8 bedroom house for saleHigher Melcombe, Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, Dorset
- 8 bedroom Manor House
- Mature gardens
- Detached farmhouse
- Two detached cottages
- Two semi-detached cottages
- Range of traditional Dorset stone barns
- Range of livestock buildings
- Arable, pasture and woodland
- About 538 acres in total
Higher Melcombe Manor House is full of charm and character whilst providing excellent family accommodation and perfect facilities for entertaining. The walls are banded with flint interspersed with Ham and Portland stone under a slate and tile roof. The Manor features thick medieval walls and Jacobean chimney pieces. Throughout the house are numerous stone mullion windows, linen fold panelling, exposed beams and plaster work.
Immediately to the north of the Manor is an excellent range of traditional stone and flint barns with a small range of modern farm buildings. They are ideal for a range of alternative uses, subject to planning.
The house and traditional farm buildings are surrounded by about 45 acres of arable and pastureland and a small parcel of woodland.
Additional land (up to about 405 acres), cottages and a range of modern farm buildings are available by separate negotiation.
The Higher Melcombe Estate is situated in an exceptionally attractive part of Dorset. The estate forms a bowl with the manor and buildings located centrally.
The estate is home to the 'Dorset Gap' which is a well-known beauty spot. This former historic crossroads lies on the boundary and offers splendid views towards the Downs and the Wessex Ridgeway.
The estate is well located, approximately six miles from the A354 between Dorchester and Blandford. The Ibberton (in Ibberton)and the Brace of Pheasants (in Plush) are very good pubs within approximately 10 minutes drive of the estate. The market town of Blandford Forum is approximately 12 miles to the east and the country town of Dorchester is approximately 10 miles south, both offering educational, shopping and recreational facilities.
A gravelled drive which branches off from the main estate drive leads to the front of Higher Melcombe Manor with a turning circle filled with Lavender. The gardens sit to the front and sides of the Manor and comprise colourful flower borders and shaped hedges with expansive lawns and a paved patio which overlooks the gardens and land beyond.
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