A PROPERTY believed to date back to the 1700s has come onto the market at just short of £2 million.
The Barn House in Loders offers more than 6,500sq ft of living space along with half an acre of professionally landscaped gardens.
The property has been listed for sale on Zoopla for £1.95 million.
Despite being suspected to have mid-18th century origins, the house has undergone a complete refurbishment in the last 10 years.
It is described as having a modern interior with a vintage, old-period charm and character. The house possesses under floor heating and high energy efficiency along with open fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers and natural stone.
The property is Grade II listed, which is defined as a building or structure that is ‘of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it’.
It contains four bathrooms, five ‘reception rooms’ and five bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a balcony and scenic views over the surrounding hills.
The house also boasts two large gardens divided by attractive mature hedging, with a sunken terrace, charming stone walls and a feature pond leading down towards the property’s boundary. There is also a ready-made kitchen garden, which a potential occupant could use to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables.
Inside, the accommodation is spacious and well laid out with a superb modern family kitchen with AGA cooker and bifold doors opening onto the south facing terrace. From the kitchen/breakfast room there is access to a seating area with a wood-burning stove and the dining room with double height ceilings and gallery from the first floor.
One of the bedrooms and games room on the first floor is accessed by a separate staircase and would be suitable as a self-contained annexe if required.
Loders, where the house is based, is regarded by many as one of the most attractive villages in the area and was awarded the top prize for Best Small Village at the Dorset Best Village Competition in 2014.
The house is situated close to the Loders Arms pub, the parish church of St Mary Magdalene and Loders C of E Primary Academy.
For enquiries, visit the Zoopla website.