Savills | Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7DJ | Property for sale
2,667 sq ft(247.77 sq m)
Guide price £1,400,000

Buckland NewtonDorchester, Dorset, DT2 7DJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Located in fine countryside about 1.5 miles from Buckland Newton
  • Village amenities include stores, first school and well know The Gaggle of Geese public house
  • Listed Grade II handsome Georgian house with spacious accommodation
  • Period features throughout including open fireplaces, flagstone floor and elegant sash windows with shutters
  • Kitchen with Aga and lovely views over the gardens
  • Small paddock with post and rail fence, duck pond and mature trees
  • Attractive stone barn sympathetically converted to ancillary accommodation

Most handsome country house and annexe in a glorious rural location.

About this property

  • Bennetts is justifiably listed Grade II as being of architectural interest and thought in part to date back to the 17th century with the elegant Georgian front facade being added in 1742 by the then owners the Pitt Rivers Estate. The house has spacious, well arrange accommodation over two floors and a plethora of period features throughout including open fireplaces, flagstone floor and some exposed ceiling timbers. On the ground floor is a particularly spacious reception hall with flagstone floor and a fan light window flooding the space with light and the two main reception rooms have lovely Georgian proportions and elegant sash windows with shutters. To the rear of the house is a dining room with Inglenook fireplace and double doors to the conservatory. The kitchen is at the back of the house with lovely views over the garden, an Aga range cooker and walk-in larder, adjacent to this is the utility room and adjoining cloakroom. On the first floor is a principal bedroom suite with dressing room or bedroom five (nursery) and there are three further double bedrooms and a shower room.

    The property is approached from the lane via a private gravelled drive leading to a turning and parking area, a double garage and triple car port. To the north of the drive is a small paddock with post and rail fence, duck pond and mature trees.
    The main formal gardens lie to the front and side (west and south) of the house with neat well-maintained lawns and flower and shrub borders. The front boundary to the lane has a pretty stone wall and wrought iron railings. Towards the rear of the house is a vegetable patch set behind an attractive mature Beech hedge, alongside that is a small turning out paddock with chicken coop and stable block. An attractive stone barn with pitched tiled roof sits immediately to the rear of the house and has been sympathetically converted to ancillary accommodation, ideal for a dependent relative or to generate income.

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I really love the symmetry of the Georgian architecture

Lizzie BallProperty agent

Local information

  • Bennetts is located in fine countryside about 2 miles from the middle of Buckland Newton in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Buckland Newton has a thriving village store, first school, church, village hall, playing field and well known pub, The Gaggle of Geese.
  • Sturminster Newton, Sherborne and Dorchester are all within 12 miles and offer an excellent range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.
  • Both Dorchester and Sherborne have a mainline railway service to London Waterloo.
  • The larger village of Cerne Abbas is about 4 miles and has a doctors' surgery and pharmacy, 3 public houses and village store.
  • The countryside surrounding the property is stunning and well served with a network of footpaths and bridleways.
  • Sporting pursuits in the area include golf at Dorchester, Sherborne and Folke. Sailing and water sports along the Jurassic World Heritage coast.
  • Education
  • This area is particularly well served with independent schooling including Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Canford, Clayesmore, Leweston and the Sherborne Schools. Preparatory schools in Sherborne and Dorchester. State schooling in Sturminster Newton, Dorchester & Sherborne.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Dorchester head North on the B3143 along the Piddle Valley. Proceed through Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Alton Pancras and into Buckland Newton. Proceed down the hill and past the village shop, turning right at the crossroads towards Mappowder and Hazelbury Bryan. Proceed along Castle Lane and Bennetts is on the left hand side after approximately 1.5 miles.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold