Ideal for multi-generational living or family home with two bedroom holiday cottage and fabulous paddock. An inspiring country home with enormous flexibility for a variety of lifestyles, in essence two residences combined into one with private paddock and total ownership of the rear view. 3.3 acres.
Income potential with fabulous paddock abutting the church and siituated in a highly regarded Dorset village, Elkins is a unique Grade II listed country home where character meets contemporary style with an abundance of opportunities offered for a variety of lifestyles. the property provides six bedrooms, four shower rooms, four reception rooms with a stunning rear extension providing open plan kitchen/breakfast/living. The current arrangement is set as principle four bedroom home with two bedroom cottage which was previously a holiday rental generating a very strong monthly income.
Set amongst stunning gardens and with two out-buildings, one of which would be prime for conversion (stp) the property rather uniquely `owns` the majority rear view of the property, having a well screened paddock abutting the village church.
An utterly charming property with a huge flexibility which must be seen to understand the true potential on offer.
Sherborne 10 miles, Sturminster Newton 10 miles, Dorchester 10 miles, Blandford Forum 18 miles,
Mainline Train Services: Sherborne to London (Waterloo),
Airports: Bournemouth International & Southampton Airport 32 miles
A303 19 miles,
Elkins is situated in Buckland Newton, a highly desired Dorset Village abutting ANOB. Situated within a short stroll of the excellent pub and the village school and just over 1 mile from the local shop. Elkins offers an idyllic lifestyle. Being a perfect Tourism and Leisure opportunity with the superb two bedroom cottage or similarly would be perfect annexe accommodation for multi-generational living. The property enjoys full ‘ownership of its rear view` by overlooking a well screened paddock, making the property ideal for an equestrian to enjoy the excellent out riding
The West Country is excellently catered for with a range of state and private schools including Sherborne Boys & Girls, St Antony`s Leweston, Clayesmore, Port Regis and The Thomas Hardy School at Dorchester. Primary education is available at Cheselbourne Village School and Port Regis, Motcombe. There is a well regarded primary school within the village. Further details for independents can be obtained from isc.co.uk. More comprehensive state school information can be obtained via the local authority at dorset.gov.uk.
Local, Sporting & Recreational
Elkins sits in the heart of Buckland Newton, an idyllic village with a thriving local community, a village hall, post office, local shop, Holy Rood Church and a local village pub. A more comprehensive range of services are available in Blandford and Dorchester including a wide range of shopping and dining facilities. There are excellent country walking and good outriding opportunities directly from the property.
An utterly unique property, Grade II listed yet enjoying good celling heights and exceptionally surprising accommodation. The property has been impressively extended to the rear and offers a contemporary twist to the originality of the house. Divided into two properties comprising a four bedroom main house with three shower rooms. The master suite featuring a superb Juliet balcony which overlooks the paddock land and the village church.Having undergone extensive updating by the present owners the property has benefited from a renewed plumbing and heating system including under floor heating in the extension. The electrical system has also been upgraded.
The accommodation comprises:-
• Sitting Room
• Dining Room
• Superb Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room
• Utility/Shower Room
• Master Suite with Juliette Balcony
• Three Further Bedrooms
• Two First Floor Shower Rooms
• Dual Aspect Reception Room (Door to Front)
• Ground Floor Bedroom/Reception Room
• First Floor Second Bedroom
• First Floor Shower Room
• Detached Workshop (Situated to Rear of Main House)
• Double Garage with Loft over (Possibly conversion to ancillary accommodation STP)
• Second floor galleried landing with superb rural views over adjoining farmland
The property offers extensive gardens to the side and rear, comprising raised lawn area, well screened and perfect for the morning sun or incorporating as a separate private garden for the annexe. The principle garden is stunning, plenty of well established cottage style beds well stocked with perennials, Slate paved patio accessed from the kitchen/family room. Lawned areas and meandering paths, siding onto a charming brook which meanders along the western boundary
To the rear of the property is the well screened and enclose paddock, which encompasses the view from the rear of Elkins. With gated access to the main drive to the lane, the property is ideal for keeping horses and abuts the village church.
In all the land amounts to 3.3 acres.
From the A37 heading out of Dorchester, turn right onto the A352, turn right at Haydon Lane for (7.6miles), then take a sharp right onto Tiley Knap. Continue onto Revels Hill, take the second left after Revels Auctions, then the second right and the property is situated on your left.
All viewings strictly by appointment through the agents on 01722 782727. Please contact Phil Howard or William Grant for further details or email Charlotte Roberts-Barr
Services Mains (metered) water, mains electricity and mains drainage, Oil fired central heating. Broadband to the property.
Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
Tenure The property is sold as Freehold and will be sold with vacant possession on completion.
Local Authority Dorset County Council
Council Tax TBC
Energy Performance Certificate Exempt
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Property code CV,TL,EQ,SH
Particulars Prepared by Charlotte Roberts-Barr August 2020
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.