A superb Grade II Listed period property with versatile outbuildings, an attached two bedroom self-contained cottage and gardens and paddocks. In all about 9 acres. (Approximately 3,607 sq ft / 335.1 sq m)
– Trowbridge 2.9 miles
– Frome 7 miles
– Bath 11 miles
– Westbury Station 5 miles
– (London Paddington from 90 minutes)
An exceptional and versatile period farmhouse believed to date back to the 16th century having been in the same ownership for 23 years. It is listed as Grade II due to its historical and architectural merit, offering extensive equestrian facilities including 9 acres, a large 60x40 barn, stabling, further storage/workshops, plus a pretty two bedroom cottage. This delightful home is full of charm and situated in a quiet position, at the end of a country lane with pleasant gardens and rural views.
A stone porch gives access into a central reception hall leading to both the sitting room and study/snug, both having stripped and polished oak floorboards running throughout. The triple aspect sitting room has a large Inglenook fireplace with a cast iron wood burning stove and beamed ceilings. Off the study/snug, also with a wood burning stove, is a fantastic recently extended kitchen/dining room designed by the award winning CASA architects. It has a copper roof with central skylight and offers under floor heating and a four oven AGA. The modern kitchen opens onto the gardens to the side and rear, providing a focal point for all the family to gather and also to entertain. Across the two upper floors are four bedrooms and two spacious bathrooms.
The Manor also benefits from a pretty self-contained cottage with a spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, smart kitchen, refurbished bathroom and two first floor bedrooms. The cottage can easily be incorporated into the main house creating a six bedroom home or let out to provide extra income.
Set back from the property, behind the garden is a vast agricultural building with neighbouring stables that leads out on to large paddocks.
At the front of the house is a pretty garden that leads to a well established orchard containing a 40x20 ménage and a bridle path leads straight from the front drive, allowing excellent riding from your doorstep. There is an ample parking area for numerous cars.
The Manor is well placed between Southwick and Wingfield, set on a no-through private lane, with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Southwick has a primary school, village pub, village hall, church & popular country park whilst the village of Wingfield has a well regarded primary school, church, and pub with its own cricket pitch and team. The market town of Trowbridge lies approximately 3 miles east and provides a full range of amenities including well regarded local primary and secondary schools, while the Saxon town of Bradford on Avon is some 3 miles to the north. The World Heritage City of Bath lies 10 miles to the north west, famed for its Georgian architecture and Roman heritage and enjoying a wealth of cultural, business and recreational facilities.
Communications are good, with London accessible via the M4 motorway (Junction 17 Chippenham or Junction 18 Bath) or the A303 and A36. There are excellent train services from Bath to London Paddington (journey time from 85 minutes) and from Westbury to London Paddington (journey time from 80 minutes). Bristol International Airport is about 26 miles to the west.