An Utterly Charming Family Home, in Delightful Grounds with Diverse Range of Outbuildings including an Annexe/Studio Set in an Idyllic Countryside Position.
An utterly charming six bedroom family home, nestled within its own grounds and bordering open countryside with far reaching views to Melbury and Bulbarrow Hills. Whilst it has been improved and modernised throughout the years, the property has a warm, homely character. The main residence offers generous accommodation over three floors and has a wheelchair accessible ground floor shower room making the property perfect for multi-generational living, this is a once in a generation opportunity and not to be missed! There is also a detached annexe that is ideal for an office or studio, which enjoys a balcony over looking the grounds and pond.
The property is situated facing a quiet lane in a stunning countryside position overlooking a magnificent 300 year old oak tree. The location offers total peace and tranquillity with plenty of out walking.
All viewings strictly by appointment through the agents on 01722 782727. Please contact Maddie Standing-Gill or Charlotte Roberts-Barr for further details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First viewing day is Friday 13th May 2022.
Shaftesbury 4.7 miles, Sturminster Newton 5.5 miles, Gillingham 8.3 miles, Blandford Forum 9.6 miles, Sherborne 16.8 miles, Salisbury 27.7 miles, A303 14 miles.
International airports: Bournemouth 26.3 miles, Bristol 50 miles, Southampton 46.4 miles.
Mainline Train Services: Gillingham to London/Waterloo 120 mins, Tisbury to London/Waterloo 110 mins.
Oaklands is located in an enchanting position, surrounded by open countryside with far reaching views and offering complete peace and tranquility. The property provides a country idyll perfect for a variety of uses but currently utilised as a `Bed and Breakfast` and is situated within the hamlet of East Orchard, just a stone`s throw away from the Medieval market town of Shaftesbury providing a good range of services including - supermarkets, post office, public houses, restaurants, butchers, churches, doctor`s surgery, dentists, and schools. More comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education facilities can be found in Salisbury.
There is an excellent range of schools in the area including Sherborne Boys, Girls and Prep, also Leweston and Hanford schools. Bryanston and Knighton House in Blandford Forum are situated nearby, with Clayesmore only a 7 minute drive. The towns of Gillingham and Shaftesbury also offer a great selection of independent and state schools including Port Regis. Further details for independents can be obtained from isc.co.uk or via schoolsearch.co.uk. More comprehensive state school information can be obtained via the local authority at isc.co.uk.
Local, Sporting & Recreational
Dorset is renowned for its rolling hills and breath-taking countryside, several walking and cycling opportunities abound from the property, East Orchard being part of the Dorset Cycle Way. 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 - available on the River Nadder and River Stour
nearby on license via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at Port Regis, Motcombe, Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Bourton and Salisbury & South Wilts. Pubs and Restaurants to suit all tastes are within reasonable travelling distance including the superb Plumber Manor Country House Hotel, only 6 miles away and The Grosvenor Hotel, 5 miles.
Oaklands is a truly delightful family home, nestled within its own grounds and bordering open countryside with far reaching views to Melbury and Bulbarrow Hills. The location offers total peace and tranquillity with plenty of out walking. Whilst it has been improved
and modernised throughout the years, the property has a warm, homely character. Oaklands has been well maintained and enjoys a double fronted aspect. Internally, it is bright and airy with high ceilings and generously sized rooms, offering three reception rooms, a fabulous ‘Farmhouse` style kitchen/day room with ‘Alpha` cast-iron cooker, six double bedrooms, four with en suite bathrooms and two with balconies, from which the truly stunning views and sunsets can be appreciated. Perfect for multi generation living with a wheelchair accessible ground floor shower room, certainly, this is a once in a
generation opportunity and not to be missed!
The property comprises.
• Entrance hall with hardwood, half- glazed inner vestibule
• Three reception rooms
• Kitchen/breakfast room – Alpha cooker
• Internal log store
• Utility room
• Boot room
• Wet room
• Six double bedrooms, four en suite bathrooms
• Family bathroom
• Balconies from the two first floor rear bedrooms.
The detached annexe is ideal as an office or studio. Ground floor utility area with wet room and first floor area with a balcony overlooking the grounds and pond.
Via double gates into the grounds is a green oak timber framed double car port with generous parking space for two vehicles.
Gardens & Grounds
The property is situated facing a quiet lane in a stunning countryside position overlooking a magnificent 300 year old oak tree. Within the grounds is a double garage size timber shed with slated roof, adjoining potting shed to the side and further log store to the rear. The garden is well landscaped and stocked, surrounding the whole of the property. In 2018 Oaklands was ‘Wildlife Friendly Garden of the Year` – large garden section. A particular feature being a large wildlife pond with jetty and newly built summerhouse from which the wildlife can be observed. The grounds are designed to be in ‘rooms` with a blend of
cultivated and natural planting schemes to balance the requirements of wildlife and to blend in with the surrounding countryside to provide colour throughout the year. A solid metal arbor draped with scented roses and climbers connects sections of the garden and there are plenty of trees for shade and cover. Oaklands is also home to a formal, raised carp pond and newly dug newt pond. There is a ‘grey water tank` storage facility for use during the summer months.
• Gated driveway
• Deer fenced boundary
• Double storage shed
• Potting shed
• Green house
• Log store
• Pond with jetty and summer house
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 has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for
reference only. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party
to compensation in respect thereof.
Local Authority: Dorset
Council Tax: Band F
Energy Performance Certificate: Band TBC
Services: Mains Electricity and Water. Water heated via Solar panels (RHI payments).
Electricity PV panels with (FIT). Private Drainage. Oil Fired Alpha cooker with ancillary
central heating and hot water. Air source heat pump.
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
Particulars Prepared by Maddie Standing-Gill in April 2022
From Salisbury, take the A30 into Shaftesbury. From Shaftesbury take the B3091 for Sturminster Newton. Approximately 4 miles out of Shaftesbury the road bends sharply to the right – at this point leave the main road and go straight on. This is signposted East Orchard. Oaklands is half a mile from this junction on the left hand side.
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.