Shaftesbury 3 miles, Warminster 13 miles, Blandford Forum 16 miles, Salisbury 25 miles, Bath 30 miles, London 108 miles Mainline Train Service Tisbury to London/Waterloo 110 mins Gillingham to London/Waterloo 120 mins International Airports Bournemouth 35 miles, Bristol 51 miles Whitebridge Farm is situated approximately 3 miles north of the desirable Saxon market town of Shaftesbury and enjoys an attractive rural setting with far reaching southerly views over adjoining farmland. The property benefits from excellent communication links with the A303 5 miles to the north providing access to the M3 and M5 motorway network. The Cathedral City of Salisbury lies within easy reach to the east, Warminster and Bath are to the north with Poole and Weymouth to the south (via A350).
There is an excellent selection of private schools in the area including Sandroyd and St Marys near Shaftesbury, Port Regis at Motcombe, Bryanstone and Clayesmore at Blandford, Sherborne boys and girls with a very good state school at Gillingham. For independents see www.iscis-sw.co.uk and for state school information see www.dorsetforyou.com.
LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL
The market town of Shaftesbury provides a good range of services including two supermarkets, a post office, public houses, restaurants, church and a school with more comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education facilities found in Salisbury. Good walking and cycling opportunities abound from the property with Semley Common to the east providing excellent outriding. Sailing and water sports are available on the south coast. Horseracing is at Salisbury, Wincanton and Bath. Local hunts include The South amp; West Wilts, Blackmore amp; Sparkford Vale and The Portman. Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Nadder nearby on licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at Port Regis, Motcombe, Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Bourton and Salisbury amp; South Wilts.
Originally a farm created by Lord Grosvenor for the production of cheese in 1872, Whitebridge Farm has been developed into a successful self catering holiday cottage business centred around a substantial Victorian Farmhouse. Constructed of red brick under a slate tile roof, the farmhouse has been modernised and improved by the current vendors whilst retaining much of its original character and charm. Extending to some 5,110 ft² the property offers spacious accommodation arranged on 2 floors with the benefit of a wine cellar.
WHITEBRIDGE FARM (CONT)
Whilst the farmhouse is currently arranged as one dwelling there is potential to reinstate The Cheese House which forms a substantial wing of the main house into a separate self contained dwelling to offer a further holiday cottage or annexe for relatives. Approached over a sweeping drive, the property is set back in its own courtyard setting and enjoys a lawned frontage, softened by mature trees with herbaceous borders. There is a private lawned garden to the western elevation with some mature woodland and a large pond that was created by the extraction of clay, which was used to make bricks for the farm buildings on site. Beyond the gardens is approximately 7 acres of level pasture within a ring fence. The land is divided into a number of smaller enclosures and includes a strip of mature woodland to the western boundary.
Farmhouse kitchen with range cooker and breakfast bar Double aspect dining room with feature fire place Large double aspect sitting room with attractive fire place Family room and separate office Large master bedroom with attractive en suite bathroom 5 further double bedrooms with 3 en suite bathrooms and separate family bathroom Tall ceilings throughout Potential to separate The Cheese House into a self contained unit Cellar
Brick built storage buildings with gardeners W.C
The holiday cottages at Whitebridge Farm are set around an attractive lawned courtyard and have been created from the conversion of the original Victorian farm buildings onsite. There are currently 8 cottages available to let with a communal laundry room and play area. All cottages are equipped to a 3* amp; 4* standard as judged by the English Tourism Council and the business has enjoyed an average occupancy rate of 89% over the last year. For further details see www.whitebridgeholidaycottages.co.uk
HOLIDAY COTTAGES (CONT)
The Barn (Sleeps 6 + 1) Stunning 3 bed barn conversion with accommodation arranged on 2 floors Cider Cottage (Sleeps 2 + 1) 1 bedroom cottage converted from the old byres Corner Cottage (Sleeps 4 + 2) 2 bedroom cottage converted from the old byres Dairy Cottage (Sleeps 4 + 2) Contemporary 2 bed cottage converted from the old stables The Linney (Sleeps 4 + 2) 2 bedroom cottage converted from the old stables Pond Cottage (Sleeps 6 + 1) 3 bedroom detached cottage converted from the old duck house and storage barn with attractive conservatory and lawned gardens leading to the pond Stable Cottage (Sleeps 2 + 1) 1 bedroom cottage converted from the old byres Swallow Cottage (Sleeps 2 + 1) 1 bedroom cottage converted from the old byres office/Store Farm building currently let as an office but has potential for conversion to a further cottage (subject to planning)
Lying to the north and west of the property, the land is divided into a number of enclosures in part by post and wire and stock proof fencing. A parcel of mature woodland lies to the western boundary. Level pasture Woodland Water In all the land amounts to about 8 acres.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
Established herbaceous shrub borders Mature specimen trees Extensive gravelled parking area Childrens play area Lawned courtyard Outstanding views over adjoining farmland Pond
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 The Agents and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the vendors agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Any guide price quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchaser.
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TRETHOWANS - Attn: Marcus Thorpe, Tel: 01722 412512
Mains water, electricity and private drainage to a Bio plant. Oil fired central heating with LPG gas for cooking.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.
From Shaftesbury head north on the A350 towards Warminster for approximately 3.5 miles. Crossing the railway line take the second turning right for Semley and Tisbury. The entrance to Whitebridge Farm will be found after a short distance on the left hand side. See location map for alternative routes.
Viewings are strictly by appointment arranged through sole agents Fox Grant on 01722 782727. For further information contact William Grant and Adam Field.
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 Fox Grant and their clients give notice: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Fox Grant has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.