Cashmoor, Blandford Forum, Dorset

£1,150,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
An unusual opportunity to acquire a large 18th century 7 bedroom detached former farmhouse set in delightful gardens and paddocks of about 6 acres and enjoying easy access to the city of Salisbury (which has a mainline rail link to London Waterloo), the market towns of Blandford Forum and Wimborne Minster, and the Jurassic Coast.

Situated next to The Cashmoor Inn on the A354, the property has operated as a bed and breakfast business for over 40 years, generating a healthy income, and could facilitate multi-generational living, Airbnb, studios, practice rooms or equestrian use.

Originally part of the Rushmore estate, Cashmoor House was subject to a substantial 2-storey Victorian extension, and now extends to over 3000ft including 2 staircases. It enjoys a superb outlook over the surrounding countryside.

The original part of the building is constructed of colour-washed brick-faced cob, and has a high natural slate roof with an ornate ridge and 4 chimneys. The Victorian extension has facing brick elevations under a tiled roof. The house is connected to mains electricity and water, and fibre broadband, and has private drainage and oil fired heating. The windows are largely UPVC double glazed to the rear elevation, and timber to the front.

An oak pergola with an established wisteria and front door lead to a large dining hall with a brickette fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and down timbers, and woodblock flooring. A door leads through a small inner hall (with coat hanging area and cupboard) to the sitting room which has a brick open fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, a study area, and a glazed door to a brick, oak and slate entrance porch.

There is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a high vaulted ceiling, a door to the garden, a wood burning stove on a brick plinth, and lovely views over the surrounding farmland. The kitchen has a stainless steel sink, work surfaces, base and wall units, drawers, oil fired Aga range, and fitted breakfast bar.

Accessed from both the kitchen and the dining is a large utility/boot room with utility area, 3 built-in cupboards, large boiler cupboard, cloakroom (with WC and wash basin) and door to a spacious glazed rear lobby giving access to the garden.

From the dining hall, a door leads to a reception hall which acts as the guesthouse entrance, outside of which is an impressive porch of brick construction with UPVC double glazed windows and gabled glass roof.

There are two spacious ground floor bedrooms, both of which have en suite shower rooms.

From the side hallway there is a feature staircase (with oak handrail) to the first floor landing, were there are 2 large bedrooms, both of which have rural views and en suite bathrooms.

2 steps down lead down to a lower landing. Bedroom 5 is a large double room with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. A door leads to a link bedroom (bedroom 7) which is a single room with a wash basin and a connecting walkway to an impressive bedroom suite with dressing room, dual aspect bedroom and en suite shower room.

Cashmoor House is set back from the road and accessed via a tarmac slipway which leads to a large gravelled courtyard with parking for numerous vehicles. The driveway forks to the left and leads to a substantial open-fronted double garage.

The front garden is enclosed by a low conifer hedge and has 2 lawns with brick edgings, a rose arbour, colourful borders, hazel, crab apple and fir trees and a well feature with tiled canopy. A gravelled footpath leads to the guesthouse entrance, and stone steps lead up to a side garden which is largely laid to lawn with 2 mature apple trees, an old brick wall and a wealth of flowers.

The mature and well stocked main garden lies to the west and is arranged in a cottage style, offering year-round interest and colour. It features a terrace outside the kitchen, a large lawn, colourful mixed borders, apple and plum trees, soft fruit, rose arch, wisteria pergola, raised vegetable beds, 2 greenhouses, a shed and a log store.

At the side of the garage, a steep gravel track runs past a turnout paddock (with 5-bar gate and post-and-rail fencing) to a large, L-shaped paddock which has a large frontage to the A354 and is enclosed by a natural treeline. On the northern side, a 5-bar gate leads into a small additional paddock which is undergoing re-wilding and has a large mature willow tree.

This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property's boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.

Directions

From Wimborne, proceed towards Cranborne on the B3078, turning left at the Horton Inn. Proceed to the T-junction at Thickthorn, and turn right onto the A354 towards Salisbury. Proceed down the hill, and Cashmoor House can be found on the left hand side before reaching The Cashmoor Inn.

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Christopher Batten

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