Savills | Stoke Wake, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0HF | Property for sale
3,055 sq ft(283.82 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Stoke WakeBlandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0HF

    Key features

    • In a tranquil hamlet in the heart of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • Hazelbury Bryan about 1.5 miles distant with primary school, village shop and Antelope Inn public house
    • Characterful barn in glorious rural location at the foot of Bulbarrow Hill
    • Spacious accommodation with charming rustic features
    • Oak framed double covered car port
    • Lovely gardens bordering open farmland with breathtaking views

    Charming barn conversion in a glorious rural setting.

    About this property

    • White Hill Barn was in fact constructed about 15 years ago although the original barn, probably dating to the 18th century, started its life in Hereford. The barn was transported to Dorset and re-constructed in this glorious rural location at the foot of Bulbarrow Hill and later further extended to provide what is now just over 3000 sq ft of charming, characterful accommodation. The barn has rustic brick and timber clad elevations under a clay tiled roof and is constructed on an east, west axis giving the main rooms a south facing aspect and the large windows on the south elevation not only provide solar gain, but stunning rural views. Inside the house has some wonderful character and some impressive spaces. The first impression is the spacious reception hall with double height, floor to ceiling rustic, exposed brick wall. From here stairs lead to the first floor and a ground floor studio or bedroom and a bathroom. The main reception room on the ground floor has some wonderful exposed timber beams, part stripped wood floor, part flag stone, white washed exposed brick walls and a wood burning stove. The adjoining kitchen and breakfast room are equally charming, awash with exposed timber and flooded with light from the double aspect windows. The first floor provides a principal bedroom with en suite, a further double bedroom and shower room and the piece de resistance is the magnificent studio or ‘solar' with cathedral like exposed timber A-frame roof. Spiral steps from the studio lead up to a mezzanine level or snug.

      The barn is approached from the north via a private drive that sweeps round to the property through a level paddock in permanent pasture and with some fine mature trees including Beech, Horse Chestnut and Oak. The drive splits to the west where there is access to an attractive oak framed double covered car port clad in timber with a tiled roof. The boundary of the plot which extends to just over 2 acres is enclosed with mature hedging and in part post and rail fencing. The plot is largely bordered by open farmland which provides the views which are such a major feature at White Hill Barn. To the south and east the ground rises towards Bulbarrow Hill, an impressive local land mark from where there a breathtaking views over the patchwork quilt of the Blackmore Vale. On the south side of the barn is a rustic flagstone terrace and decorative cobbled stone crescent. An old stone wall leads to the southern boundary.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I look forward to showing buyers this barn with such an interesting history in an idyllic location

    Lizzie BallProperty agent

    Local information

    • White Hill Barn is situated off Bullock lane, a single track road in this most tranquil hamlet in the heart of the stunning Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • Stoke Wake is made up of just a small cluster of houses, with the majority of the surrounding land being farmed.
    • The larger village of Hazelbury Bryan is about 1.5 miles away where there is a primary school, village shop and the Antelope Inn public House.
    • Within easy driving range is the county town of Dorchester to the South and the Abbey town of Sherborne to the North both of which have an excellent range of shops, schools, restaurants and main line railway stations to London Waterloo.
    • To the east is the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum also flush with facilities.
    • The breath taking Dorset coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is about 20 miles.
    • Dorset is a beautiful county well known for its sporting and leisure pursuits. Stoke Wake is surrounded by a wonderful network of footpaths and bridleways.
    • There is golf at Dorchester Came Down, Yeovil, Folke and Sherborne golf clubs, horse racing at Bath, Wincanton, Salisbury and Taunton. Sailing and watersports along the Dorset coast, Weymouth, Poole and Lyme Regis.
    • This area is particularly well served with independent schooling including Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Canford, Clayesmore, Leweston and the Sherborne Schools. State schooling in Blandford Forum, Sturminster Newton, Dorchester & Sherborne.

    Additional information

    • Directions: On the A354 which runs between Dorchester and Blandford head to Milborne St. Andrew. In the centre of Milborne St. Andrew take Milton Rd sign posted to Milton Abbas and Hilton. Continue for circa 2 miles and take the turning on the left to Anstry Cross and Hazelbury Bryan opposite Hewish Farm. Head to Ansty Cross where there is a house on the triangle and bear right sign posted to Stoke Wake. Continue through the village of Higher Ansty heading towards Hazelbury Bryan. Upon entering the hamlet of Stoke Wake turn right onto Bullocks lane where the entrance to the property can be found on the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold