The Manor House is one of the most distinctive and historic houses in Dorset. The property dates from the 15th/16th centuries with 17th and 19th century alterations. There is a classic porch with rustic Tuscan columns.

The accommodation has bags of charm and comprises three reception rooms, games room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, seven bedrooms, an attic room and two bathrooms.

There are many historic features throughout the property including inglenook fireplaces in the drawing room and games room, numerous wall and ceiling beams, 19th century wallpaper in one of the bedrooms.

Outside are some excellent outbuildings comprising a bran, cattle stalls, loose boxes, store rooms and stabling set around a central courtyard and a charming walled garden which is stocked full of plants, shrubs, hedges and fruit trees. There are paddocks in front and behind the property, the rear paddock leading down to the River Stour. In total the house is set in around 11.5 acres.

The Manor House is situated in the pretty hamlet of Sturminster Newton in Dorset and the nearby towns of Blandford and Sturminster provide excellent amenities. The local area is well known for its excellent schools and there is easy access to the A303 north of Wincanton.

The guide price is £1.3m. For further information please telephone Savills on 01202 856 800 or visit www.savills.co.uk.

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