Monkwood, Monkwood, Dorset, DT6


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A delightful smallholding set in the heart of the Marshwood Vale. 4 Bedrooms with 2 en suites, farmhouse kitchen, large sitting room, dining room, study, Jack and Jill bathroom. Extensive Outbuildings, 1 bedroom holiday cottage, 17 acres of pasture and a lake. Parking.


Lower Monkwood Farm occupies a prime position in the picturesque Marshwood Vale enjoying views of the beautiful surrounding countryside. The house sits on the outskirts of Shave Cross, a small village that nestles in the Marshwood Vale with a popular village pub. Approximately 4 miles to the south is the vibrant market town of Bridport, which has a twice weekly market as well as regular farmers' markets, a range of shops and services including a medical centre, restaurants, a renowned art centre, a cinema, leisure centre, supermarkets, a museum and a number of sought after state and private schools. The quaint fishing village of West Bay, with its pretty harbour, shops, cafes and art galleries, can be found further to the south with easy access to the beaches and many beautiful coastal walks, also home to the hit TV series Broadchurch. The area forms a part of the Jurassic Coast, World Heritage Site with lovely bathing and fishing beaches and enough to entertain any age with the wealth of activities throughout the region. There are good road and rail links that connect the area readily to London and to the West Country.


Lower Monkwood Farm is a charming country home set in an idyllic position at the heart of Marshwood Vale. The property comprises of the farmhouse, of stone elevations beneath a thatched roof. Despite its obvious period charms it has avoided being listed. The property offers spacious and characterful accommodation with a stunning sitting room with exposed original structural beams, stone fireplace and a log burner, spacious conservatory with doors to the terrace and rear garden, dining room with doors to the garden, study, shower room, stunning farmhouse kitchen with coal fired Rayburn, entrance porch/boot room, and a large utility room with separate cloak room on the ground floor. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, two of which have an en suite and a family bathroom. The property enjoys a south facing position with views across its own gardens and grounds. Additionally to the main farmhouse there is a separate detached annexe, currently used as a holiday let, offering a spacious open plan kitchen and living area, double bedroom and shower room. Beyond the farmhouse and cottage lie the outbuildings.


Immediately adjoining the old farmhouse is a south facing level lawn garden. The holiday cottage has its own private garden area and decking which run adjacent to the River Char.

The Buildings

The farm buildings lie to the south of the farmhouse and are served by the same access road. They provide a mixture of modern and traditional farm buildings, the latter of which may have potential for further conversion to holiday lets(STRC).Amongst which is a workshop equipped with a 3 phase power supply, small kitchen, toilet and shower facilities, plus a separate office those wishing to work from home. Please see the attached floorplan for further detail and measurement's. The land comprises of a number enclosures and extends to approximately 17 acres. The land lies in the heart of Marshwood Vale, and is well drained and well watered with the River Char running down the bottom of the Eastern boundary and a stunning lake stocked with Carp and Trout that has a fishing license. The lake sits in a slightly elevated postion enjoying views of the surrounding rolling West Dorset countryside.


From our office in South Street proceed North to Buckydoo Square and turn left on to West Street. At the roundabout take the Broadwindsor road through North Allington to Dottery. When approaching Dottery take the left hand turn signposted Broadoak. Continue through Broadoak for about 2 miles, take the side road on the right to Stoke Abbott, whose sign is currently broken(if you end up in Shave Cross you've gone too far. Take this turn and proceed along this lane for of a mile, to the Hamlet of Monkwood. The lane to Lower Monkwood Farm is to be found on the right hand side of the road just before the small bridge. The farm entrance has a monk on the fencepost. Please note there is a Stags board both on the lane and on the gateway to Lower Monkwood. Please do not confuse the property for the neighbouring farm.


Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank)


West Dorset District Council

South Walks House,

South Walks Road,



01305 251010


Strictly by appointment only through Bridport Stags call 01308 428000.

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