An immaculate five bedroom detached equine residence set in the heart of the Blackmore Vale with stables, outbuildings and land extending to 5 acres with further 8 acres available by separate negotiation.
Little Sandhills has been totally renovated by the current owners who have created a modern home full of the character and charm you would expect in a much older house. Style and attention to detail is evident in every room with all principle rooms overlooking the gardens and land.
The kitchen has been beautifully finished with a range of bespoke units and a 4 oven electric Aga, additional oven and 4 ring hob. Open plan to breakfast area giving a feeling of space and making this room the heart of the home. The sitting room is a most charming and stylish dual aspect room with wonderful views across the paddocks, an open fire place creates a cosy ambiance on winter evenings and a pair of doors lead to the conservatory which is enjoyed in the summer.
The formal dining room can be accessed directly from the breakfast room allowing food to be easily served. Many evenings have been enjoyed in this room consuming fine wines and delicious food. In addition there is a useful study and large utility boot room as well as a cloakroom.
From the Breakfast room a door leads to the bedroom wing of the house, on the ground floor there are 3 bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a reading room. There is also a family bathroom on this floor. The first floor boasts a stunning master bedroom with magnificent views across the paddocks and countryside beyond; extensive range of wardrobes and large en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is also on this floor and has it's own en-suite facilities.
The property is approached through a pair of electric timber gates, beyond which is a large driveway suitable for parking several vehicles. The house is set in manicured gardens which have mainly been laid to lawn. To one corner just behind the house is a large area of decking which is conveniently located next to the house and forms a private sun trap ideal for alfresco dining and barbequing.
The gardens are surrounded by the paddocks which all have post and rail fencing and also running water. There are also 2 timber field shelters scattered amongst the paddocks.
The school is in extremely good condition, we understand that the drainage is excellent and that it has recently been resurfaced. Post and rail fenced and visible from the house.
An extremely well appointed and tidy stable yard with the advantage of power and lighting. There are 4 loose boxes, food store, tack room and wash down area. The whole complex can also be seen from the house. To one side of the stableyard is a small chicken coop.
The property has an array of outbuildings and of particular interest are the secure Tractor Garage, which has a hard standing outsider suitable for parking several vehicles, and a 3-bay pole barn. Both of these buildings can be accessed from a track which runs to the side of the property.
Fifehead Neville lies approximately 3 miles to the south west of the popular market town of Sturminster Newton, which is in the heart of the Blackmore Vale. Once home to the largest calf market in Europe it has undergone considerable re-generation including a magnificent theatre/community centre, doctor's surgery and supermarket. The old square retains its charm and shops include an excellent delicatessen/butchers, a fruit and vegetable shop, an excellent electrical shop and a number of niche retailers including Harts Emporium as well as the usual banks and hotels.
The Abbey town of Sherborne to the west provides more sophisticated requirements while Gillingham to the north has a mainline railway station (London Waterloo) and to the north the A303 giving access to London via the M3. Other towns in the area include Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Blandford Forum and Dorchester.