Castle Hill
6,622 sq ft(615.20 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

Buckland NewtonDorchester, Dorset, DT2 7DE

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2019
  • Amazing open-plan living space
  • High specification, contemporary interiors
  • Self-contained annexe
  • Far-reaching rural views
  • Outstanding West Dorset location

Elegant former carriage house having recently undergone a stunning high specification refurbishment, in a glorious rural setting.

About this property

  • Castle Hill which was believed to have been built around 1870, was formerly the coach house and stables to Duntish Court and is a most attractive building arranged in a courtyard with distinctive red brick elevations under a slate roof. Duntish Court was understood to have been built around 1760 and created by Sir William Chambers, but was demolished along with many other notable properties in the last century. Castle Hill forms part of the original grounds of Duntish Court and is situated in a glorious elevated position with fine views over its own paddock to the undulating West Dorset countryside beyond.

    Over the last 2 years the property has undergone complete renovation and now provides an outstanding, high specification, contemporary conversion within this handsome period building.

    The accommodation is principally arranged over two floors, the central portion being a magnificent double height living space incorporating kitchen, dining and living areas. The two storey wings on either side provide bedroom, work, storage and recreational space and the layout has been cleverly designed to provide flexible accommodation, suitable for sub diving into independent spaces if required, the north east corner having an independent access point.

    The property is approached through lodge gates from the lane where there is a gate lodge in separate ownership. The long private drive which also serves the replacement dwelling to Duntish Court bears left to Castle Hill where there is gated access to an extensive, private gravelled area of parking around a planted turning circle. The gardens extend to the side and rear of the property and there are wonderful views towards Dungeon Hill and the surrounding countryside from a large terrace on south western flank of the building. The field, which is enclosed with elegant estate fencing extends to approximately 3.44 acres and on the northern boundary there is a small stable block with 3 loose boxes accessed if required via a second separate vehicular access further down the lane.

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Beautifully designed family home with fantastic far reaching views.

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Castle Hill is situated in the small hamlet of Duntish which is within the parish of the village of Buckland Newton which has an excellent village shop, primary school, the parish Church of the Holy Rood, the Gaggle of Geese public house and an active community.
  • It is situated conveniently between the county town of Dorchester and the abbey town of Sherborne both of which have a good range of shops, schools, restaurants and main line railway stations to London Waterloo.
  • The breathtaking Dorset coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is just 15 miles.
  • West Dorset is a beautiful area and is well known for its sporting and leisure pursuits.
  • Duntish is surrounded by wonderful walking and bridleways immediately accessible from Castle Hill.
  • 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.
  • There is an excellent primary school in Buckland Newton and further state schooling in Sherborne at The Gryphon School.
  • Private schooling includes preparatory schools at Sherborne, Sandroyd, Perrott Hill and Sunninghill School in Dorchester.
  • There is senior schooling at Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Bryanston, St Mary's Shaftesbury and Leweston (for girls).

Additional information

  • Directions: From Dorchester proceed North on the B3143 passing through the villages of Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide and Alton Pancras until you reach the village of Buckland Newton. Go past the village shop and continue to the end of the road. Turn left at the T junction and take the next right just before proceeding up the hill. Continue along this lane to the junction and the access to the property is directly opposite. Cross the road and proceed up the private drive where the entrance to Castle Hill is on the left hand side at the top of the drive. Post Code: DT2 7DE
  • EPC Rating = F