Substantial grade 1 listed elizabethan manor house

Substantial grade 1 listed elizabethan manor house

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 11
5 Bathrooms

About our home

Beautiful Elizabethan manor house soaked in over 400 years of history. The manor house was built in the 1590s by Christopher Grey, whose family coat of arms is over the entrance porch. Described by Pevsner as "The Late Elizabethan E-plan Manor House refined to a point of perfection".
Now a much loved family home set in the grounds of Kingston Maurward estate. A tranquil, peaceful and intimate spot, beautifully situated in undulating Dorset countryside. The estate includes a lake, canals and 35 acres of formal gardens within the existing framework of an eighteenth century Capability Brown style parkland setting and the vestiges of a Victorian garden.

Live like the lord of the manor, sleep in a huge hand carved antique oak four poster bed, warm yourself next to huge open fires. Enjoy the fabulous views over the estate with the lake and waterfall framed with mature woodland and specimen trees.

Less than 15 mins drive from the world famous Jurassic coast including some of the most stunning coastline on the South coast of the UK including Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth, Portland and Lyme Regis.

Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country side ( the house is featured in one of his novels Desperate Remedies) . Tess of d'Urbervilles was inspired by a milk maid in the water meadows you can see from the house. The cottage he was born in (now run by the national trust) is a short walk away nestled in Thorncombe woods. His grave is in Stinsford Church on the other side of the estate.


9 Reviews

More about us

  1. We are a family with three girls Hannah age 16 Annabel aged 13 and Jessica age 9

  2. Thomas is a commercial director and Lesley is a nurse

  3. We love exploring new places and the outdoors

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
yalbury cottage just around the corner 5 mins walk from house or Michelin star Sienna in dorchster
Cool bars
Lots in Weymouth or Dorchster or if you are after a village pub
Cozy cafés
Mr crepes cuisine in dorchester
Retail therapy
Poole and Bornemouth
Bit of culture
Thomas Hardy visitor centre and cottage
Walks in the park
walk around the estate and gardens, beautiful stroll around the lake
Spot of exercise
swim in the sea or walk in the woods
Day tripping
Tank museum in bovington, tyneham village, weymouth harbour,

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