Savills | Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3SB | Properties for sale
26.92 Ha(66.52 Ac)
Guide price £1,650,000(48.745.963.568 ₫)

BeaminsterDorset, DT8 3SB

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2020
  • Charming stone house in a wonderful elevated position
  • Quirky accommodation with spacious drawing room with double height ceiling
  • Traditional stone barn suitable for alternative uses (STP)
  • Range of modern farm buildings
  • Quality farmland with sporting and conservation appeal
  • Outstanding views over the glorious West Dorset countryside

Charming ring fenced West Dorset farm at the foot of Beaminster Down.

About this property

  • Chantry Hall which is not listed, is a most charming stone house and barn situated in a wonderful elevated position with views over the glorious West Dorset countryside towards the historic town of Beaminster and surrounded by its own land. The original house is thought to have been built in the 18th century but was later extended and now provides spacious ‘quirky' accommodation over two floors with most notably a spacious drawing room with flagstone floor, double height ceiling, galleried walkway and a fine Hamstone fireplace, a second reception room with high ceiling and fireplace with wood burning stove and a Turret staircase leading to an impressive master suite with glorious views over the land belonging to the farm and countryside beyond that. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor and a study / bedroom five on the ground floor. Adjoining the house on the western boundary is an old stone barn which provides a boot room with WC and further spacious storage space which would undoubtedly be suitable for additional accommodation subject to the necessary consents.

    The house is situated at the end of a quiet ‘no through' road leading from the town, with the house and farmstead straddling the track and the land providing a ring fence. The house faces south with a large terrace and impressive water garden being the main feature to the front. The remainder of the garden wraps around the property and is mostly laid to lawn. Across the track there is a range of traditional and modern buildings suitable for a variety of uses (subject to planning where necessary). The land extends to approximately 66.52 acres of productive farmland, some of which rises to the rear of the house providing long range views and is interspersed with mature and newly planted woodland providing recreational and sporting interest.

    Rights of way
    There are two public footpaths and one bridleway
    that cross the property.

    Fixtures and Fittings
    Certain fixtures and fittings within the house and farm buildings
    are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate

    Health and Safety
    Given the potential hazards on a farm, we would ask
    you to be as vigilant as possible for your own personal safety
    when making your inspection, particularly around the buildings.

    1 Monopitch Building Timber frame, concrete floor with sheeted roof. Divided into Bays.

    2 Adjoining Sawmill and Workshop. Timber framed ‘L' shaped building. Sheeted roof and sides.

    3 Traditional Barn two storey stone construction under a tiled roof. blockwork extension, comprising two stables. Galvanised sheeted lean-to off rear elevation.

    4 Pole barn. Sheeted roof. Timber and sheeted cladding to three sides. Open fronted.

    5 Timber Store Open fronted timber framed store with concrete floor and sheeted roof.

    6 Machinery Store Timber frame. Sheeted roof and cladding

    Rural Payments and Entitlements
    Details available on request.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love the fact that the farm is just a mile from town and yet you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Chantry Hall is approximately one mile from the centre of Beaminster, which was described by architectural historian, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, as one of the most attractive small towns in Dorset.
  • The town is surrounded by glorious unspoilt rolling countryside, much of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where strict planning controls have preserved its rural character.
  • A short distance to the south of the town lies the Georgian town of Bridport with its excellent range of facilities including shops, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets, including Waitrose and a weekly street market.
  • Just a few miles further to the south is the coastal resort of West Bay and access to the glorious Jurassic Coast which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The County town of Dorchester is within easy reach by car as is the Abbey town of Sherborne. Crewkerne is approximately seven miles away and all three provide rail connections to London Waterloo.
  • Sporting facilities in the area include golf courses at West Bay, Dorchester and Lyme Regis, horse racing at Wincanton and water sports on the Dorset coast. The area is also served by excellent schooling both independent and state.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the main square in Beaminster take Fleet Street to the north and after approximately ½ mile take a left fork into Chantry Lane. Proceed for approximately ½ mile and Chantry Hall will be found at the end of this no through road.
  • EPC Rating = F