IMMACULATELY PRESENTED 3 BEDROOM CHARACTER BARN CONVERSION WITH ADJOINING SELF CONTAINED 1 BEDROOM ANNEXE, PRETTY SOUTH-WEST FACING GARDEN, PADDOCK & AMPLE PARKING – LOCATED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF WORTH MATRAVERS.
The earliest known settlement at Renscombe was in the Stone Age and again around 1300 BC. The next known recording of the farm is 987 AD and 100 years later it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The Land has passed through the hands of many landed gentry and Kings eventually being passed to Lord Chancellor Eldon in 1811 of the Encombe Estate and through the generations of the Scott family until the farm was sold around the turn of the 21st century.
The Grade II Listed farm buildings have undergone tremendous transformation, now presenting very individual character properties, retaining many original features, yet providing spacious and comfortable family living surrounded by protected farmland. Built of Purbeck Stone, with exposed internal walls being a particular feature, a theme which is carried through the internal rooms, external boundary and garden retaining walls. Vaulted ceilings with exposed, painted roof timbers and ceiling lights exude light and space, another feature continuing throughout the property. The main house benefits from underfloor heating, with the Owl’s Nest heated with electric radiators.
Double electric wooden gates open into the courtyard parking area, which will accommodate several vehicles. The front door of the newly built porch opens into a boot room area which has been fitted out with ample storage for coats and shoes with a door leading into the inner hallway.
The Sitting Room is light and spacious yet has a really cosy feel with vaulted ceiling, exposing original roof timbers inset with ceiling lights, a theme which continues throughout the property. A door provides direct access to the rear patio and garden.
The Kitchen/Diner is a wonderfully light and spacious dual aspect room again with painted stone walls, and vaulted ceiling. The design of the bespoke kitchen flows around 3 sides of the room, using mainly base units topped with Ceasarstone worktop with floating shelves above, offers bountiful storage without compromising the clean design. Contrasting full height storage units along one side provide great storage and incorporates and integral fridge/freezer. Other quality integral appliances include a ‘STEEL’ range cooker and dishwasher. A separate Laundry/Utility Room is located off the inner hallway.
The Master Bedroom is light and airy with vaulted ceiling, wooden flooring, triple aspect windows and door to rear patio, accessed from the Kitchen/Snug through the dressing room with floor to ceiling wardrobe storage. The fully tiled En Suite Shower Room is styled beautifully with large walk in shower with rainfall shower head, wash basin with floating vanity unit under and touch light mirror above, concealed flush w.c. and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2, an extremely spacious double room with dual aspect windows pouring natural light to the room. There is a built in wardrobe and ample space for bedroom furniture and more storage. A fully tiled En Suite Shower Room comprising walk in shower, wash basin with floating vanity unit, touch lit mirror, concealed flush w.c. and heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 is a versatile room, ideal single/twin room or dual use for study/office depending on accommodation required. The Family Bathroom is partly tiled and comprises of bath with screen and hand held shower, wash basin within floating vanity unit, concealed flush w.c. and heated towel rail.
The Owl’s Nest - Annexe
This cosy one bedroom, self-contained annexe has separate access from the house directly from the driveway. The front door opens into the open plan living, easily accommodating comfortable seating, dining table and chairs. The galley Kitchen is sufficient for size and provides and electric convection hob with integral oven under, an integral fridge and selection of storage cupboards. The ground floor Shower Room has a walk in shower, wash basin with vanity unit, concealed flush w.c. and heated towel rail. A beautiful wooden staircase leads up to the double Bedroom with exposed timber beams, exposed and painted stone walls. Two windows allow exceptional natural light to the room.
Outside – The driveway is natural stone chippings with stone paved steps and path leading to the front door and around the side of the property to the rear garden. Enclosed with high Purbeck Stone walls, this area is sheltered and private. The stone wall continues along the southern boundary to the edge of the rear cultivated garden, where Estate style railings separate the garden from the paddock with stockproof fence surrounding the paddock. The rear garden, raised from the main house has a full width stone patio bordered with Purbeck stone retaining walls planted with cottage garden plants. The current owners have a great combination of tables, chairs, loungers and firepits providing a spectacularly sociable space to eat, sit, relax and watch the sunset over the Hounstout headland. A newly built ‘Shepherd’s Hut’ style timber building offers great garden storage, along with the opportunity for an outside office, or summerhouse. The paddock extends beyond the garden and has a shepherd’s hut for storage, and local sheep graze the pasture, keeping the balance of nature.
PLEASE NOTE: Measurements quoted are approximate and for guidance only. Fixtures and fittings, services and appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Images have been produced for information and it cannot be inferred that any items shown is included with the property. These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer or form part of a contract. Solicitors are specifically requested to verify the sales particulars details in the pre contract enquiries in particular price, local and other services.