Savills | Alweston, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5JF | Property for sale
193.24 sq m(2,080 sq ft)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,447,093)

AlwestonSherborne, Dorset, DT9 5JF

    Key features

    • Set in a rural hamlet about 6 miles from Sherborne
    • Spacious family house with well arranged accommodation
    • Superb self contained annexe ideal for income generation
    • Studio/workshop or potential home office
    • Level gardens surround the property
    • Outstanding views across the Blackmore Vale

    Charming detached country house with annexe in a glorious elevated position with panoramic views.

    About this property

    • Holt Cottage is likely to date back to the 18th century but has been enlarged, altered and improved over the years now providing a spacious detached family house with well arranged accommodation over two floors. On the ground floor is a charming characterful drawing room with inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove and bread oven showing the age of the original property, whereas to the west is a substantial two storey extension providing a superb modern style open plan kitchen diner with seating area taking in the outstanding distant views beyond the gardens. On the first floor is a particularly nice master bedroom with Juliet balcony, en suite bathroom and views and there are three further double bedrooms and family bathroom.

      The property is approached from a quiet lane via a private gravelled drive where there is ample parking for several cars and access to the house, annexe, workshop and studio. The splendid annexe has a sitting room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms and provides self contained accommodation ideal for relatives, friends or for income generation. Forming part of the annexe is a garage/workshop and adjacent to that is a separate studio/workshop or potentially a very nice home office. The gardens are level and surround the property and provide amenity space for both the house and a separate enclosure for the annexe. The main lawn is located on the western side of the property from which there are outstanding views across the Blackmore Vale and the hills beyond. In all the grounds extend to about 2.23 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I can't imagine a better panoramic view in the county

    Lizzie BallProperty agent

    Local information

    • Holt Cottage is located close to the charming hamlet of Alweston in an elevated position with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside which is designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has changed little over centuries.
    • Amenities including local shop, primary school and pubs can be found in the neighbouring village of Bishops Caundle and the Abbey town of Sherborne is about 6 miles with an excellent variety of independent shops, a large Waitrose store, restaurants and tea rooms.
    • Sherborne is renowned for its schooling with Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne Preparatory School and Leweston, as well as The Gryphon secondary school with Academy status. Other independent schools in the area include Hazlegrove, Millfield, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Port Regis and Bryanston.
    • Further to the south lies the County town of Dorchester and beyond that the coast at Weymouth.
    • Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Sherborne, Yeovil and Folke, horse racing at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury, fishing on the Sutton Bingham Reservoir where sailing is also available. Water sports can also be enjoyed along the Jurassic Dorset coastline to the south at Weymouth Bay and Poole Harbour.
    • Communications in the area include a mainline railway station at Sherborne with a regular service between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo and the A303 is located to the north at Wincanton.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Sherborne, head south on the A352 towards Dorchester taking the first turning on the left and proceed towards Alweston. Upon entering Bishops Caundle, turn left just after the Murco Petrol Station. After a short distance, turn left again at the T junction and continue for about 1.5 miles where Holt Cottage will be seen on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating = E