"We fell in love with the location and have put our heart and soul into everything we've done here. We're thrilled with the popularity of the holiday business we've created, and the gardens and grounds have been a joy. The village is so warm and friendly and we have a wonderful pub!"
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A Grade II Listed thatched house (approx. 4,396 sq ft), originally two cottages with early origins pointing to C17th, with the remainder C18th. Set in beautifully tended grounds of 1.5 acres arranged around the property, including a separate vegetable garden, play area and swimming pool. Four cottages are included, three of which have two bedrooms and the fourth cottage with three bedrooms. Currently being run as a holiday let business by the present owners.
Main House Accommodation - Ground Floor:
- Hall/offset dining room
- Drawing room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Guest cloakroom
- Laundry room
Main House Accommodation - First Floor:
- Principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom
- Four further bedrooms, one with walk-in store room (possible bathroom facility subject to any permissions required)
Dominey’s Cottages (terrace of four cottages):
- Poacher’s Cottage, no. 1a (Ground floor: sitting/dining room; kitchen; cloakroom. First floor: two double bedrooms; bathroom).
- Gamekeeper’s Cottage, no. 1b & Woodcutter’s Cottage, no. 2 (ground floor and first floor same layout as 1a).
- Gardener’s Cottage, no. 3 (Ground floor: living/dining room; kitchen/breakfast room; shower room. First floor: principal bedroom with ensuite shower; two further double bedrooms; bathroom).
- Four garages
- Pool House
- Potting shed
- Garden store
- Attached outhouse with oil tank
- Two greenhouses and cold frames
Garden & Grounds:
- Total plot circa 1.5 acres
- Garden divided into a formal garden, kitchen garden and swimming pool area, with a natural wooded area to rear
- Individual garden area allotted to each of the four cottages
Welcome to Domineys, a most enchanting village home imbued with a sense of history and with many period features intact, while providing generous accommodation well suited to modern living. The ENTRANCE HALL sweeps into the adjacent DINING ROOM, where an inglenook fireplace and woodburner take centre stage - a room perfect for entertaining. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM could easily be re-arranged if required, but currently separates the cooking area from the eating area, with French doors giving immediate access outside. Appliances include a Range Cooker with seven-ring gas (Calor) hob, twin fan ovens and grill. There is a useful walk-in pantry, and under counter there is a fridge and three-drawer freezer, together with space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Offset from the kitchen is a useful GUEST CLOAKROOM. Steps lead down, via double doors, to the DRAWING ROOM, with another welcoming inglenook and woodburner. Around the corner is a neat (secondary) STUDY SPACE with French doors to the garden beyond. The main STUDY is at the opposite end of the house and is sufficiently large to be used for a variety of purposes depending upon individual requirements. A BATHROOM and LAUNDRY ROOM are accessed off the adjacent rear lobby (as is the room housing the oil tank), and there is access to the garden from here.
A beautiful timber staircase leads up to the landing with polished timber flooring. There are FIVE BEDROOMS on this floor. The PRINCIPAL BEDROOM has views across the garden, cupboard space, and an ENSUITE BATHROOM with panelled bath, bidet and WC. BEDROOM TWO also has cupboard space and access into a large WALK-IN STORE ROOM (it may be possible to convert this room into a shower room subject to any necessary permissions). The remaining three bedrooms are all double rooms, and there is a FAMILY BATHROOM with bath, WC and vanity unit with wash-hand basin.
Each of these cottages, formerly Victorian farm workers’ buildings, has been extensively refurbished, with each one also having been extended at the rear, with a two-storey extension, by the current owners. Each is exceptionally well-presented with considerable flair in the choice of specification. Each kitchen is well-equipped with a washing machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a woodburning stove in each sitting/dining room. The grounds have been arranged so that each cottage has its own private patio and garden. Understandably, these cottages have proven a popular holiday choice, and prospective buyers are welcome to further information in connection with the business at a later stage.
The garden and grounds are an absolute delight and have been beautifully transformed and landscaped within the current ownership. Intrigue is carefully intertwined with the design, with a series of ‘rooms’ leading you from one part of the garden to the next. Each is a delight to the senses, with colourful planting and a wealth of shrubs and ornamental trees carefully considered to create an inspiring garden. Indeed, the garden has been open to the public under the National Garden Scheme.
An extremely productive kitchen garden, swimming pool area with pool house, and more formal gardens contribute to this utterly beguiling setting. On a practical note, there is considerable parking and four garages, and various outbuildings as detailed on the plans. Footpaths to the surrounding countryside lead straight from the property, and the whole represents an extraordinary opportunity for multi-occupational living combined with income within one of the most well-regarded villages.
Dominey's is located in Buckland Newton, a quintessential Dorset village equidistant from the historic abbey town of Sherborne and the county town of Dorchester, each approx. ten miles distant. On the edge of the Dorset Downs within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it offers inspiring local walks through the surrounding countryside.
Nearby Dorchester provides mainline rail connections to London Waterloo, together with extensive facilities. The beautiful historic abbey town of Sherborne is famous for its schools, two castles, stunning architecture and wide-ranging shopping. Buckland Newton itself offers an unusual level of amenities including a village shop/post office, primary school, Grade I Listed parish church, village hall and popular public house, The Gaggle of Geese. It is, importantly, a supportive community of all age groups.
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Local Authority: Dorset (West Dorset) Council
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