Godmanstone, Dorchester

4 Bed Barn Conversion

Key Points

Reception Rooms

Price guide £725,000

Property Overview

This characterful home has come to the market for the first time in 25 years. Set within a conservation area this extremely desirable, beautifully presented, four-bedroom, attached barn conversion is offered with favourable accommodation comprising of a dining hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, sun room, family bathroom, ground floor shower room and en-suite facilities. Externally, the home offers a good size garden, double garage with space for approximately two cars in front and a balcony off the main bedroom. EPC rating F.
Property Description


Serendipity Barn is situated in the small village of Godmanstone, West Dorset, an AONB. The village has an organic farm shop and café. The river Cerne runs along the east of the village and the surrounding area provides a number of footpath walks incorporating Godmanstone and nearby villages such as Cerne Valley, Piddle Valley and Sydling St Nicholas.

The nearby county town of Dorchester is steeped in history enjoying a central position along the Jurassic Coastline and also some of the county's most noted period architecture, all set amongst a beautiful rural countryside. Dorchester offers a plethora of shopping and social facilities. Two cinemas, several museums, History centre, leisure centre, weekly market, many excellent restaurants and public houses and riverside walks. The catchment schools are highly rated and very popular with those in and around the Dorchester area. Doctor’s, dentist surgeries and the Dorset County Hospital are close by. There are train links to London Waterloo, Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth and other coastal towns and villages, and regular bus routes to adjoining towns.

Key Features

A half glazed wooden door provides access to the vestibule/hall offering an excellent space to decant outdoor wear. A glazed door leads to the dining hall. This room offers exposed beamed ceilings and a double-glazed window allowing natural light to the room.

The spacious sitting room boasts a southerly aspect and views of the beautiful garden via a set of French doors with additional side windows. The room, presented in neutral tones, features an impressive recessed fireplace with wood burning stove.

The triple aspect, kitchen/breakfast room offers a comprehensive range of wall and base level units with worksurfaces over and farmhouse sink. Integral appliances include a double oven, induction hob and a pizza oven. Tiled flooring, with underfloor heating, and beamed ceilings continue throughout the room. A farmhouse style wooden door leads to a separate utility room with sink, storage and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.

An opening from the kitchen leads to a fabulous sun room providing additional living space. The room receives plentiful natural light via two sets of French doors with full length windows either side.

A feature oak tread spiral stair case takes you to the first floor where access to all first-floor rooms is gained.

The neutral, family bathroom is fitted with a suite comprising of a panel enclosed bath, large wash hand basin and WC.

The property has three double bedrooms and a single bedroom/study, with the main bedroom benefitting double wooden doors leading through to the walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom one also offers en-suite, shower room facilities. There is a southerly aspect balcony with views of the Cerne Valley.

All remaining bedrooms are serviced via the family bathroom.

Externally, the property benefits from an enclosed, good size garden, predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and borders. A split level paved area extends the full width of the property providing excellent space for garden furniture and entertaining. An attractive archway leads you to more lawned area. Furthermore, the home offers a timber playhouse, chicken run and a greenhouse. The oil tank is tastefully screened by garden shrubs.
Access is provided via an arched side pedestrian gate and double gates adjacent the garage. A brick and flint double garage (21’03” x 20’11”), with electric door, power and light and a boarded loft space, provides excellent storage and parking facilities. There is space for approximately two cars to the front of the garage and a large private parking space in front of the house.

Room Dimensions

Dining Hall

4.93m x 2.97m (16'02" x 9'09")

Sitting Room

5.13m x 4.14m (16'10" x 13'07")

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.80m x 5.16m (max) (15'09" x 16'11" (max))

Sun Room

4.80m x 2.54m (15'09" x 8'04")

Bedroom One

4.95m x 3.89m (16'03" x 12'09")

Bedroom Two

4.72m x 2.95m (15'06" x 9'08")

Bedroom Three

4.88m x 2.26m (16'0" x 7'05")

Bedroom Four

3.73m x 1.93m (12'03" x 6'04")

Agents Notes

The driveway from the road is shared maintenance between four properties. The gravel drive between the house and Field Farm Dairy has shared responsibility. Rights of Way are in place.

There are rights of access to Field Farm Dairy to maintain the garage western boundary wall and northern aspect of the property via Field Farm Barn.


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

Local Authorities

Dorset Council
County Hall
Colliton Park

Tel: 01305 211970

We are advised that the council tax band is F


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