Stubhampton, Tarrant Valley, North Dorset

/Stubhampton, Tarrant Valley, North Dorset

Stubhampton, Tarrant Valley, North Dorset

£695,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 10266938
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Sought After Tarrant Valley Village Location
  • Sitting Room, Dining/family Room & Study/Landing Reading Area
  • Farmhouse Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Three Bedrooms & Three Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Entrance Hall, Utility Room & Cloakroom
  • Lovely Garden, Parking & Outbuildings
  • Wonderful Country Views

Property Summary

An enchanting country cottage situated in an absolutely idyllic rural setting at the head of the beautiful Tarrant Valley with a lovely rustic feel, bags of period character & a delightful garden


A very pretty detached period cottage with terracotta coloured external rendering and constructed of a mix of cob, brick, flint and stone under a clay tiled roof. Originally a pair of farm workers cottages, it is uncertain when the property dates back to but parts of it may have been built with material from when Eastbury House on the edge of Tarrant Gunville was partially demolished in the late 1700’s. In the late 1980’s Chestnut Cottage was refurbished, altered and extended by a local craftsman with care taken to retain and indeed, enhance the intrinsic charm and character thereby creating a lovely principal home or an ideal country retreat.

The property has many period features such as wooden beams, stone and quarry tiled flooring and offers versatile accommodation. On the ground floor this includes a welcoming entrance hall, a light and airy double aspect sitting room with an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and bread oven and a dining/family with a vaulted ceiling and woodburner. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room has an Aga and there is also a utility room, shower room and cloakroom on this level. On the first floor are two bedrooms and a landing room/study, all with super country views and a bathroom. The second floor is taken up by a large bed/studio room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams and an en-suite bathroom.


The cottage has delightful grounds which comprises a gravelled drive providing ample parking and leading to an attractive area of stone flagged paving ideal for sitting out and al fresco dining. The gardens lie to both the Southeast and Southwest side of the house and are mainly lawned with flower, shrub and rose borders, a potential vegetable bed and a variety of ornamental and fruit trees as well as a horse chestnut.


Off the drive is a concrete block and timber framed open fronted car barn with an adjoining stable, a small stable/store and a tack/storeroom. In the garden is a wooden loosebox/store.



the property is situated in a fabulous rural location in the small hamlet of Stubhampton at the head of the Tarrant Valley which is set amidst the beautiful gently undulating countryside of North Dorset. Stubhampton forms part of a parish with the neighbouring village of Tarrant Gunville which has a village hall, church and a highly rated farm shop, tearoom and part time pizzeria at Home Farm. There is a popular pub, The Langton Arms at Tarrant Monkton and the nearby villages of Iwerne Minster and Chettle both have village shops, the latter is also home to the Castleman Hotel. 

The riverside market town of Blandford Forum (7.5 miles), well known for its well preserved Georgian architecture, and the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury (8 miles), famed for the steeply cobbled street of Gold Hill,  between them offer excellent local facilities including a wide variety of independent shops, boutiques and eateries, supermarkets, schools, leisure centres and cottage hospitals. The medieval cathedral city of Salisbury (22 miles) has more comprehensive shopping, arts & leisure facilities, a district hospital and mainline railway station. Many families are drawn to this part of Dorset by the quality of life and excellent choice of both state and leading independent schools.

Stubhampton is an ideal base from which to explore the exceedingly attractive countryside of the Cranborne Chase, Dorset Downs and Blackmore Vale. There are a variety of rural pursuits available in the locality such as walking, riding and cycling as well as traditional field sports. Golf courses can be found at Blandford, Dorchester, Tollard Royal and around the Bournemouth/Poole conurbation. Racing is at Bath, Salisbury and Wincanton and sailing at Poole Harbour. There are several excellent dining pubs in the vicinity as well as many places of interest such as the Dorset County Museum, Jurassic Coast, Kingston Lacey, Salisbury Cathedral, Sherborne Castle and Wilton House.

EPC Energy Efficiency Rating 

Current: 51 - Please refer to the agents for the complete EPC.