Motcombe, Blackmore Vale, North Dorset SOLD

/Motcombe, Blackmore Vale, North Dorset SOLD

Motcombe, Blackmore Vale, North Dorset SOLD

£350,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 10303158
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 1
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Property Features

  • Accessible Dorset Village Location
  • Elegant Sitting/Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Large 4th Bedroom/Studio Guest Suite
  • Bathroom, Two En-Site Shower Rooms & Wet Room
  • Delightful Communal Gardens & Reserved Parking

Property Summary

A superbly presented light & airy duplex home with versatile accommodation in a highly respected independent living retirement development with extensive grounds.


Motcombe Grange was once a handsome village residence of stone-faced external elevations under a slate tiled roof and at one time was home to St Leonard’s independent prep school. In 2003 the property was extensively re-modelled and extended to create a superior and impressively designed development of 30 apartments for independent retirement living. For those who want them, there are excellent communal facilities available including a drawing room, bar, hairdressing saloon, library and a dining room which serves optional lunches five days a week. There are regular gatherings for various interests such as bridge, scrabble or film.

No. 4 Motcombe Grange is one of the larger units and is a maisonette style apartment with its own private entrance and superbly presented, light and airy accommodation arranged over three levels. This includes on the ground floor a spacious sitting/dining room overlooking a communal courtyard garden, kitchen/breakfast room, hall and wet room. On the first level is a master bedroom with an en-suite shower, two further bedrooms and a bathroom whilst on the top floor is a large studio/4th bedroom with an en-suite shower room and would be ideal for use as a guest/carer’s room.


To the front of the main building is a car park with reserved and visitor parking. A footpath leads round to the righthand side and on to a small but attractively landscaped patio garden area traditionally used exclusively by No. 4. A particular attraction of Motcombe Grange are the beautifully kept communal grounds extending to around three acres with well-kept level lawns, an ornamental pond and a variety of mature trees. The gardens are ideal for dog owners, walkers and croquet players alike.


Motcombe Grange is situated in the thriving North Dorset village of Motcombe and is surrounded by the very attractive, gently undulating countryside of the Blackmore Vale. The village has good local facilities including a community run shop/post office, a well-regarded primary school, village hall, playing field and a highly rated dining pub, the Coppleridge Inn. To the southwest of the village is Motcombe House, home to Port Regis School.

Motcombe is located between the Saxon hilltop market town of Shaftesbury and the North Dorset town of Gillingham. The former has many excellent amenities including a range of independent shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and inns as well as a large supermarket and a twice weekly market. There are also doctors and dentist surgeries, a cottage hospital, an arts centre, sports facilities and reputable state run primary and secondary schools. The town is immortalised in the World of literature as Thomas Hardy’s ‘Shaston’ and is known for the picturesque, steeply cobbled street of Gold Hill. The latter

also has good local shopping facilities including a Waitrose and Mole Country Store, sports centre, a railway station with services to London (Waterloo) and is home to North Dorset Rugby Club.

There are good road links to the other main towns in the area including Bath, Blandford, Salisbury, Sherborne, Warminster, and Wincanton as well as to the South Coast. The nearby A303 gives access to London, the West Country and motorway network. Motcombe is an excellent base from which to explore the many miles of local footpaths and bridleways and there are a variety of rural pursuits available including walking, riding, cycling and field sports. Sailing can be found at Shearwater near Warminster, racing is at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton and golf at Tollard Royal, Warminster and Salisbury. There are several country pubs in the vicinity as well as many places of interest such as the Longleat Estate, Old Wardour Castle, Stourhead Gardens, Wilton House and the Fovant Badges.

EPC Energy Efficiency Rating

Current: 73 - Please refer to the agents for the complete EPC.


Leasehold – Term 99 years from 2004, Ground Rent - £200 per

Service Charge - £467 per month