Postcode: SP8 5PB
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryWestonfields is a superb 7 bedroom country house sitting in an enviable elevated position to the north west of the hamlet of Quarr on the Dorset/Somerset Border. The house which is surrounded by its own land has been rebuilt and provides modern, contemporary, family living whilst retaining an attractive exterior appearance and charm located in a private position with spectacular views over Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset.
Originally a farmhouse, Westonfields was rebuilt and extended in 2011 and is now an impressive and attractive country home that is ideally suited to modern family living. The attention to detail and quality of the construction and finishings are evident in every aspect of the house, from the hardwood sash window frames to the underfloor heating system. The house has been designed to provide the maximum amount of accommodation from the footprint with the minimum amount of wasted space, whilst retaining excellent, large, open, and very light living spaces. The house is approached off a hedgerow lined private drive that leads up to the property with metal electric gates providing privacy and security. In front of the house is a gravelled turning and parking area which gives visitors their first taste of the long reaching views towards the Mere Downs from the house.
A covered porch leads to the impressive dining hall which is ideal for formal dining and in turn leads to the family room, drawing room, cellar and gym. Of particular note is the magnificent oak floored drawing room with fireplace which is accessed either through double oak doors from the equally impressive dining hall (with limestone floor and open fireplace), or from the kitchen/breakfast room which is a feature room with its full height glazed sliding walls facing to the south and west providing access to the terrace and is a great room for informal family dining. The glazed panes flood the room with light and provide views of the countryside beyond the gardens. All of the rooms are light and spacious with good ceiling heights and provide fantastic views of open countryside to both the north and south. The 'Poggenpohl' kitchen, in itself synonymous with the highest quality, is equipped with contemporary fitttings which again emphasise the high standard of the property. These include: Siemens 5 ring ceramic hob, Quooker instant hot water tap, Miele wine cooler, full size and half size Siemens dishwashers, 2 no. Siemens electric ovens with steamer and microwave oven, Siemens American style refrigerator/freezer, sink and preparation island unit with extractor above. The room also has 6 hi fi speakers. Beyond the kitchen is a large and very useful utility/laundry room with a Belfast sink and plumbing for appliances. A corridor with walk in larder leads to the side entrance, cloakroom and secondary staircase to guest bedroom 7.
From the dining hall a handmade staircase leads to the first floor where the splendid master suite with 2 dressing rooms, 2 en-suites (one with his and hers wash basins), WC’s, large shower and baths are situated with a south facing aspect. A landing with large built in storage space and airing cupboard leads to dressing room 2/ bedroom 2 (currently dressing room/nursery) and bedroom 3 with its en-suite. The staircase continues to the amazing second floor with three further bedrooms and family bathroom. The second floor bedrooms would undoubtedly be popular with older children and provides spectacular southerly views through very attractive arched feature windows. A secondary staircase, from the utility room, leads to a further bedroom 7 with en suite shower which is a great area for guests /staff or an annexe.
The main area of the garden which is lawned and ideal for playing football is south facing, and part enclosed by hedgerows with a variety of young and mature trees. A stone terrace which would be fantastic for summer lunches and suppers overlooks the rear gardens and can be accessed from the drawing room or the breakfast room.
To the east of the house is a brick and stone under tiled roof workroom and store. Subject to planning this building is suitable for a variety of uses and would, subject to further checks, drainage and electricity are already connected. Opposite is a timber clad building which comprises a double garage, log store, garden store and large workshop. Beyond this there is a large barn with five loose boxes within, which sits adjacent to an all weather turn out.
The paddocks, which have water connected, surround the house and are very conveniently laid out for equestrian or other use. They are free draining and part of a limestone ridge which is renowned for its quality in enabling horses and livestock to be overwintered, and for its ability to help with the growth of young horses.
Total Area Approx 40 acres
Westonfields sits in open countryside close to the hamlet of Quarr and the popular village of Cucklington. The nearby towns of Wincanton, Shaftesbury , Sherborne and Gillingham have a wide range of shopping. cultural and recreational facilities including Waitrose supermarkets in Gillingham and Sherborne. The fashionable town of Bruton also has excellent facilities including the Hauser and Werth gallery. A wider variety of amenities are available at the larger regional centres of Salisbury or Bath.
There are excellent communications nearby including the A303 at Wincanton, mainline railway stations at Castle Cary and Gillingham with services to Waterloo and Paddington.
There are also independent schools nearby including Bruton School for Girls. Kings Bruton, Port Regis, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne School for Girls, Millfield and Downside.
From the A303 junction signposted Wincanton take the B3081 south. After approx. 2/3rd mile bear right and after 2 miles you will find the entrance to Westonfields on you left hand side.
Mains water, electricity. private drainage. Oil fired central heating. 100 mgb/s leased line internet.
The house is wired with data cable throughout and most rooms have TV and radio sockets.Heating is predominantly under floor and both the space and water heating is provided by a combination of an oil fired boiler and thermal solar panels.
Council Tax. TBD
Local Authority Dorset District Council
Agents Note. There is a public footpath and bridle way in the paddock.A land plan can be provided by request.
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Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
- Quarr Nr Gillingham
- Attractive Country House
- Spacious accommodation
- Superb rural views
- 7 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Kitchden/Breakfast Room
- Gardens and paddocks
- Total Area Approx 40 Acres