Delightful West Country estate with Elizabethan manor house and 450 acres of land for sale for £7.95 million
Launched to the market in May for £8.75 million ($11.55 million, €9.60 million or درهم42.42 million) with 538 acres of land, Higher Melcombe Manor at Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester in Dorset is now available for a reduced price of £7.95 million ($10.49 million, €8.72 million or درهم38.55 million) with 450.51 acres.
Currently partly operated as a highly thought of bed and breakfast, the flint, Ham and Portland stone built Grade I listed main house that forms the centerpiece of the ring fenced estate extends to 8,125 square foot. It has 7 reception rooms, 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and amongst its most impressive features are a great hall that was formerly a chapel, Jacobean chimney pieces and a plaster ceiling depicting the union of the Crowns of England and Scotland.
In addition, the Melcombe Manor Estate – which has been owned by the current occupier’s family since 1938 and includes arable, grassland and woodland – comes with a detached farmhouse, four cottages, a range of stone and flint barns and numerous traditional and modern livestock buildings.
Of the property, Charlie Evans of selling agents Strutt & Parker told Country Life’s Penny Churchill: “It is one of those wonderful places where the whole is clearly worth more than the sum of its parts.”