A substantial house with an interesting history comes to the market

Dating from the 1920's Blackdown House at Briantspuddle is an impressive 8 bedroom house with outbuildings, 19.8 acres and far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Richard Taylor from our Dorchester office sets the scene.

A substantial house with an interesting history comes to the market

Blackdown House is a substantial country house situated in an elevated position on the edge of Briantspuddle with far reaching views across open farmland and beyond. The house was built in the 1920’s by Ernest Debenham (of department store fame) who purchased 3,500 acres across Briantspuddle, Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle. In 1914 his plan was to target rural unemployment by merging production and sale to create sufficient agricultural holdings – he was later awarded a baronetcy for his services to agriculture and in particular his work on model farms.

Approached via its private driveway, the house has spacious and well-proportioned rooms typical of the era. Many of the rooms on the ground floor have traditional oak flooring, impressive fireplaces and wooden panelling plus, of course, the added bonus of the glorious views.

The 8 bedroom house is surrounded by its mature garden with rolling lawns, formal garden, woodland, pond and pasture, in all about 19.8 acres.  Outside, a self-contained 2 bedroom flat, traditional stables, garaging and a magnificent large office/games room as well as a barn complete this stunning country house which is on the market through our Dorchester office with a Guide of £2,250,000.

For further details, please contact Richard Taylor 01305 261008 or Imogen Judd 01202 843190, or click here.

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