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3.89 acres, Manor Farmhouse, Manor Road, Gussage St. Michael, Wimborne, BH21, Dorset
For Sale - Guide Price £2,500,000

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 3.89 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural

Dating from the late Georgian period with a Victorian addition, Manor Farmhouse has remained in the same family for the past 70 years and has been the much-loved family home of the current owner for the past 28 years. Set across nearly 4 acres of grounds, the main house is complemented by charming secondary accommodation and an office. A further 3.45 acres is available by separate negotiation.

It has a classic Georgian south-facing front with tall sash windows to allow natural light to flood into the house and affording views across the surrounding countryside. The house has been extensively refurbished in recent years and is beautifully presented. Internally the house has good sized rooms with tall ceilings, typical of a house of this age. The house has retained many of its original architectural features such as fireplaces, sash windows with working shutters, decorative coving, dado and picture rails and all refurbishment has been undertaken sympathetically.

There are four principal reception rooms including the entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room and dining room. All are charming rooms and with the smaller study (or playroom) provides excellent living accommodation.

The large kitchen/breakfast room, which combines with the conservatory to create a lovely family room, ensures the ground floor is well-suited to both family living and entertaining alike. The kitchen itself has a tiled floor and is fitted with a range of units including a central island, built-in electric appliances, 4-oven AGA and walk-in larder. There is also a large utility/boot room with separate WC and access to the rear yard. The cellars are accessed from the large entrance hall, where there is also a guest cloakroom.

Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room), a single bedroom / nursery and a family bathroom in the main part of the house. With space for a 4-poster bed, the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and dressing room. The sixth and final bedroom has an en-suite shower room and its own access from the garden.

Converted by the owner from a Victorian stable block into a charming self-contained guest cottage with separate access, "Lichen" comprises a sitting room, kitchen/dining room and two double en suite bedrooms. The cottage has been let very successfully through Airbnb. Accessed independently is a single storey, two-room business office with its own parking area. Neither property impact on the privacy of the main house.

There is a triple, open-fronted garage block with loft space above and a separate range of domestic outbuildings provides stores for logs, tools, machinery and bicycles, kennels and changing room/shower facilities for the adjoining heated swimming pool. The swimming pool has a water slide and wide flagged terrace for sunbathing.

The beautiful formal gardens extend out from the front of the house and are a plantsman's delight with separate areas of garden gathered around extensive lawns. The owners have created different areas within the gardens balancing formal gardens with lovely walks, the courtyard white garden with summerhouse and a rose garden with pergola which leads to the hard tennis court. There is also a kitchen garden, greenhouse and an orchard with a mix of fruit trees.

Owing to our commitment to keep both our colleagues and clients safe during this period of recommended isolation, we also have many self-serve viewing options available to you. Please contact the office to see which self-serve options this property has to offer. These may include video guided walkthroughs, 360 virtual reality viewings and enhanced comprehensive photography.

Gussage St. Michael is surrounded by the unspoilt countryside of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a peaceful village, lying close to Farnham (2.8 miles) which has a church and the highly regarded Museum Inn.

The Georgian town of Blandford Forum (8.1 miles) offers a variety of independent shops, boutique cafés, restaurants and pubs all surrounding an attractive market place. Slightly further to the south, but still within easy reach are the larger towns of Poole and Bournemouth and the Cathedral City of Salisbury is about 18 miles to the north east, all of which offer a comprehensive selection of shopping and recreational facilities. The historic market town of Wimborne Minster is also nearby (8.9 miles), with its gracious Minster Church and heritage and family attractions.

There is a wide choice of schooling locally both from the independent and state sectors. Local independent schools include Sandroyd, Canford, Godolphin School in Salisbury, Bryanston, t


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