6 bedroom detached house for sale

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Beds: 6
Baths: 5
Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 See map

Kingsettle Farm House offers an exciting opportunity to acquire a considerable, characterful and sensitively extended family residence set down a long private driveway (about 1/3 mile) within glorious Dorset countryside with spectacular views across Dorset and Wiltshire towards Somerset.

The main home is set over three sprawling floors with a wealth of character features, including exposed stonework and timber beams, feature fireplaces and wooden and natural stone flooring and more recently refurbished in-keeping windows throughout. A charming storm porch opens into the airy reception hall with its turned stairway and cloakroom. From here is an impressive reception room with an Inglenook fireplace, leading to a multi-aspect study. Further is a 28ft. drawing room with an additional fireplace, various tranquil countryside views and double doors to a south-westerly facing terrace. Both the formal dining room with its window seats and the kitchen/breakfast room also open to the patio, with the kitchen comprising a range of sleek contemporary cabinetry and worksurfaces with deluxe integrated appliances and an inset AGA range. Completing the floor is a utility, boot room, plant room/laundry room with loft space above, two cloakrooms and a pool room with a shower and cloakroom.

The luxurious bedroom suites with a range of pleasing elevated aspects are arranged over the first and second floors, with a trio of bedrooms on either. All the first-floor bedrooms enjoy well appointed en suite facilities, with the vaulted principal also benefitting from a dedicated dressing room, bespoke fitted wardrobes and floor-to-ceiling windows. One of the bedrooms on the second floor also benefits from an en suite shower room, with a family bathroom well serving the remainder.

The property spans 19.34 acres of scenic Dorset/Wiltshire countryside, accessed via a long sweeping driveway that leads down to a large courtyard where the garaging, outbuildings and principal stabling can be found. A stone and timber-built detached cottage offers an open plan ground floor living space, a fireplace, two bedrooms, and a bathroom on the first floor, plus a private sun terrace and lawned garden. Manicured formal gardens surround the main home with paved rear patios and neat, colourful planting schemes. The swimming pool is set within an attractive enclosed stone wall setting and adjacent lies a lovely productive orchard with a variety of apple, damson and pear trees. A little further up the driveway lies the recently resurfaced hard tennis court, whilst lush lawns with mature trees around the house. There are 4 paddocks of varying sizes, ideal for those with horses, or looking to develop some form of hobby farming.

Picturesque Semley village offers amenities such as a shop, pub, delicatessen, and church. Nearby Shaftesbury provides High Street and boutique shopping, supermarkets, eateries, a health centre, hospital, library, and arts centre. Gillingham offers a wide range of shops, including Waitrose, along with recreational facilities and a mainline station with regular services to London Waterloo. The A303 provides convenient access to the national motorway network, London, and the West Country. Nearby notable independent schools include Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hazelgrove, Hanford, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Leweston, Godolphin, Kings Bruton, Sherborne, Marlborough, and Downside.

Listed: June 8, 2024
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ID: 56416302


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