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Beautiful setting in the heart of Dorset.<br />
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Property hunters yearning to get 'Far from the madding crowd' are heading for deepest Dorset after the magnificent Manor house that starred in the 1967 film of the famous Thomas Hardy novel has come on the market.<br />
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The all star cast featuring Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Terence Stamp revolved around Bathesheba Everdene's inheritance of the stately pile, but modern Hardy fans will have to stump up £4million to acquire the 8 acre estate. <br />
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The impressive Bloxworth House was used as one of the main locations in the 1967 movie based on Thomas Hardy's novel of the same name.<br />
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The Grade-1 listed property, being sold by garden designer Martin Lane Fox, sits in beautiful gardens near Bere Regis in Dorset and has eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, four reception rooms, and a breakfast room.<br />
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It also has vaulted wine cellars, 17th century stables, a brewery, pump house, a three bedroom cottage, a two-storey dovecote, tennis court, and a plunge pool.<br />
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It was built in 1608 and was restored twice before it became the fictional home of heroine Bathsheba Everdene (Julie Christie) in the Oscar nominated flick.