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Detached house for sale

Beaminster, Dorset, DT8

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Leisure Facilities
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Secondary accommodation
  • Shoot / Sporting

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This exceptional Grade I Listed 16th Century country house extends to about 38,000 sq ft, standing in a stunning parkland setting. The house suffered catastrophic fire damage in 2017 and now requires holistic rebuilding and restoration, liaising with Historic England and West Dorset DC on the work.

Parnham House is one of Dorset's oldest stately homes with the existing house origins dating back to 1552. This 16th Century Elizabethan stone house is Grade I Listed and described as “exceptionally important” by Historic England and is referenced by Pevsner. In 1810, the renowned architect John Nash remodelled and oversaw renovations to the house which included winding staircases and stone mullioned windows.

Sadly, in April 2017, a catastrophic fire within the main house completely destroyed the interior of the house and caused severe damage to the structure of the building, largely leaving only the external walls standing. As a Grade I Listed building of exceptional historic and architectural interest, a buyer will need to liaise with Historic England and West Dorset District Council in relation to any restoration works.

The remaining buildings are virtually untouched and largely in habitable condition, including a detached Dower House, stable cottage, two flats and stables with outdoor riding arena.

The property is approached via a sweeping driveway and stands in magnificent mature parkland grounds with formal landscaped gardens, a glorious lake, traditional walled gardens, a deer park, tennis court, bowling green, swimming pool, fields, woodland and stream. In total the grounds extend to about 131 acres.

*PLEASE SEE LINK TO VIDEO AND CALL THE AGENTS FOR A BRIEFING, BROCHURE AND LETTER FROM HISTORIC ENGLAND*


Parnham House is approximately 1 mile away from the historical market town of Beaminster which has origins dating to the 7th Century. With a long private driveway, the entrance gates are actually just on the outskirts of the town, and only 0.3 mile from the centre of this pretty market town which provides a number of shops, a butcher and numerous pubs and coffee shops.

Bridport, Crewkerne, Yeovil and Sherborne are all easily accessible and provide a range of more extensive shopping and recreational facilities. Bridport has a thriving arts and theatre community, hosting annual literary and arts festivals. Water sports and sailing can be found along the Jurassic Coast and particularly at Weymouth and Lyme Regis.

Beaminster 1 mile, Bridport 5.5 miles, Crewkerne 6.6 miles (London Waterloo from 2½ hours), Jurassic Coast 7 miles, Sherborne 17.2 miles, Heathrow Airport 129 miles, Central London 145 miles


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  • Crewkerne (5.4 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Knight Frank, Country Department

55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN

020 8012 3483 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Crewkerne (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Knight Frank, Country Department

55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN

020 8012 3483 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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