Higher Street, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11
Grade II listed edge of village property with pool, stables and paddocks
Situated on the edge of the village of Okeford Fitzpaine with easy access to Sturminster Newton and Blandford Forum, this former farmhouse has a pretty garden, adjacent Coach House, granary, indoor swimming pool, stable block and paddocks. In all the gardens and grounds total circa 4.46 acres. The property has 18th Century origins with many period features including exposed beams, panelling and some attractive fireplaces. The accommodation, which is arranged over two floors, comprises a dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room with a 4 oven gas-fired AGA and gas-fired hob, study, indoor heated swimming pool with shower/changing area, sitting room with inglenook fireplace, elegant drawing room with generous ceiling heights and doors to the garden. The first floor comprises a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room and dressing room) and a family bathroom. The main garden lies at the rear and to one side of the property. On the southern side, French windows from the drawing room lead to a fully walled side garden comprising a lawn surrounded by borders and with a pond at its centre. Iron gates lead through to a gravelled parking area and Coach House, which provides garaging. To the rear of the house there is a paved area leading up to the main area of garden, which consists of lawns, borders, a small pond, mature trees and kitchen garden area. Close by is an original Granary set on saddle-stones with a dovecote in the top section. Lying beyond the garden is a stable block with central cupola with a clock and weather vane, which contains a number of loose boxes, a feed store and a tack room. To the front is a small paddock and a further, much larger paddock lies to the rear. In all the gardens and paddocks total 4.46 acres.