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3 bedroom house for sale in Elham Court, Farnham, Blandford Forum, DT11

Guide price £300,000

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A charming cottage situated in ta tranquil spot within the Cranborne Chase area.

Elham Court forms the conversion of the original Pitt Rivers Museum, within a landscaped courtyard setting located within the heart of the Cranborne Chase.

Elham court comprises a group of private dwellings situated about half a mile from the village of Farnham (renowned for its distinctive whitewashed or brick and flint thatched cottages and Museum Inn). It stands on the western fringe of the Cranborne Chase which stretches east towards Salisbury.

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is bisected by footpaths and bridleways providing miles of walking and riding across breathtaking countryside.

Elham Court was originally a farmhouse, then used as a school in the 1850’s; the famous archaeologist General Pitt-Rivers adapted it and in the 1880’s extended it to use as his museum.

In the 1980’s it was converted into three private houses and the galleries to the rear were developed into eight character cottages, one being Rushmore Cottage, the whole now named Elham Court. The cottage is to the left as you go along the private gravel lane behind the original museum, with designated parking opposite the property.

The stone gateposts are inscribed with the initials APR and the date 1894.

The cottage is ideal for active retired, professional buyers or those looking to buy a country retreat away from the city rat race.

The interior is particularly light and spacious; the dining room opens up into a delightful sitting room with arched alcoves either side of the woodburning stove, 2 window seats, with patio doors leading to the conservatory and access to the rear garden. The recently fitted kitchen with Lamona gas hob, cooker hood, Lamona electric double oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer lead from it. There is a separate utility room with Belfast sink, appliance space and cupboards.

On the first floor three bedrooms and a 4-piece suite family bathroom lead from a central landing. The spacious master bedroom has stunning views across the Chettle Valley. A staircase leads to a large attic room with sloping ceiling and access to eaves storage cupboard. There are large Velux windows on the first and second floors revealing outstanding rural views.

A brick pathway, edged by flower beds leads to the front porch.

The large back garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and flowering shrubs; the boundaries have well established hedging and fencing making it very private and sheltered. Paving, low retaining walls and steps creates an ideal setting for alfresco dining and entertaining. There is a useful shed in the central of the garden meandering down to the far boundary with a rear gate to a grass access track which abuts open countryside.

There is an allocated parking space and a nearby garage with an up-and-over door and a pitched roof providing attic storage space (with retractable ladder).

Mains water and electricity. Calor Gas heating. Private drainage.

EPC Rating F


This property is for sale via Online Auction. This is a modern twist on the traditional auction room sale where buyers can bid for the property via an online platform. The auction will run for 3 hours on a set date and time chosen by the vendor of the property. The winning bidder, assuming the reserve is met, is legally bound to exchange on the property and pay a 10% deposit similar to a traditional auction house sale and they will have 28 days to complete, please check the legal paperwork to confirm deposit amount. Upon completion of a successful auction the winning bidder will be required to pay a non-refundable reservation fee of 3% inclusive of VAT of the winning bid in addition to the purchase price subject to a minimum fee of £4,800 inclusive of VAT. The auction is powered and carried out by Whoobid and is subject to terms & conditions which will form part of the auction pack which will be available to download for free once produced by the vendors legal representatives. We strongly recommend that you review the legal documents prior to bidding and seek legal advice. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE RESERVATION FEES ARE PAYABLE IN ADDITION TO THE ASKING PRICE. Bidders will be required to register in order to download the ‘legal pack’, if you choose to bid on the property you will be required to complete further identity checks for anti-money laundering purposes and provide card details before you are able to place a bid.

**Guide price - This is an indication of the seller’s minimum expectations at auction and is not necessarily the figure the property will achieve but acts as a guide, prices are subject to change prior to the auction.

**Reserve price - Most auctions will be subject to a reserve price, if this figure is not achieved during the auction then the property will not be sold. In normal circumstances the reserve price should be no more than 10% above the guide price.

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