THE PROPERTY The Farmhouse has been tastefully decorated throughout with attention to detail being evident in every room. The property underwent a major refurbishment and extension just 6 years ago and now offers ample versatile living accommodation. The tranquil setting is the perfect place to bring up a family, away from life in the fast lane but within easy reach of local amenities, schools and road networks. The moment you enter this home it welcomes and embraces you; you are drawn into the Kitchen / Family Room which offers space for everyone to enjoy as well as the outstanding views over the gardens, paddocks and across the open country side of the gentle valley beyond, which are delightful. This room is the true heart of the home, as it should be in a farm house. The wood burning stove at the far end keeps the room cosy in winter months and the French doors which open on to the terrace and gardens allow the garden to flow into the house in the summer, where alfresco dining is often enjoyed. Through a pair of glazed double doors is the dining room, which also overlooks the front courtyard. The sitting room is located in the older part of the house and has a wealth of character; the open fire place with Bessemer over and exposed beams add to the charm. In addition there is a comfortable snug, a playroom and study. The ground floor also has a large and very useful boot room, utility room and cloakroom. Upstairs the master bedroom overlooks the garden and again boasts wonderful far reaching rural views. Attached is a full en-suite with claw foot bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. Two further principle bedrooms have en-suite facilities and wonderful views, with the two remaining bedrooms being serviced by the family bathroom. All the bedrooms are doubles. GARDEN & GROUNDS The property is approached via a traditional metal five bar gate leading into a large gravel area with an oak timber 3-bay car port. Set to one side is a part brick/part timber single storey barn which could offer an opportunity to create a secondary accommodation or office space (subject to the necessary planning permission). A part timber/part concrete 2 bay barn houses the 3 stables with lock up tack room leading out to a hard standing yard and paddock. There is a large timber shed ideal for all gardening equipment, log store and a kennel. Steps from the gravel parking lead down to a walled courtyard with raised beds and an oak timber entrance porch. The two paddocks are stocked fenced and alongside the eastern boundary is a stream; they are laid down to grass. There are numerous access gates to both paddocks. The beautiful landscaped gardens encircle the south and eastern side of the house and lead seamlessly to the paddocks. Mainly laid to lawn with cultivated herbaceous borders, enriched with vibrant shrubbery, there is a stepped seating area created by railway sleepers planted with mature shrubs. A wonderful terrace allows alfresco dining during the summer months overlooking the peaceful rural terrain. Four raised vegetable beds with a greenhouse creates a useful kitchen garden. SITUATION Fiddleford is a small hamlet with mainly stone and brick cottages situated in the Stour Valley, a mile or so down river from Sturminster Newton. The restored 14th century Manor House is one of the oldest buildings in Dorset. Fiddleford Mill stands alone reflected in the Mill pond which fills from the Stour and cascades over the weir. The hamlet is served by the popular Fiddleford Inn. The market town of Sturminster Newton (once home to the largest cattle market in the UK) has recently undergone significant regeneration including a splendid community centre, theatre, Doctors Surgery and a Supermarket. The Old Market Square retains its appeal with a number of individual shops which include an excellent butcher and delicatessen as well as the renowned Harts of Stur. The Georgian Market Town of Blandford is 8 miles distant and offers a fine array of shops, supermarkets, cultural and social activities. SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Private sewage plant. Oil fired central heating. Superfast broadband available. Council Tax Band F.