A beautiful Dorset manor house complete with a heated pool and tennis court is on the market for £2.5 million.
A notable factor of Piddlehinton home Muston Manor is the Churchill coat of arms which sits above the front door due to the property’s links with British PM Winston Churchill.
The Churchills have the longest known connection with Muston Manor of any family.
They originally came over from Normandy with William the Conqueror and from them were descended not only the John Churchill who bought Muston Manor in 1609, but also the John Churchill who became first Duke of Marlborough and more famously, an ancestor of Winston Churchill.
Over the centuries, many Churchills were baptised, married, and buried in Piddlehinton church.
The grade two listed building has around 5,750 square feet of living space, boasting five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Some of the key features of this Dorset home are the large, heated pool which sits next to an outbuilding, as well as a glorious tennis court.
The gardens which span over three acres have been carefully curated with expansive lawns including a croquet lawn, a wildflower area.
Polly Greenway, CEO of DOMVS said: “For those seeking a harmonious blend of history, luxury, and natural beauty, Muston Manor presents an extraordinary opportunity.
“The estate includes several outbuildings, including an old granary raised on staddle stones, a croquet lawn, covered log stores, a boiler room, a greenhouse, and a pool outbuilding to accompany the heated pool. The lush herbaceous borders and fruit trees including conference pear, fig, and apple trees, adorn the landscape, while the kitchen garden evokes the charm of Beatrix Potter's Mr. MacGregor.
“The showstopper for this home is the impressive tree-lined driveway leading to the parkland setting that sets the tone for the rest of the home.”
A grand entrance way leads visitors of the home into a large lounge, or off into a spacious open plan kitchen, complete with exposed beams and multiple rooms in the home also have their very own fireplace.
The owners said: “We have loved every moment of our time at Muston Manor and have felt very privileged to own a slice of history where the Churchill's lived for many generations.
“During our time here, we have made every effort to retain the 17th-century charm, while incorporating modern comforts, and hope the next owners get as much enjoyment from the home as we have.”