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Key features

  • 12 bedrooms
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 970.00 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Rural
  • Shoot / Sporting

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Grade II* listed West Woodyates sits in a wonderful private position at the heart of the estate surrounded by beautiful formal gardens, parkland and ranges of traditional buildings and cottages.

From the moment you arrive, travelling down the nearly mile long drive, the house sweeps into view and you soon realise that West Woodyates is a very special place. The house sits in the middle of the Estate with some far reaching views over the farm and land beyond.

The main house is extremely well laid out with a series of excellent reception rooms, including the beautiful vaulted drawing room, sitting room, library and dining hall. There is a delightful family kitchen and pantry as well as boot room, offices, utility rooms and extensive cellars. The ground floor lends itself to both formal entertaining and family life.

The master bedroom with adjacent dressing room take full advantage of the spectacular views over the Estate. There are a further four principal bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor along with a significant number of additional bedrooms and a bathroom on the first and second floor.

A short walk from the main house, is Manor Cottage which has been converted making it ideal for either family, guest or staff accommodation. it has a large sitting room with dining area, kitchen/breakfast room along with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Adjacent on either side is the Well House with ancient well and apple store and the Office with garaging below. This is also attached to a beautiful traditional storage barn that previously was stabling.

West Woodyates has beautiful formal gardens which draw your eye to the parkland beyond. Of particular note are the sunken garden to the south of the house with charming fountain and topiary hedging with views over the ancient parkland. To the rear of the house are a series of compartment gardens including the sun dial garden and orchard along the 0.8 acre walled garden.

West Woodyates Manor sits at the heart of 970 acres of gently rolling Dorset countryside within the historic and picturesque Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The estate is just 2 miles to the north east of the thriving village of Sixpenny Handley with an excellent butcher, village shop, garage, local brewery, primary school, pub and many other small businesses. In addition the local area is surrounded by numerous charming villages with wide ranging local amenities and a variety of excellent pubs and restaurants.

More extensive shopping, business and recreational facilities are found in the Cathedral City of Salisbury, Blandford, Shaftesbury, Poole, and Bournemouth.

There are regular mainline train services from Salisbury to London Waterloo taking from 90 minutes. There is easy access to the A30 and A303 providing a direct east/west route linking with the M3 to London.

Bournemouth International Airport offers an increasing range of international destinations, although Southampton, Bristol and Heathrow are not far.


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Salisbury, Dorset, SP5


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Tisbury Station7.5 miles
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Knight Frank, Country Department

55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN

Knight Frank, Country Department
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