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West Knoyle, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12

Guide price £2,450,000

6 Beds 4 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: SHA200152

A handsome Grade II Listed stone farmhouse with a cottage, extensive outbuildings, gardens and grounds extending in all to about 40 acres

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Study
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Conservatory
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms (two ensuite)
  • The Cottage comprises: Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Two Bedrooms and a Bathroom
  • Indoor Swimming Pool, Extensive Outbuildings, Loose Boxes, Modern Barns, Manege, Lake, Gardens and Grounds. In all about 40 Acres

THE PROPERTY

Listed Grade II and dating from the late 17th century with a later 18th century extension, Broadmead Farmhouse is a handsome period stone farmhouse under a clay tiled roof situated on the edge of the village with a lovely outlook over its lake to undulating countryside. Once owned by Jesus College, Cambridge, and bought by the current owners 11 years ago, the property has been well tended in recent years, with sensibly configured accommodation, good ceiling heights and nicely proportioned rooms. Attributes worthy of particular mention include both open and inglenook fireplaces, beamed ceilings, and a conservatory with lovely views over the carefully landscaped gardens and grounds. In addition there is an oil fired AGA, and flagstone flooring in the hall and kitchen. The current owners have imaginatively converted one of the outbuildings into an indoor swimming pool with a large changing room and studio and also converted the attic in the main house into additional accommodation. The property is approached from the village down a drive which runs onto a gravelled forecourt with ample car parking and turning areas. This extends past the front of the house to the outbuildings. Either side of the drive are small paddocks with post and rail fencing, flanked by a variety of trees including silver birch. To the right of the drive there is a lawned area with colourful flower and shrub borders with a stone wall separating the garden from the outbuildings. The rear garden is accessed from both the drawing room and the conservatory with a stone terrace which extends the full width of the rear faade; steps lead down to the landscaped gardens bordered on one side by a large flower and shrub border with beech hedging. Beyond this is a further area of lawn extending down to a lightly wooded area with a lake and a central island and a smaller pond, both flanked by a wide variety of flowering and ornamental shrubs. The owners have carried out extensive planting with fine specimen trees. To the west of the house there is an attractive stone terrace with a rose clad pergola, adjoining which is a further terrace with a sunken seated area. There is a brick and part boarded cottage under a clay tiled roof. Please see floorplans. Land and Outbuildings The land extends to approximately 40 acres and lies to the north, east and west of the property. The land is all fenced, the majority with post and rail and has water connected; to the west of the property there is a plantation with a wide variety of specimen hardwood trees and elsewhere a small apple orchard. There is an extensive range of outbuildings, both period and modern. These include three large barns suitable for a variety of uses, a former slate and brick building has been converted into an indoor swimming pool with an adjoining reception room and studio. Alongside this is a further outbuilding with four loose boxes, a tack room and a full size manege. Please refer to the agent for details of Rural Land Payments. Broadmead Farm is situated on the western edge of West Knoyle, a small Wiltshire village surrounded by countryside, much of which has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village has a pretty church (St Mary the Virgin) reputedly dating from the twelfth century and a village hall. East Knoyle is within a couple of miles, and has a highly regarded village post office, store and Inn while Shaftesbury has an excellent range of facilities including a supermarket, cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, a small hospital, a library, a health centre and an arts centre. Nearby Bruton is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The town has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including At the Chapel, The Roth Bar at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery and the newly opened Newt Hotel and Gardens. In nearby Gillingham there is a Waitrose as well as a mainline railway station (London Waterloo); there are a wider range of facilities in Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury, all of which are within easy motoring distance. The A303 lies approximately a mile and a half to the north giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.