Nash Court Nash Lane, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

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HISTORY During the Middle Ages there were two adjoining manors in the parish of Marnhull which later became one manor house known as Nash Court. The property was reputedly gifted to Catherine Parr by Henry VIII, following the Dissolution and on her death, it passed to Edward VI and then to Elizabeth I who delegated it to Thomas Arundel, Lord of Wardour Castle. Thence it passed to Earl of Leicester, then Viscount Bindon, the Earl of Nottingham and on again to the Earl of Suffolk who passed it to Sir John Williams. His wife sold the Manor at Nash to John Hussey who was responsible for its remodelling, the Hussey family were wealthy landowners with estates in several counties, including Giles Hussey the renowned artist and theorist between 1631 to 1884. In 1922 the title Lord of the Manor and all rights that went with it were ended by an Act of Parliament. THE PROPERTY Nash Court is predominantly of 19th century construction but with 16th century/earlier origins, once belonging to Glastonbury Abbey, situated on the eastern edge of Marnhull in the hamlet of Nash. Nash Court was divided into three parts in the late 1970's: Manor House (west wing of the main house), Nash Court (east wing of the main house) and Nash Lodge, which adjoins Manor House. Built of coursed Marnhull stone elevations under a slate roof, with architectural features including stone mullion windows, decorative chimney stacks and a distinctive stone roofed bell tower. Internally the house has been painstakingly restored to a splendid standard, enhancing the wealth of period features in what are some fine rooms. A vestibule leads to a large dining hall with stripped oak floor and stairs to the upper floors. Adjacent is a splendid drawing room with a grand chimney piece, impressive hardwood coffered ceiling and large bay window with seating and original shutters. Across the hall is a charming characterful hand crafted kitchen/breakfast room, original quarry tiled floor with unashamed patina, exposed lime pointed stone walls and elm ceiling timbers. Adjoining the kitchen via a bespoke dog gate is the boot room with access to the cloakroom and door to the terrace. An elegant study completes the accommodation on the ground floor. On the first floor the open plan, spacious layout can accommodate an additional reception area for a number of uses, with sash windows offering views out over the surrounding countryside. Doors lead to elegantly decorated large first floor bedrooms with high ceilings and spacious ensuite bathrooms, the principal suite with wainscot panelling, includes a well appointed dressing area. On the second floor are two further large bedrooms with additional dressing/bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. There are multiple hatched attic roof spaces on this floor. OUTSIDE Nash Court is approached from a quiet lane through elegant stone pillars and wrought iron gates. A gravelled private drive sweeps past the house to an extensive turning and parking area for multiple vehicles, from which there is access to a detached stone - brick stable building and larger stone outbuilding with a workshop and open carport. The property is orientated in a prominent, elevated position with uninterrupted views over the immediate and distant countryside. The gardens and grounds offer a great degree of privacy bounded by a combination of well maintained, high stone walling, timber and estate fencing, privet and beech hedging. The gardens are to the south and east, are level and principally laid to lawn, with a large established flower border and perimeter beds with manicured box hedging wrapping around the house. On the edge of the driveway are two lilac trees and a fig tree. Steps up from the driveway lead to an inviting, walled terrace area immediately adjoining the boot room and kitchen, providing a sheltered outside entertaining space, with far reaching views. A large selection of carefully curated roses, shrubs and climbing plants complement the exterior of the property. On the south eastern lawn are a selection of trees and shrubs including fruit producing trees: ancient mulberry, two apple, quince, pear and two plum.
Council tax band: G

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Key Features

  • Vertically converted wing of a fine country house with stylishly presented interiors
  • Grade II Listed with many interesting architectural features
  • Views over unspoilt countryside in the heart of Blackmore Vale
  • Independent gated access with inter com and sweeping gravel drive
  • Well placed for excellent schooling and mainline trains to London

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