A stunning Grade I listed property located in the centre of Sherborne
The property is available for a variety of uses (STPP)
Expressions of interest are sought on a leasehold or freehold basis
FOR SALE / TO LET ~ PRICE / RENT ON APPLICATION
Accommodation (Gross Internal Area)
Ground floor: 556.5 sq. m / 6,005 sq. ft.
First floor: 406 sq. m / 4,367 sq. ft.
Second floor: 255 sq. m / 2,743 sq. ft.
Total : 1217.5 sq. m / 13,115 sq. ft. See below for breakdown
The whole site extends to 1.8 acres
Sherborne House is situated in the heart of the historic town of Sherborne and is within easy walking distance of the town centre. Sherborne offers a wide range of shopping, business and recreational facilities and includes the historic Abbey and two castles.
There are a variety of excellent schools in the area including, Sherborne Prep School, the Sherborne Schools, Leweston, and the Gryphon School.
Sherborne and the regional centre of Yeovil, about 5 miles to the east, provide extensive shopping and business facilities. The larger cities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter are all about 1 hour’s drive.
The A303 is about 5 miles to the north and provides a direct link via the M3 to London.
There is a mainline rail service from Sherborne to London Waterloo taking about 2¼ hours and from Castle Cary to London Paddington taking about 90 minutes on the fast train.
Bristol and Exeter Airports are both within 1 hour’s drive offering connections within the UK, Europe and other international destinations.
Sherborne House is an impressive grade I listed building which has previously been used as a private residence, a girl’s school and an arts and exhibition centre.
The original house which is understood to have dated from the Tudor period was purchased and then with the exception of the western wing, demolished in circa 1720. Henry Seymour Portman who had purchased the house then commissioned Benjamin Bastard to build the present property of which much of the original fittings, plasterwork and panelling is still in place.
The property extends over three floors and has been partially renovated by the present owners. To the rear is a modern extension which has recently been completed to provide a communal entrance hall and access to all floors via a stair and lift.
The original entrance hall and staircase have the renowned Baroque mural paintings by Sir James Thornhill which depicts the story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses of the Calydonian Hunt which covers the walls and ceiling. This Neoclassical mural was renovated in 2012.
Access to the property is via a gated drive leading off Newland in Sherborne. To the front and side of the building is a limited amount of parking with the remainder of the grounds laid to lawn. In total the property extends to approximately 1.8 acres.
All mains services are connected.
List Entry Summary
This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
List entry Number: 1110694
Date first listed: 28th November 1950
The first and second floors have consent for Use Class B1 (business use) and the ground floor D1 / B1 use (for non-residential instruction / business use)
All mains services are connected. Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances have not been checked by the agents but at the time of taking particulars we were informed they were all in working order.
Rateable Value (VOA Listing 2017)
Description Office & premises
LA ref 160247110354 £34,750
LA ref 160247110355 £26,250
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ.
Tel: 01305 251010
Strictly by appointment with Chesters Commercial.