In many ways Sandways Farm is the epitome of a Dorset thatched farmhouse. It is Listed as being of Historic and Architectural Importance Grade II and contains many of those features that make buildings of this period so atmospheric and charming including inglenook fireplaces, window seats, plank and muntin partitions, stone floors, beamed ceilings and panelled doors with Suffolk latches. Elevations are of local stone under a thatched roof which we understand was re-covered in 2000 and re-ridged in 2014.
On the ground floor a central hallway with handsome staircase gives access to a double aspect sitting room and dining room with stone floor. The dining room connects through to a lovely farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room fitted with an excellent range of cupboard and drawer units, integrated appliances and a four oven Aga cooker. Worktops are in granite. There is a side hall off the kitchen but it is worth mentioning that one of the traditional outbuildings adjoins and would make a good candidate for the extension of the living accommodation subject to any planning consents. On the first floor there is a part galleried landing accessing four bedrooms, the two main ones of which have an en-suite shower facility. The accommodation is all orientated to the south and east and takes full advantage of the views across the property's own land to the lightly wooded farmland of the Blackmore Vale beyond.
A 5 bar gate opens to a tarmac parking and turning area arranged around which are stone and tile outbuildings comprising two stables, former milking parlour with loft over, timber feed/tack room. Adjoining the tarmac parking and turning area is a gravelled hardstanding, ideal for a horsebox and trailers. The garden comprises a well maintained lawn bisected by a paved path, in turn leading to a shrubbery flanked by roses. The lawns are inset with a variety of specimen trees including a palm, silver birch, cherry and plum. Stretching away from the house to the south and east is a good sized field with good natural drainage served by a separate field gate with right of way and an additional range of three stables. In all the property extends to approximately 3 3/4 acres.
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