A magnificent Grade II listed house of unique architectural provenance.
- Swimming Pool
- Double Garage
This elegant property is mainly constructed of limestone under a stone tiled roof with stone mullioned and timber windows, and a red brick two story porch with impressive 18th Century stone pediment over the doorway and wooden reliefs to the inside. This in turn leads to the impressive centrally located entrance hall, with its stone flag flooring, oak beams, Tudor-arched fireplace and the incredible stone arched doorway with ornately carved screen door and side panels the room feels like it belongs to a medieval castle not an early 20th century house.
Two reception rooms are accessed from the hall, the sitting room with a remarkable inglenook fireplace the focal point of the room and a cantered window overlooking the garden. To the left is the drawing room with full-height early 18th century panelling. Beyond the entrance hall is the inner lobby with cantilevered stone stairs to the first floor, cloakroom and the study.
To the rear of the property is located the service wing featuring a separate servants staircase to the first and second floors, access to the rear and the Butlers kitchen and on through to the large kitchen/ breakfast room. There is a range of wall and base cabinets, integral double oven, hob and large window overlooking the garden. There is a serving hatch to the adjoining drawing room and a connecting door. Of note are the two pantries off the kitchen one for food with the original marble slab and a China pantry.
At first floor level the landing extends over the porch creating a cosy snug area with views over the front garden. To the right is an unusual stone carved oculus window surround. There are four spacious double bedrooms on this floor, a family bathroom, shower room, separate WC and a large dressing room/cupboard. The rear staircase located in the service wing leads to the attic bedroom running the majority of the length of the house. There is an en suite shower room and sink in a vanity unit. Many of the ground and first floor rooms are decorated with William Morris patterned wallpaper, beams, dual or triple aspect and feature stone fireplaces. Except for the flag-stones in the hall and the quarry tiles in the kitchen, elm floorboards are a feature throughout the house.
By the rear entrance and attached to the house is a store room and WC. A set of stone steps leads down to the pool plant room, boiler room and cellar.
The Grounds and Gardens
The house is surrounded by formal gardens with clipped yew hedges and enclosed with stone walls and well-established beech and field hedges. Lawns surround the principle elevations with steps down through low stone walls to the lower level. There are a range of antique stone ornaments adorning the walls. To the front of the house is a gravel turning circle with access to the cul-de-sac through a five-bar gate. Beyond here is a secluded corner of the garden with stone tiled dovecot, pergola and pond. To the eastern side of the house is a large lawn area, a formal rose garden and a swimming pool with terrace and a summerhouse. The garden is wonderfully private and secluded. To the rear is a driveway (and space to securely park 2 cars) with iron gates leading to a double garage, store, workshop and rear of the house.
The market town of Chippenham has a great selection of shopping facilities, cafes and a range of restaurants including the Michelin starred restaurants at Lucknam Park.
Leisure pursuits that the surrounding areas include the race circuit at Castle Combe, horse racing at Bath and the deluxe Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Club.
The train station is a 10 minute walk with main line rail services (Paddington 75 minutes) and the Georgian city of Bath, with its many cultural, leisure and shopping attractions is a 15 minute train journey or 20 minute car journey away. Tetbury and Cirencester, two typical Cotswold's towns, are within easy access, and the M4 motorway (J17) is only 4 miles away and provides fast road access to London, Bristol, Swindon and the South West.