Briantspuddle, Dorchester

6 Bed

Key Points

Reception Rooms

Price guide £750,000

Property Overview

Built in The Arts and Crafts architectural style and designed by Halsey Ricardo, this beautiful Grade II listed Debenham property, completed in 1919 with approximately 0.3 acres, is located in the heart of the village of Briantspuddle. The property is raised some four feet above road level (originally to allow loading of milk churns onto horse- drawn drays), and occupies an elevated position in front of a large green (also belonging to the property) with two walnut trees and wonderful views across the village to Kite Hill and beyond. Dairy Ring House benefits from plentiful and spacious accommodation comprising of six bedrooms, a wonderful modern kitchen, three reception rooms, en-suite facilities and a family bathroom. This unique home offers style and character and a largely southerly-facing enclosed garden that is mainly laid to lawn and offers an impressive variety of mature plant beds, shrubs and trees.
Property Description


The village of Briantspuddle has a strong sense of community, with a vibrant village hall and a community-run shop and post office. In Close proximity is Puddletown, where there are additional facilities including a library, veterinary practice and doctors’ surgery. The village is well-placed for easy access to the A35, allowing swift connection to the popular business centres of Poole and Bournemouth, and the county town of Dorchester, all with London/Waterloo mainline railway stations – ideal for those seeking a weekend retreat in the country or a charming permanent home.

Key Features

Dairy Ring House provides six-bedroom, beautifully presented accommodation over three floors. A large, welcoming front entrance, hall and stairway, with linking doors to all the ground floor space, sets the impressive tone of this property. The main reception room has a rustic mantel and black marble inset and free-standing electric stove. The snug features a Portland Stone fireplace and recess for a wood-burner. Reception room three is set up as a cinema/tv room. All three reception rooms benefit from dual-aspect leaded windows, flooding the rooms with natural light while maintaining the look and feel of a traditional Dorset home.
The ground-floor accommodates three reception rooms, entrance hall, kitchen, cloakroom and boot room. The stylish kitchen has a contemporary feel with co-ordinated cupboards and worktops providing an expanse of work-space and storage. There is a double-bowl sink, integrated dishwasher, wine store, a free-standing cooker and fridge-freezer and plumbing for a washing machine.
The half-landing has shelving and eaves storage. The large first-floor landing leads to three double bedrooms, en-suite facilities to bedroom three, a study/fourth bedroom and a family bathroom. The second floor comprises a connecting landing with a large fitted storage cupboard, leading to two further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a large study/work room. There are original three-ledged solid pine doors throughout. The master bedroom and bedroom two feature original fireplace mantels and surround and the master bedroom offers extensive storage space along the eaves and has a fitted Arts & Crafts airing/linen cupboard.

This largely south-facing and private landscaped garden has been designed to complement the house, its position and orientation to the sun, to include a summer house, pergola and strategically placed trellis. The garden extends around three sides of the property, providing different views from each window of the house. The curves and circles of grass and paving create interest and a sense of integrity. There is a pedestrian access gate onto the cobbled road, to the rear of the property. The large lawned area has well-stocked plant beds, shrubs and trees to include purple beech, wisteria, magnolia, laburnum, and silver birch, to name but a few. The wooden shed is situated in an enclosed area through an attractive archway, providing storage for logs, bins, an open potting area and access to the oil tank. The wooden summer house is specifically positioned to take advantage of its southerly aspect, with versatile lighting and sockets (including wireless booster) for outdoor entertaining, gym, hot tub or to provide space for home-working.

Agents Notes

The property is situated in a conservation area.


Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating.

Local Authorities

Dorset Council,
County Hall
Colliton Park
Tel: 01305 211970

We are advised that the council tax band is F


From our Dorchester office, head down High West St and take the A35 east towards Poole/Puddletown. After the bridge, take the first left, signposted Briantspuddle, and continue downhill into the village. Go straight over at the crossroads and, after a short distance, a small dairy ring can be seen in front of the property on the right-hand side.


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:
Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers
Tel: 01305 340860


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