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A country manor house which once inspired Victorian author Thomas Hardy has gone on the market for £2.35m.
The writer was friends with the former owners of Hilfield Manor and visited the property over 100 years ago.
Indeed, there is a photograph of him with his wife Florence stood in the front porch.
The manor is in the Dorset village of Hermitage, which Hardy called Little Hintock in his novel The Woodlanders.
The property was built in the late 19th century by the Dampier-Bide family who were descendants of the famous British explorer and privateer William Dampier.