over two floors. On the ground floor is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, a hall and a good size open plan kitchen, dining, living space. On the first floor are two further en suite bedrooms and a single bed / nursery. This building has been let in the past for holidays, but would also be ideal for friends and family.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The house has a really appealing mix of period and contemporary living

    Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Whites Dairy House is located a short distance from the centre of the pretty village of Piddlehinton at the southern end of the sought after Piddle Valley.
    • In the village there is a church, village hall and the thriving Thimble Inn public house.
    • The larger village of Piddletrenthide is about one mile, where there is a village shop, hair salon, pub and the well regarded Piddle Valley First School.
    • The county town of Dorchester lies just five miles to the south where there is an excellent range of shops, schools and restaurants as well as the county hospital and mainline railway station to London Waterloo.
    • The Abbey town of Sherborne is about 15 miles to the north and the coastal resort of Weymouth lies 14 miles to the south, giving access to the Jurassic coast, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • The area is renowned for its sporting and leisure pursuits which include golf at Dorchester Came Down and Sherborne golf clubs, racing at Wincanton, Taunton, Salisbury, Bath and Exeter, riding and walking in the magnificent surrounding countryside and sailing and water sports along the coast.
    • The county is extremely well served by independent schools with Canford, Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Clayesmore, Sherborne & Leweston within easy reach by car. Preparatory schools include Perrot Hill & Sunninghill. State primary in Piddletrenthide, St Mary's Middle School, Puddletown and senior state at Thomas Hardye, Dorchester.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band F
    • Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Directions: From Dorchester head north on the B3143. Proceed to Piddlehinton passing the war memorial on the left hand side and the Thimble Inn public house. Whites Dairy House is just past Whites Close on the left hand side. Parking is to the rear (accessed between the house and the cottage).
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F