Saddle Street, Thorncombe, Dorset, TA20

£900,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming Grade II Listed character cottage with equine facilities, ancillary accommodation and stunning rural views.

SITUATION AND AMENITIES

Set in the heart of the rolling West Dorset countryside in an idyllic, yet accessible position, the village of Thorncombe offers local amenities including a post office/shop and primary school. Crewkerne is 6.2 miles to the north, a popular local market town with a good range of local shops and a weekly market, as well as a mainline railway station to London Waterloo and Exeter. There is access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, 7.9 miles away, which has a well-known secondary school and is within easy reach of the renowned Colyton Grammar School. There are international airports at Exeter (29 miles) and Bristol (57 miles).

DESCRIPTION

Saddle Street Farm is an exceptional listed property with an abundance of charm, character and quirk. The house sits in an elevated position on the outskirts of Thorncombe, enjoying splendid far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. The house is of rendered elevations and generous cottage proportions with good head height in the majority of the accommodation. The rooms are airy, with a host of character features including an inglenook fireplace and window seats. The main house offers plenty of ground floor accommodation having the capability of offering a 'future proof' ground floor bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a bathroom, the other an en-suite shower. The house is presented in excellent order throughout and suits modern living despite having a rich history.

 

The converted barn/ ancillary accommodation offers a two bedroom contemporary annexe with exposed beams and a substantial open plan vaulted ceiling and fully fitted kitchen area, to the rear of which is a bathroom and ground floor bedroom. The first floor holds a second bedroom. This building is currently being used as a Yoga studio and therapy room but would offer excellent income potential or ancillary accommodation subject to any necessary consents. The annexe is currently classed as domestic for rating purposes and therefore has a separate council tax band.

OUTSIDE

The grounds total approximately 5.5 acres of garden and paddocks, including a swimming pool with a state of the art walk on cover (great for the safety conscious). The land sits behind the house and to the side where there is a sweeping approach to the property and ample parking and space to turn vehicles. A barn, currently used for stabling, sits at the top of the drive keeping any associated noise at a discreet distance from the house whilst keeping your horses near. Closer to the main house there is a substantial barn with an open ended section that has planning permission for a replacement building to provide rural employment. For further information on this please look at the Dorset County Council Planning website, WDDC section, link: https://webapps.westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk/PlanningApps/ Pages/Planning.aspx?App=WD/D/17/001747 ref: WD/D/17/001747.

 

There are further useful outbuildings including a two-room Summerhouse with power, water and telephone supplied, and an old cider shed. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of well planted borders. There are terraced seating areas from which to enjoy the views or entertain outside and poolside.

SERVICES

Private water. Drainage. Oil Fired Central Heating. Mains electrics.

DIRECTIONS

From Thorncombe village centre follow down along the High Street and on to Fore Street exiting the main village. Shortly after leaving the main village turn right onto Saddle street and continue along the lane. The property can be found after a short distance on the right hand side.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

West Dorset District Council

dorsetforyou.gov.uk

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment only through Bridport Stags. Call 01308 428000.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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