Beaulieu Wood Mill is a charming detached Grade ll listed period cottage which has been sympathetically extended over the years, creating a versatile and spacious family home. There is a long driveway leading past a paddock and the cottage to the large parking area beside the stabling and further two paddocks.
An entrance lobby with storage for boots and coats leads to the dining room with the main staircase to the principal landing and doors to the sitting and kitchen/breakfast rooms. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with inset woodburner, with doors to the study and garden. The impressive kitchen/breakfast room is the ‘hub’ of the cottage with a range of modern base and wall units, 13 amp 4 oven electric Aga, integrated Smeg dishwasher and wine fridge; french doors open to the paved terrace and garden. Within the utility room are further modern base units, sink, integrated Smeg fridge, freezer and space/plumbing for washing machine; adjacent cloakroom. Off the kitchen/breakfast room is a small lobby to the family room/bedroom 5, bathroom and side stairs to bedroom 2 – these rooms offer potential as an annexe for relations/guests or income as bed and breakfast. Off the main landing are the master bedroom with en suite bath/shower room, 2 bedrooms and family bathroom.
A five bar gate opens to the driveway which leads down to the spacious parking area and stable block. The garden ‘wraps’ around the cottage and is mainly laid to lawn interspersed with borders of shrubs and mature trees. There is a paved terrace off the kitchen/breakfast room with ample space for outside furniture, ‘al fresco’ dining and a separate hard standing base for a hot tub. Towards the lower end of the garden is an orchard area with fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse. The timber stable block includes stables and store rooms. Within the front paddock is a chicken run. The river Lydden, with some lovely wooded areas, runs along the northern side of two other paddocks.
Beaulieu Wood Mill enjoys a rural setting about 2 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton which has a revitalised village store, popular primary school, playing field, modern village hall, church and the ‘Gaggle of Geese’ public house. Sturminster Newton, Sherborne and Dorchester are about 9,10 and 12 miles respectively, all offering shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Both Dorchester and Sherborne have mainline railway stations to London/Waterloo. There is also the local line from Dorchester to Bath/Bristol. Cerne Abbas, about 5 miles, has a doctors’ surgery and pharmacy, 3 public houses and village store. The A303 is accessed to the north from Wincanton, providing a direct east/west route linking with the M3 to London. There is some outstandingly beautiful countryside in the area, with a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. In addition to the state schools there are an abundance of excellent private schools including Leweston, Sunninghill, the Sherborne schools, Clayesmore, Milton Abbey and Bryanston.