6 bedroom detached house for saleWest Stafford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2
- 6 bedrooms
- 5 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Secondary accommodation
- Swimming Pool
Summary: this Grade I listed 6 bedroom house has Georgian proportions, with a 2 bedroom cottage and traditional outbuildings and garages. The house stands in stunning landscaped gardens and grounds designed by George Carter, with a walled garden and views over water meadows. About 20 acres
The Manor House is a superb Grade I listed house with 17th century origins. The three principal façades are all extremely eye catching and very different.
The property underwent some remodelling in the early 18th and 19th centuries and most recently by the current owners and now stands as an imposing and practical family home on the edge of West Stafford, with meticulously designed gardens and a lovely distant outlook over water meadows.
The entrance hall sits in the centre of the original U-shape plan, from which the principal reception rooms are accessed, all of which are of classic proportions. They include a panelled drawing room, dual aspect dining room, a large study and modern kitchen. There is also a striking billiard room.
The side hall in the west wing has been extended to create not only an impressive 'everyday entrance' but also incorporate the practical elements of the house including the cloakroom, a utility room and cold room.
In total there are 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a shower room and an extensive second floor with a study / sitting area and stores.
The 2 bedroom cottage (1,014 sq ft) would be ideal for staff or relatives. Adjoining this is the former stable block with stores and garaging.
The gardens are magnificent and were designed and landscaped by George Carter, including ornate pools, bosquets, a large walled garden with tennis court, swimming pool, greenhouse and terrace. The house overlooks watermeadows which flank the River Winterbourne.
West Stafford is a charming and picturesque Dorset village situated about 3 miles east of Dorchester in the Frome valley. There is a well-regarded pub called The Wise Man Inn, and a church.
Famous for being the home and inspiration of the author Thomas Hardy, the County Town of Dorchester offers an extensive range of facilities from small independent traders to supermarkets, cafés and
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is about 13.5 miles away and offers excellent opportunities for coastal walks, water sports, sailing and swimming.
The Manor House is well located for many of the well-known schools in the area. These include Perrott Hill, Leweston, Canford, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Milton
Abbey, the Sherborne schools and Port Regis among others.
Dorchester 2.8 miles (London Waterloo 2 ½ hours), Blandford Forum 17.5 miles, Sherborne 21 miles, Bournemouth Airport 30 miles (All distances and times are approximate)
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