CLICK ON THE VIRTUAL TOUR. DOMVS, in assoc with Fine & Country, offers this handsome 6-bed/6-bath house set in just over 17 acres. Additional 3-bed house and 1-bed single storey holiday let. Vendors say, "This magical valley allows us to enjoy this peaceful location, with a wonderfully spacious home and additional income from both our holiday let and cottage. Such a lovely community too."
The village of Shipton Gorge, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 is very much a working village with seven working farms still in the parish. Lying 3 miles east of Bridport (with its twice weekly market), 12 miles west of Dorchester (the county town with mainline London/Waterloo railway station) and 2 miles from the stunningly beautiful Jurassic coast at Burton Bradstock.
Interestingly there is no 'gorge' in Shipton Gorge but it is a pretty village with high banked lanes, lovely houses and a community spirit. There are a number of thatched properties as well as listed buildings, one site of special scientific interest, two small woods and a network of public footpaths to be explored. There is also the New Inn public house, active village hall and the ancient church of St Martin which sits on a hill overlooking the main street with glorious views across the countryside – even more imposing at night as it is floodlit for most of the year.
- Handsome 6-bed/6-bath house
- Set in just over 17 acres
- Additional 3-bed house & 1-bed single storey holiday let
Welcome to Innsacre Farmhouse: a house of surprises. Considered to have 18th century origins, it has developed into an overall property of much flexibility. Whilst the main house has 6 bedrooms, each with their own ensuite facility, there is also a self-contained cottage, 'Sunshine House' attached, which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In addition an entirely separate one bedroom holiday let. This is a property which can inspire many different lifestyles.
The Main House
From entering the main hallway, and walking into the DRAWING ROOM, this house immediately engages you. Whilst this room is substantial (50 ft in length) it is not in the least over-whelming. With a cosy woodburner set into an inglenook fireplace at one end, and an area where a baby grand piano takes centre stage, it is clearly a room made for entertaining or just enjoying the cosy atmosphere especially on a cold winter's day. Equally welcoming in the Summer months, this room has the benefit of facing south and plentiful windows and French doors to the terrace provide considerable light. Beyond this room is the STUDY/LIBRARY which is the perfect retreat from the rest of the house and also has its own door leading outside. At the opposite end of the house is the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: well-fitted to provide plentiful storage and also having a central island unit. Just off-set is the breakfast area, creating a most convivial family space. Beyond this room is the formal DINING ROOM, although currently used as a snug. It has a cosy woodburner and could support either usage to great effect.
Form the hallway, stairs lead up to the FIRST FLOOR. With 6 bedrooms in total (each with their own bathroom) – the main bedroom also has its own separate dressing room which could easily revert to a 7th bedroom if preferred. It should be noted this is an unlisted property and easily adaptable.
Blending seamlessly with the main building, the house is perfectly named – being full of light and enjoying its own pretty area of garden with French doors from the SITTING ROOM framing the delightful view. Offset from this room is the KITCHEN/DINING ROOM which is well-arranged with fitted units and a separate UTILITY ROOM with door to the garden. Also on this floor is a CLOAKROOM. Up on the first floor are 3 BEDROOMS, each with fitted wardrobes and one has an ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM. A separate BATHROOM serves the other two bedrooms.
An engaging single storey retreat providing an OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/LIVING arrangement with the kitchen area including a washing machine, fridge and cooker. There is a smart SHOWER ROOM/CLOAKROOM and a DOUBLE BEDROOM.
Set in grounds of just over 17 acres, it nestles in its own valley with the natural topology ensuring a peaceful location whilst being within useful distance of the A35 ensuring easy access. In excess of 3,000 trees have been planted which beautifully add to the woodland walks around the grounds.
A south-facing terrace immediately abuts the main house and provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the far-reaching views across the valley. It is perhaps, the ‘good life’ which readily springs to mind with an orchard, vegetable garden with green house, a chicken run, and stock-proofed open fields, all serving to ensure this is a little haven to enjoy. Thinking of ‘a move to the country’? This deserves serious consideration.
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Dorset (West Dorset) Council. Main House; tax band G. Sunshine House; tax band D. Little Innsacre; registered for business rates.
Private drainage and water, mains electricity
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