Forming part of a secluded hamlet, Scythe Barn is a beautifully renovated four bedroom barn conversion, set within a sheltered valley in the undulating hills of the West Dorset countryside. The location is exceptional; a rural idyll in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within easy reach of the coastline – just eight miles inland from Bridport. Once used to house harvested crop for neighbouring Woolcombe Farm, the oldest parts of the house pre-date 1766 and the internal structure is peppered with historical details, such as inscriptions in the original stone walls from local labourers. The main entrance, a double-height entrance hall which formed the original central barn, is an impressive, voluminous space with soaring ceiling height and floor-to-ceiling glazed doors. The current owners have dedicated ten years to developing a tiered wild meadow to the back of the house, which blends harmoniously with the bordering fields and attracts an abundant selection of bird species such as spotted flycatchers, garden warblers, pheasants and red-legged partridge. Price: £980,000
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