Tarrant Keyneston Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 9JG


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REF: CB005302
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Receptions
  • Gardens & paddocks of about 7 acres
  • Superb stable yard & loose boxes
  • Highly unusual village house
  • Indoor pool complex
  • Conservatory

Tarrant Keyneston - Tarrant Keyneston - Greenacres is a highly unusual 5 bedroom detached village house situated on the fringe of Tarrant Keyneston, on a slightly elevated site with some open views over the surrounding countryside. Standing in gardens, woodland and paddocks approaching 7 acres, the house offers much character and charm with every modern convenience.

Greenacres will appeal to those with an equestrian interest, having a superb stable yard which was built in 2002 with five 12’ x 12’ loose boxes, tack room, horse shower and turnout facilities.

Tarrant Keyneston is a popular village, set between the market towns of Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum, with a parish church, a village hall, the True Lovers Knot pub and the nearby Ashley Wood Golf Course. Ample retail and leisure amenities are available in Wimborne and Blandford, and there is good access to the larger towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester and the city of Salisbury, all of which have railway stations. The area is well served by public schools including Bryanston, Clayesmore, Castle Court, Dumpton and Canford, and state schools in Blandford and Wimborne. The nearest primary school is in the village of Spetisbury.

Neither Listed nor in a conservation area, the property has mains electricity and water, private drainage and a biomass heating and hot water system.

The original house had a timber-framed extension to the south side around 1905, and this was re-built by the present owner in 1997. In 2003, Greenacres was extended further to include a superb swimming pool complex which is an outstanding feature. The original part of the house is of cob and chalk construction and the more recent extensions are of traditional cavity brick and blockwork, all under a natural slate and small plain tiled roof.

The interesting layout includes a large dining/entrance hall with a feature floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.

An archway leads to a panelled living room with dado panelling, exposed ceiling timbers, and a feature raised brick fireplace with an inset wood burning stove. Oak double doors lead to a large conservatory with a gabled glass roof, panelling and a door to the terrace. A 6-pane glazed door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room with has traditional framed Trademark units, quality cream resin work surfaces and a range of built-in appliances including ceramic touch-control hob, fan oven, extractor, and dishwasher. A feature brick recess houses an oil fired Aga on a brick plinth, and there are exposed ceiling timbers and a quarry tiled floor.

A walkway leads to a large utility room with hot water cylinder and space for freezers. Off the reception hall there is a large ground floor bedroom with glass screens and door to a large sun deck.

This has a superb en suite facility including a bath and a large double shower. On the opposite side of the hall, a door leads to an inner hall (with stone floor,) off of which there is a cloakroom and a laundry room. A second staircase leads to a large bedroom and en suite shower room.

From the sitting room, the main staircase leads to a long L-shaped landing. The superb master bedroom has an en suite dressing room, a bath/shower room, and double doors to a balcony with a balustrade and a superb view of the gardens and farmland beyond.

Bedroom 2 is a large double with exposed ceiling timbers, and bedroom 3 is a single bedroom with a dressing area. The family bath/shower room includes a double-ended bath, pedestal wash basin, WC, bidet and shower.

From the kitchen, a door leads to the most recent extension. An enclosed conservatory area, with Travertine flooring, has a feature raised brick-lined well which is over 130’ deep, a coat cupboard, a cloakroom and doors to outside on both sides. Off the conservatory there is a games/cinema room, and a walkway leads to the indoor pool complex, which is a superb building with a high gabled, pine clad ceiling, a 30’ x 25’ mosaic tiled pool set in a Travertine terrace, and 2 sets of double doors to outside. The pool is heated by a biomass boiler and has a sand filter and pump. There is also a 5-person sauna, a cloakroom and a shower.

Greenacres is approached through electric wrought iron gates which lead into a gravelled courtyard with a central roundabout. A shingle and concrete driveway leads to the front of the house, where there is space to erect a garage/carport (subject to planning permission) and parking for numerous vehicles. A raised lawn and close boarded fencing flank the driveway.

The formal gardens extend to about half an acre and are enclosed by close boarded fencing, beech hedges, blue cedar and other established trees. There is a large entertaining terrace and barbecue area with space for a hot tub. There is second raised well (with enclosed canopy.)

Large boiler room housing the auto feed biomass heating unit, with a secure roller door. There is access to mezzanine storage above.

Enclosed stable yard.

BLOCK 1: 3 12’ x 12’ stables with stable doors. Large L-shaped tack room and WC. Sink and water heater. BLOCK 2: 2 further stables and hay store. Stables have brick and rendered elevations under a concrete tiled roof. Concrete stable yard. 2 follies.

Between the 2 stable blocks, a high arched walkway with 5-bar gate leading through the gardens to the paddocks. Passing woodland on the left hand side, a 5-bar gate leads to 2 large, inter-linked, enclosed paddocks.


DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed towards Blandford on the B3082, through the avenue of beech trees at Badbury Rings, and down the hill into Tarrant Keyneston, passing the True Lover's Knot Inn on the right hand side. Continue up the hill and, as you reach the brow of the hill, turn left into the driveway of Greenacres.

This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property’s boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.