Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Formerly White's Farmhouse the property has evolved along with the name over the last two centuries to become the elegant home that it is today. Extensions have kept it up to date with the demands of modern day living and this handsome Grade II Listed house offers a wealth of space with the added benefit of tall ceilings and large windows. The traditional farmhouse can be seen in the dressed quoins on the white rendered façade and the slate tiled roof and beyond the front door the features continue. The ground floor enjoys four main reception rooms as well as the kitchen and cloakroom. The library is fitted with rows of shelving and a striking marble fireplace housing a wood burning stove takes centre stage. The dining room has glazed cupboards and French doors to outside and direct access to the kitchen which is fitted with a range of cupboards and includes double oven, ceramic hob and also has a door to the garden. The main sitting room cum drawing room is 33ft long and enjoys a triple aspect, a step and faux wall pillars cleverly provide a separation between the two spaces. The sitting room has a black marble fireplace with open fire which gives this room a feeling of grandeur and French doors open on the rear garden. Step down into the drawing room and this space has a different feel with views to the front it offers a reflective, creative space and leads through to the garden room. Running the length of the western side of the house the garden room connects the outside with the inside, it is an area in which to relax and take in the view. Beneath the ground floor there is a useful cellar used as a utility room and it is ideal for storage and accessed also via a door from outside.

Head upstairs to the first floor where an inviting landing awaits with a study area at one end which via an arched window takes in the view of the village. To the front of the house there are two double bedrooms with wonderful views the second of which has a built in wardrobe. The master bedroom sits at the back of the house and benefits from a stylish en-suite shower room and Juliet balcony which overlooks the garden. The fourth bedroom has vaulted ceiling and a Juliet balcony which looks out onto the garden. The family bathroom with bath and separate shower completes upstairs.

Situation

Compton Bassett stands at the foot of the escarpment of the Marlborough Downs in an area that is predominantly pasture land and well away from main roads. The property stands in an AONB and conservation area. The village is typified by

period properties and there is a popular public house, a church and a good village community. The nearby market towns of Calne, Marlborough and Devizes offer a good range of services

and amenities. Main line railway services can be found from Chippenham to London Paddington and there is access to the M4 motorway at Junction 16. The City of Bath, a world heritage

site, with a wide range of cultural activities is about 20 miles to the west. The area offers a wide range of sporting activities, which include racing at Bath and Salisbury, golf at Bowood and

North Wilts and fine walking and riding in the surrounding countryside. Local schools include Marlborough College, St Mary's at Calne and Dauntseys.

Outside

Set behind a stone wall with gated wrought iron railings stands this attractive Georgian house. Neat striped lawns flank the path and extend to the front door. A gravel drive to the side leads up to an area of parking and a detached double garage with light and power. The garden wraps around the house where it meets a large paved sun terrace with stone water feature and steps which are accessed from all the ground floor rooms. Head up to the top garden via this Italian style stone staircase with attractive urns and ornate stone balustrade where the main garden is located which adjoins paddocks. This level garden is set behind neatly clipped hedges and includes mature trees and a raised vegetable garden. Within the garden there are many varieties of roses, shrubs and trees which provide scent and colour throughout the seasons.

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