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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Limington (Lot 1), Sherborne, Somerset

Under Offer £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lot 1 - Limmington House
  • Hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Library, Sitting room, Large hall, Kitchen, Scullery, Utility room, Cloakroom, Cellar
  • Master bedroom with dressing room, 5 Further bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Staff accommodation
  • 1 Further cottage (derelict)
  • Numerous outbuildings including stables
  • Established gardens, 3 Fields
  • About 16.5 acres
  • Further lots available separately

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Lot 1 - The Property
Built in the late 17th century with later Georgian extensions, Limington House is an impressive
Grade II listed country house. Occupying a secluded and slightly elevated position, the house has wonderful views over the local countryside. Full of characteristics reflecting periods, it is now in
need of modernisation. The house has been in the current family since 1936.

The main reception rooms to the front of the house are very well proportioned and have
exceptionally high ceilings. All are dual aspect and feature open fireplaces, floor to ceiling sash windows with their original shutters and overlook the garden and fields beyond. The result is exceptionally light and airy. In contrast the older rear of the house has lower ceilings, exposed
beams, stone mullioned windows and a wood burner in the hall.

On the first floor the high ceilings continue letting the light flood in. There is a large Master bedroom,
again dual aspect with stunning views. There is also a dressing room. There are currently five
further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large Linen room.

Limington House is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Limington which is comprised of mostly period properties and a church (Thomas Wolsey was a rector here before becoming a cardinal during Henry VIII’s reign). Nearby Sherborne offers a comprehensive range of amenities as well as a main line railway station with direct trains to Waterloo (from 2 hours 15
minutes). The A303 is nearby and offers excellent links to the West Country and London via the motorway network. Bristol and Exeter airports are both approximately 40 miles away.

The area is particularly well known for its excellent schools including Bruton, Sherborne, Sandroyd, Port Regis, St Marys Shaftesbury, Bryanston,
Hazelgrove, Leweston, Downside and Clayesmore.

A long sweeping drive is accessed through stone pillars and leads to the front of the house. It also
continues round to the rear and the garages. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn, interspersed mature trees and wrap around the house. To the west is a paved terrace with magnolia and wisteria growing against the house and a large flat croquet lawn. There are further secluded lawned areas enclosed by hedges along with a vegetable garden and fruit trees.

There are four large grass fields surrounding the gardens. The field opposite the front of the house
leads down to a lake and Mill Stream beyond.

There are numerous outbuildings which include the cow yard with three sheds, potting shed with
attached apple house and stables with a groom’s room above. There is also a two bedroomed cottage in need of extensive renovation.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 June 2015

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