Sandford Orcas Manor

Just outside Sherborne, this enchanting Dorset house, built of local honey-coloured Ham Hill stone, is a lovely example of the small manor houses that once studded England in Tudor times. It was built on the foundations of a mediaeval house in the 1550s and has changed little with the centuries, having been owned by only three families since the 1380s. The interior has fine panelling, furniture, stained glass and pictures. The attractive terraced gardens are specially recommended for the at laburnum and lilacs in May and shortly afterwards when the many roses are at their best.

For opening times and details contact Sherborne Tourist Information Office or telephone 01963 220206.

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