On the instructions of the executors a most handsome former farmhouse with ancillary accommodation in a beautiful valley close to the fine Abbey town of Sherborne.
Furlong is a spacious detached village family house within a holding of approximately 7.45 acres with glorious views over its own land and down the valley. The house which is not listed, is situated in an edge of village location with no near neighbours and thought to have been built circa 1925. Now requiring some modernisation, the property has well arranged accommodation over three floors, ideal for a family, with a spacious farmhouse kitchen with Aga, sitting room, study and over the two upper floors are five bedrooms, one en suite and a family bathroom. In addition to the main house, immediately to the north is the nursery, formerly used for local children, which would make an ideal annexe, party room or home office and potentially could be linked to the house, subject to planning permission. Beyond that above a four bay garage block is a flat incorporating two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room.
Furlong can be approached from the lane via two separate access points, one leading to the house, the other to the garage blocks, flat and parking at the rear of the property. The rear access via double gates leads to a large block paved parking area, beyond which steps lead up to the outdoor swimming pool. There is also access here to the house and nursery. The other drive sweeps round to the front of the house on the south giving a lovely approach to the property where there is further parking and an attractive front garden. Steps from there lead up to a distinctive veranda which runs the length of the house and provides a covered seating and dining area with glorious views down the valley. The gardens at Furlong are principally to the south and east of the house, are mature and largely laid to lawn, with some mature trees hedges and plants providing privacy and colour to the surroundings. The land sweeps around the property to the west in a 180 degree arc from the southern boundary to the north, the eastern boundary is bordered by the village lane. The land is split into three main parcels, with post and rail fencing and to the south of the house a field shelter.
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Lovely views down a glorious unspoilt valleyAshley Rawlings