A unique Buckland Newton property full of character and charm is on the market for £2.3m.

This beautiful countryside home looks like it could have come straight out of a fairytale and has actually been renovated to join two former cottages together with early origins pointing to the 17th century.

The property also comes with its own history as there are four further cottages on the grounds which include a Poacher’s Cottage, Gamekeeper’s Cottage, a Woodcutter’s Cottage and a Gardener’s Cottage and each one comes complete with its own garden area and can be used as holiday rentals.

Another key feature of this grade II listed Dorset home, which sits in the beautifully tended gardens is a large swimming pool accompanied by a pool house and designated sunbathing area.

Bournemouth Echo: A section of the beautiful gardenA section of the beautiful garden (Image: Domvs)

The former owners Adele and Nigel Murray said: “'We fell in love with the location and have put our heart and soul into everything we have done here.

“We're thrilled with the popularity of the holiday business we've created, and the gardens and grounds have been a joy. The village is so warm and friendly, and we have a wonderful pub.

“The renovation of the cottages was a labour of love, in which we wanted to retain the heritage, whilst providing all the mod cons you’d expect from a holiday rental.

Bournemouth Echo: The property boasts a pool and designated sunbathing areaThe property boasts a pool and designated sunbathing area (Image: Domvs)

“With three two-bed cottages and one three-bed cottage, we’re kept busy throughout the year, and it’s wonderful to see so many people enjoy our extended home and beautiful gardens.

“We have loved every minute of living in such a friendly village and will miss being within walking distance of our local pub, The Gaggle of Geese, where you are always certain to have a warm welcome.”

Amongst the expansive 1.5 acres of land, the previous owners created a designated wood chipped area to be a children’s play area.

Bournemouth Echo: Children's play areaChildren's play area (Image: Domvs)

Delving inside the house, there is plenty of rustic character with a timber theme running throughout.

Wooden beams run along the ceilings and there’s a vast array of charming fireplaces in keeping with the rustic theme, coupled with some more modern features in the guest cottages.

Bournemouth Echo: Modern elements of guest cottagesModern elements of guest cottages (Image: Domvs)

There property boasts an impressive five bedrooms, a kitchen/ breakfast room, a drawing room, a study, two bathrooms, a guest cloakroom, a laundry room, a walk in storage room, as well as an open plan hall/ dining room.

Bournemouth Echo: A unique Buckland Newton property full of character and charm is on the market for £2.3m.A unique Buckland Newton property full of character and charm is on the market for £2.3m. (Image: Domvs)