Cann Common, Shaftesbury

Cann Common, Shaftesbury

  • Ref: rps_rvs-TSB220007
  • Type: Detached House, House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Superb Victorian family house
  • 6 Bedrooms, 4 bath / shower rooms
  • Well proportioned reception rooms
  • Planning permission to convert outbuilding
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens with terrace
  • 3 Stables, tackroom and feedstore
  • Long reaching views
  • In all about 3 acres


A handsome family house with elegant rooms, beautifully landscaped gardens, paddocks and superb views

A handsome family house with elegant rooms, beautifully landscaped gardens, paddocks and superb views


Hill House is located in the hamlet of Cann Common to the south east of Shaftesbury within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property backs on to open farmland with views from the upper floors towards Melbury Beacon and Charlton. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town is about 2 miles and has a good range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, supermarkets and health centre. The nearby village of Ludwell also offers and award-winning village shop, butcher and farm shop with more extensive shopping in Salisbury, Bath, Gillingham or Sherborne.

Hill House is about 9 miles from Tisbury Railway station, offering services to London Waterloo from 1 hour 50 minutes. Tisbury also has wide range of local shops and amenities including Messums Art gallery. The A303 is 10 miles to the north, giving access to the major motorway networks. There are international airports at Bournemouth, Bristol and Southampton.

Sporting facilities in the area include golf courses at Rushmore and South West Wilts, racing at Salisbury or Wincanton. There is an extensive network of bridleways and footpaths from the house with superb walking and riding. The popular Jurassic coastline in South Dorset is within easy reach. The area is also renowned for its excellent schooling locally, both state and private.


Hill House is a handsome family house, originally a Victorian farmhouse clad with wisteria which has been sympathetically extended and restored. Internally, it now offers well-proportioned elegant rooms ideal for entertaining and family living which are arranged over three floors. The kitchen / breakfast room has a range of cupboards with marble worksurfaces, Neff double oven, built in dishwasher and fridge / freezer. There are French windows into the garden and terrace.

6 bedrooms and 4 bath / shower rooms (2 en-suite) are arranged over the first and second floor including a lovely sitting room with circular window on the top floor. Please see floor plans for room layouts and dimensions. The current owners have obtained planning permission P/HOU/2021/04987 for the conversion of the outbuilding beside the drive into ancillary accommodation to include, bedroom, ensuite shower, sitting room & roof terrace.


The house is approached from the lane through electric gates to a gravel parking area flanked by lawns with birch and chestnut. A grass track continues up the northern boundary to the paddocks. To the front there are stonewalls with pleached hornbeam which gives added privacy along the southern boundary. This area also has well stocked herbaceous borders and a magnificent copper beech tree.

Adjoining the rear is a wide terrace with steps up to lawns beside a mature oak tree. Beyond is an orchard with apples, plums, quince & pears, a greenhouse & caged vegetable garden area with raised beds and automatic irrigation system. A mown path leads through the orchard to the paddocks, which have water troughs, 3 stables, tack room and feedstore (also water & electric). One of the stables is currently being used as a gym. To the west of the orchard there are some further implement stores, compost area and a tree house (in need of some repair). From the gardens and land there are lovely farmland views and direct access to superb riding out for miles. In all the land extends to about 3 acres.

Energry Performance Rating – 54

Tenure : Freehold

Council Tax Band : G

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