A period Grade II listed farmhouse with five bedrooms dating from the fifteenth century, with stabling for seven horses, large barn, circa 3.8 acres including stunning country gardens, with two garages and parking for several cars. Read more
A period Grade II listed farmhouse with five bedrooms dating from the fifteenth century, with stabling for seven horses, large barn, circa 3.8 acres including stunning country gardens, with two garages and parking for several cars. Originally a Hall House, the house is partly thatched, partly Cotswold stone tiled, and has many period features such as exposed beams, wooden panelling and original fireplaces and benefits from a one bedroom self-contained Stable Cottage.
It was the perfect country location which originally attracted us to this house eight years ago, says the vendor. This is Beaufort Hunt country and the hacking here is outstanding. The Badminton estate is just a few miles away and with permission you can ride around the estate. There is stabling for seven horses and large storage barns together the paddocks here, so it is perfect for equestrian use. The paddocks are stock fenced so if you did not want horses you could easily rent out the land for grazing. I have raised lambs and we keep free range hens as well. There are five double bedrooms so there is plenty of room for all the family and guests and there is also a separate one bedroom cottage. Downstairs we have a large sitting room with huge fireplace built from stone supposedly taken from Malmesbury Abbey. There is a cosy snug with a gas wood burner. The house is beautiful throughout the seasons, particularly at Christmas. There is a large office and a huge laundry room and boot room, offering plenty of storage everywhere, including a kitchen pantry so this is a very practical house. The farmhouse kitchen has double doors opening out onto the David Austen rose garden. There are four parterres bordered with box hedging and filled with roses, anemones and alliums it is such a pretty English country cottage garden, bordered by stone balustrades and looking out over the paddocks. We get sun all day long here, and the sunsets and star gazing are stunning.
We have done a lot of work to the house, replacing the windows, putting in a new front door and porch, rethatching and decorating the whole house. This is a lovely family home, with good access in to Bath which is 10.2 miles away. Nearby private schools include St Marys Calne, Westonbirt, Kingswood and Royal High School. Chippenham station is 8.1 miles away and trains to London take 1 hour and 14 minutes. There is excellent access to M4 from here too. Nettleton has a shop and post office, Marshfield has a grocer, butchers, post office, doctors surgery and garage. It is so peaceful here; last night I sat outside and could see the stars as there is no light pollution and even saw a shooting star.
This has been a perfect family home, a real country dream.