Saddlers Barn is full of charm and character and retains many original features throughout the building including original exposed beams and stonework. The rather grand entrance dining hall is very impressive with its stunning staircase and galleried landing complete with library. As well as providing a substantial space for a formal dining room table and chairs there is also ample space for occasional furniture, allowing the space to be enjoyed on a day to day basis rather than just high days and holidays.
To the left of the dining hall is the sitting room which was
initially the forge and still retains the beautiful Elm door with
original wooden lock. This room is less formal than the drawing room and with a cosy wood burning stove set within a stone fireplace, it is a very cosy room to relax and enjoy views of the gardens. This leads through to the generous drawing room, which has a magnificent inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed stone walls, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and also enjoys views of the garden.
Leading off the dining hall is the kitchen breakfast room with patio doors leading out into the garden, this is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast while appreciating life in the country. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of units and worktops and benefits from views of the garden and paddocks opposite. There is a door leading out into the garden, and another through to the
Moving back into the dining hall and through to an inner hall
the attention to detail continues, with exposed stone walls
adding warmth and character to this part of the building. This hallway provides privacy for the family or guest accommodation which consists of four good size bedrooms and a family bathroom, it also provides flexibility should you require to use this area of the house for more reception rooms, or perhaps a home office. It also provides the opportunity to reconfigure in order to create a self-contained studio, or holiday let if you would like to generate an income.
Moving upstairs via the stunning staircase the master suite is to the left. This spacious room has built in wardrobes an ensuite bathroom and the addition of a balcony provides wonderful views of Roundway Hill. Moving back onto the galleried landing and around to the library you can appreciate the grand dining hall below, and a door leading from the landing gives access to the attic room which offers a great space for storage but could be used as a den, games room, arts and craft room, or for whatever a
busy modern family needs.
Grounds & Gardens
The property is accessed via a gravel driveway edged with
lavender and box hedging, which leads to a turning circle in front of the double garage and ample parking. This is a substantial plot of approximately one acre which is made up of several lawned areas edged with mature trees, hedging, and shrubs. The vendors have created several herbaceous borders and a wildlife pond. There is also a greenhouse, garden store, kitchen garden and ample room for pets and children to run a round safely.
The property occupies a pleasant semi-rural location situated on the very edge of the sought after village of Bromham. Bromham has local amenities including church, shops, primary school and inns. The nearby market towns of Chippenham and Devizes have an excellent range of shops and amenities, including schooling for all ages, modern sports/leisure centres and, from Chippenham, mainline rail services (Paddington about 75 minutes). The major employment centres of Swindon and Bristol are easily accessible, together with London and the West Country, via the A4 and M4. Those with an interest in country and leisure pursuits are well catered for in the area and there is a good choice of both state and private schooling in the region.