Front Elevation
618.18 sq m
Excess of £1,000,000(29.543.008.223 ₫)

Shorts Green LaneMotcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9PA

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Striking and substantial farmhouse
  • A range of useful outbuildings
  • Situated in the sought after village of Motcombe
  • Gardens and grounds extending to approximately 1.28 acres
  • Two bedroom attached annexe
  • Further paddock available by separate negotiation.

Striking Victorian farmhouse incorporating a spacious two bedroom annexe, a range of useful outbuildings and grounds within the centre of Motcombe.

About this property

  • • Believed to date from 1866 with later additions, Shorts Green Farm is a delightful farmhouse constructed of local Shaftesbury greenstone elevations under a slate roof.
    • The property extends to in excess of 5,700 square feet of accommodation and has recently been configured as a five bedroom house with an accompanying two bedroom annexe.
    • The front door opens into an entrance porch and then into a large reception/dining hall which provides access to the principal reception rooms. These include a double-aspect drawing room with open fire and a double-aspect sitting/music room with generous enough proportions to house a grand piano.
    • The kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of hand-finished fitted units with central island with gas hob, 4 oven gas-fired Aga and separate electric oven. An archway leads into a breakfast room making this a wonderful space conducive to modern living.
    • On the first floor, the landing leads to a bright and airy double-aspect master bedroom which benefits from a range of fitted cupboards and an en-suite shower room. There is a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
    • Stairs lead to a selection of attic rooms, two of which are used as further double bedrooms while there is a large games/hobbies room and a store room; this floor could be adapted to create bedroom suites with bath/shower rooms subject to the necessary consents. There is extensive eave storage on this floor.
    • The property has been divided in recent times to create a useful, spacious and wheelchair-accessible annexe. The annexe comprises a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, study, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor, while on the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a large bathroom.
    • The annexe interconnects with the principal accommodation on both ground and first floors, so the property can easily be configured as one large property.

    The property is approached through a five bar gate which leads on to a long gravel drive and large gravel parking area on the western side of the house. There is also a further entrance on the eastern side of the property that leads to a further parking area. There are some useful outbuildings including a large garage and workshop, wood stores, two greenhouses, both with electricity and a former granary which has been adapted and converted to create a pleasant home office.

    The main formal garden lies to the south and is largely laid to lawn surrounded by mature hedging, trees and shrubs. A small brook runs through the garden some distance from the house. Adjoining the south of the house is a large flagstone terrace, complete with wood-fired oven, which is an ideal area for alfresco entertaining.

    There is a kitchen garden with a large heated greenhouse and a large fruit cage. There is also a small paddock, complete with electricity supply, that is available to purchase by separate negotiation.

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A wonderful opportunity to purchase a substantial period property in a private location yet in the heart of this popular north Dorset village.

Patrick BradyProperty agent

Local information

  • Shorts Green Farm is situated in a private position of the popular village of Motcombe, within a Conservation Area. The village has a shop, church, a highly regarded primary school and the Coppleridge Inn pub.
  • The local towns of Shaftesbury and Gillingham (where there is a Waitrose) are a short drive away. Salisbury and Bath are all easily accessible with a more extensive range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.
  • Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 about 7 miles to the north providing a link to the M3, M25, London or the West Country. Gillingham Station (3 miles) offers services to London Waterloo taking from 1 hour 58 minutes.
  • The area is well known for the number of excellent schools which are within reach. These include Port Regis (just one mile away), Sandroyd, Hazelgrove, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, St Mary's Shaftesbury and Downside.
  • The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of rural pursuits such as walking, cycling and fishing. Racing is at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury, whilst golf can be enjoyed at Rushmore Park. Poole, Weymouth and the Dorset coast are all within easy reach.

Additional information

  • Directions: From London head west on the M3 and bear off onto the A303. Continue on the A303 and take the turning for the A350 towards Shaftesbury / Blandford. Proceed south on the A350 and having passed the left turning to Semley, turn right sign posted to Motcombe / Coppleridge Inn. Continue on this lane, passing under the railway bridge. Upon entering the village of Motcombe , follow the road round to the left and into the centre of the village. Turn left on to Shorts Green Lane and Shorts Green Farm will be found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = D