West Stour


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An Exciting Development Opportunity To Create A Unique,Contemporary Family Home (4,000ft2) Within A Desirable Village Location


Gillingham 4 miles, Shaftesbury 6 miles, A303 7 miles, Sherborne 10 miles, Yeovil 15 miles, Salisbury 25 miles, Bath 38 miles Mainline Trains: Gillingham to London (Waterloo) Approx. 2hrs Church Farm Barn lies in an attractive rural position on the north eastern edge of the sought after village of West Stour and enjoys attractive rural views over the surrounding countryside and adjoining paddocks. Situated just off the A30 the property enjoys excellent communication links with easy access to the A303 linking the West Country and London via the M3. The market town of Shaftesbury lies just 6 miles to the east with the highly desirable Abbey town of Sherborne to the south west.


The village of West Stour provides a good range of everyday amenities including a village hall, local garage, off licence, public house and a church with more comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education facilities found in Salisbury and Bath. There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities directly from the property into the surrounding countryside. Sailing and water sports are available on the south coast. Horseracing is at Taunton, Salisbury, Wincanton and Bath. Local hunts include The South & West Wilts, Blackmore & Sparkford Vale and The Portman. Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Stour nearby on licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at Sherborne and Tollard Royal.


The area is well positioned for public and private schooling and is within easy reach of Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Sandroyd, Clayesmore, Sherborne Girls & Boys, Leweston, Bruton School for Girls, Kings and Sexeys at Bruton, as well as a good comprehensive school in Gillingham. For further details see www.isc.co.uk for independent schools and www.1.dorsetforyou.com/learning for state schools information.


Situated in an attractive elevated position within easy walking of the village amenities, Church Farm Barn has been granted full planning consent for the conversion of the existing agricultural barn to a stunning, contemporary architect designed family home. The new house of approximately 4,230 ft?? will sit centrally within its plot, enjoying rural views over its own gardens and paddock which extend to approximately 0.47 acres. The accommodation of the proposed dwelling comprises: Open plan kitchen/ Breakfast room & Living room Snug Office Master bedroom, dressing room & en-suite 3 further bedrooms, all en-suite Family shower room Utility


AGENT'S NOTES Fox Grant and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.


North Dorset District Council. Tel: 01258 454111


North Dorset District Council under application reference 2/2015/1756/AGDWPA granted consent for the proposed change of use and conversion of an agricultural building to form 1 No. dwelling on the 18 January 2016.


We understand that mains water and electricity are available in close proximity to the barn. Private drainage will be required. The purchaser will need to make their own enquiries.


The property will have right of access over the lane marked blue on the sale plan. There are no public rights away across the property.


We understand that 5% VAT is payable on the purchase price. Purchasers are however requested to make their own enquiries.


From Shaftesbury take the A30 heading west towards Henstridge and Sherborne. Pass through the village of East Stour. As you come into West Stour you will pass the Dorset Showground on your right hand side. Take the next right into the main village before the Ship Inn. Head through the village and the entrance to Church Farm Estate is on the right. Go through the entrance, immediately bear round to the left and follow the drive down where the property will be found on your left. See location plan for further routes.


Strictly by appointment through the agents on 01722 782727. Please contact Adam Field for further details or email adam@foxgrant.com.

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