NO CHAIN. This wonderfully, versatile farmhouse sits in 4 acres, with paddocks and a home office. "It's been a fantastic family home; so much space and the wonderful advantage of a really large home office, which could be an annexe (STPP)." Freehold
This remarkable home seamlessly combines farmhouse chic with contemporary living. Modern and eco-friendly, it has lost none of its country feel.
The ground floor living areas are sensibly planned for family and pets, and offer plenty of space for entertaining and 'down time'. The RECEPTION HALL (pictured right), with space for comfy chairs, has a welcoming double-sided woodburner that also warms the FAMILY ROOM (pictured far right). Beyond the family room is a GARDEN ROOM, which opens out to a side garden.
To the other side of the reception hall sits a useful ground floor WC, and past the front door and staircase is a large cloaks cupboard and a rather generous STUDY, which overlooks the front garden and paddocks.
At the far end of the reception hall, the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is absolutely the hub of the home. It is the perfect spot for entertaining while creating culinary delights, and patio doors allow you to tumble onto the terrace for outside dining on sunny days and warm evenings. It is not hard to envisage family and friends enjoying this space. Off here, there is an enviable walk-in pantry. Adjacent is a wonderfully useful 'DOGS ROOM', with an external door, space for dog beds, and a shower area for hosing down messy pups after a walk - and before they get their paws on the rest of the house!
From the kitchen/breakfast room, an inner hall leads to a UTILITY ROOM with boiler cupboard (which offers great airing space), and a further ground floor WC - always useful in a home of this size. At the end of this hallway is the formal DINING HALL, perfect for slow and sumptuous meals with friends and family. After supper, you can migrate from here into the large, adjoining SITTING ROOM, where patio doors open out to another part of the garden.
On the opposite side of the property, a further external door opens into a wide hallway, which leads, in turn, to the kitchen/breakfast room. Off this hallway is a generous BOOT ROOM with wet area, perfect for muddy wellies and paws alike.
From the reception hall, stairs rise to the FIRST FLOOR, where there are five generous double bedrooms (four of which have en-suite facilities) and a family bathroom. The MASTER BEDROOM is simply fabulous. This walk-around room offers a dressing area with fitted wardrobes, a separate walk-in wardrobe, and a luxuriously large en-suite bathroom with corner bath tub and separate shower.
BEDROOMS TWO, THREE and FOUR all have en-suite bath or shower rooms, and BEDROOM FIVE is adjacent to the FAMILY BATHROOM. All the bedrooms enjoy wonderful countryside views.
This really is the most amazingly versatile home with lots of space for family, friends, pets, the home business... where no-one will feel on top of each other.
This fabulous property is reached via a long gravel driveway which swoops to the side of the house. To one side of the drive are mature hedges, and on the other are the paddocks. A small FRONT GARDEN sits behind a hedge and wall in front of the house.
The large REAR GARDEN is mainly lawn, providing masses of room for children to play freely. To one side is an area planted as an ORCHARD, and a wide TERRACE (with hot tub) creates the perfect space for entertaining. The whole area is wonderfully private and takes in beautiful countryside views.
To the side of the driveway is a large OUTBUILDING housing a wonderfully generous HOME CINEMA/GAMES ROOM/HOME OFFICE. A hallway leads from here to a KITCHENETTE and, opposite, a good-sized SHOWER ROOM. At the end of the hall is the 'piece de resistance', the hugely spacious GYM, which could easily be converted back to a DOUBLE GARAGE if preferred. There is also a WORKSHOP, accessible via an external door, and, tucked to the side by the rear entrance is the 'gardeners loo' - unquestionably handy.
In total, the property sits in a little over FOUR ACRES (subject to measuring survey), which takes in the formal gardens and PADDOCKS, one of which includes timber STABLING. There is ample parking and a charge point for an electric vehicle. This is charged by the property's solar panels, which power all the electricity and bring in a good return.
North Fossil Farm is wonderfully located in the heart of the Dorset countryside on the outskirts of the village of Winfrith Newburgh. Winfrith has an exceptional village shop, village hall, school, church and public house. It is an archetypal Dorset village with a stream, thatched cottages and lovely country walks.
The county town of Dorchester is 12 miles away, and the quayside market town of Wareham is just under six miles distant, both of which offer excellent schooling. The famous beauty spots of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are just four miles away, and mainline rail links to London Waterloo can be found in Wool, just six miles distant.
This is a fabulous area in which to live for lovers of great scenery, walks, cycling, equestrian pursuits and, of course, breath-taking beaches.
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Equestrian with approx 4 Acres
5 Double Bedrooms
Extensive External Home Office with kitchen, shower and Gym