EQUESTRIAN - A simply stunning, beautifully designed and finished country residence set amongst 5 acres of beautiful parkland gardens and paddocks with a superb collection of useful barns and garages.
Fern Cottage has been subject to a comprehensive schedule of development and refurbishment by the current owners creating the generous, balanced, superbly appointed home you find today.
Upon entering the home the quality and attention to detail of this meticulously designed and finished home is immediately apparent. Exceptional attention to detail and ambience has been lavished on this charming home.
The wonderful entrance hall provides a sizeable welcoming entrance. To the right there is a simply stunning open plan kitchen/dining room. This wonderful central space is the heart of the home. The kitchen area has been appointed to the highest degree of luxury with hand crafted solid walnut wall and base storage units under swathes of solid marble work surfaces. The central island is at two levels allowing for additional work space and sociable informal dining and entertaining at the breakfast bar. French doors open onto the private side terrace with the parkland grounds rising away beyond. The dining area is a lovely size with a warming focal point fireplace fitted with a classic log burning stove. Adjoining the kitchen/dining room is the formal sitting that has a further fireplace. The triple aspect feature windows flood the room with natural light.
Beyond the entrance hall is the recently added study that has French doors opening into the rear garden. To the left is the substantial utility/ laundry/ boot room, a must for any rural home. An internal leads to the attached double garage. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor there are 4 generous bedrooms. The master suite is central to the first floor and has a walk through dressing area. There is a further double bedroom with a modern en-suite shower room and Juliet balcony. The remaining bedrooms are serviced by a gorgeous family bathroom.
This wonderful home seamlessly blends modern convenience and design with the character and charm of a welcoming farmhouse. The balanced lateral accommodation offers the ultimate in flexibility and will suit families and couples alike.
A viewing is highly recommended to best appreciate all this home has to offer.
This property is featured by our Equestrian department.
Fern Cottage is situated on the edge of the historical market town of Shaftesbury. Surrounded by open countryside, it is perfect for those who enjoy leisurely outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling and riding but with the benefit of being within easy reach of amenities. Nearby Shaftesbury provides a variety of everyday services and shops including public houses, cafes, restaurants, independent and high street shops, a doctor’s surgery and a cottage hospital.
The local schools are excellent and are within easy reach; these include St Mary’s School, Clayesmore, Port Regis, Sandroyd and many highly regarded local state schools.
The communication links in the area are very good with the A303 just a few miles to the north providing road access to London & the West and a mainline railway station at either Gillingham (2.5 miles) or Tisbury (9.3 miles) serving London Waterloo (approximately two hours).
The home is positioned to the front of its plot with emphasis being placed on maximising the wonderful garden and grounds that lie to the rear.
There is access to the attached double garage from the front with additional parking.
The main entrance way is to the rear. A brick pillared gated entrance gives way to a sweeping driveway that is flanked by thoughtfully selected parkland fencing and leads to the barn complex and the home beyond with a turning circle centrally placed at the rear of the home.
The gardens are to the rear. There is a paved terrace adjoining the home, ideal for outside entertaining and dining. Steps lead up to the driveway. The formal lawns are edged with abundant colourful mature floral beds and borders and interspersed with specimen trees. The formal gardens rise gently into the parkland style gardens. Lawn pathways weave between areas of wild flower meadow and a well-stocked orchard.
The barn complex has been created by the current owners and consists of 4 generous barns, currently used as garage and storage but could easily be converted into wonderful stable complex, hay barn and stores or work spaces.
The gently undulating 2.95 acre paddock is well established with a separate gated access, water and secure boundary fence.
At the top of the paddock is a further area of garden that is laid to lawn with a paved viewing terrace. The perfect position to enjoy the glorious undulating Blackmore Vale countryside that surrounds this wonderful home.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
Master Bedroom with En-suite
Three Further Bedrooms
Gardens Extending to Approximately 5 Acres
Garage & Carport
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