Belchalwell, BLANDFORD FORUM, DT11


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  • Bedrooms: 3

This beautiful country home is set in the idyllic Village of Belchalwell also once home to the famous television and rural enthusiast JACK HARGREAVES. This impressive property is full of CHARACTER and charm and boasts a garden of around an acre and approx 3.5 acres including the paddock.


Raven Cottage is a magnificent rural country home. The property is steeped in history originally built in1860 and more recently owned by television personality and rural life enthusiast JACK HARGREAVES. Jack owned Raven Cottage after living in London and The New Forest. The workshop where many of his ventures and creations were imagined is still in existence today!

The grounds of the property are particularly stunning, set in around an acre of garden all overlooking the magnificent North Dorset hills and countryside.

The property also has a fantastic 2.5 (approx) acre paddock for any equine enthusiasts.

Raven Cottage

Raven Cottage is a magnificent rural country home. The property is steeped in history originally built in1860 and more recently owned by television personality and rural life enthusiast Jack Hargreaves. The grounds of the property are particularly stunning, set in around an acre of garden all overlooking the beautiful North Dorset hills and countryside. The property also has a brilliant 2.5 (approx) acre paddock.

Ground Floor

The property retains many original features and decoration has remained faithful throughout it's life span.

The front door leads into the porch with a door leading to the entrance hall. From the entrance hall complete with Cottage features leads to all of the main ground floor rooms.

The generous lounge has a large wall of book shelves adding to the country features which include an inglenook fireplace and wood burner. The original beams have been covered with a ceiling sympathetic to the original design with front aspect onto the front garden.

The dining room situated on the side of the property has side aspect windows overlooking the North Dorset countryside. A tasteful log burner set into a fireplace in keeping with the traditional decor.

The kitchen is typically cottage style with a mixture of wall and base units, work surfaces throughout, a gas fired hob and traditional oil fired Aga.

The shower room is situated on the ground floor and has a double window to the side of the property. A tastefully designed suite consists of wash hand basin, W.C, shower cubicle and a hard wood floor cover.

First Floor

To the first floor are three double bedrooms, two with fantastic views over the North Dorset countryside.

Bedroom One has eaves storage on either side, double aspect windows to the side onto the North Dorset hills and tasteful carpet floor coverings.

Bedroom Two with front and side aspects with views over surrounding countryside, large roof space crawl through storage and traditional storage cupboard.

Bedroom Three is a good size double with a large built in storage cupboard with front aspect window.

Cloakroom, W.C, and wash hand basin.Airing cupboard.


The outside space is where Raven Cottage really comes into it's own.

A double garage and parking for 3/4 cars lie at the front.

Crossing the small bridge into the idyllic garden approximately an acre in size covers two areas to the front of the property and extends to a wider area to the rear of the property.

The gardens at Raven Cottage are beautiful large lawn areas, stunning flower and rose beds, home grown veg patch with a myriad of different produce, green house all once adored and cared for by Jack Hargreaves himself.

The original workshop that has nesting swallows occupying it's rafters and where the majority of Jack Hargreaves much loved work was once carried out. The workshop is also referenced in the self written book 'The Old Country' where he can be seen in the workshop that is still there today.

A wonderful feature of the garden is the continuous backdrop of the surrounding hills.

Wherever you stand or sit within the garden, there is a constant reminder of what a beautiful natural setting you are in with the rolling hills and rural surroundings.

The largest part of the outdoor space is taken up by the paddock. Approx 2.5 acres in size, it is very secure with fences surrounding the entire space. It has it's own road access, own water supply and a barn to the South West corner with potential of permitted development subject to application.

Entrance Porch

Two windows to front aspect, tiled flooring.

Lounge 15' 2" x 13' ( 4.62m x 3.96m )

Door and window to rear aspect, fire place with log burner, telephone point, television aerial socket, carpeted flooring.

Dining Room 14' 1" x 11' 6" ( 4.29m x 3.51m )

Double aspect window to side aspect, fire place with wood burner, radiator, carpet.

3rd Reception Room 15' 2" x 13' 5" ( 4.62m x 4.09m )

Window to front aspect, radiator and wooden flooring.


Window to rear aspect, sink and drainer unit, work surfaces, Aga with gas hob, space for dishwasher, larder, tiled walls, radiator and laminate flooring.

Utility Room

Boiler, plumbing for washing machine.

Conservatory 10' 4" x 5' 9" ( 3.15m x 1.75m )

Timber construction conservatory.


Two windows to side aspect, shower cubicle, wash hand basin, W.C, radiator and wood flooring.

First Floor

Bedroom One 14' 2" x 12' 5" ( 4.32m x 3.78m )

Window with views to hills, two storage cupboards, eaves storage, radiator and carpeted flooring.

Bedroom Two 15' x 10' 9" ( 4.57m x 3.28m )

Triple aspect windows to front and side, built in wardrobes, large storage in loft, radiator and carpeted flooring.

Bedroom Three 15' 4" x 14' 5" ( 4.67m x 4.39m )

Double windows, sloping ceiling, fitted wardrobes, telephone point, wash hand basin, radiator and carpeted flooring. Insulated hot water tank in storage.


Window to side aspect, W.C, wash hand basin and carpeted flooring.Airing Cupboard.



Gardens with views to the surrounding hills and countryside, lawn areas, established shrub and rose beds, fruit trees, veg patch, natural pond, steam for drainage, greenhouse, garden shed, compost area and workshop.


Approximately 2.5 acres with barn, water and road access.

Garage 17' 7" x 16' 5" ( 5.36m x 5.00m )

Electric up and over door, power, light and two storage rooms with window to front.

1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS - Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.

3. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.

4. Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.

5. Connells has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.

6. Connells has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.

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