This former rectory for sale has “considerable” character and charm, and comes with two holiday cottages. 

Manor House, in Luccombe, is believed to have been built in 1843, and retains period features such as a sweeping staircase, high ceilings and character fireplaces. 

The property comes with an annexe and two cottages, and sits in 3.5 acres of lands including a stream-fed pond. 

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The grand hall of the property, with a sweeping Georgian staircase. (Stags)

Entering the property, a porch leads into a grand reception hall with a fireplace and timber flooring. 

Beyond this is the inner central hallway, which features another period fireplace, chandeliers and the Georgian staircase. 

From the hallway, doors lead to the drawing room, which has a garden-view bay window and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove, while the dining room offers similar features alongside timber floors. 

The kitchen is fitted with bespoke units, an integral oven and an AGA cooker, and includes a walk-in larder, while glazed doors lead through to the orangery, which has doors to the sun terrace. 

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The dining room, complete with a fireplace and a chandelier. (Stags)

Completing the ground floor is a study with a fireplace and wood-burning stove, a reading room with another fireplace and French doors, a utility room and a boot room. 

Upstairs, the master bedroom has views over the garden and to the countryside beyond, as well as two walk-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. 

Also on the first floor are four further double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, another with an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom. 

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One of the five bedrooms. (Stags)

There is further space on the basement level, which is divided into six rooms, including areas for a wine cellar, a TV room, a gym and a workshop. 

The annexe connects to the main house on the ground floor, and includes a sitting room, a kitchen, two double bedrooms and a shower room. 

As well as the former rectory, the sale includes two cottages which are currently used as holiday lets, one of which sleeps four guests and the other sleeping two. 

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The cottages, which are currently used as holiday lets. (Stags)

Outside, the grounds span 3.5 acres and includes a paved sun terrace with a stream-fed pond, which has a bridge leading over it. 

The gardens surround the house and lead up to woodland style gardens, as well as a wooden summer house and a kitchen garden with a greenhouse, raised vegetable beds and a potting shed. 

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The grounds include formal and woodland gardens. (Stags)

The property is being sold by estate agents Stags for a guide price of £2,200,000.

The agent commented: “This handsome former rectory of considerable character and charm is believed to have been built in 1843 on the site of an earlier manor house. 

“The property has been beautifully refurbished, whilst retaining many notable period features typical of the architectural period, including high ceilinged rooms with decorative covings, attractive fireplaces and a beautiful sweeping staircase.”