DOMVS, in association with Fine & Country, is delighted to offer this IDYLICALLY LOCATED detached BARN with SEPARATE ONE BEDROOM ANNEX enjoying COMMANDING VIEWS and also having a large DOUBLE GARAGE plus DETACHED WORKSHOP set in approx 2/3 ACRE.
Architect designed dwelling, built for current owners just over 20 years ago incorporating aspects and design of the original barn with many character features. These include: lofty mezzanine entrance hall, exposed beams, timber flooring complemented by hardwood Iroko windows and door frames. This is a generous family home with 4 bedrooms in total (including the one bedroom detached annexe) balanced by extremely spacious ground floor accommodation.
Upon entering the property one is greeted by a most impressive double height mezzanine ENTRANCE HALL with floor to ceiling glazed panels flooding this area with a sense of light and space which continues throughout the property. Double doors open to the DINING ROOM with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the rear garden and far-reaching countryside beyond, including the lovely Piddle Valley. There is also a CLOAKROOM which provides a W.C. and wash-hand basin, plus space and plumbing to incorporate a shower unit, if so desired.
The generous dual aspect SITTING ROOM is very much the 'hub of the home' and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the idyllic rural views. It also has an impressive fireplace with cosy multi-fuel burner. Leading off the sitting room is the CONSERVATORY: a sunny, secluded space overlooking the courtyard with doors providing access to the rear garden.
The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM also enjoys a double aspect and is a bright and airy space with Canadian maple worktops, handmade bespoke floor and wall-mounted units, together with a double oven and grills, plus 5 ring gas hob, space/plumbing for a range of white goods and a useful larder.
The adjacent BOOT/LAUNDRY ROOM has space and plumbing for further white goods, plus a sink; the boiler and water softener are also located here.
A Canadian Redwood staircase rises to the wonderful MINSTREL GALLERY LANDING on the FIRST FLOOR with overview of the hall, and appealing view of the open countryside. On this floor are three double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The MASTER BEDROOM with vaulted ceiling affords delightful views over the garden and countryside and incorporates integrated cupboards and an ENSUITE BATHROOM with bath (hand shower), wash-hand basin, bidet and W.C. BEDROOM TWO is another double room with similarly vaulted ceiling and exposed beams: a truly delightful room. This room also incorporates an ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM. BEDROOM THREE is another generous double room which enjoys pleasant views. The FAMILY BATHROOM includes a wash-hand basin, WC and bath with overhead power shower. Useful airing and linen cupboards can be found.
The DETACHED ANNEXE (known as the bothy) is a versatile and useful addition to the property. Generous in size, it provides BEDROOM FOUR and has a separate SHOWER ROOM with WC and wash-hand basin. Providing opportunity for many alternative uses, the annexe could also be ideal for a home office, artists studio or whatever is desired to suit current requirements. Of further note is the potential for a KITCHENETTE within the inner lobby area (the annexe has its own boiler and controls its heating independently from the main house); it could therefore be a completely independent unit for an elderly relative etc.
The plot in total represents approx. TWO THIRDS OF AN ACRE with the rear garden primarily laid to grass, interspersed with a number of interesting trees including walnut and oak. Open rolling rural views, an ORCHARD (providing both 'eaters' and 'cookers), together with wild crab apple and hazelnut trees, a pond, beautiful Catalpa tree and an unusual cork oak nearing the front entrance, provide an enchanting backdrop.
There is also a sunny VEGETABLE PATCH, and captivating raised courtyard to the front of the property with fragrant white wisteria, fig tree and tree peony creating a peaceful sitting-out area particularly enjoyable for summer evening barbeques.
Outbuildings include generous GARAGING for two vehicles: in addition to the generous space, echoes of the building's past can be seen in the form of iron rings inset into the walls where stablehands tied up the retired working horses. There is also a dedicated WORKSHOP with power and light.
The village of Affpuddle has a strong sense of community, with a vibrant village hall, community shop and post office in the adjacent village of Briantspuddle, and less than 7 minutes from Moreton Train Station. In close proximity is Puddletown, where there are additional facilities including a well-stocked shop, library, veterinary practice and doctors' surgery. The village is well-placed for easy access to the A35, allowing access to Poole and Bournemouth, and the county town of Dorchester, all with London/Waterloo mainline railway stations.
From our Dorchester Office travel east towards the A35 roundabout. At the roundabout take 1st exit & continue along the bypass for approx 7.5 miles, taking the Affpuddle turning. Follow the slip road under the bypass & follow the A3390 for approx a mile until you reach Affpuddle. As you approach Affpuddle you will cross over the River Piddle & then come to a sharp left hand bend (signposted to Weymouth). Follow this bend to the left & then take 1st left hand turning (road to Briantspuddle). The property can be found on the left hand side of this lane. (Ignore sat nav!).
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Purbeck District Council. Council Tax Band G
Oil fired, mains drainage
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