In 2006 we were delighted to be bequeathed Dunshay Manor in Dorset by Mary Spencer Watson, a renowned mid-20th-century sculptor who had lived there since childhood. We had explored various options for Dunshay, but following recent reassessment we are delighted to announce that it will become a Landmark in 2019. In a poor state when it came to us, the house has undergone a great deal of repair work over the past four years. Now we will undertake the final phase of repair to make it a Landmark, which we will fund with income largely from our legacy estate and past building sales.
This Grade II* manor house dates back to the late 16th century, was aggrandised in the 17th and given an Arts & Crafts refresh in the early 20th century. Down a lane just beyond Corfe Castle, we know will it make a wonderful, family-sized Landmark in one of Britain’s best-loved holiday areas. Work will start on site this summer and we’ll keep the website updated with Dunshay progress.
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