Finding the right place

Single Building Plot
Guide Price £350,000
Sale Agreed
A detailed planning consent has been granted for a spacious detached contemporary 4 bedroom eco-house within the Dorset AONB and in a picturesque village setting within the Conservation Area. The house is approximately 2150sq.ft. on one level and is designed to fully integrate within the existing landscape. The house will have a living and dining area, kitchen, storeroom, larder, utility and cloakroom with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and a covered terrace. The house will also have a grass roof with 3 roof-lights for additional light. Up to 22 Solar panels can be fitted onto an existing barn on site to provide heating and lighting for the development. The house will be constructed of local stone and timber and is in a secluded spot with a large south-west facing garden and views across the valley. The plot is on a no-through lane. In addition to the plot, included in the sale are the existing barn and double garage as described more fully below. A variation to planning moved the building away from the bank by 1.8m to enable a more efficient structure. The conditions that could be discharged at this stage have been, in a 2017 application. Therefore conditions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 18 have been discharged. These conditions cover, for example, detailed drawings, foul and surface water drainage, boundary treatment, finished floor levels, vents and flues, meter boxes, planting approval, hard and soft landscaping and sample panel. Furthermore there is a water system diagrammatic, water and electricity supply routes, drainage plan, structural calculations and reinforcement schedule. In addition, air source heat pump specification and quote, solar PV scheme design and supply quote, underfloor heating design and quote and thermostat design and supply quote. Building regulations will also be issued shortly. This plot is as prepared as it can be to start building.
The Site
The plot extends to approximately a third of an acre and the plot has been excavated and is level. A wall and gate are also in place. The plot is set against a backdrop of mature trees and is obscured from the village by a mature hedge and further trees. The plot has a large gravelled parking area at the entrance leading to an existing double garage of around 362sq.ft and a large barn on two levels with around 840sq.ft of floor space, currently used to house a boat. This barn may have potential for a change of use subject to planning. This area sits at a lower level than the house and is at the foot of the site.
The Area
The village is in the Dorset Downs AONB some 4 miles from Blandford Forum. The village has a population of over 500 people. Amenities include a 17th century inn, post office, shop, pub, village hall, church and school. To the north of the village is a sports club for cricket and football and a play area. There are many other local clubs and social events within the village. The market town of Blandford Forum has been described by The Guardian as ‘A Little Bath,’ as it is noted for its Georgian Architecture. As well as the Saturday market, the town has numerous shops, restaurants and supermarkets and has a population of around 11,500. The Blandford School has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted whilst independent education is offered at Bryanston School and Canford School amongst others
The plot can be viewed on an open-viewing basis but we would appreciate details and times of your visit in order that we can advise the owners.
The plot has access to electricity and water but will require a Biorock package treatment plant for sewage, this is illustrated on the plans. We would advise interested parties to check with suppliers before exchange of contracts.
From Blandford Forum head north on Salisbury Street, B3082. Turn right onto the Plocks. Turn right onto Church Lane. Turn right onto Market Place B3082. Slight left onto West Street. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Dorchester Hill. Slight right onto Fair Mile Road. Slight left onto North Street. Turn left up Chalky Path and the lower plot is opposite The Old Farmhouse. There is an existing garage and barn at the foot of the plot and you can park your car on the gravel area while you view the plot.
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.