New Year – New Project?

Cutty Stubbs Farm, nestling in the Marshwood Vale in West Dorset, presents a rare opportunity for a purchaser to renovate a period house in unspoilt countryside. For sale in two lots, the house comes with with outbuildings, 74.78 acres , wildlife ponds, river frontage and the coast within 5 miles, it's the perfect New Year's challenge.

New Year – New Project?

The start of a new year brings fresh resolutions, as well as a flush of interest in the property market, with the post-Christmas period now one of the busiest times for property searches.   More than ever our homes are our sanctuaries, an opportunity to change lifestyles, to connect with the countryside and our heritage. 

Cutty Stubbs Farm offers a rare opportunity to purchase a residential/stock farm with a three bedroom period farmhouse in the heart of the sought after Marshwood Vale, a part of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The secluded Vale is protected by the surrounding hills and has a gently rolling landscape mostly devoted to farming.  The popular Georgian market town of Bridport is just 5 miles away, whilst the coastal resort of Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is equidistant. 

The brick and stone rendered farmhouse under a slate roof is now in a poor state of repair requiring complete restoration, but offers well-proportioned rooms with many period features and has great potential to create a lovely family home.  To the front of the farmhouse are the level former gardens, with the farmyard and a range of farm buildings located to the rear.  Some of the farm buildings are considered to have potential for conversion (STPP).  The farmstead is set in about 75.14 acres (30.41 ha) of pretty pastureland with a former orchard, wildlife ponds and frontage to the River Char. 

The tranquil Vale is steeped in history with the vanished medieval Marshwood Castle built in the reign of King John.  The surrounding deer parks known as Cricklade and Marshwood Parks were close to Cutty Stubbs and protected the land from habitation until the late 18th century.  The nearby village of Whitchurch Canonicorum has an inn, village hall and the ancient church of St Candida and Holy Cross known as ‘the cathedral of the Vale’.  This church together with Westminster Abbey are the only two English churches to house the remains of their patron saints and was for hundreds of years a centre of pilgrimage, second only in importance to Canterbury Cathedral. Within walking distance of the farmstead is the Shave Cross Inn, which has provided refreshment and shelter for 700 years to pilgrims and visitors, as well as a quick shave for monks’ tonsures!

This unrestored farm is for sale by private treaty as a whole or in two lots.  Lot One includes the farm, farm buildings and 10.28 acres (4.16 ha) with a Guide Price of £625,000. Lot Two includes 64.86 acres (26.25 ha) of farmland with further farm buildings with a Guide Price of £525,000.  For more information about Cutty Stubbs Farm, or if you are considering a sale of your property, contact Ross Willmington or Angela Gillibrand on 01297 33122.

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