An utterly unique opportunity to own a private 'Nature Reserve' in the heart of the Chalke Valley with a five bedroom lodge house set in grounds of just under 4.5 acres, including a mature 2 acre naturally spring fed, stocked lake.
Fred's Lake is a mature two acre naturally spring fed lake set in the beautiful Chalke Valley. With excellent bank vegetation and small islands ensuring cover for an abundance of wild life the lake provides a stunning backdrop to this unique Lodge house. Throughout the year there is a myriad of wildlife to enjoy, including owls, buzzards, deer, foxes and the master fisher, the kingfisher. This nationally famous course fishing lake is stocked with a variety of freshwater species including Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Gudgeon. The lake also contains some fine examples of wild brown and rainbow trout.
The views that are enjoyed from The Lodge, across the sweeping landscaped gardens towards the lake and beyond are outstanding. The house has been designed to capitalise on its unique and breathtaking setting. Although not apparent from the front of the house, the interior offers large light spaces, with picture windows to capture the views. French doors to merge the interior and exterior spaces, opening to a large raised decked area from which to drink it all in.
The Lodge is a detached modern house which has been carefully updated and modernised by the current owners. The accommodation now has a pleasing layout with excellent reception space including a fabulous kitchen/dining/family room opening onto the external decked area, making it perfect for entertaining. Fitted with sleek units under solid wood work surfaces and island, the Kitchen is equipped with range cooker and concealed appliances. There is plenty of space for large sofas and chairs and the room forms a wonderfully sociable hub to the house.
Glazed doors to the other rooms continue the contemporary open feel, whilst creating useable separate spaces including a lovely Sitting Room, complete with wood burner and a generous family Dining Room.
The accommodation is extremely versatile, including two double bedrooms on the ground floor, one with shower cubicle and wash hand basin.
Balanced by three further bedrooms on the first floor, including a wonderful Master Bedroom with en-suite that enjoys fantastic views through double doors that open to a balcony. There is also a separate family bathroom.
Double gates open to the large block paved drive which offers plenty of private off road parking.
The gardens are a delight, south facing and beautifully landscaped with a large timber decked terrace providing the perfect spot to enjoy the idyllic setting, looking out across the grounds and lakes to the glorious countryside of the Chalke Valley beyond. Steps lead down to a stone paved patio with a large, raised fish pond, complete with mature Koi Carp.
An area of decking and gravel terraces, with raised flower and shrub borders open to extensive areas of lawn, interspersed with varieties of ornamental and flowering trees and further seating decks.
The lawns run down to the lake and there are a number of pathways from which to enjoy this peaceful environment bordering the River Ebble. There are a number of useful timber outbuildings.
Situated in the beautiful Chalke Valley, 5 miles south-west of Salisbury in Wiltshire, the village of Bishopstone can date its history back to the 12th Century. Bishopstone has an active, eclectic and vibrant community that hosts many activities all year round. The property is set in the centre of this popular rural village situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its attractive rolling countryside and rich wildlife. The village has a church, vibrant Public House and playing fields whilst the neighbouring villages of Broadchalke and Coombe Bissett also each have a post office/general store and highly regarded primary schools. Wilton has a good range of everyday shops and the historic cathedral City of Salisbury has an excellent choice of shopping, educational and recreational facilities as well as a station providing rail services to London (Waterloo).