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A truly exceptional 19th century mansion which has been beautifully restored and is now one of the most fabulous family homes in this stunning part of West Dorset. Nestled on the edge of the delightful hamlet of Seaborough, first glimpses of Seaborough Court are most striking with its incredibly pretty facade of Ham stone elevations under a tiled roof. Justifiably Grade II* Listed of architectural and historical importance, there is believed to have been a manor house at Seaborough since the 15th century, the current Seaborough Court was built in its current location by Colonel and Mrs Goff and completed in 1877 to the design of T.H Wyatt. T.H Wyatt had a lengthy career spanning 45 years carrying out 350 commissions, most of which were in the West Country with ecclesiastical work featuring prominently. In 2002 Seaborough Court underwent a very clever and fastidious program of works creating a perfect juxtaposition of old and new, resulting in one of the most exciting properties in this glorious part of West Dorset. The property now boasts incredible entertaining space on a very grand scale and offers eminently flexible family accommodation to suit pretty much all family requirements with many of the modern conveniences installed but with many of the original features still in place. The main hall for example was opened out to expose its full glory and as first impressions go it does not get much better, with its high ceilings and beautiful pine and oak staircase. This is a perfect room for entertaining with a large sitting area and Austrian wood burning stove. Leading from the main hall is a stunning dining room with a central fireplace and tall windows boasting fabulous views of unspoilt countryside. The present owners have reinstated the original Victorian wooden sliding doors partitioning it with the magnificent drawing room, with a marble fireplace, high ceilings and very pretty ornate cornicing. There are double doors out to the courtyard and loggia, ideal for al fresco dining. Like the majority of the rooms in the house, these wonderful entertaining rooms take full advantage of the fantastic position of Seaborough Court and its spectacular views. There are many rooms and features in this property worth a special mention, but the layout of the property can be seen in detail on the floor plan included. On the ground floor there is a cosy TV/snug room and a beautiful bespoke kitchen with a central island and electric Aga and tall windows giving plenty of light. It is ideally located adjacent to the main hall and close to the dining room. The principal bedrooms are situated on the first floor with a large landing, again with very high ceilings. There are four spectacular bedrooms on this floor which again are very flexible and can be changed to suit any requirements. The large landing is a wonderful feature of the property, which looks out towards the inspiring ornate stained-glass windows and most of the rooms can be accessed via the landing. This would be a lovely place to quietly sit and reflect with plenty of space for a large central table and ideal for afternoon tea. Accessed via the impressive landing is a wooden staircase which leads up to further accommodation which can be best described as an annexe or flat, which is absolutely ideal for teenage children with a sitting area and three truly beautiful bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also a large games room on this floor and further sitting area and kitchen area which all in all could very easily act as a self-contained teenage flat. It would be a dangerous place for guests to stay as they would never leave! Although the property is almost refurbished in its entirety there is still scope for a purchaser to convert further space to their own requirements - for example by restoring the original ballroom. There is also potential to extend the accommodation further with another self-contained annexe with its own entrance on the lower ground floor. Please see the detailed floorplan GARDENS & GROUNDS The gardens and grounds are absolutely lovely and surround the property and include a large front lawn with two steps leading to the terrace and meadows, a water garden and an area of woodland behind the property which is stocked with a wide variety of mature trees, bordered by open farmland. There is also some stabling and paddocks and plenty of area for children and animals to safely run around. In all there are approximately 14 acres. There is plenty of gravelled parking to the front of the house. LOCATION The quiet hamlet of Seaborough is a collection of farms, houses, church (St Johns) and is located in Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to both the Somerset and Devon borders. Famous Seaborough Gallops are a stone's throw away and Broadwindsor Point to Point is within easy reach. The Jurassic coastline, now a World Heritage site is a short distance away with sailing and water sport facilities. Golf courses at Chard, Lyme Regis, Bridport and the county town of Dorchester. There are local horse livery facilities nearby and the nearby village of Drimpton has a good sense of community with a village hall and public house, The Royal Oak. The attractive market towns of Beaminster and Crewkerne provide a more extensive range of facilities, including a Waitrose supermarket and main line rail station to London Waterloo at Crewkerne.
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Guide price £2,250,000