Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Abbey Croft is a beautifully presented, modern 4 bedroom, 3 storey detached country house with a large garden and attractive rural views, in the heart of a popular Dorset village. Built by the present owners for their own occupation and completed in 2009, this impressive, spacious home has many interesting features including a superb detached double garage complex incorporating a garden room/studio.

Tarrant Keyneston is a sought after, picturesque village with a pub, a church and a village hall, set between the market towns of Blandford Forum and Wimborne Minster and within half an hour's drive of the major coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo. The nearest Primary School is in the nearby village of Spetisbury and the wider area is well served by state and independent schools including The Blandford School, Queen Elizabeth's, Dumpton, Bryanston and Canford.

Abbey Croft is connected to mains electricity and water and has septic tank drainage, oil fired under floor heating throughout, and quality white aluminium double glazed windows and UPVC doors. A gabled entrance porch (with down timbers) leads to a large reception hallway with an oak staircase to a galleried landing. There is a cloakroom and a study. The large living room has a feature fireplace (with inset multi fuel burning stove,) double doors to the garden, and a large window seat overlooking the village road. At the heart of the ground floor is a large kitchen/dining room with access to the garden. It features an excellent range of beech work surfaces and framed units, a ceramic tiled floor, space for a table and a sofa, and appliances including double fan oven, touch-control induction hob, extractor unit, and integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is a separate utility room with a sink, cupboards and space for washing machine, fridge and freezer.

The oak staircase leads to a superb galleried landing with 2 windows to the front. The large, dual aspect master bedroom has a superb en suite bath/shower room with double-ended spa bath, large double shower and twin wash basins. Bedroom 2 is spacious and has an en suite shower room, and Bedroom 3 is a good sized double bedroom. There is also a well presented, fully tiled family bathroom. A concealed staircase leads to the second floor where the fourth bedroom has superb views over the adjacent farm land. Outside, Abbey Croft has a superb detached double garage complex incorporating a garden room/studio, which could be used for home working, with timber steps to the garden. The garage has an electric up-and-over door, lighting and power, and is accessed from a wide shingle driveway which provides space for at least 4 vehicles.

From the driveway, steps lead up to the south facing garden. A brick pathway, flanked by lawns and hedges, leads to the front door. The garden to the north is also enclosed by mixed hedges and features a large lawn interspersed with established shrub beds, copper beech hedge and sycamore trees, a raised stone bed and a large timber sun deck. Behind the house there is a useful storage area enclosed by a high brick wall.


From Wimborne, proceed towards Blandford on the B3082, past Kingston Lacy House and through the avenue of beech trees at Badbury Rings. Proceed down the hill into Tarrant Keyneston, and, at the crossroads next to the True Lover's Knot Inn, turn left into the village. Proceed for about half a mile, and Abbey Croft can be found on the right hand side, before reaching the village hall on the left.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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