About this property

TENURE: Freehold

  • Country Houses

Charlton House is a stunning Grade II Listed period village House with 17th Century origins with a wealth of period features including leaded lights, inglenook fireplaces with timber bressummers and chamfered ceiling beams. In recent years the house has been subject to a considerable refurbishment which has included the addition of further accommodation which has brought this fine home into the 21st century whilst not losing its

considerable period charm. The homes discreet position on the periphery of the village gives it both a high degree of privacy as well as superb un-interrupted views across the surrounding

Blackmore Vale countryside and the River Stour.

The versatile home exudes charm and character throughout, perfectly suited to family life. The attractive accommodation includes a wonderful drawing room with original fireplace, recently added bright and spacious living room, elegant

formal dining room with access to the rear gardens and a open fireplace and a modern kitchen/breakfast room with doors leading to a private breakfast terrace. On the first floor, the glorious master suite is a particular room of note. This recently added suite boasts a stunning vaulted ceiling along with exposed original brickwork and beams with superb modern en-suite bathroom. The first floor accommodation then offers three further sizeable bedrooms with many original period features serviced by a modern re-fitted family bathroom. Outside, the majority of the gardens are behind the house, with manicured lawns and colourful established shrub borders. The

gardens are a particularly important part of the enjoyment of the house, and have been carefully designed into ‘garden rooms’ to take advantage of the various seasons, with terraces for al-fresco entertaining, a heated swimming pool, hidden behind mature hedges and a wildlife area bordering onto meadows.

Charlton House is located in a superb setting on the edge of the pretty village of Stour Provost off a no through road. This very sought after village has a strong community with no through traffic and a medieval church. The village nestles in the heart

of the Blackmore Vale and has a very well regarded primary school. The surrounding villages of West Stour, East Stour and Marnhull offer a wide variety of further amenities including pubs

and a wonderful Farm Shop in East Stour. The market town of Gillingham provides a wider range of facilities including a station with a direct line to London and a Waitrose. Whilst the larger towns of Sherborne, Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury offer

an excellent variety of shopping, educational, recreational and cultural facilities.

The area is particularly well served by some of the best independent schooling in Southern England including Port Regis, Sandroyd, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Hanford, Bryanston, Knighton House and Sherborne School for Boys

and Girls.

Communications in the area include mainline railway stations at Gillingham and Tisbury with regular services to London Waterloo. The A303 can be joined to the north of Shaftesbury which provides access to the Home Counties and national

airports along the A303/M3/M25.

Sporting facilities in the area include horse racing at Wincanton, golf at Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Yeovil, and the regions water sports are within easy access along the Dorset coastline at either Poole Harbour or Weymouth Bay.

The formal gardens are to the rear of the house. There is separate access down a private lane which then has a gravelled driveway which leads to the garaging. In addition there is a detached terrific listed Studio which boasts possibly the best

views of the property. This useful attractive space could have numerous uses, be it Games Room, guest suite or additional accommodation subject to the usual consents with an excellent garden store beneath.

The grounds of the house in total are just over three quarters of an acre of formal grounds

The grounds of the house in total are just over three quarters of an acre of formal grounds. There is an additional 0.66 acre paddock directly opposite the driveway which has a detached barn and direct river frontage to the River Stour (available by separate negotiation).

Additional Information

The Garden Studio is reputed to be where John Constable, the famous landscape painter worked when visiting the area to paint his series of paintings of Gillingham bridge which straddles

the River Stour. The vendors have commissioned an expert historical piece of research on the buildings history which is available by request.

Agents Note

In accordance with the Estate Agency Act 1979, we must inform you that a member of staff has an interest in this property.

Entrance Hall

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Drawing Room

Living Room

Dining Room

Master Bedroom with En-suite

Three Further Bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Studio and Garden Store

Swimming Pool

Agent details

Hamptons International Prime and Country House

  • Fifth Floor 180 Oxford Street
  • London
  • W1D 1NN
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