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Pretty farmhouse in the Blackmore Vale

Believed to date from 1820, Manor Farm house is built with stone elevations under a slate roof. Never before sold on the open market, this property boasts good ceiling heights, and plenty of period detail.

The 33ft kitchen/breakfast room comes with a wood-burning stove and is certainly a feature of the house, while the handsome drawing and sitting room are well proportioned, and feature pretty open fireplaces. The first floor has five bedrooms and a family bathroom, while a separate annexe offers kitchen/breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling, sitting room, master bedroom suite and guest bedroom.

Outside, the gardens lie predominantly to the south and are laid to lawn with a wildflower garden under an oak tree – other trees include elm, apple, pear and damson.

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Located in the hamlet of West Orchard, Manor Farm sits in the heart of the popular Blackmore Vale. Nearby Shaftesbury (around five miles) has good everyday facilities, while other nearby towns include Sherborne and Blandford Forum.

The guide price is £875,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01722 426 800, or visit

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