Castle House Farm, Lower Wincombe Lane, Donhead St. Mary, Shaftesbury, Dorset


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Period Farmhouse

Far reaching views

Over 11 acres

4 Reception rooms

Kitchen with larder

Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom

5 Further bedrooms and 2 family bathrooms

Outbuilding including 2 stables, studio, garage and storage

Pretty gardens

Castle House Farm is believed to date from the 18th century with a later extension and is a built of local green sand stone under a red tile roof. Set in an idyllic position, this period house enjoys wonderful views over both its land and also the local countryside. The property has been beautifully restored throughout by the current owners, creating wonderful modern living whilst retaining all the period features. The property is extremely light and spacious with many rooms being dual aspect.

The ground floor comprises a welcoming reception hall with a large inglenook fireplace with wood burner and original flagstone flooring. Accessed from here is the dual aspect drawing room which has a jetmaster fireplace and leads to the study. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room was designed by JD Kitchens and has a good range of cupboards, marble worktops, integrated appliances and a central island with space for breakfast stools. There is an electric AGA, along with an electric oven and gas hob and a large larder. The kitchen opens out onto the dining room which has French doors opening onto the south-westerly facing terrace. There is also a sitting room with fireplace and woodburner, boot room/laundry and a downstairs cloakroom.

On the first floor is a fabulous master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, with separate shower. There are four further good sized bedrooms and two family bathrooms.

On the second floor is a further bedroom and a laundry room which has the plumbing installed to easily create a bathroom. There is also a large storage room which offers the potential to be converted into additional accommodation if needed.

Castle House Farm stands in an elevated position at the edge of Donhead St. Mary, an extremely popular village set in picturesque countryside within the West Wiltshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a church and is closely linked with Donhead St. Andrew where there is a further church and a pub. The adjacent village of Ludwell has an award winning general store and a butcher. Nearby is the Saxon hill-top town of Shaftesbury with a health centre, small hospital, supermarkets, delicatessens, restaurants, pubs and a wide range of other independant shops. Tisbury also has a good range of amenities and also has a mainline railway station with direct services to Waterloo. The cathedral city of Salisbury is close by with a much larger variety of recreational and shopping facilities.

The area is well known for its excellent range of state and private schools including; St Mary's Shaftesbury, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Godolphin, Downside, Milton Abbey and Sherborne. There are also two highly regarded grammar schools in Salisbury. There are also a number of excellent prep schools including Sandroyd, Port Regis, Hanford, Knighton House and Hazelgrove.

There is a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities locally including racing at Wincanton, Salisbury and Bath, fishing on numerous chalk streams including the Nadder and Wylye and extensive walking, cycling and riding in the surrounding countryside.

The house is approached through a five bar gate onto large gravelled parking area with space for several cars. The area is bordered by pretty stone walls and borders filled with lavender and roses. The garage and outbuilding which include two stables, studio and implement store are found beyond the house and can be accessed from a separate gate further along the lane.

The gardens are to the rear of the house, with a large south facing stone terrace to enjoy the far reaching countryside views. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn interspersed with herbaceous borders and a variety of trees. There is also an orchard and vegetable garden with raised beds. Beyond the garden is the field offering the perfect paddock for grazing.

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