Long Cross, Shaftesbury
£800,000 Guide Price
Property SummaryAn exciting opportunity to purchase this Grade II Listed Georgian property offering over 4000 sq.ft. of accommodation as well as approx. 8 acres of land.
Believed to date back to c.1750, the very special Longcross House has come to the market for the first time in over forty years.
In need to modernisation throughout, the main house offers a wealth of accommodation space including seven bedrooms, five reception rooms and two bathrooms. All rooms are of an excellent size and nature as well as providing characterful period features.
In addition, externally is a barn that presents all manner of possibilities as well as several outbuildings that includes stores and a workshop.
Externally, Long Cross House continues to impress.
Initially, from the A30, there is off road parking for several vehicles via a tarmaccadum driveway.
In turn is an immediate garden that is full of colour and life as well as mature vibrant shrubbery, specimen trees and established lawns.
In addition is approximately 8 acres of predominantly pasture land but could well be used for equine or livestock purposes.
The North Dorset Saxon hilltop market town of Shaftesbury is famed for the steep cobbled street of Gold Hill, which remains a popular and historic attraction. The town’s rich history reaches back to King Alfred, who founded a nunnery there in 888. Shaftesbury is a delightful, community-oriented town with an attractive and bustling high street. Everyday requirements are catered for by a farmers market, cafés and various retail shops; there is a veterinary practice and good cottage hospital.
Shaftesbury is well connected by road to Gillingham, Salisbury, Sherborne, Warminster and Yeovil, as well as to the south coast. Its proximity to the A303 makes London accessible for the motorist.
Railway stations at Gillingham (4.5 miles) and Tisbury (8 miles) offer frequent, mainline services to London (Waterloo) and the west country. The area’s wide appeal to families is enhanced by the choice of excellent local state and independent schools, which include Shaftesbury, Port Regis, Sherborne, Gillingham and Bryanston. Shaftesbury offers tranquil, glorious countryside with miles of public footpaths and bridleways, and is nestled among a host of traditionally English villages to explore in Blackmore Vale, Cranborne Chase and Wiltshire Downs.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are present.
Dorset Council, Band F.
Strictly by appointment, only with Boatwrights.