A dose of country paradise on the Wiltshire/Dorset border…..
Combine an idyllic setting, with a character-packed, and tastefully modernised period country house that includes equestrian facilities, tennis court and stunning walled gardens, and here you have the perfect family home!
Situated in countryside designated to be of outstanding natural beauty, and neighbouring the renowned Stourhead estate, is Wolverton House, enjoying prominence in a quiet lane in the delightful, and unspoiled hamlet of Wolverton.
The house dates back to the late 17th century and extends to some 3,705 ft² and has been skilfully and lovingly renovated to showcase many of the original features. The property offers spacious accommodation arranged over 3 floors with the principal rooms enjoying views over the gardens. With 6 bedrooms and a third top floor that could be perfect setting for guests or an au pair, there is also a home office within the stable-yard (The Old Dairy) and a former Coach House (currently used as a store) which could be the subject of further planning options.
Situated perfectly for close links to London and South West with access to the A303 less than 5 minutes away, easy train access (from Gillingham) and close to a raft of top well-known schools, including Port Regis, Bruton, Sherborne, Dauntsey, and Bryanston.
The property enjoys excellent equestrian facilities including a new ménage, 5 acres of land (inclusive of gardens and three fields), field shelters, 3 stables alongside a tennis court, beautifully stocked walled gardens and the perfect courtyard for alfresco dining, spanned by a raised pond which is stocked with mature Koi carp.
For the ‘kitchen gardener’, an abundance of vegetables and soft fruit is growing in raised beds in the hideaway vegetable garden with a further orchard stocked with damson, plum, apple, greengage and cherry trees.
The local area offers tremendous facilities and leisure opportunities with historic and archaeological interest, including the World Heritage Site of Cadbury Castle a short distance to the West and Stonehenge to the East… Longleat is 15 minutes away to the North. The Mere Downs and Stourhead Estate offer the perfect opportunity for walking, horse riding and cycling with fishing available locally on the Rivers Wylye and Nadder as well as the River Avon. For those keen on horse racing, the options are plentiful with Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury all within easy striking distance. Golf can be enjoyed at Wincanton, West Wilts, Tollard Royal or Sherborne….
“Fox Grant last sold Wolverton House some 12 years ago and we expect the same level of competitive interest as it will suite a family relocating from the eastern counties and looking to benefit from the fantastic local schools and great local Pony Clubs”, said Jessica Gregory of agents Fox Grant
Wolverton House is on the market as a whole, or in two lots, with a Guide of £1.45 Million. Visit www.foxgrant.com for further detail or call 01722 782727 and speak to Jessica Gregory or William Grant.