Melbury Bubb Manor is a delightful small manor house listed Grade II* and dating back to the 17th century. Constructed of mellow natural stone with mullion windows and leaded lights, period features inside include flagstone flooring, panelled walls and a large stone fireplace with carved wood surround.

On the ground floor are the three principal reception rooms, together with the kitchen, walk-in pantry garden room and a large bathroom; on the first floor are six bedrooms and a second family bathroom. Careful refurbishment would bring this historic property into the 21st century and make it a very attractive dwelling in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

The gardens are pretty and part-walled. Farm buildings in the sale include a mixture of traditional and modern buildings around a small former courtyard – some are included in a farm business tenancy agreement to a local farmer.

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The land is divided into lots, lot one comprising 60 acres surrounding the main house which includes a sizeable pond, and is mostly down to pasture. Lot 2 is a two-storey farmhouse and a good-sized garden of half-an-acre. It is currently let. Lot 3 is a single paddock; lot 4 is a parcel of nearly 20 acres; Lot 5 is land of just over six acres; Lot 6 is a parcel of mixed broadleaf woodland of around six acres.

All sporting rights are in hand and the area is renowned for numerous high quality shoots, as well as excellent hunting with the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale, the South Dorset, the Portman and the Cattistock.

Melbury Bubb Manor is located at the western end of the Blackmore Vale, with Bubb Down to the west. Sherborne and Dorchester are both within easy reach for local amenities.

The guide price is £1,225,000. For further information please contact Chesterton Humberts on 01823 331234 or visit www.chestertonhumberts.com.

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