Impressive Family Home abutting the countryside and one of only a few private houses located on the Stourhead National Trust estate. Having been refurbished and well presented the accommodation provides much light and some fantastic views. Formerly the old police house originally built in the 1930's and believed to be constructed of Gillingham
clunch, The property has been extended to offer spacious versatile accommodation to include four good size bedrooms with three bathrooms, 18ft sitting room, three further reception rooms with the highlight of the property being the 21ft kitchen area this is open plan across the rear of the property spanning over 35ft with full opening doors to the rear veranda.
The ground floor accommodation is entranced via a replaced entrance porch leading to a welcoming entrance hall with a turning stairs to one end. There is a ground floor cloakroom, 18ft sitting room, 13ft Family room, 12ft drawing room plus a 11ft Study with views over the countryside. To the rear of the property is a 20ft kitchen area with built in appliances, breakfast bar and separate utility boot room. The kitchen is open plan to the rear and spans over 35ft with a library seating area and views over the countryside to one end with a recessed 12ft dining area in the middle that has opening doors to the rear veranda which is the full width of the property.
On the first floor is a split level landing with a window providing views to the wooded copse behind the property. The 15ft master bedroom has views towards the countryside and benefits from having a walk in wardrobe and private use en-suite shower room. There is a double aspect 13ft second bedroom plus a 12ft third bedroom that services the main family bathroom while the fourth bedroom on the lower section has another separate shower room.
A welcoming gated stone drive providing parking for a number of cars and giving access to the garage and a side storage area. The front garden is enclosed with mature hedging and mainly laid awn with various flower and shrub boarders providing screening for a timber shed.
To one side of the property is a pathway abutting the countryside that leads to the rear garden and to the other side is further access to the rear garden with storage areas including a timber shed. This flows through to a vegetable plot area with a green house. That in turn leads to the formal garden area which is mainly laid to lawn. Across the rear of the property is a open front roof top veranda to enjoy those lazy summer days .
Stourton sits in the heart of the National Trust owned Stourhead House & Estate. You will be able to gain access over the estate and surrounding countryside.
The village has a church and a public house " The Spread Eagle" as well as an excellent farm shop situated very close by. Nearby Mere provides Town services and amenities. Gillingham has a main line
railway station (London Waterloo) and acess to the A303 is minutes away. Local Schools and educations include Sherborne, St. Antony's Leweston, St. Mary's Shaftesbury, Downside, Milton Abbey, Bryanston, Millfi eld, Kings Bruton and Clayesmore. Prep schools include Port Regis, Knighton House, Hanford, Sandroyd, Sherborne Prep, Clayesmore
Located not to far away is the Georgian spa town of Bath and the cathedral city of Salisbury. Further recreation and enjoyment is not to far away with Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury and Bath. Golf at Sherborne and Warminster and the south
coast is not too far away.
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Property built in late 30s for the village policeman
one of only a few private properties on the 1200 acre Stourhead Estate
of 1200 acres, the house and gardens with 600 acres is owned by the nt, including most of the properties which are rentals. The other 600 acres, including about 12 properties, is owned and managed by the Hoare family (mainly woodland)
numerous woodland and country walks, locally and over the Deverill Hills
area of outstanding natural beauty and conservation area
Farmshop 200m away
Property has PhotoVoltaic Solar panels with inverter in loft. This attracts a quarterly Feed In Tariff payment
Property has Solar Hotwater panel which augments hw heating system
Property has eta Biomass Boiler using wood pellets rather than oil. Saving money and green. This attracts Renewable Heat Initiative payments
Originally a two up, two down cottage, the house has been extended three times in last 20 years
Substantial rewiring and lighting downstairs with recent refurbishment
Underfloor heating (wet) in Kitchen/Dining area, lounge and study/office
Electric underfloor heating in main bathroom and en suite
Raised bed vegetable garden fenced and large greenhouse
pir lights in downstairs toilet and walk-in wardrobe
external pir floodlights at front and side of house
pressurised hot water tank in airing cupboard provides direct hot water pressure to showers
.ZipTap filtered hot water tap in kitchen. No kettle required!
Water softener fitted in utility. (15kg of salt tablets every 9 months)
Walnut tree, Rowan tree & Dove (Pocket Handkerchief) tree in rear garden.
Wooden copse at rear of property
Large Douglas fir tree in front garden
Apple and Victoria plumb trees in front garden
Hedging a mix of Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Maple, Cherry, Hazel & Beech
Trees professionally maintained in 2019
Shared septic tank in copse rear of property (£5 per annum). Reduced water rates/sewage
Two garden hedgehogs
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