A fine Grade II Listed Georgian south facing house constructed circa 1837 in brick with stone quoins, part plastered under a slate roof. It is generally unspoiled boasting several character features including flagstone floors, sash windows, two open fireplaces (woodburners not included), oil fired Aga, ornamental iron verandah and a cellar. The house is traditionally arranged with generously sized main rooms in the southern sections and working rooms in the northern portion. The house is approached over a private gravelled drive and has a partially walled garden and brick garage.
A pleasantly situated period detached 3 bedroom cottage with integral garage and large private garden.
A period detached 2 bedroom cottage with garden suitable for either staff accommodation or letting.
An impressive range of Georgian farm buildings of brick or stone under slate or tiled roof construction forming two courtyards. The most notable building is the Cart Shed and Granary with 5 segmental arches on brick piers with a loft over under a fine collar beam roof and some slit openings. This barn is Grade II listed. There are 4 further traditional barns, many with good eave heights for 2 storeys.
Now arable but once a dairy farm, there is a functional range of mainly steel frame livestock and arable buildings situated on both sides of the lane with further potential for agricultural, commercial and residential use, subject to consent.
Stafford Farm has the potential for varied and extensive development, particularly for opportunities relating to Tourism
and Leisure, subject to planning. Whilst situated within glorious countryside the farm lies outside both the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and land designated as Heritage Coast although both are nearby.
A pre-application consultation (November 2015) for a proposed tourism and leisure activity park on a site of over 30 acres received a generally positive response but was not pursued by the vendors. A second pre-application consultation (December 2018) for the conversion of the traditional buildings was accepted in principle. In addition, barn conversions under Permitted Development Class Q provide a further positive layer of development potential.
For further information on these matters please contact the Agents. Purchasers are advised to seek their own planning advice.
A ring fenced block of level and undulating arable land currently cropped to maize and wheat interspersed with woodland and meadow pasture. The soil is a predominantly freely draining loam over Upper Chalk of the Sonning 1 and Upton 1 soil association with clay and loam Alluvium of the Frome association in the river meadows. It is classified Grade 3 with some Grade 2 land adjoining Lots 3 & 4. The land benefits from good road and track access.
There are various blocks of attractive mixed broadleaf woods and plantations with gentle slopes including a flight pond in Parsonage plantation providing unfulfilled sporting potential. A the northern end of the farm are level water meadows with the South Winterbourne stream, a tributary of the renowned River Frome, running through adding to the conservation and recreation appeal.
A highly productive block of arable land in four enclosures located on the edge of Dorchester enjoying excellent road access points. Shallow lime rich soil over Upper Chalk of the Upton 1 soil association.
Arable land in four enclosures with two parcels of mixed broadleaf woodland. The soil is a productive freely draining loam over Plateau Gravel of the Sonning 1 soil association. There has been a level of gravel extraction in the last ten years.
Two parcels of arable land with good road access. Productive freely draining loam soil over Plateau Gravel. There has been a level of gravel extraction in the last ten years leaving a hollow in the centre of Sixpenny Ground providing a feature for future recreational potential.
Stafford Farm, West Stafford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8NZGBDorsetDT2 8NZ
A fine secluded residential arable holding with development potential
Stafford Farm, West Stafford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8NZ
Property type: Farm, Land, Commercial Land
Tenure: For Sale Freehold
Size: 195 Acres
Location: Stafford Farm, West Stafford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8NZ
The Floyer family moved to the Estate in 1780, originally to Stafford House. All family members have now left the county and, with some reluctance, they have decided to sell the remainder of the estate.
Location is the most important attribute of all properties and Stafford Farm enjoys an enviable position near the County Town of Dorchester. The farmstead is privately situated surrounded by its own land in a ring fence with distant views south of West Knighton village and not overlooked by another property. Road and rail links are excellent.
The Jurassic Coast is within a 20 minute drive providing water sports, fishing and sailing. The area is well served by independent schools including the Sherborne Schools, Bryanston, Canford, Milton Abbey and Sunninghill Preparatory School plus the highly regarded local authority Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester.
From Dorchester take the A352 towards Wareham turning left at the first roundabout towards West Stafford. Ignore the left turn to the village and take the first right which is unsigned. At the T-junction known as Sixpenny Gate turn right again onto the farm entrance drive.