Ridgeway House, The Common, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 5
5 Double bedrooms (2 en-suite)

2 Single bedrooms/dressing room/nursery/sewing

Drawing room

Dining room



Kitchen/breakfast room

Utility room

Family bathroom

Separate shower room

South-west facing front lawns and west facing terrace

Garden arbour

Double garage

Large workshop with partitioning for external office space

2 Bedroom detached annexe: open-plan fully fitted kitchen/sitting room

Shower room

Small garden at rear



2 acres

Ridgeway House is a substantial and impressive property originally built in the mid-19th Century, which has been sympathetically modernised and extended by the current owners. The house provides generous and flexible living accommodation comprising well-proportioned reception space, which is light and airy and has wonderful views across the garden. The large open-plan kitchen is ideal for families and entertaining, with a walk-in larder and Alpha cooker. Doors lead directly onto a large west facing terrace.

The elegant dining room has views out to the front and double doors lead to a large double aspect drawing room with open fireplace. There is a study and a cosy snug with wood burner and doors giving direct access to the integral garage. Leading upstairs, there are five double bedrooms (two en-suite) and two smaller single bedrooms, which could be used for a variety of purposes. The master bedroom suite has particularly lovely views over the garden. The main guest bedroom with en suite shower room has doors opening onto a balcony. There is a separate shower room and a further family bathroom.

In addition to the main house is a double garage, a well-insulated workshop of some considerable size and an entirely self-contained and rather impressive detached Alpine annexe located at the rear of the house, which was built 12 years ago. This would make an ideal holiday let or overflow accommodation for guests or children. It comprises an open plan kitchen/sitting room, large shower room, single bedroom and a small double bedroom both with fitted wardrobes. It has a small garden to the rear and a sauna.

Child Okeford is a small village with a busy community nestled in the Blackmore Vale in the heart of North Dorset. It has a village shop and post office, community village hall, surgery, parish church and primary school and two pubs all within walking distance. This is a popular walking and riding area as the village lies at the foot of both Hambledon and Hod hills.

Blandford Forum is within short driving distance offering good shopping and local amenities. The area has a good choice of schools – Hanford School and close by are Clayesmore,

Bryanston, Knighton House and St Mary's Shaftesbury. There is also a good choice of state schools at both primary and secondary level within the local area.

Ridgeway House itself stands in an elevated position with south westerly aspects and is situated down a quiet lane on the edge of the village of Child Okeford. It is approached up a long driveway to the right of the sweeping front lawn. The established garden is a defining feature of the property with vibrant and established beds, a large secluded pond bordered in the spring by tall Irises and an orchard. Another notable feature is the variety of trees - a Bhutan Pine and Copper Maple amongst others. A garden arbour at the side of the house provides useful garden storage and the perfect place to admire the garden.

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