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Historic listed period house near Shaftesbury for sale

Layton House is a beautiful period property in very pretty gardens believed to date from the 17th century. The property has many charming period features including stone mullions and fireplaces, and is in need of some updating to make it into a perfect west country family home.

The accommodation comprises hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, cellars and five bedrooms as well as two family bathrooms.


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The front gardens are mainly laid to lawn and the main gardens lie to the rear of the house and are on two levels, the lower of which is a productive vegetable garden. A variety of mature trees populate the back garden including walnut and beech and next to the house is a large stone terrace for summer entertaining.

Layton house is situated just outside the Dorset town of Shaftesbury, on the southern slopes of the town which has excellent amenities including a delicatessen, cafes, restaurants and good local shopping and the A303 is just six miles to the north.

The guide price is £1m. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01747 850858 or visit

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