Residential Farm For Sale in Valley Where Time Has Stood Still

Published: 01/02/2024 By Ross Willmington

There can be few places more tranquil than the Kingcombe Valley in West Dorset, a place where time has almost stood still, Symonds & Sampson are delighted to bring the 40-acre Sunnyside Farm to the market.


The pretty residential farm was originally part of the Lower Kingcombe Estate which was granted to Lord Sandwich by Henry VIII, and was sold on the open market for the first time in 1987. The estate continued to farm traditionally well into the 20th century, creating one of the last surviving remnants of a countryside our forebears would be so familiar with.


The area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and much of the Hooke valley forms the Kingcombe National Nature Reserve, renowned for its flora and fauna. The 40-acre farm comprises wildflower rich meadows and pastureland, gently sloping to the River Hooke and is managed organically, the owner valuing the conservation heritage of this special corner of West Dorset. Sunnyside Farm offers the rare opportunity to stroll through your wildflower meadows or while away the hours on your own beat casting a fly for brown trout.


A charming and sympathetically restored 2-bedroom Victorian cottage makes for a welcoming and light filled home, adjacent to which is a converted barn previously let for holiday use.  A further part of the stone barn offering a home office/studio and stabling.

 
This flexible property will appeal to a range of lifestyle interests, as a smallholding or equestrian property with excellent outriding on the doorstep. The farm is for sale as a whole or in two lots, the whole includes the cottage, converted barn, gardens and 35.63 acres with a Guide Price of £1,200,000.


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Salisbury

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Yeovil

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