Picturesque equestrian country house with superb barn set in a rural location on the edge of the Blackmore Vale.
The property is approached via a long private drive leading to an extensive parking area. Little Whitemoor Farm is a Grade II listed original Dorset Longhouse dating from the 16th Century. This cob walled section has a cedar shingled roof. Extended and refurbished over the last 10 years, the modern additions blend harmoniously with the original building.
The sympathetic restoration of the original part, together with the later additions, retain many traditional features and together combine to provide a comfortable home for the modern family. Most of the rooms are exceptionally light and enjoy views over the stunning countryside. The ground floor has an impressive entrance hall with minstrels gallery. It leads into the sitting room which is triple aspect and has a Hampton fireplace with wood burning stove. French windows open onto the terrace. A spacious kitchen/dining room has a good range of fitted cupboards with beech worktop, larder and butler's sink. There is also a 4 oven oil fired Aga. Adjacent to here is a further summer kitchen with large central island and includes an electric oven and induction hob, further summer kitchen with large central island and includes an electric oven and induction hob, further fitted appliances and butlers sink. A cosy snug has an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and original 16th century bread oven. There is also a boot room, utility and cloakroom.
To the first floor in the original part of the house are two bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower. In the later extension is a principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms (with one having an en suite shower room), family bathroom and a study.
The gardens, paddocks and outside areas are well landscaped. There is a stable block and yard, car port, workshop/garage log store and vaulted oak-framed barn which is currently being used as rentable studio space. There is a raised vegetable/herb garden and an area housing a children's playhouse. With the addition of a large terraced area to the rear of the property, the garden provides ample family space.
All three large paddocks have a water supply and field shelters. There is a good size outdoor arena with post and rail fencing and silica sand and rubber dressing over Geotextile membrane and 200mm drainage blanket plus drainage ditch. There is also an extensive lorry parking area.
A secure stable yard is comprised of 5 timber clad stables with box metal roof where solar panels are located and rubber flooring. There are stairs to a boarded loft space and has power, lighting and water supply. Outside WC.
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A superb equine setup and I like the mix of period and contemporary styles the house providesAshley Rawlings