The property has the benefit of a large detached barn, a stable block, and outstanding open views over the surrounding farmland.
The Barnyard extends in all to well over 3,000 square feet, of living space, which has been beautifully refurbished, restored and updated by the present owners who have been in occupation since 1992.
Lower Row is about a mile from Holt village and close to Gaunts Common and Horton. The nearby village of Furzehill has a thriving post office/shop and The Stocks Inn. Wimborne town centre offers an excellent range of leisure and retail facilities (including a Waitrose store) and well regarded schools for all ages. There are mainline rail links within about 30 minutes drive (at Poole and Bournemouth,) and excellent road links to London via the A31 and M27.
The Barnyard was a former Kingston Lacy estate cottage. The original cottage dates back to the 18th century, although extensions were carried out in about 1978, and more recently by the present owners in 2005, at which time the annexe was also built.
We believe, the large, detached barn was built by Thomas Frampton in circa 1813, who are a well known and respected building family of the neighbourhood, using local bricks and being of much interest to historians today. The original cottage is constructed of brick-faced cob, lime and cement render under a small plain tiled roof, gabled dormers and 2 brick chimneys.
The current owners have maintained The Barnyard to a high standard and invested a great deal of time and effort in creating a character home in an outstanding rural setting.
The independent studio/annexe is a particular feature. It is linked to the main cottage by a latched door from the garden room.
Character features include a wide inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam and wood burning stove, a wealth of exposed beams and timbers, and a feature hallway (with brick fireplace, wood burning stove and inlaid wall timbers.)
The kitchen/breakfast room has an oil-fired Aga set in a brick recess and a good range of cupboards. There are 4 principal reception rooms and a laundry room.
The master bedroom has a spacious en suite bath/shower room including a free standing rolltop bath (with ball and claw feet.) The second bedroom has an en suite shower room, and 2 further bedrooms are serviced by a further bathroom (again with a free standing rolltop bath which has an overhead shower.)
The Barnyard is approached via a stone driveway which leads through a 5-bar gate into a large gravelled courtyard.
The detached early 19th century barn has great potential for use as holiday accommodation/games room/home office/studio, subject to planning permission. The adjacent former stables are ideal for storage/workshop use.
The gardens are an outstanding feature. To the front, lawns flank the driveway which has a central grass strip. There are mixed hedgerows and spring flower borders.
Behind the barn there is a lawn with beech and birch trees, leading through to a productive kitchen garden area with a mature apple tree. There is a storage area behind the former stables.
There is a brick apron between the cottage and the rear garden which has a large, flat lawn with oval shrub beds and mixed hedgerows forming the boundary. The property has private drainage, LPG heating and double glazed hardwood window units.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the Wimborne to Cranborne B3078 and turn right at Furzehill. Pass through Furzehill village and continue into the village of Holt. The Old Inn pub is on the right hand side. Proceed down the hill and take the next turning on the right. Go past Bowers Farm on the right hand side, over the bridge, turn first left and The Barnyard can be found on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band ‘G’.
EPC RATING: Band 'E'.