Berry Wood Barn
54 Ac(21.85 Ha)
Guide price £1,200,000(35.451.609.868 ₫)

Berry Wood Barn and LandDonhead St. Mary, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9DH

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Sold in August 2019
  • Rurally situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Attractive permanent pasture land
  • Edge of village location
  • Far-reaching views towards Old Wardour Castle
  • Highway access to all lots

A rare opportunity to convert a former agricultural building into a residential dwelling with 54 acres in an AONB

About this property

  • Berry Wood Barn and adjoining land occupies an elevated position on the edge of Donhead St Mary with panoramic views across open countryside. A rare opportunity has arisen to convert a 2,770 sq. ft. barn into a detached residential dwelling that overlooks its own land. Originally an agricultural building, Berry Wood Barn was converted in 2004 to provide secure storage and the work included installing double glazed windows, central heating, kitchen and bathrooms and fully insulating the structure to a domestic standard. Planning consent has now been granted to convert the barn to provide a substantial family home in a highly sought after area.

    Lot 1 Berry Wood Barn with Paddock Land About 2 acres (0.8 hectares)
    Berry Wood Barn is a 2,770 sq. ft. barn which has been granted full planning consent to be converted into a residential dwelling. The planning reference number is 19/01108/FUL on the Wiltshire Council website where further details and drawings can be found. The accommodation is arranged on one level around a large, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room. The contemporary style will incorporate triple aspect French Windows opening in all directions making the most of the natural light as well as the far reaching countryside views. The layout has been designed to provide 4 large bedrooms but there is scope for the purchaser to change the internal arrangements to suit their own requirements.

    The barn has already been installed with a kitchen, bathroom and services which include a private oil supply, private drainage and mains electricity. A long gravel drive sweeps around the existing building providing ample parking and turning space with the option to add garaging (subject to consent) if required. There is a large open Agricultural Barn but this has to be demolished in order to comply with the planning. There is a further outbuilding that can be retained to provide garden storage. Adjoining the barn is approximately two acres of permeant pasture land which has potential to be landscaped into a garden area. Further land is available with Lot 1 under separate negotiation.

    Lot 2 A Parcel of Attractive Pastureland About 31.38 acres (12.7 ha)
    Lot 2 is made up of about 31 acres which has been subdivided into separate paddocks by mature hedgerows and post and wire fencing. The land is attractive permanent pasture with undulating topography and far reaching views over the Cranborne Chase towards Old Wardour Castle. There is road access off Berrywood Lane which lies on the western boundary of Lot 2 and each f eld benefits from gated entrances interlinking each paddock and allowing easy movement of livestock and vehicles. The river Nadder runs adjacent to the northern border providing an additional water source and peaceful atmosphere.

    Lot 3 Productive Grassland About 21.05 acres (8.5ha)
    Lot 3 is situated between Berry Wood Lane and Britmore Lane and is made up of approximately 21 acres of undulating pasture land. There is gated, highway access into the land from Berry Wood Lane via the south eastern corner and also off Britmore Lane on the western boundary. Like lot 2, the land has been subdivided by hedgerows and is bordered with post and wire fencing around the perimeter. All the land is serviced with mains water and troughs have been installed in every field.

Local information

  • Berry Wood Barn and land are located on the edge of Donhead St Mary, a rural village situated on the Western border of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Neighbouring villages offer local amenities such as shops, pubs, primary schools, butchers and churches and further afield Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford Forum and Salisbury provide a more extensive range of schools, supermarkets, restaurants and recreational facilities. Donhead St Mary is extremely well positioned for communication links. The A303 is located approximately 10 miles to the north providing access to London and the West Country, the A30 is approximately 2 miles to the south providing access to Shaftesbury and Salisbury and the A350is approximately 3 miles west providing access into Blandford Forum and the south coast. Tisbury is situated approximately 5 miles to the north east and offers a range of shops including a delicatessen and fishmongers plus a train station with regular direct trains into London Waterloo within 2 hours. There are a variety of schools in the area both state and private. Popular primary/prep schools in the local villages include Semley, Wardour, Motcombe, Port Regis and Sandroyd. Secondary schools include Shaftesbury and Gillingham, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Bryanston, Sherborne and Canford while there are many state and independent secondary schools in Salisbury as well as the Grammar Schools.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Salisbury, head west on the A30 towards Shaftesbury for about 16 miles. Shortly after the turning for Berwick St John and Alvediston, turn right onto Overway Lane. Follow the road, keeping left at the grass island, until the T-junction on Church Hill. Turn right towards Semley then shorty after, take the first right before the Church onto Berry Wood Lane. Berry Wood Barn and land is located shortly after on the right.