A supremely versatile property comprising of a Grade II listed cottage with additional annex and attractive barn, utilised as an office, all set in the Cranborne Chase on the fringe of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Stourhead Estate.
This superb property enjoys a wealth of character at every turn and offers great versatility to any potential purchaser. Set in spacious grounds the property comprising of 3 parts, a Grade II listed cottage, additional annex linked to the cottage and a barn.
Whilst currently used as a beautiful office space, the Barn not only offers the potential to run a business from home, but could be further converted to a residential space, subject to the relevant planning and building regulations.
The charming Cottage offers large rooms over two floors and is in every way a quintessential country farmhouse. On entry, you are greeted by original flagstones running through to the farmhouse kitchen and gorgeous Elm floorboards adorn the large sitting and dining reception rooms, both with attractive open fireplaces.
The kitchen, the heart of the home, offers a great space to cook and prepare meals with all the utilities set in a separate scullery on the other side of a glazed rear lobby.
Rising to the first floor, The Dairy House provides 3 large double bedrooms, 2 of which are dual aspect and all with a lovely view across the gardens and grounds. The family bathroom is a real treat, with wood panelling to one wall and a roll top bath on an elevated pedestal very much in fitting with the wealth of character throughout.
Whilst offering a self-contained space ideal for an elderly relative or perhaps a family member who values their independence, the Annex is also attached to the cottage via an adjoining rear hall and can easily be incorporated into the main residence if needed. Built by the current owners, the annex has an interesting open plan kitchenette/scullery and provides a large double bedroom with en suite facilities as well as a reception room.
Currently used as an office with which the current owners ran their business affairs, this stunning barn is a superb space with a large storage room/kitchen along with a w/c, servicing a large open plan split level ground floor office space with stairs rising to an enormous, 54 ft mezzanine office. With vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the barn is a fantastic space which was originally designed to be ancillary residential accommodation before becoming the office it is currently. It benefits from it s own services, including oil fired central heating. Subject to planning and building regulation approval, the Barn offers great potential to be converted to residential accommodation, or indeed a holiday let.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
With access from the road via the adjacent Manor Farm s driveway, The Dairy House is tucked away from prying eyes. The driveway is owned by The Dairy House but also services the neighbouring Manor Farm Barn by granting access across the first part of it.
Set within a spacious plot, you approach the cottage down the sweeping shingle driveway to a turning circle, which also provides access to the large triple Cart Shed style car port and further brick built storage barn. The manicured gardens are a joy to take in with a wide range of specimen trees and shrubs, along with wood stores and patios abutting various parts of the cottage and annex. The lawn is large and a great place for a family to enjoy.
Norton Ferris is a hamlet situated just north of the A303 and located between the well serviced town of Mere and the village of Maiden Bradley. Both of which enjoy public houses and Mere offers a wider range of facilities including a doctor s surgery, supermarket and restaurants.
The larger towns of both Frome and Warminster are also close by within a 15 minute drive.
Norton Ferris is situated on The Cranborne Chase and the western fringe of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), just to the north of the National Trust s beautiful Stourhead Estate with its lakeside gardens, stately home and award winning farm shop and pub.
There is superb walking, riding and cycling country nearby and many other recreation and leisure opportunities in the locality. Although a hamlet, Norton Ferris offers excellent communication links; 2 hours to London Waterloo & Paddington, and the A303/M3 is just a few miles south.
There are an abundance of excellent schools, both state and private, within easy reach including the respected Gillingham School, as well as Sherborne, Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Warminster and Kings Bruton to name but a few. Well renowned prep schools include Port Regis, Sandroyd and Hazelgrove.