Foxfield is a single storey timber framed 4 bedroom bungalow built over 50 years ago by the current owner. The property takes its name from the Fox Inn which was originally on the corner of Cothayes Drove and Hartfoot Lane before it was destroyed by fire in 1915 and re-established in its current location. The property is within the field curtilage of the original public house, hence the name Foxfield.
The site now offers prospective purchasers an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a detached bungalow with full planning consent occupying a plot of circa 1.5 acres in a wonderful rural location, enjoying stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The original bungalow was built in 1969 of a construction type called 'Colt', which means they are timber framed. The
accommodation as it stands includes an entrance hall with WC, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
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The proposed building is an individual and attractive detached house of approx. 2207 sqft and to be constructed of local brick and flint elevations sympathetic to the surrounding area. The accommodation includes entrance hall with cloakroom, double aspect sitting room with central fireplace, study, utility/boot room, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, 4 double bedrooms two with en-suite showers and a family bathroom. Outside there will be a detached 3 vehicle car port and further study or stores.
The property is accessed from the village lane, which culminates into a parking and turning area. The current and proposed build sits centrally on the plot overlooking an area of outstanding beauty, with gardens surrounding it, which are laid to lawn, bordered by mature hedging, along with numerous trees and shrubs.
There is a stable block including two loose boxes, along with a feed/tack room and adjacent to this a single garage. From the driveway a timber 5 bar gate opens into the paddock, which is enclosed by post and rail fencing and mature hedging, along with a open fronted field shelter.
Ansty lies on the southern slopes of the renowned Bulbarrow Hill amidst some of Dorset’s finest countryside.
Amenities include an excellent farm shop with post office and plant centre, The Fox Inn pub/restaurant with letting rooms, Village Hall and Church; all within easy walking distance.
It is within easy motoring distance of the neighbouring towns; Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Sherborne and the County Town of Dorchester all provide a wide and diverse range of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.
The area is particularly well known for its excellent independent and state run schools. These include Bryanston, Clayesmore, Canford, Sandroyd, Port
Regis and Milton Abbey. Primary school at Cheselbourne, then St Mary’s Puddletown and onto Thomas Hardye School.
Walking, riding and shooting over the surrounding countryside.
Racing at Salisbury, Wincanton and Bath.
Golf at Ashley Wood, Rushmore Park, Remedy Oak and at
Sailing and general water sports at Poole, Weymouth and along the glorious Dorset Jurassic coastline.
Lpg gas central heating, private drainage via septic tank in the paddock, mains water and electricity.
North Dorset District Council