With the film adaptation of Downton Abbey hitting our screens, thoughts turn to times of elegance and grandeur.

And where better to live that lifestyle than a former gamekeeper's lodge on the edge of the Appuldurcombe Estate.

Now beautifully modernised to make the most of the architectural splendour, Clevelands Lodge is a wonderful property now on the market.

With three bedrooms, two receptions and a detached double garage, the lodge is brimming with character.

An open fireplace and oak flooring add to the aura of grandeur and the striking kitchen has an adjoining utility room that was once the game bird storage room.

The wood-framed sun room is a great place to relax while upstairs there is a period roll-top bath in the main bathroom.

Red squirrels play in the gorgeous gardens, which have some raised areas.

Clevelands Lodge is being marketed by Fine and Country, who can be contacted on 01983 520000.