• For Sale
  • Guide price 5,000,000 GBP 
  • Build Size: 8,448 ft2
  • Land Size: 12,340 ft2
  • Bedroom: 10
  • Bathroom: 5
On the market for the first time in 43 years, a magnificent country house with a fascinating history, elegant rooms and period features, standing in an elevated position with commanding views.
On the market for the first time in 43 years, a magnificent country house with a fascinating history, elegant rooms and period features, standing in an elevated position with commanding views.The approach to Sedgehill Manor sets the tone for the house, with a long tree lined drive sweeping through the grounds with spectacular far reaching views. The drive continues through wrought iron gates to the striking and unusual front of the Manor. The house sits well within its own land, with an abundance of mature trees and parkland giving privacy and protection. The elevated position gives commanding views across the surrounding unspoiltcountryside.Sedgehill Manor provides the ideal combination of a relaxed family home with an abundance of period charm. The centre of the house is the wide carved decorative fireplace in the entrance hall, which creates a welcoming atmosphere. The library, with a recently installed wood burner has a wonderful bay window with superb views. As with all the major rooms, there are French doors leading to the gardens.The dining room stretches the entire length of the house. There are six arched French doors leading to the gardens and croquet lawn, with a stunning Wisteria running the length of the exterior the scent of which drifts in through the open doors in the spring. The ceiling features beautiful and elaborate decorative plasterwork and the room is accessed via an alcove with curved walls.The drawing room with an oak fire surround and bookcases, has large French doors leading to the south facing terrace. The study, ideal for those who need to work from home, has a door to the west terrace - and a staircase leading down to the cellar. The upper hall leads to the kitchen/breakfast room with an AGA and plenty of space for informal family dining. A door leads to the south terrace for outdoor entertaining.The elegant staircase rises to the landing from where the guest wing, the children's wing and the main suite are accessed. Each wing can be closed off when not in use. The principal bedroom has panoramic views over the rolling countryside.. The generous en-suite bathroom has an oriel window, also giving superb views, and plenty of storage space in the built-in wardrobes. There are 10 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in total.Stable Cottage sits behind the main house forming part of an attractive cobbled courtyard and with a good level of privacy from the main house. On the ground floor is a sitting room with fireplace, a family room/bedroom with en suite shower room and a country kitchen with views over the cobbled courtyard and space for a dining table. On the first floor are two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The cottage has recently been modernised.Within the cobbled yard are three stables, while two others have been converted to a games room, and another at present used for storage. Thereare three garages and a long wooden workshop. The gardens and grounds at Sedgehill Manor create an idyllic setting for this peaceful country home. The garden is divided into “rooms”, separated by mature trees, hedges and borders. A herb garden with beds about a central fountain, has above it a romantic treehouse in a beech tree. From the croquet lawn, two stone gate piers with a wrought iron gate lead to the sunken swimming pool, with its own protected suntrap lawns. By the greenhouses is a hidden quiet garden with its own pond. The orchard avenue separates the tennis court from the vegetable garden, and ends at the tall stone column on a raised platform from where there are fabulous views to Stourhead and King Alfred's tower.At the front of the house is a large pond where the house martins and swallows feed in the evenings. Beyond the gardens lie the pony paddock, the two pasture fields, the bluebell wood, and
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On the market for the first time in 43 years, a magnificent country house with a fascinati, Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom is a 8,448ft2 Shaftesbury luxury listed for sale Guide price 5,000,000 GBP. This high end Shaftesbury is comprised of 10 bedrooms and 5 baths. Find more luxury properties in Shaftesbury or search for luxury properties for sale in Shaftesbury.