This charming, and substantial, manor house comes with 20 acres

The Manor House is a splendid Grade I listed six bedroom Dorsey country house with perfect Georgian proportions and 17th century origins, and three fascinating principal façades.

The property underwent some re-modelling in the early 18th and 19th centuries and has been more recently renovated by the current owners. The entrance hall sits in the centre of the original U-shape plan, from which the principal reception rooms are reached. These all have wonderful proportions and include a panelled drawing room, a dual aspect dining room, a large study and a lovely modern kitchen, as well as a charming billiard room.The manor house sitting room

The side hall in the west wing has been extended to create not only an impressive ‘everyday entrance’ but also incorporate the practical elements of the house, from the cloakroom, to the utility room and the cold room.

Upstairs, the bedroom accommodation includes six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a shower room and an extensive second floor which houses a study, sitting area and lots of storage space.

Outside, the two-bedroom cottage offers over 1,000sq ft of living space; adjoining here are the former stable block, stores and garaging.The manor house swimming pool

The gardens at the Manor House were designed and landscaped by George Carter and including ornate pools, bosquets, a large walled garden with tennis court, swimming pool, greenhouse and terrace. The house overlooks the watermeadows which flank the River Winterbourne, and the grounds extend to around 20 acres.

West Stafford is a picturesque Dorset village situated about three miles east of Dorchester in the Frome Valley.

The guide price is £3.5m. Contact Knight Frank on 01935 590901 or visit http://countrylife.onthemarket.com.

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