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DOMVS, in association with Fine & Country, is delighted to present a property of huge potential with an array of outbuildings and land totalling approx. 8.5 acres. The house itself is complete with five en-suite bedrooms and generous reception rooms.


The property is located on the edge of the pretty and ancient village of Portesham. Home to thatched limestone cottages and a medieval church, this popular village also offers a doctors’ surgery, first school, public house, village hall, and farm shop.

Portesham lies approximately eight miles from the seaside resort of Weymouth and nine miles from Dorchester’s county town, offering secondary schools and mainline rail links to London Waterloo. Just two miles away is the village of Abbotsbury, famous for its Swannery, Sub-Tropical Gardens, Tithe Barn, and St. Catherine’s Chapel.


  • Business opportunity
  • Land of approx. 8.5 acres with two paddocks
  • Well equipped family home
  • Variety of outbuildings
  • Rural location


WELCOME to Snipegate Farm: Located on the outskirts of Portesham, and just over a mile from the famous West Fleet – home to Chesil beach. Offering a huge range of opportunity in potential income streams, from an extensive property both internally and externally.

Currently run as a successful kennel, the property’s outbuildings could be converted into a holiday complex, subject to planning. Totalling 8.5 acres, the plot’s curtilage includes a paddock of over 6.5 acres, with an adjacent stable, perfect for equestrian use once re-developed. The living quarters of the property feel naturally separate from the land and kennels, with a meandering drive leading past the “working” aspects of the property before reaching the walled parking area in front of the accommodation.

The property benefits from generous room sizes and a versatile layout, featuring five bedrooms (all ensuite), four reception rooms, and a large/ open plan kitchen dining room.

The light and open ENTRANCE HALL is a welcoming space, benefiting from a storage cupboard which houses the manifolds for the under-floor heating on the ground floor and also a CLOAKROOM with WC, hand wash basin, and shower cubicle.

Two reception spaces radiate from the hall: the FAMILY ROOM and the SITTING ROOM. The former is another light space which works well as a ground floor bedroom, home office, or playroom, whilst the latter is a very generously proportioned reception room.

The KITCHEN is a superb, open-plan space, with an additional sitting room to one end. The well-appointed kitchen benefits from a range of ovens, aside space for a double fridge/freezer. The large island worktop provides an excellent food preparation area with a breakfast bar on one side. A useful UTILITY ROOM is also accessed from here.

Upstairs, the 'pièce de resistance' is the MASTER SUITE. This generous space offers a very well proportioned ENSUITE, complete with a bath and separate shower cubicle, WC, and hand washbasin. To the front of the master bedroom is a balcony overlooking most of the land owned by the property. The remaining four bedrooms all have ensuite facilities, with BEDROOMS THREE and FOUR forming what could be utilised as a self-contained apartment, given the SNUG on their approach. Bedroom Three benefits from a south-facing balcony looking towards West Fleet.


The property’s approach leads past the extensive outbuildings to the walled parking area, complete with access to a TRIPLE GARAGE, with a further ensuite Guest Room above. The rear garden is a pleasant area, mainly laid to lawn, with a patio abutting the property. Beyond it is a paddock of just over 0.36 of an acre, within view of the property.

The extensive outbuildings are on the approach to the house, just off the driveway. A large DOUBLE GARAGE sits at the front of the existing kennels, with a RECEPTION AREA adjacent to it. From here, the lobby splits to access rows of kennels, interspersed by bathrooms and kitchen/ utility areas. Given the access to services and the obvious advantage of an existing building, this could lend itself to conversion to a holiday complex with any relevant permissions. In addition, the garage within the house's parking area is awaiting a response to an application for change of use, reference – WD/D/20/001714. To the southern end of the plots, a PADDOCK of approximately 6.6 acres sits below a stable block in need of renovation. The remaining grounds are lawned, with outdoor kennel facilities.


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Room Measurements

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Mains electricity, septic tank.

Local Authority

Dorset (West Dorset) Council, tax band G.




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