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Classic period property on the outskirts of Shaftesbury

Cliff House is a Grade II listed Georgian property located on the edge of the Dorset town of Shaftesbury. The house is constructed of Shaftesbury greenstone with a slate roof and an ornate wrought iron and lead-roofed porch. Many original features remain including the original sash windows and fine open fireplaces, as well as the well-proportioned reception rooms.

The dining room benefits from French doors out to the terrace, while the drawing room has an ornate plaster frieze, open fireplace, and access to the terrace, as does the garden room. The sitting room is a charming space, and the kitchen is a comfortable, practical space with the back kitchen/utility room helping to house the necessary sink, dishwasher and washing machine.

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Upstairs the first floor bedrooms are equally as well proportioned as the reception rooms; the master and the guest rooms are both en-suite. Two further bedrooms on the second floor complete the accommodation alongside good attic storage space.

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Outside the gardens have lawns and the paved terrace which runs along the south elevation. The circular pond is stocked with water lilies and the central fountain, while the kitchen garden is close to the lawn. A fruit cage to the north has blackcurrants, raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries and there are apple trees with spring bulbs planted below.

With easy access to Shaftesbury, the property has excellent amenities on the doorstep. Trains to London go from Gillingham (five miles).

The guide price is £1.15m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01935 812 236 or visit

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