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421 acres, Doddings Court Farm, Southbrook, Bere Regis, Wareham, BH20, Dorset
For Sale - Guide Price £4,750,000


  • Substantial four bedroom farm house
  • Three semi-detached cottages
  • A semi-detached old mill cottage in need of significant renovation
  • A courtyard of traditional farm buildings with potential for development (subject to planning)
  • Range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • Income stream with potential to improve
  • 26 Garden allotment sites
  • Productive arable land, pasture land and woodland
  • Available as a whole

An attractive residential and well equipped farm

Location

Doddings Court Farm lies in an accessible location within the Purbeck district of South Dorset in easy reach of Wareham, Dorchester, Blandford, Poole and Bournemouth.

The Farm is situated directly east and south of the village of Bere Regis within the Bere Stream Valley and the River Piddle Valley, and stretches south from the A35 at Bere Regis. Local amenities including a village shop, post office and pub. Wareham and the highly sought after villages of Wool and Stokeford are all in close proximity.

This is a popular part of South Dorset with good accessibility to the Jurassic Coast, boasting an array of attractive landscape features. Popular tourist attractions; Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Monkey World and Corfe Castle.

Mainline rail access to London Waterloo is via Wool train station, approximately 1.5 miles from the Estate and the journey time takes approximately 2.5 hours. The closest airport is Bournemouth which is about 25 miles east from the Estate. Southampton Airport is approximately 50 miles east from the Estate.

Description

Doddings Farmhouse
Doddings Farm house is a significant, detached farm house situated in a wonderful, quiet position within a traditional courtyard of buildings. The picturesque Bere Stream valley borders the west of the property. The farm house is accessed from Frooms Lane which joins the A35 at the northern boundary of the farm. The attractive house is constructed from red brick under a tile roof and the accommodation is set over two floors. The ground floor includes a traditional large kitchen with french doors that lead out to a covered stone terrace overlooking the rear garden, a drawing room, open plan sitting/dining room, a study, back porch, larder, utility room and a cloakroom. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms, 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms, a family bathroom, a separate shower, dressing room and a cloakroom. The house has neutral decoration and is in good condition throughout. There is a large mature garden to the rear of the property that adjoins the Bere Stream and to the east is a detached red brick garage with a pair of stables. The farm house is currently let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST).

Cottages, 120 Doddings and The Old Mill
Opposite Doddings Farm house are a pair of red brick, semi-detached cottages known as The Old Mill and 120 Doddings Cottage. The cottages are also accessed from Frooms Lane. 120 Doddings is a pretty cottage with accommodation set over two floorsincluding; an open plan reception room, kitchen, bathroom and 3 bedrooms with a private garden to the rear. The property is in need of modernisation and is currently let on an AST. The Old Mill is currently unoccupied and is in need of substantial repair and improvement. The Old Mill and 120 Doddings are available as a separate lot or as part of the wider holding.

Numbers 1&2 Court Farm Cottages
The pair of semi-detached cottages are situated at the northern part of the farm and are accessed off a private road from Southbrook Road. The Grade II Listed cottages were formerly a single manor house which dates back to the 17th Century. The brick and stone cottages are well positioned and surrounded by private gardens and paddocks. 1 Court Farm Cottage is a two storey, 3 bedroom property occupied under a Rent Act Tenancy. No 2 Court Farm Cottage is a two bedroom property that has been recently refurbished and is occupied under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. There is a detached stable immediately adjoining the east wing of No 1 Cottage and adjacent to this is an 18th Century granary on staddle stones, constructed of brick with a hipped tiled roof. The cottages, part of Court Farm together with part of the farm stead is designated as a Scheduled Monument. The monument includes a medieval manorial settlement at Court Farm, situated on level ground to the north east of the Bere Stream. The Manor House formed the principal home of the Turberville family which was demolished circa 1830. The site of the manor house is now marked by foundation levels which are visible as earthworks. To the east of these earthworks are No. 1 and 2 Court Farm Cottages.

Allotments
On the northern border of the farm are 26 garden allotments providing additional, diverse income to a purchaser.

Modern and traditional farm buildings
The farm benefits from two separate farmsteads. Court Farm buildings are situated towards the north of the farm and are accessed from a private road off Southbrook Rd in Bere Regis. The second set of farm buildings are situated adjacent to Doddings Farm house and are currently used for the storage of machinery as well as general agriculture although do offer potential for development, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Land
The land includes a mixture of productive Grade 3 arable land, pasture land and woodland. The farmland is attractive, with gently undulating topography and easily accessible from the public highway and internal tracks. The soil is mainly free draining and comprises a sandy loam texture over chalk that is suitable for arable and livestock farming. The farm is well managed and full of a diverse range of habitats and environmental benefits. Woodland intersperses the farmland and consists of mixed coniferous and deciduous species.


Acreage: 421 Acres

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