Stoke Wake, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0HF | Property for sale | Savills
2,392 sq ft(222.22 sq m)
Guide price £1,450,000(€1,721,298)

Stoke WakeBlandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0HF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2023
  • Handsome Victorian farmhouse in good decorative order
  • Spacious well arranged accommodation over two floors, ideal for a family
  • Splendid traditional barn suitable for a number of alternative domestic uses
  • Wonderful views to Bulbarrow and the Dorset Gap
  • Double garage with large office on first floor
  • Beautiful gardens and paddocks

Most handsome Victorian farmhouse and a substantial traditional barn in just under 4 acres in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

About this property

  • Hatherly Farmhouse resides in a glorious rural spot with local landmark Bulbarrow Hill as its backdrop. Built of brick, under a slate roof the property is thought to date from the late 19th century. Having been completely renovated in 1988, then further updated in 2008, the house now provides spacious well-arranged accommodation over two floors, ideal for a family.

    The farmhouse is in good decorative order with some nice rooms, of particular note being the sitting room with fireplace and wood burning stove, the dining room with Elm floorboards and a marble fireplace and a conservatory with wonderful views to Bulbarrow and the Dorset Gap. Upstairs the principal bedroom has a fine view of the Hill and a particularly large and luxurious shower room.

    Outside, the house is approached via a private drive off a country lane, leading to an ample area of parking. Surrounding the house are mature gardens, backing onto and overlooking farmland.

    Adjacent to the house is the former dairy which has been converted into a double garage with a large office and integral WC on the first floor. To the North of the house is a splendid traditional barn in three sections one with a first floor storage area. This barn could be suitable for a number of alternative domestic uses. Alongside the barn is the kitchen garden dissected by brick pathways. To the South of the house is the Orchard with greenhouse. Stretching out to the east is a lush meadow with tractor shed, mature trees, bordered by further farmland. The garden and paddocks now have over 130 trees all planted since the 1990s. There is a small stream running through the garden.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love the distant views to the Dorset Gap

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Hatherly Farmhouse is situated in this most tranquil of hamlets in the heart of the stunning Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Stoke Wake is made up of just a small cluster of houses, with the majority of the surrounding land being farmed. Ansty village is under two miles where there is The Fox Inn and Brewery Farm Shop.
  • The larger village of Hazelbury Bryan is about 1.5 miles away where there is a primary school, village shop and the Antelope Inn public House.
  • Within easy driving range is the County town of Dorchester to the South and the Abbey town of Sherborne to the North both of which have an excellent range of shops, schools, restaurants and main line railway stations to London Waterloo.
  • To the east is the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum also with facilities.
  • The breathtaking Dorset coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is about 20 miles.
  • Dorset is a beautiful county well known for its sporting and leisure pursuits. Stoke Wake is surrounded by a wonderful network of footpaths and bridleways. There are people locally who ride and stabling is available.
  • There is golf at Dorchester Came Down, Yeovil, Folke and Sherborne golf clubs, horse racing at Bath, Wincanton, Salisbury and Taunton. Sailing and water sports along the Dorset coast, Weymouth, Poole and Lyme Regis.
  • This area is particularly well served with independent schooling including Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Canford, Clayesmore, Leweston and the Sherborne Schools. State schooling in Blandford Forum, Sturminster Newton, Dorchester & Sherborne.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band F
  • Services
  • Mains water & electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Bottled gas. Superfast broadband with up to 900 MB speed available, installed 2022. Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances has not been checked by the agents but at the time of taking particulars we were informed they were all in working order.
  • Directions: On the A354 which runs between Dorchester and Blandford head to Milborne St. Andrew. In the centre of Milborne St. Andrew take Milton Rd sign posted to Milton Abbas and Hilton. Continue for circa two miles and take the turning on the left to Ansty Cross and Hazelbury Bryan opposite Hewish Farm. Head to Ansty Cross where there is a house on the triangle and bear right sign posted to Stoke Wake. Continue through the village of Higher Ansty heading towards Hazelbury Bryan. Upon entering the hamlet of Stoke Wake the entrance to Hatherly Farmhouse is on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F