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Perfect English manor house for sale in Dorset

Cruxton Manor is a prominent, historically important, manor house located in a small Dorset hamlet. The property is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and had several well-known owners including the daughter of Thomas More; eventually it became part of the Frampton Estate until it was sold and broken up in the 1930s.

The Manor is constructed mainly of stone and flint elevations and the majority of windows are attractive stone mullions with lead lights. Inside features include oak flooring in the main hall and drawing room, and the fully panelled sitting room which has an open stone fireplace, as does the fine drawing room.

Upstairs the master bedroom suite has a private study, dressing room and en suite bathroom with its own back staircase; the principal bedrooms are located on the first floor and the secondary bedrooms on the second floor.


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Accommodation comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom suite and two further bedroom suites on the first floor and four bedrooms on the second floor plus two bathrooms; the property also boasts a sauna and an attic room.

Outside is a flint, brick and slate extension with adjacent stables. In the kitchen garden are is a greenhouse and a garden room – the gardens surround the property on all sides and are mainly laid to lawn while a stone paved terrace is located to the rear and the side of the house. There is also a grass tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool. The small paddock lies behind the garden.

Cruxton Manor is located in a small Dorset hamlet just over a mile from Maiden Newton which has an excellent range of local services including a petrol station, shops, a restaurant, primary school and a rail link to Dorchester; the famous Jurassic Coastline is half an hour by car.

The guide price is £1,750,000 and the house is in need of some modernisation. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01935 812 236 or visit

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