Fairwood occupies a truly stunning, commanding elevated position in the much sought after Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property has a secluded feel nestled into the hillside and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens approaching 0.6 of an acre. In addition the home has planning permission in place to build a studio, workshop and garden room. Planning Reference Number 16/07834/ful.
Steps lead down to the home from the parking area. The home is entered via a porch with ample space for coats, hats and boot storage that in turn leads through to the utility room and internal lobby beyond. There is a door that leads directly into the study or the internal lobby leads into the welcoming open plan kitchen/dining room. The kitchen is attractively appointed with ample farmhouse style solid wood wall and base units under granite work surfaces. There is a focal point Rayburn, secondary oven and hob and plenty of space for a sizeable farmhouse dining table. Beyond is the conservatory, a perfect entertaining and dining space to sit and enjoy the staggering Blackmore Vale views. Adjacent to the kitchen is a charming sitting room with a log burning stove and a useful study, play room or ground floor bedroom beyond. A cloakroom and shower room complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor there are four beautifully presented bedrooms that are serviced by a well-appointed modern family bathroom. The property is fitted with BT faster broadband.
Fairwood is situated in the beautiful hamlet of Underhill, a short distance from the thriving village of East Knoyle, a highly sought after village with an excellent community shop/post office, children’s playground and church, with the Fox and Hounds public house in the nearby hamlet of The Green.
The East Knoyle hamlets all lie within the beautiful Cranborne Chase aonb which has recently been awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status. The local towns of Shaftesbury, Tisbury and Gillingham (where there is a Waitrose) are a short drive away while Salisbury and Bath are all easily accessible with a more extensive range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.
Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 a few miles to the north providing a link to the M3, M25, London or the West Country. Gillingham Station and Tisbury Station (both 6 miles) offer services to London Waterloo taking from 1 hour 48 minutes.
The area is well known for the number of excellent schools which are within reach. These include Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hazlegrove, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, St Mary’s Shaftesbury and Downside. There are several top-performing state primary schools in the immediate vicinity and the secondary school at Gillingham is always a top performer.
The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of rural pursuits such as walking, cycling and fishing. Racing is at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury, whilst golf can be enjoyed at Rushmore Park. Poole, Weymouth and the Dorset coast are all within easy reach.
The wonderful gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the home extending to approximately 0.6 of an acre with a wooded wildlife area with oak, walnut, holly, beech and bluebells. The sellers have thoughtfully landscaped the grounds creating an organic garden with a profusion of butterfly, moth and bird life. There is a sizeable parking area behind secure gates, steps then lead down a pathway to the homes entrance. The mature lawn is then tiered to the side with a hedged and woodland boundary running to the south east. At the top of the gardens there is a wonderful kitchen garden boasting an array of raised vegetable beds, greenhouse and fruit cages along with a garden store/potting shed and small workshop. These would be replaced by the new studio, workshop and garden room if the planning permission was taken up. This area of the garden offers the most exceptional views across the seemingly endless Blackmore Vale countryside beyond. The remaining lawns are then gently tiered and interspersed with contoured abundant floral and herbaceous borders. There is a walled viewing and entertaining terrace with steps that lead down to the rear of the home. There is an expansive level lawn and paved terrace abutting the rear of the home with a hedged boundary to the neighbour affording an excellent degree of privacy. A pathway then leads down to the lane below. There is also a Rhino Premium 8'x12' toughened glass greenhouse with automated roof and louver vents.