Dorchester, DT2 7PN

3 bedroom house for sale

*NO ONWARD CHAIN* PASSIVHAUS. A truly unique Passivhaus, the first ever to be built and certified in Dorset. Professionally designed and constructed to meticulous standards, this incredible home is an architectural delight and a generous family home. With amenities on your doorstep, including a well-stocked Village Farm Shop and Post Office, you are surrounded by Dorset Countryside. The Den is a truly INSPIRATIONAL property in an idyllic setting offering an exceptionally low level of carbon footprint. The property is immaculate throughout and offers the highest standards of comfort and energy efficiency. It represents some of the very best in British Design and thoughtful execution.

A home without compromise.

Designed by Conker Conservation and built for the current owners, this three DOUBLE bedroom DETACHED property is nestled in a private setting close to open countryside yet adjacent to the quintessentially English Public House, The Fox Inn, in the rural Village of Ansty, Dorset. Based on a highly engineered timber frame, the property is externally clad in Siberian Larch which has weathered well and is a lovely soft grey colour. The solar PV and solar Thermal panels are black and were installed so they aesthetically 'melt into the roof' and match the triple glazed Fakro roof lights. Internally simplicity was key at the time of build to maintain the highly stylish look to the property and timber floors were installed upstairs and polished concrete to the ground floor.

With three DOUBLE bedrooms, two being on the ground floor serviced by a modern and immaculate family bathroom, master suite to the first floor with an equally modern and immaculate ensuite, a stylish kitchen/diner, with integral appliances, large kitchen island and plenty of space for your dining table, this property offers everything a family or couple could wish for. Its large living room situated on the first floor, enjoys countryside views, is flooded with light and has a lovely log burner for cosy winter evenings and a vaulted ceiling. The separate study is situated on the second floor and could be utilised as a fourth bedroom if desired. The plant room is also situated on the second floor, neatly tucked away to the rear.

Outside, the wrap around, private gardens are largely laid to lawn and face South/South West; the hot tub sits in a secluded spot. The off road parking for at least three vehicles lies adjacent to the garage with electric door and its covered area to the side for Summer BBQs; all sitting neatly behind secure electric gates.

Passivhaus properties are nearly zero energy; their energy consumption is one tenth of that of conventional properties and the improved building envelope used, has multiple benefits including making the home more comfortable throughout, sustainability of the fabric of the property itself, insulation that avoids thermal bridging, airtightness, window quality and ventilation. To achieve Passivhaus certification, The Den has been meticulously designed and constructed providing ASSURANCE to all prospective new owners as to its CREDENTIALS and QUALITY of build. 

PV Solar for Electricity and Solar Thermal for Water
Details of Internal Ventilation System; A PAUL NOVUS 300 MVHR supplied by the Green Building Store 
Annual Income from selling electricity to the grid: £800pa
EPC: ask agent 
Council Tax Band E
Certification/Accreditation: International Passivhaus Association
Drainage: Vortex 6 Septic Water to Water Filtration System 
Mains Water Supply
Fibre Broadband supplied by Wessex Internet 
Insurance: £538pa

Viewing is highly advised in order to appreciate the location and aesthetics of this desirable property. The Village of Ansty is set in the midst of the Dorset Countryside, in the Civil Parish of Hilton and lies North of Cheselbourne and West of Milton Abbas. The Village Farm Shop and Post Office is situated across the lane from The Den and is open 7 days a week for immediate provisions. The Georgian Market Town of Blandford Forum is 10.9 miles away for more comprehensive amenities and Dorchester is 12 miles South with its mainline train station to London. 


  • Certified Passivhaus
  • 3 Double Bedroom Detached Country Residence
  • Exceptional Eco-Friendly Credentials and Low Carbon Footprint
  • Set Behind Electric Gates
  • Wrap Around Gardens
  • Off-Road Parking and Garage
  • Home Office
  • Modern Architecture in a Country Setting


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