Brixeys Farmhouse, Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Sitting room | Dining room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Study | Utility room | Cloakroom

Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom | Six further bedrooms (2 with ensuite bathrooms) | Family

bathroom

Double garage | Single car port

Established Garden | Terrace

Brixeys Farm is situated in an elevated position on the edge of Bourton with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Built in the 1860s with brick elevations under a tiled roof, the current owners have carried out extensive refurbishments and improvements. Full of period features; which include the tiled hallway, blue lias flagstones in the kitchen, internal doors and fireplaces throughout the house. With exceptionally high ceilings and large windows the house is extremely light. The principal rooms look out over the garden and beyond over the village and countryside.

The downstairs configuration works extremely well with all the rooms accessed from the spacious hallway. The sitting room has a bay window, a large open cast iron fireplace with marble surround and French doors opening out onto the terrace. The dining room has two ceiling roses, a wood burner and also French doors onto the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is dual aspect and has a wood burner in the corner. It has a good range of hand built fitted cupboards with fitted appliances, granite surfaces and a large island. A large study/sitting room is accessed up a few stairs from the hallway and leads to the utility room with rear door access. A cloakroom can also be found on the ground floor.

On the first floor is a spacious master bedroom with doors opening onto a deck and an ensuite bathroom. There are five further bedrooms, three with fireplaces, and two family bathrooms. On the second floor are two further bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room.

Bourton is an active village set in some of the area's finest countryside, close to the renowned Stourhead Estate, with its beautiful National Trust gardens. In addition, there are hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission land nearby with numerous bridleways and footpaths. The village has a shop/garage/post office, public house and church, with the nearby towns of Mere and Gillingham offering more comprehensive day to day shopping facilities. The A303 (T) is close by giving fast road access to the West Country and also London, linking to the M3 motorway. Train services are available from Gillingham to London Waterloo and from Castle Cary to London Paddington.

The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include the village C of E Primary School and a superb mixed comprehensive and sixth form college in Gillingham. Private schools in the area include Port Regis, St. Marys Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Bryanston and Millfield.

A gravel drive leads to the front of the house where there is parking for several cars. A double garage with workshop and separate car port is attached to the side of the house. The south facing garden is mostly laid to lawn and bordered by mature hedging. Adjacent to the house is a paved terrace with clematis and climbing roses against the house. There is a large pergola with Virginia creeper and a vine growing against it, which is well positioned to make the most of the views and has a built in barbeque. A path leads through a rockery area with a pond to a small orchard with a variety of mature trees including apple, pear, damson and a flowering cherry. There is also an established vegetable patch with fruit bushes.

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