A Little Piece of France in Dorset

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018

A rare opportunity to own a substantial and diverse farm surrounded by 422.23 acres (170.85 ha) of arable, pasture and woodland, in the heart of the picturesque Bride Valley, close to the Dorset coast. Coming to the open market for the first time in nearly a century the farm is centred around an striking stone farmhouse, listed Grade II*. Dating to 1700 the house is reminiscent of a maison de maitre and according to local legend it was built by a Frenchman. The classical front façade features carved stone fanlights and an urn with swags over the raised front door. Now in need of improvement this elegant property has a wealth of original features.  

There are two other dwellings on the farm, as well as a range of both traditional and modern farm buildings. The traditional granary, tythe barn and cider house all have the potential to convert (STPP) and are suitable for a variety of uses.

The surrounding farmland is a good mix of arable and pastureland, set in this unspoilt landscape. There is considerable sporting, amenity and conservation appeal with  frontage to the River Bride, a wildlife pond and Look Wood.  The established Shield Shooting Centre further adds to the appeal of this versatile property.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in five lots with a guide price of £5,450,000 for the whole.

For further information about Looke Farm, or if you are considering a sale of your property, please contact Ross Willmington or Angela Gillibrand of Symonds & Sampson's Axminster Office on 01297 33122.