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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset, DT6

Guide Price £7,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* Listed Manor House
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms
  • 2 internal staff flats
  • Lodge house and 3 cottages
  • Garaging and outbuildings
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds
  • Lake, parkland and pasture
  • In all about 83 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding historic manor house, deep in the Dorset countryside, with a lodge house, 3 cottages and over 83 acres of gardens, parkland, woodland and pasture.


Slape Manor is privately set in its own land in the beautiful valley of the River Brit. It is under a mile from the village of Netherbury, which can also be reached via a cross country walk and is just 2.5 miles from the small market town of Beaminster. It is set within the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is in close proximity to the Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The popular West Dorset town of Bridport is 4 miles away and provides an excellent range of local facilities. These include an array of interesting independent shops, restaurants, a cinema, weekly antiques market and a Waitrose supermarket. The historic towns of Sherborne and Dorchester offer a wider range of services and together with Crewkerne, direct rail services to London Waterloo.Communications to Slape Manor are excellent with the A303 for access to London 14.5 miles, the A35 5 miles and the M5 26 miles away. The rail service from Crewkerne to London Waterloo takes about 2.5 hours.

The area offers a wealth of sporting pursuits including:

• Golf at Cricket St. Thomas, Yeovil, Bridport, Lyme Regis and Dorchester
• Racing at Wincanton, Taunton, Devon & Exeter (Haldon), Newton Abbot and Salisbury
• Sailing and water sports on the Dorset Coast
• Hunting with the Cattistock and Seavington Hunts
• West Dorset is noted for many high quality shoots
• Numerous opportunities for walking and riding

The area is well known for its excellent schooling both private and public. Those of particular note are Perrott Hill at North Perrott, Port Regis, Bryanston, the Sherborne schools and Millfield.


Set within its own land with views overlooking its stunning gardens, Slape Manor is one of the most attractive Dorset country houses.

Grade II* Listed and built in the 17th century as an ecclesiastical court house, Slape Manor was converted to a manor house in the 18th century, and was sold by the Diocese of Salisbury in the mid-19th century. There still remains a stall for the Canon of Slape in Salisbury Cathedral.

The manor is approached through stone pillars and a pretty estate fenced drive with views over the valley and to the church at Netherbury in the distance.

A number of period features gives this wonderful house a particular charm. Double front doors lead to a flag stoned hall which continues into a grand inner hall. The easy flow of rooms from this central hallway is striking.

The reception rooms benefit from high ceilings and elegant windows with fine cornice detail and working period fireplaces. The drawing room and library are particular highlights, connected by double doors and ideal for entertaining. Both rooms have original oak flooring and create a triple aspect overlooking the front drive and mature gardens. The drawing room has ornate panelling and the library, which is believed to have been designed by Thomas Hardy, has a large bay window and beautiful book casing.

Convenient for family living the kitchen has its own entrance and is connected to the morning room which has direct access to the terrace and main garden.

The impressive wooden staircase leads to a pretty landing from which all five principal bedrooms lead. The master bedroom has a dressing room, bathroom and further shower room.

A choice of two further staircases lead up to the second floor where further three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room.

There is a further staircase which leads to a turret with panoramic views of the grounds and the gardens.

Within the main house are two one bedroom flats.

Square Footage: 11,107 sq ft
Acreage: 83.56 Acres


From London take the M3 west, continuing onto the A303 at Junction 8. Continue for about 75 miles before taking the exit for the A356 south towards Crewkerne. Continue through the market town of Crewkerne following signs for the A356 towards Dorchester. After passing through the village of Misterton take the right hand turning at the cross roads onto the A3066 towards Beaminster and Bridport. Follow the road for about 5 miles, into the market town of Beaminster. Continue to follow the A3066, through the town, following signs for Bridport. About 2 miles south of Beaminster turn right onto Drury Lane, following signs for Netherbury. Continue into the village, crossing over the River Brit and at the cross roads in the village turn left onto St James' Road. As you head out of the village the road becomes 'Slape Hill' and the gate pillars for Slape Manor will be seen on the left hand side after a short distance.

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