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Marnhull Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sold Subject to Contract

4 beds | 2 baths | 4 receptions | £975,000

  • Traditional Grade II Listed Four Bedroom Country House
  • Further Detached Two bedroom Stone Built Cottage
  • Workshop, Stone Barn plus Further Outbuildings
  • Formal Gardens and woodland
  • Swimming Pool
  • 3.6 Acres
  • Rural Location
  • Countryside Views
  • Close Proximity to Shaftesbury

A truly outstanding four bedroom country home with a further charming two bedroom cottage ideal for multi-generational living or potential holiday rental, Stone barn plus further outbuildings, swimming pool, paddocks and woodland located in a delightful rural setting.

Perfect for multi generational living or holiday rental opportunity this traditional Grade II Listed country home has been completely refurbished over the last 5 years. Offered to the market with an charming two bedroom stone cottage, further stone barn, workshop, outbuildings, swimming pool and paddocks located in an idyllic rural setting with incredible views to the rear, just a short distance from Shaftesbury.

Shaftesbury 4.5 miles, Sturminster Newton 6 miles, Gillingham 7 miles, Blandford Forum 12.5 miles, Sherborne 14 miles, Salisbury 26 miles, A303 12 miles.

Mainline Train Stations: Gillingham to London/Waterloo 120 mins,Tisbury to London/Waterloo 110 mins.

International Airports: Bournmouth 30 miles, Bristol 46 miles, Southampton 49 miles.

There is an excellent range of both public and private schools in the locality including Sandroyd and St Marys near Shaftesbury, Port Regis at Motcombe, Bryanstone and Clayesmore at Blandford with very good state schools at Fontmell Magna, Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. For independents see and for state school information see

Margaret Marsh is a small hamlet located a stone`s throw away from the market towns of Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Sturminster Newton, they all provide a good range of services including supermarkets, post office, public houses, restaurants, butchers, churches and schools with more comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education facilities found in Salisbury. Good walking and cycling opportunities abound from the property with Win Green 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 & West Wilts, Blackmore & 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 & South Wilts.

A traditional Grade II Listed stone built farmhouse dating back to 1640 with later extensions giving the property character and charm. The Farmhouse has been completely refurbished over the last 5 years including new thatching and tiles, windows replaced where needed, plaster and render replaced where needed and decoration throughout. The kitchen was replaced in 2019 and provides a cosy yet spacious area for the family or guests to be whilst the chef is at work!

The farmhouse has been finished to a high standard and is ready for the next occupants to move straight in. The refurbishment has been carefully carried out to not take away the character and charm of the property. The rooms are well presented and unusually, for a farmhouse naturally light. This is helped by the majority of them being double aspect.

The gardens wrap around the Farmhouse with different areas of interest. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a path leading to the front door, to the side is a larger lawned garden with flower beds and mature trees and hedging. There is an ornamental pond with a brook and an area that has been managed as a wild garden to entice wildlife in and provide a safe haven for them. The swimming pool is heated and there is a wooden pool house. Next to the house is a stone barn split into a workshop and carport/garaging area. There is electricity to the barn so would be perfect for a utility if required but works perfectly as a workshop. There are two large timber buildings providing great storage or 4 stables. The paddocks are to the side and rear of the property with direct vehicular access to one from the drive. They are level paddocks with post and rail fencing or hedging on the
boundary. In total the property amounts to 3.6 acres.

The two bedroom stone cottage has been used for family and guests but has huge potential as a holiday let should an income be required. The kitchen/dinning room is spacious with French doors out to the garden, the sitting room also looks out over the garden and has a part vaulted ceiling. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and a
bathroom. Some of the furniture from the cottage may be available by separate negotiation.

• Entrance/Boot Room
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room, newly fitted units with Granite worktops and Rayburn
• Study
• Drawing Room, stone inglenook fireplace with open fire, windows overlooking front garden and rear patio area
• Front Entrance Hall with Parquet flooring and WC
• Sitting Room, woodburner and views over the gardens
• 2 x large double Bedrooms
• Master Bedroom with Dressing Area/Bedroom 4 and Ensuite Bathroom

• Entrance Hall with WC
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Sitting Room with woodburner
• 2 x double Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• Attached double Car Port

• Stone Workshop and attached double Car Port
• 2 x large Timber Buildings/4 x Stables
• Swimming pool – heated
• Gardens
• Drive with ample parking
• Paddocks

Fox Grant 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 Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

EPC N/A. Further details are available from the sole agent.
Council Tax Band G £3,256
Services Mains electricity and water with private drainage to a treatment plant. Oil fired
central heating
Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically by separate negotiation.
Local Authority North Dorset County Council Tel: 01258 454111
Footpaths/Rights of way There is one footpath that crosses the property, its marked A – B on the sale plan.
Particulars Prepared by Fox Grant in October 2019


From Shaftesbury take the B3091 towards Sturminster Newton and follow the road for approximately 4 miles. Take a right hand turn signposted Margaret`s Marsh. Follow the road for approximately 0.5 miles and you will find Marsh Farmhouse on your left hand side. See Location map for alternative routes.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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