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Elegant Dorset country property

Meerhay is a classic English country house dating back to the first half of the 19th century constructed of stone with attractive brick quoins under a slate roof. Elevations are enhanced by climbing clematis, honeysuckle and roses, while the views are of the carefully landscaped gardens.

Accommodation inside is laid out over three floors, and contains a number of well-proportioned reception rooms with open fireplaces and French doors to the terrace, six bedrooms (three are en-suite) and extensive cellars. Unlisted, the property has great potential for further extension.

Accommodation in total comprises: entrance porch, hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom and four further bedrooms, plus bedroom six/study.

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The gardens have been carefully landscaped and are a particular feature of the house and are peppered with mature trees including an oak, a mjulberry tree and a magnolia. There is also a heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi with a paved sunbathing area to the west of the house.

Below the swimming pool is an orchard with apple, pear and plum trees, and a fruit and vegetable garden. A croquet lawn sits at the bottom of the garden, while to the north are two fields currently laid to pasture with an area of copse and a stream.

Meerhay lies in a private position on the outskirts of Beaminster which has good local amenities, a number of inns and a restaurant. Bridport is just six miles for further facilities, and the Jurassic coast is just a short drive.

The guide price is £1.3m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01722 344 010 or visit

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