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One of Dorset's finest country Manor's is up for sale - but you'll need a cool £7.5 million to buy it.<br />
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A stunning Tudor manor house that has been visited by writer Thomas Hardy and actors Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier is on the market for £7.5m.<br />
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Athelhampton House dates back to the 15th century and was used as a film location for the 1972 film Sleuth, starring Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.<br />
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The Grade I listed property is in the heart of Hardy Country in Puddletown, near Dorchester, Dorset, and Hardy was a regular visitor to the house, which his stonemason father worked on.<br />
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For the last 60 years, it has been owned by the Cooke family with three generations of the family building on and enhancing the legacy of the historic home.<br />
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But the house is now on the market with estate agents Savills and Knight Frank.