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Beautiful period house in Dorset for sale

Quarrey House is a charming period stone property in Dorset near the popular town of Sherborne. The house itself has many fine rooms for entertaining including the drawing room with a large bay window and open fireplace, the sitting room, also with its open fireplace and garden access, and the dining room. The L-shaped kitchen has French doors out to the garden and three skylights which give it an airy feel.

On the first floor are the duel aspect master bedroom suite, and three further bedrooms, two of which are en-suite.

Outside, the property is set in a beautifully mature walled garden with seating areas in sun traps and a small summerhouse. The arboretum has a pretty selection of ornamental trees, and a kitchen garden lies to the rear of the house. The outbuilding known as the piggery and the orchard lend enormous character to the gardens.

The grounds are divided into paddocks, with water troughs fed by the private spring which feeds the house. The fine wooded bank known as The Hanging contains a number of mature oak trees and is an excellent habitat for wildlife. The land comes to 32 acres and the current owner utilises the equestrian facilities to run a successful thoroughbred stud.

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Outbuildings consist of the great barn, the stable barn, a self-contained flat, the piggery and a modern timber stable block with six large loose boxes.

Set on the edge of Charlton Horethorne on the Somerset/Dorset border, which has good local amenities, the property is also well placed for transport connections including the A303 and trains from Castle Cary and Templecombe.

The guide price is £1.6m. For further information please contact Savills on 01722 426 815 or visit

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