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40 Ac(16.19 Ha)
Guide price £2,250,000

QuarrGillingham, Dorset, SP8 5PB

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Private location with superb views
  • Superb kitchen breakfast room
  • Excellent reception space
  • Equestrian facilities and storage
  • Attractive paddocks
  • 40 acres (16.18 Ha)
  • Lot 2 available by separate negotiation

A stunning country house with spacious accommodation and spectacular views.

About this property

  • Lot 1
    Originally a farmhouse, Westonfields was rebuilt and extended in 2011 and is now a welcoming, impressive and attractive country home that is ideally suited to modern family living. The attention to detail and quality of the construction and finishings are evident in every aspect of the house, from the quality hardwood sash window frames to the advanced underfloor heating system. The house has been designed to provide the maximum amount of accommodation from the footprint with the minimum amount of wasted space, whilst still retaining large, open, and very light living spaces.

    The house is approached off the minor Quarr road along a hedgerow lined private drive that leads up to the property; metal electric gates provide privacy and security. In front of the house is a gravelled turning and parking area which gives visitors their first taste of the long reaching views towards the Mere Downs from the house. The house is constructed of stone, brick and rendered elevations with Bath stone quoins, and a Cedar clad two storey wing under a Keymer handmade tile roof. The accommodation is as shown on the attached floorplan.

    A covered porch leads to the imposing Dining Hall which in turn provides access to the Family Room,
    Drawing Room, Cellar and Gym. A cloakroom is beyond the doorway to the gym. Of particular note is the very large and impressive oak floored Drawing Room which is accessed either through double oak doors from the equally impressive Dining Hall (with limestone floor and open fireplace), or from the Kitchen/Breakfast room which is spectacular with its full height glazed sliding walls facing to the south and west providing access to the dining terrace. These glazed panes flood the room with light and provide views of the countryside across the garden.

    All of the rooms are light and airy with good ceiling heights and provide views of open countryside to both the north and south. The Poggenpohl kitchen, in itself synonymous with the highest quality, is equipped with contemporary fittings which again emphasise the high standard of finish of the property. These include: Siemens 5 ring ceramic hob, Quooker instant hot water tap, Miele wine cooler, full size and half size Siemens dishwashers, 2 no. Siemens electric ovens with steamer and microwave oven, Siemens American style refrigerator/freezer, sink and preparation island unit with extractor above. The room has 6 hi fi speakers. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility/laundry room with a Belfast sink and plumbing for appliances. A corridor with walk in Larder leads to the side entrance, cloakroom and secondary staircase.

    From the Dining Hall a handmade staircase leads to the first floor where the Master Suite with 2x dressing rooms, 2x en-suites (one with his and hers wash basins), WC's, large shower and baths are situated with a south facing aspect. A landing with large built in storage space and airing cupboard leads to Dressing Room 2/ Bedroom 2 (currently dressing room/nursery) and Bedroom 3 with its en-suite. The staircase continues to the second floor with three further bedrooms and family bathroom. The second floor bedrooms provide spectacular southerly views through very attractive arched feature windows. A secondary staircase, from the utility room, leads to a further bedroom (Bedroom 7/Studio) and shower en-suite which could be used as an annexe for guests or staff.

    Outside
    The main area of the garden is south facing, and part enclosed by hedgerows with mature specimen trees. A stone terrace can be accessed from the Drawing Room or the Breakfast room. Pedestrian gates from the garden provide easy and convenient access to the paddocks.
    Outbuildings
    To the east of the house is a brick and stone under tiled roof workroom and store. Subject to planning this building is suitable for a variety of uses and would, subject to further checks, be exempt from planning for conversion in to a self-contained office/annexe. Plumbing, drainage and electricity are already connected. Opposite is a timber clad building which comprises a double garage, log store, garden store and large workshop. Beyond this there is a large barn with five loose boxes within, which sits adjacent to a newly constructed all weather turn out.
    The Land
    The paddocks, all of which have water connected, surround the house and are very conveniently laid out for equestrian or other use. They are free draining and part of a limestone ridge which is renowned for its quality in enabling horses and livestock to be overwintered, and for its ability to help with the growth of young horses. In total, Lot 1 extends to approximately 40 acres (18.4 hectares).

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Rebuilt to an exceptional standard providing modern, contemporary, family living whilst retaining a hugely attractive exterior appearance and charm.

Patrick BradyProperty agent

Local information

  • Westonfields sits in open countryside to the north west of the hamlet of Quarr close to the popular villages of Buckhorn Weston and Cucklington. Quarr is a small rural hamlet lying to the south of the house within 0.5 miles.
  • The nearby towns of Gillingham (3.5 miles) and Wincanton (4.5 miles) both have a wide range of shops and amenities.
  • The Cathedral city of Salisbury and the historic Georgian City of Bath are both within 30 miles.
  • Communications are excellent; the A303 trunk road, providing access to the M3 and London, is 2 miles to the north.
  • Westonfields is within the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Hunt Country. Racing at Wincanton.
  • Mainline railway stations are at Gillingham 3.5 miles (London Waterloo 1 hour 58 minutes), Templecombe, 5 miles, (London Waterloo 2 hours 6 minutes) and Castle Cary, 12 miles, (London Paddington 1 hour 40 minutes)
  • The area offers a number of well-known state and independent schools including Kings Bruton, Hazelgrove, Bruton School for Girls, Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Millfield, Downside, Clayesmore, Hanford, Bryanston and Milton Abbey.

Additional information

  • Lot 2 (Available by separate negotiation)
  • Permission has been sought to convert two large agricultural buildings in to two single storey residential dwellings under permitted development rights. They lie to the west of the house and garden and are not visible from either; furthermore they benefit from easy access to water, electric, hi-speed internet and their own private access.
  • Directions: From the A303 From the Tinkers Hill Junction (signed Wincanton) take the B3081 south. After approximately 2/3 mile bear right. Continue for approximately 2 miles and the entrance to Westonfields will be found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = B