Sandridge Lodge is a substantial Grade II listed country house. Formerly the hunting lodge of the Earls of Anglesey who sold the property in 1650 the property dates in part from the late 16th century with later additions.
This lovely family home has been carefully restored and modernised over the years to give spacious and generous rooms ideal for modern living, but yet has retained many of its period characteristics. The lovely games room, with its impressive mezzanine floor is believed to date from 1900 as a studio for a former illustrator of Punch magazine. The majority of the rooms all benefit from magnificent southerly views and the ground floor accommodation offers excellent formal and family living with flexible use of individual rooms. There is a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga and separate larder and utility rooms.
Up the main staircase there is the master bedroom, which has en suite bathroom and dressing room and again enjoys the fabulous views. Further bedrooms emanate from this first floor landing and two sets of stairs to the second floor reveal further bedrooms. A secondary staircase leading from the drawing room gives access to a further two bedrooms and bathroom, which make an ideal guest suite or indeed could be adapted to be secondary accommodation.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
A long sweeping gravel drive bordered by hedging and a variety of mature specimen trees, with the first hint of the views, brings you to the impressive wisteria clad front of the property, with its large terrace perfect for enjoying the views and sights and sounds of the garden. The well maintained gardens offer a wealth of mixed herbaceous borders and flowering shrubs., An orchard provides a wide range of fruit trees. There is a highly productive part walled kitchen garden with greenhouse and polly tunnel and a Victorian brick lined rain water store, believed to hold about 10,000 litres and a former ice house now used as a coal store. There are two main paddocks at the top and bottom of the property, with the southerly one being stock fenced with mains water supply.
To the east of the house there is a former Coach House which comprises of two garages, a workshop and three stables with a yard area in the front. Subject to planning this could be converted to provide further accommodation.
NOTE: Planning consent was obtained (05/01507/FUL dated 6/9/05) for an additional triple garage and garden store.
Sandridge Lodge is located in a secluded position approximately 1 mile from the village of Bromham. The house is nestled on a south facing hillside with fabulous views towards Salisbury Plain. The village itself offers a range of day-to-day services including shops, pubs, church and school. The house is ideally situated between the market town of Devizes and the practical town of Chippenham (7 miles), both of which offer good day-to-day shopping, whilst the beautiful Georgian city of Bath with its excellent restaurants, recreational and cultural facilities is about 14 miles away. The beautiful National Trust Village of Lacock is close by. Bristol and Swindon are within easy access and Chippenham train station has a regular service into London Paddington (approx 75 minutes). Motorway access to the M4 is either at junction 16 or 17. Sporting activities in the area include various renowned golf courses such as the course at nearby Bowood House, and those with an interest in equestrian pursuits are well catered for. The house is very well placed for many excellent schools including St Mary's and St Margaret's Calne, Marlborough College, Stonar and Dauntseys, and the well renowned Bath day schools.
From Chippenham take the A4 and bear right on to the A342 towards Devizes, and proceed through the hamlet of Sandy Lane. Take the right turn to Melksham A3102. Continue beyond the hamlet of Westbrook for about ½ a mile to a small crossroad. The white gates and drive for Sandridge Lodge are about 100m on the left beyond the crossroads
LPG Gas Central Heating
COUNCIL TAX BAND H
GRADE II LISTED- EPC Exempt
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"A superb spacious Grade II listed Country House set in glorious grounds."
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