King's Stag, Sturminster Newton

£1,650,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Blackrow Farm is a charming, fully refurbished, 17th century, Grade 2 listed property. It nestles in its own 18.8 acre estate situated which is in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Blackmore Vale. It has the additional benefit of an excellent income derived from bespoke self-catering cottages. This stunning property location needs to be viewed to fully appreciate it in its entirety. King's Stag is a village with an abundance of semi-rural charm, boasting a garage, shop and a pub which is currently being refurbished under new management. The village with its network of beautiful country walks is conveniently located near the Abbey town of Sherborne and not far from the county town of Dorchester. A local bus service, excellent road links and good access to main line railway services make London Waterloo easily accessible. There are a number of excellent local schools including Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Sherborne, Claysmore, Canford, Hanford and Hazelgrove to name but a few. When entering this historic house the property boasts a real 'wow' factor. Significant features include stone mullion windows, plank and muntin wall and an inglenook fireplace with a selection of period ovens. This architecturally well thought out premises flows seamlessly from room to room. The kitchen is of significance, boasting granite work surfaces, integrated Neff appliances, an Everhot cooker, double Belfast sink and stunning Barcelona limestone flooring. The remainder of the ground floor has been finished to the very highest of standards with alterations tastefully taking into consideration the surrounding views of the countryside. Upstairs the 4 bedrooms are split over two floors with the first floor being accessed by 2 separate staircases, one of which still retains the original hand turned spindles. It is difficult not to admire the timeless workmanship that this and other features offer in what can only be described as a truly magnificent dwelling. The holiday accommodation has permission for a maximum of 28 days. It is 'barrier free' and is suitable for all, but special attention has been paid to guests requiring mobility access. The accommodation consists of the former dairy and pig sty, a rebuilt Dutch barn and the 19th century Threshing Barn which links or separates the 2 accommodation units to provide a magnificent double height additional space. Bedrooms, bathrooms and wet rooms are well appointed and the kitchen/living areas look out onto the glorious views of the Blackmore Vale. The front of the estate is tastefully landscaped with an inviting driveway that cuts through its own private land. The formal rear gardens offer a degree of privacy from the business element and offers stunning lawns, sun terrace and orchards with the backdrop of an open valley that typifies quintessential England. Words cannot describe what in the agents opinion is one of the most stunning home and income properties available on the open market. If its a lifestyle change or a move to a more relaxing environment then you will not be disappointed. An internal inspection is essential to fully appreciate all that this property has to offer. Please contact your selling agent for further details.

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