Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9HZ | Property for sale | Savills
5,985 sq ft(556.02 sq m)
Guide price £1,400,000(€1,656,500)

Tarrant KeynestonBlandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9HZ


    Key features

    • Idyllic riverside location outside Tarrant Keyneston
    • 3.5 miles from Georgian market town Blandford Forum
    • Charming Grade II listed former water mill
    • Generous accommodation with versatile layout
    • Huge scope to improve and adapt to own style
    • Secluded gardens offering peace and tranquility
    • Single bank fishing rights, a small island
    • 9 acre paddock

    Unique and historic Grade II listed former mill house, set in grounds of about 10 acres with direct river frontage.

    About this property

    • Keyneston Mill is a charming former water mill understood to date from the early 19th century. The generous accommodation offers excellent proportions, with a versatile layout that could be arranged to suit a wide variety of purchaser's needs. The mill was last modernised some years ago, and now offers the new owner huge scope to improve and adapt to their own style, subject to necessary permissions. The most appealing elevations are of colourwashed brickwork under a slate roof, and feature sash windows to the front, and oak beams framing the window overlooking the river at the rear. The house offers a wealth of period charm with features including flagstone floors, fireplaces, exposed beams, and most notably the original mill machinery in the stunning drawing room, with an unconverted loft space above.

      A panelled front door opens into the entrance hall with doors to both the study and sitting room. Beyond is the good size family room with twin fireplaces, exposed brickwork and beams. The spectacular drawing room is arranged in two areas around the original mill machinery, and has exposed brick walls and ceiling beams, a fireplace with log burner, and an oak framed window providing stunning views across the river to the island. Above is a loft area which could offer scope for conversion. The farmhouse style kitchen has a range of antique pine units, a red four oven Aga in a brick recess with, a brick floor, and a breakfast area for informal dining. Leading off is the utility room and a cloakroom. The main staircase with elegant balustrade and a secondary staircase lead up to the first floor landing. There are five double bedrooms, two of which have intercommunicating doors. There is a family bathroom with freestanding bath and shower. A separate shower room with twin basins and WC is adjacent to one of the bedrooms and has been used as the main suite.

      Outside
      Keyneston Mill is approached along a lane, and a shingle driveway provides a parking and turning area at the side. The gardens are mainly lawned with hedging providing seclusion. They slope down to the river and mill pond, and include a small island approached across a bridge, perfect both for summer entertaining and from which to enjoy the peace, tranquility, and abundant wildlife. The property has the benefit of single bank fishing rights and there is an attractive wood store and outbuilding with tiled roof. On the opposite side of the driveway is a paddock of about 9 acres, the whole extending to about 10.16 acres.

      Agents Notes
      1. A public footpath runs down the driveway between the house and the paddock

      2. The owners are not able to confirm that the existing septic tank is compliant with current legislation. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own investigations and reflect this in any offers made.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    An angler's delight

    Jamie MortenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Keyneston Mill enjoys an idyllic riverside location about a mile outside the village of Tarrant Keyneston, a popular Dorset village with a parish church, village hall and public house.
    • The property is about 3.5 miles from the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum and about 7.5 miles from Wimborne Minster, both offering excellent shopping and recreational facilities, Blandford with an M&S Food and most major supermarkets, and Wimborne having a branch of Waitrose, and the Tivoli theatre.
    • State schools for all ages are in Blandford and highly regarded independent schools in the wider area include Bryanston, Clayesmore, Sandroyd, Dumpton and Canford.
    • The New Forest National Park is to the east and the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast to the west.
    • The popular town of Poole with train station and Poole Harbour for watersports and beaches are 11.5 and 15 miles respectively.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band G
    • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • NB A public footpath runs down the driveway between the house and the paddock
    • Directions: From Blandford, take the B3082 south, turning right at the True Lovers Knot pub in Tarrant Keyneston. Follow this road for about a mile, through the village, and at the end go straight across and down the driveway to the mill. From Wimborne proceed north along the B3082, turning left at the True Lovers Knot pub in Tarrant Keyneston. Follow this road for about a mile, through the village, and at the end go straight across and down the driveway to the mill.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G