Holditch, Dorset

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Stylish Dorset farmhouse in just under 3 acres with useful stone and timber outbuildings. EPC Band E. Council tax Band G


This beautiful historic home is located in the Axe Valley in the West Dorset Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the borders of Devon and Somerset.

Holditch is a hamlet in the Parish of Thorncombe. The popular community of Thorncombe offers local amenities including a post office/shop and primary school.

Axminster is to the south, with a good range of local shops and a weekly market, as well as a mainline railway station to London Waterloo and Exeter. There is access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, which has a well-known secondary school and is within easy reach of the renowned Colyton Grammar School.


This historic Dorset farmhouse, whilst not listed, has a wealth of character, which has been enhanced over the years to form a beautifully presented stylish home.. Thought to date from the mid nineteenth century the property is built of rendered stone with golden stone dressings under a slate roof. The front façade is very attractive, featuring a stone mullioned window and ancient front door.

The house has been the subject to a program of restoration and improvement over the years. Inside the west facing five bedroom house feels light and airy, featuring natural materials such as flagstone and oak floors. The use of a calming palette of colours enhances the architectural features such as stone fireplaces, chamfered beams and window seats. There is a successful blend of character features and the conveniences of modern living which one would hope to find in a house of this calibre: such as a quality kitchen with electric Everhot 110 range cooker, built-in appliances as well as the excellently appointed bathrooms with underfloor heating.

All rooms have glorious views over the gardens to the surrounding countryside and the layout with two stair cases allows some flexibility in the arrangement to suit different owners.


To the front of the house is a large courtyard with a range of useful outbuildings, which have been substantially improved.

The surrounding paddocks and gardens provide protection and privacy. In all 2.94 acres (1.19 ha)


Beautifully landscaped and enhanced by the current owners the extensive gardens are largely level with sweeping areas of lawn interspersed by attractive shrub and flower borders. West of the house is a fruit orchard and vegetable area with raised beds.


There are two large paddocks as well as a further area, which could be fenced. The two paddocks have just been re fenced with substantial post and rails.


The replacement slate roof for the old stone barn has now been completed. It had planning permission for conversion into a separate residential property. Planning permission lapsed in 2018, plans are available on the Dorset Planning website (Ref 1/W/93/000077) Dated 12th March 1993.


Within the courtyard is the former stables, which has been rebuilt to form a car port/open front barn.


Part way down the garden, the studio was purpose built for a past artist owner, positioned for lots of natural light and a view across the garden, this adaptable space would also make a lovely office/summerhouse.


Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

01404 758007

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