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Sold Cranborne

Cranborne

Price Guide: £1,500,000 Cranborne

A substantial 5/6 bedroom country house in a most enchanting position on the edge of Cranborne Chase and the beautiful Down Land with well proportioned and flexible accommodation, set within wonderful parkland style grounds of about 7 acres.

Description

Pine Tree Farm is thought to originate from the early to mid-1940s and sits under an impressive water reed thatch roof. The original dwelling has been significantly extended and reconfigured by the present owners, who currently have it laid out as two separate living units; whilst the current layout offers great flexibility, the option remains to amalgamate the two sections and enhance an already wonderful family home. The accommodation is well presented and generously proportioned, and all principle living rooms are orientated towards or open onto a lovely terrace that overlooks the magnificent gardens, which have been a labour of love for the owners, who have worked meticulously to create the 'parkland' style lawns and grassland that graciously sweep away from the house in a south and west direction. There is a collection of useful outbuildings within the grounds, which extend in total to approximately 7 acres and abut adjoining farmland.

Situation

Pine Tree Farm occupies a quiet, private position close to the sought after village of Cranborne, deep in the heart of the rolling countryside of the Cranborne Chase. The village (approximately 1 mile) provides an excellent Estate managed shop that sells predominantly local produce, Post Office, public houses, a church and restaurants and is home to Cranborne Manor, home of Lord Salisbury. Further village facilities include primary and middle schools, a garden centre and tea rooms. There is also the Cranborne cricket club with a clubhouse and bar. The local road network ensures good access to the larger town of Fordingbridge (approx. 5 miles), the Cathedral City of Salisbury, Blandford and Wimborne and there is mainline rail services to London Waterloo at Salisbury. The surrounding countryside provides myriad opportunities for exploration by wheel or on foot and there is a selection of golf clubs in the area.

Hall

8.08m (26ft 6in) x 1.83m (6ft 9in) Hardwood front door. Oak flooring. Door to Annexe and stairs down to Basement. Stairs to first floor.

Music Room

6.1m (20ft 0in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in) plus door recess. Rear aspect. Doors opening to rear terrace. Built-in cupboards and fitted desk.

Sitting Room

7.24m (23ft 9in) x 3.89m (12ft 9in) Doors to rear terrace.

Drawing Room

6.55m (21ft 6in) x 3.96m (13ft 9in) Dual aspect. Doors opening to rear terrace. Carved resin fireplace with gas effect fire. Under stairs cupboard.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

7.32m (24ft 0in) maximum x 4.04m (13ft 3in) maximum narrowing to 2.74m (9ft 3in) Dual aspect. Fitted with a comprehensive range of units comprising cupboards and drawers. Roll top work surface. 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Integral Miele oven with induction hob and griddle and Miele extractor over. Plumbing for dishwasher.

Utility

3.28m (10ft 9in) x 1.52m (5ft 6in) Plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Worcester combination oil fired boiler. Work surface and storage cupboards. Belfast sink with mixer tap. External door to front.

Dining Room

6.32m (20ft 9in) x 4.88m (16ft 9in) Triple aspect. Twin sets of doors opening to terrace. Integral shelving.

Landing

Roof access. Doors to:

Bedroom 1

5.71m (18ft 9in) max. excluding wardrobe depth x 5.03m (16ft 6in) maximum. Triple aspect with views over gardens. Range of built-in wardrobes.

En-Suite Bathroom

Bath with mixer tap and shower head attachment. Tiled splash back. Wash hand basin inset to vanity unit. Concealed cistern low level WC. Bidet. Shaver point.

Bedroom 2

4.88m (16ft 0in) x 3.96m (13ft 9in) Built-in storage cupboard.

En-Suite Bathroom 2

Step up to sunken bath. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Heated towel rail. Shaver point.

Bedroom 3

4.19m (13ft 9in) x 3.12m (10ft 3in) excluding wardrobes. Linen cupboard. Built-in cupboards with shelving.

Shower Room

Tiled shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Bidet. Heated towel rail. Shaver point.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 2

5.64m (18ft 6in) x 3.66m (12ft 6in) Fitted with comprehensive range of units at base and eye level comprising cupboards and drawers. Beech work surface. 1 1/4 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Glass fronted display cabinet. Integral Miele oven with induction hob and Miele extractor over. Plumbing for dishwasher.

Utility 2

2.9m (9ft 6in) x 1.83m (6ft 9in) Worcester combination oil fired boiler (for annexe). Plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Butlers sink. External door.

Sitting Room 2

7.24m (23ft 9in) x 3.96m (13ft 6in) Views over garden.

Bedroom 4

4.42m (14ft 6in) x 3.66m (12ft 9in) Twin built-in double wardrobes.

En-Suite Shower Room

Tiled shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 5

4.57m (15ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 9in) Rear aspect over garden. Range of built-in wardrobes and cupboards.

En-Suite Bathroom 3

Freestanding roll top bath. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Heated towel rail.

Study

2.51m (8ft 3in) x 2.21m (7ft 3in) Connecting door to En-Suite Bathroom.

Office

5.33m (17ft 6in) x 3.66m (12ft 6in) Sound proofed former recording studio with 2 vocal booths and adjoining drum room 3.28m (10ft 9in) x 2.13m (7ft 9in).

Outside

Pine Tree Farm is approached through a 5 bar wooden gate and over a gravelled driveway that opens to the front of the house into a generous parking and turning area. The driveway continues to the side of the house, where there is alternate vehicular access from the lane, again via a 5 bar wooden gate. Beyond this point the drive continues to a detached single garage and separate detached 4 bay garage/outbuilding with attached covered log store. The garden and main body of land is predominantly located to the side and rear of the house, being south and west facing respectively. Adjoining the rear of the house are two linked terraces, one of which is accessed from the Drawing and Dining Rooms, the other from the Sitting and Music Rooms. An expanse of well maintained lawn runs away from the house to a lightly populated tree line of evergreens, beyond which lies a large open tract of grassland, which is also sporadically interspersed by a line of fir trees, and the enclosed tennis court. A further section of open grassland then runs to the far western boundary of the property, where it abuts neighbouring farmland. A water supply is connected in the lower section of land and in the far corner stands a line of mature apple trees. The grounds offer a secure level of privacy and extend to approximately 7 acres.

Directions

Leave Fordingbridge and proceed to Damerham. Upon entering the village pass the Compasses Inn on left hand side and cross the small bridge. Follow this road as it bears right out of the village (signposted Cranborne) into Browns Lane and ascend the hill. Continue on this road in the direction of Cranborne for approximately 1 1/2 miles, passing the Philip Green Memorial School on the right hand side. After a short distance the entrance to Pine Tree Farm will be located on the right hand side.

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Property Features

  • Substantial thatched country house
  • Wonderful private position on the edge of Cranborne Chase
  • Living accommodation laid out over 2 floors with basement office suite/recording studio
  • Potential for annexe
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 5 bath/shower rooms
  • Detached garage block
  • Grounds extending to approximately 7 acres