Barnhayes Farm, Frome St. Quintin, Dorchester, Dorset

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Bedrooms: 5

Barnhayes Farm is a handsome double fronted brick and flint family home with an indoor pool complex extending to more than 5,800 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation. The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with useful cloakroom and galleried landing through to an inner hall and then to a second reception hall with doors to the integral garage and rear garden. The ground floor accommodation comprises a large drawing room with exposed brick fireplace with wood burning stove and French doors to the front aspect, a generous sitting room with large exposed beam, front aspect bay window and French doors to the garden. There is also a well-proportioned study and a spacious kitchen/breakfast room which offers the perfect space for formal dining and entertaining. This room offers a range of wall and base units, a brick inglenook with four-oven AGA, modern integrated appliances, space for a good-sized table and a nearby separate pantry, walk-in larder and fitted utility room with Belfast sink and useful en-suite cloakroom.

The ground floor accommodation is completed by a 36 ft. triple aspect leisure complex with swimming pool with paved surround, changing room and two sets of doors to the garden and terrace.

On the first floor, the property offers a generous principal bedroom with built-in storage and en-suite bathroom, four further well-proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. An external staircase rises from outside the swimming pool complex to self-contained first floor accommodation, which could be used as an annexe, currently used as a children's nursery, comprising a triple aspect main room, a well-proportioned office, fitted kitchen, two cloakrooms, one with three sinks and the other with two W.C.'s. There are also two further generous rooms, one with doors to a useful store and to a bedroom in the main house. The entirety of the accommodation could be linked if


Nestled near the head of the Frome valley in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the small historic village of Frome St. Quintin has a thriving community spirit, a 13th Century parish church and is surrounded by an abundance of walks and rides in its woodlands of Alder, Ash and Oak, tall herb fens and grassland meadows. Nearby Evershot village offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including a church, village hall, shop with Post Office, bakery, public house and popular primary school. Yeovil, Sherborne and the county town of Dorchester all offer more comprehensive shopping facilities including supermarkets together with service and leisure amenities including a wide range of cafés and restaurants.

Slightly further afield, the market town of Sturminster Newton has a fascinating mix of boutique stores and Shaftesbury offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including High Street and boutique shopping, numerous restaurants and cafés, a community hospital and library.

Communications in the area are excellent with the nearby A37 linking to the A30 and A303, with onward links to the M3 and national motorway network, and Chetnole station offering regular Great Western Railway services to Yeovil, Dorchester and London Paddington. The area offers a wide range of state primary and secondary schooling together with a good selection of noted independent schools including Leweston, Sherborne, Perrott Hill, Sunninghill Prep, Milton Abbey, Hazlegrove Prep, Hanford, Bryanston, Chard and Clayesmore.

The property is approached over a tarmac driveway providing ample private parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to the integral double garage. The well-maintained gardens surrounding the property is mainly laid to lawn, bordered by mature shrub beds and features numerous seating areas and a large wraparound paved terrace with a gazebo-covered barbecue area, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, together with an enclosed tennis court.

A second driveway leads past the side of the property to a large area of hardstanding to the rear, currently used for the children's nursery, a five-bar gate gives access to a stable block with hardstanding and five loose boxes. The whole area is enclosed by mature hedging and trees and enjoying far-reaching views over the property's 16 acres of paddock and surrounding countryside.

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