An estate once owned by the family who inspired Ian Fleming’s iconic agent is up for grabs - but it will cost you £3.5 million.

The Moigne Combe Estate, once owned by Dorset’s prominent Bond family - a member of which is thought to have inspired James Bond - has come to the market.

A ten bedroom mansion house with lake views forms the principal residence within the Moigne Combe Estate, which the Bond family built for their personal use at the start of the twentieth family.

It also comes with a double height reception hall, a galleried landing and a formal dining room as well as a library, drawing room and a separate kitchen wing with a scullery, butlers’ pantry, cellar and domestic staff rooms.

In addition to the mansion house, the estate also includes a pair of let semi-detached three bedroom cottages, with the opportunity to purchase another six, and a 31 acre productive livestock farm with four bedroom farmhouse - currently on a farm business tenancy.

The land totals about 141 acres of which 90 acres is mature woodland.

Potential buyers could also get their hands on the Stable House, a four bedroom detached former coach house with an annexe and walled garden.

The estate can be bought as a whole at a guide of £3,500,000 or as four separate lots.

It has been claimed that local tales of John Bond, an Elizabethan spy whose , may have inspired Fleming’s 007.

The Bond family motto is non sufficit orbis which translates as “the world is not enough”, which became the title of the 21st James Bond film in 1999. The Latin motto can be seen on the Bond family’s house, Creech Grange, at East Holme.

The Bond family were also the occupants of Tyneham House in Dorset’s now famous ‘ghost village’, from 1683 until its evacuation by the Army in December 1943.

The Moigne Combe Estate is about eight miles from Dorchester and there is a direct train link to London Waterloo less than ten minutes’ drive away in the nearby village of Moreton.

For more information, contact George Syrett at Savills Salisbury on 01722 426 810 or Ashley Rawlings at Savills Wimborne on 01202 856 800.