A substantial family home set in lovely mature gardens with further buildings and grounds available by separate negotiation. (Approximately 5,291 sq ft / 491.6 sq m)
Porch • Reception hall • Drawing room • Morning room • Dining room • Kitchen/Breakfast room • Conservatory • Secondary stair hall • Four double bedrooms (one en suite) • Family bathroom • Second floor flat with self-contained access with two double bedrooms and bathroom • Cellars
Gated driveway with ample parking • Large mature gardens • Further buildings of approximately 5,604 sq ft / 520.7 sq m with potential income stream of £35,000 per annum and surrounding land available by separate negotiation
The property was originally part of the Long Estate, on the market for the first time in sixty years and was built by Lord Long to house his estate manager. It is a very handsome period house, set behind grand, gothic stone gates and opening onto mature gardens. From the large gravel driveway and parking area a stone porch inscribed with the date 1859, when the building was built, draped in a magnolia tree entices you into a vast and welcoming reception hall. The main reception rooms and large kitchen are all accessed off the hall, while the dining room leads through to a secondary stair well with self-contained access to the second floor, creating a private apartment with a roof terrace should one wish. The main staircase leads to the two further floors, with rooms throughout the house offering grand proportions, high ceilings and period features to include lovely marble open fireplaces, stone mullion windows, thick wooden doors and a lovely oak staircase. The lower floor has five rooms offering wine cellars and storage space. The garden is divine, open to the south and surrounded by mature trees around a large level lawn with views into the distance.
Neighbouring the property, facing north and private from the main house are further extensive period buildings, presently used as offices. These buildings extend to approximately 5,604 sq ft / 520.7 sq m and could achieve an income stream of approaching £40,000 per annum. They would also allow to be split to form four residential dwellings. Our clients are in the process of obtaining planning permission to revert these back to residential use. To the far side of the building is a further open garden area. Both these parts are available by separate negotiation and if not sold with the main house will be sold at a later date.
The property is well placed, being at the end of a ‘no through road’ on the edge of the village of Hilperton. Hilperton has a public house, garage with village store, primary school and pre-school. Trowbridge offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and amenities as well as the recently completed cinema and restaurant complex. The World Heritage city of Bath lies 10 miles to the north with some of the best shopping, leisure, cultural and sporting facilities outside London. It has a mainline rail line to Bristol and London Paddington.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity
SERVICES: All mains services are connected