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An architecturally designed contemporary house with far reaching views


  • Quiet sought after location
  • Architect designed contemporary property in lovely position
  • Wonderful views
  • Light and bright accommodation
  • Thermally efficient
  • Air source heating
  • Photovoltaic and solar panels
  • Gardens and paddock
  • In all about 2 acres


Bought from new in 2016 by the current owners, Swyncombe was constructed by Pearce Properties Ltd of Sherborne, a well known and reputable local firm. The property has the benefit of a NHBC warranty and has been built to high standard throughout with a clear emphasis on energy efficiency, with underfloor heating sourced via an air source heat pump, photovoltaic and solar panels, complimented by a direct pressure plumbing system. Other attributes include a large open plan kitchen/ dining/ sitting room which extends to approximately forty-three feet, oak and tiled floors and a spectacular outlook over the surrounding lightly wooded countryside. The adaptable accommodation is sensibly configured and extends to approximately 3,300 square feet. Services Mains water and electricity. Private treatment plant. Air source heating system. Photovoltaic solar panels. Local Authority Wiltshire County Council: Council Tax: Band G EPC: Band B The property is approached from the lane onto a large gravel parking and turning area joining which is the former garage which has been converted to a playroom/office. Steps lead from the gravel area to the side of the house where a paved terrace extends around the full length of the large sitting/dining room/kitchen. The grounds are mainly to lawn interspersed with a variety of mature trees including beech, pine and hawthorn and flanked on one side by woodland. The majority of the garden lies to the north east and is bisected by a stream which runs through the grounds; there is a separate paddock with field gate providing vehicular access. Large timber shed. West Knoyle is a small Wiltshire village surrounded by countryside 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 with the highly regarded Wren's Community Shop and village post office and the Fox and Hounds Inn while the thriving town of Mere, has an excellent range of local shops including the Sprout and Flower, Yapps Brothers Wine Merchants, a butcher, small supermarket, library, primary school, post office, a number of churches, both Church of England and Roman Catholic, doctor and dentist's surgeries and a hotel. Shaftesbury has an excellent range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, a small hospital, a library, a health centre and an arts centre with cinema. In nearby Gillingham there is a Waitrose as well as a mainline railway station (London Waterloo). 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 Newt Hotel and Gardens. A wider range of facilities can be found in Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury, all of which are within easy motoring distance. The A303 lies approximately two miles to the north giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.