Corby House in Long Street, Sherborne is a striking Grade II listed house just a short walk from the shops, the abbey and railway station.

The house house dates from the 18th century with later additions and is constructed of stone and colour-washed elevations under a slate roof. It has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms as well as a studio or games room and a wine cellar.

To the back is a walled garden with a stone-paved terrace immediately adjacent to the property with steps up to a further terrace – a perfect spot for alfresco eating. There is a large stone and brick studio/workshop with a further garden store.

Guide price: £980,000 through Knight Frank (01935 812236)