Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum, DT11 8RX | Property for sale | Savills
3,720 sq ft(345.60 sq m)
Guide price £1,295,000(€1,541,458)

Tarrant MonktonBlandford Forum, DT11 8RX

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • First time on the market for 40 years
  • Popular village with church and public house
  • Short drive to both Blandford and Wimborne
  • Period house with a wealth of character
  • Barn and outbuildings
  • Just over 2 acres including paddocks

Charming Grade II Listed character farmhouse set in delightful gardens and grounds of about 2 acres.

About this property

  • A charming Grade II listed period farmhouse having elevations of brick and whitened render under a slate roof. The house is understood to date from the early 1800's and was extended in the 1980's. It is fair to say that the house would now benefit from modernisation and refurbishment, yet offers a wealth of charm and character with huge potential for a buyer to improve to their own specification. Many rooms in the house enjoy delightful aspects across the gardens and paddock towards open fields beyond.

    The front door opens into the entrance hall, with a door leading through into an inner hall with cloakroom off. The drawing room has a fireplace with log burner and a sitting area at the rear. The dining room has an open fireplace with cupboard to one side, and a range of bookshelves. A door leads through to the kitchen/ breakfast room which is fitted with a range of units, and has an LPG fired Aga. Leading off is a conservatory, a rear hall with study, and an ‘L' shaped sitting room with small hobbies room/ workshop.

    A staircase from the main hall leads up to the first floor landing which gives access to three of the bedrooms. Accessed through two of these is an inner landing and the modern family bathroom with bath and separate shower. A guest suite of bedroom and dressing room, has a door to the family bathroom. The main bedroom is approached via a secondary staircase from the kitchen, and has an en suite bathroom and a dressing room or nursery bedroom off.

    The circular driveway provides parking for a good number of cars, and giving access to the outbuildings, comprising a large period barn and former piggery, with adjoining carports, several stores and tractor shed. There could be potential for conversion to other uses, subject of course to any necessary permissions being obtained. The delightful partially walled gardens are a particular feature, and extend along the front, side and rear of the house. They include cottage borders planted with an attractive variety of roses and herbaceous plants, a fruit cage, greenhouse and garden shed. Beyond is a small orchard with fruit trees. There are two paddocks behind the house, which slope gently down to the River Tarrant that runs through the village, currently used for grazing sheep.

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

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I think it is such a rare opportunity to find a village house with acreage

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • Bay Farm enjoys an excellent location in the heart of Tarrant Monkton, a sought after Dorset village with a popular pub, The Langton Arms.
  • Blandford Forum is about 6 miles away for day to day shopping needs, including major supermarkets and a branch of M&S Food.
  • Wimborne Minster, providing further shopping facilities including a Waitrose, together with cafes, bars and the Tivoli cinema/ theatre is about 9 miles drive.
  • The Cathedral City of Salisbury is about 20 miles and Poole with its harbour, watersports and superb beaches is about 17 miles.
  • Trains to London run from Poole, Southampton Parkway and Salisbury, and the A31, leading onto the M27/ M3 to London can be joined at Wimborne.
  • The village is set within a designated Conservation Area, and set in the beautiful countryside of the AONB Cranborne Chase, popular for walking, riding and cycling.
  • The New Forest National Park is to the east, beyond Ringwood and the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast to the west.
  • State schools for all ages are in Blandford and popular independent schools in the wider area include Bryanston, Canford, Dumpton and Clayesmore.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band G
  • Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. LPG fired central heating. Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances have not been checked by the agents but at the time of taking particulars we were informed they were all in working order.
  • Agent's Note: The owners are not able to confirm that the septic tank is compliant with current legislation. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own investigations and reflect this in any offers made.
  • Directions: From Wimborne head north on the B3082 Blandford Road for about 5 miles, passing Badbury Rings on the right. At Tarrant Keyneston, turn right, signposted Tarrant Monkton. Continue on this road for about 3.5 miles, and then turn left into the village. Proceed over the small bridge, around to the left and then around a sharp right hand bend. Bay Farm is then the second house on the right-hand side.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G