Principal portion of C13th listed manor house in Landford for sale

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The major principal portion of the original Grade II* listed Landford Manor is for sale with Savills Salisbury.

The well-documented history of Landford Manor records its origins back to the 13th century.

Residents of the manor include John Davenant, Bishop of Salisbury, and Countess Frances Elizabeth Nelson, widow of the second Earl Nelson, nephew of Lord Nelson of Trafalgar.

The manor is believed to have been originated in 1611 and it was substantially altered during the reign of Queen Anne.

Internal alterations were introduced at this time and succeeding occupiers carried out further extensions and alterations during the 18th and 19th centuries.

In 1929 Sir Alfred Mond, later raised to the peerage as Lord Melchet of Landford, sold The Manor to Sir Frederick Preston KBE.

He carried out further remodelling of the accommodation and grounds installing features including formal garden areas, a woodland walk, water garden and tennis courts.

The manor house has been divided into three properties and the present owners undertook a comprehensive programme of restoration in 2003, in conjunction with English Heritage and the conservation officer.

Consequently, the character and architectural design throughout has been meticulously retained and restored but with 21st century amenities carefully added in.

The accommodation includes a magnificent drawing room, dining room leading out to a loggia and the garden, study/sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom and cellars.

There are three principal bedroom suites, a laundry and store room, and on the second floor there is a self-contained flat or four further bedrooms, two with sitting areas, a kitchen/dining room, bathroom and two shower rooms.

The property has a wealth of features including panelled walls, cornicing, shutters and fireplaces.

The private driveway provides ample parking and space for garaging, and there is about 1.4 acres of south facing gardens and communal grounds with tennis court, extending to 3.5 acres.

The principal portion of Landford Manor is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £1.5m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact the Salisbury office on 01722 426820 or the Winchester office on 01962 841842.

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