This outstanding, historic, manor house in Dorset has classical proportions and would make an excellent family property in the West Country

Cruxton Manor is an outstanding country manor house located in the quiet hamlet of Cruxton near Maiden Newton. The property is in the Domesday Book and is a Grade II* listed Dorset property.

Constructed mainly of stone and flint elevations with some rendering under a clay-tiled and part slate roof, the house has stone copings and brick chimneys. Inside the accommodation is extensive although the interior requires some modernisation.

The principal reception rooms are well-proportioned and there is some fine oak flooring in the main hall and the drawing room. The sitting room is fully panelled with an open stone fireplace and the drawing room also features an open fireplace with carved stone surrounding. The kitchen is well equipped including a four oven Aga and a walk-in larder.

Upstairs the principal bedrooms are on the first floor with the master bedroom suite which incorporates a study, dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The second floor has the secondary bedrooms and a sauna as well as a large attic store room.

Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom; upstairs are the master bedroom suite and two further bedroom suites plus four further bedrooms, two further bathrooms, a sauna and an attic room.

Outside are useful outbuildings for storage and garaging as well as an open-fronted log store. The property comes with just over two-and-a-half acres, mainly laid to lawn and there is also a kitchen garden, a paddock, stabling and an outdoor swimming pool.

Cruxton manor is located in the small Dorset hamlet of Cruxton. Maiden Newton, just over a mile away, has an excellent range of local services and a rail link to Dorchester.

The guide price is £1.75m. For further information please contact knight Frank on 01935 812 236 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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