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Delightful Tithe Barn with Annexe in Milborne Wick

Guide Price £1,350,000 For Sale
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Address: Higher Farm Barn - Milborne Wick
Town/City: Sherborne
Postcode: DT9 4PW

County: Dorset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref: #10394915

Property Summary

Higher Farm Barn is a delightful former Tithe Barn with Holiday Let/Residential Annexe offering flexible accommodation on the edge of a pretty hamlet.

Located on the edge of this attractive hamlet Higher Farm Barn offers an exciting opportunity to purchase a spacious family home with added bonus of an additional barn/annexe. This is ideal for the buyer seeking a property which could provide additional rental income.

Believed to date back to the 18th Century the Tithe Barn was converted in 1987 to the highest of standards and It is clear that the present owners took great care to ensure that the overall character and ambience of the property was retained whilst creating a traditional feel complemented by all the conveniences of modern living.
The impressive galleried hall which is flooded with natural light has wonderful vaulted ceilings with the original feature wooden beams. The impressive and spacious sitting room/family room has windows looking out to the garden, beamed ceiling and a wood burner making this a fantastic room for cosy evenings. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden wall and floor units with granite work surfaces over, and oil fired Rayburn. Steps lead up in to the neighbouring dining room with exposed stone walls, beams and French doors opening out to the terrace and garden beyond providing a great area for alfresco dining.
There are six bedrooms,5 doubles and one single,two with ensuite bathrooms and one family shower room. All of the bedrooms having views over the beautiful garden and each with its own individual character, including beams, stone walls and ledge and brace doors. The dual aspect master bedroom is complemented by an en-suite bathroom.

Built circa1840 and recently converted the holiday let/residential annexe offers flexible accommodation over two floors.
The property is presented in the highest possible standard with many excellent rooms. At one end of the building there is a spacious kitchen/dining room which has a good range of units and attractive Indian Granite work surfaces. French doors open out from the dining area to the paved terrace ideal for evening drinks and steps lead up to the lawned area with a pretty summerhouse.

The dual aspect sitting room has a brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove.

Separated by a galleried wooden staircase the far end of the building offers a spacious open plan kitchen/living room with arch brick windows opening onto a second patio area.There is also a spiral stairway to the end bedroom.

The bedrooms which are situated on the first floor are spacious and light and most have superb views.

The four double bedrooms and two family bathrooms are divided by the central stairs.

The master bedroom has far reaching views over the countryside beyond from its Juliet balcony.

This building has been thoughtfully designed, with strategic use of fire doors, it can be split into either 2/two bed self contained units or a one bedroom/three bedroom unit or as a spacious four bedroom family residence.Whichever configuration you decide on the areas have kitchen/living room/bedroom accommodation.


The property is approached by a gravelled drive and has ample parking and turning. There is a very useful outbuilding consisting of a former stable, workshop and garage with loft above. This could be converted to provide further accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consents).

The beautiful and private gardens are delightful and predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs and trees, providing year round colour and interest.

There are also several paved terraces providing outside space for long lunches and suppers.


Milborne Wick is an enchanting hamlet nestling in a valley on the Dorset/Somerset border, surrounded by beautiful countryside and designated as a Conservation Area.There are many attractive period houses and the village green provides a focal point.

The nearby village of Milborne Port has excellent amenities including parish church, primary school, doctors surgery, village hall public house, variety of shops including Co-op store, garage with post office, newsagent, chemist and award winning fish and chip shop. There is also the Clocktower restaurant. The nearby Abbey town of Sherborne has an excellent variety of amenities including Waitrose and Sainsbury supermarkets, range of shops, public houses, restaurants, doctor’s surgeries and hotel. Independent schools in the area include Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne School for Girls, Hazelgrove, Leweston and Bruton schools. There is also the Gryphon state school in Sherborne. Communications in the area include the A303 to the north at Wincanton, railway stations at Sherborne and Templecombe with a service to London Waterloo and Castle Cary to London Paddington.


From Sherborne proceed on the A30 into Milborne Port and on entering the village turn left into Rosemary Lane.Continue along this lane for about one mile into Milborne Wick.Proceed under the railway bridge and take the second turning on your right.



Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

Council Tax  Annexe Band B

Local Authority 

South Somerset District Council



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  • Ref: 10394915
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Reception Rooms: 5
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Delightful Tithe Barn with Residential/Holiday Let offering flexible accommodation
  • Annex with versatile accomodation
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 10 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Gardens
  • Excellent rental potential
  • Garage/Workshop/Stable
  • Gravelled driveway and ample parking
Guide Price £1,350,000
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