A STUNNING 40 acre farm in Dorset is on the market with Symonds & Sampson.

Sunnyside farm, in Lower Kingcombe, was orginally part of the Lower Kingcombe Estate which was granted to Lord Sandwich by Henry VIII, and was sold on the open market for the first time in 1987.

The estate was farmed traditionally well into the twentieth century. The farm includes wildflower meadows and pastureland, and is managed organically. It slopes towards the River Hooke. 

A spokesperson for Symonds & Sampson said: "Sunnyside Farm offers the rare opportunity to stroll through your wildflower meadows or while away the hours on your own beat casting a fly for brown trout.

"A charming and sympathetically restored two bedroom Victorian cottage makes for a welcoming and light filled home, adjacent to which is a converted barn previously let for holiday use.  A further part of the stone barn offering a home office/studio and stabling. 

"This flexible property will appeal to a range of lifestyle interests, as a smallholding or equestrian property with excellent outriding on the doorstep." 

Sunnyside farm is for sale as a whole or in two lots. The whole farm includes the cottage, converted barn, gardens and 35.63 acres. It has a guide price of £1,200,000.