Malmesbury, Wiltshire: £1,400,000
A handsome Listed country house with wonderful family living space and rural views set in some 9 acres of paddocks and grounds. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 receptions plus 30′ kitchen/family room, coach house with 3 stables with potential, studio, tennis court. In all 9.23 acres.
THE PROPERTY This handsome Grade II Listed Cotswold stone built country house with its distinctive Gothic façade originally dates from the 18th century and lies at the end of a tree lined gravelled driveway amidst some 9 acres of level paddocks together with useful outbuildings, formal gardens, stabling and a tennis court. The property enjoys rural views over the surrounding countryside whilst internally, the property offers substantial character accommodation and well-planned living space, perfect for modern family living which extends in all to around 4,600 sq,ft. Arranged over three floors, the house boasts an impressive vaulted double-height hall with an elegant staircase leading up to the first floor, a formal drawing room whilst the large kitchen/family room is very much the heart of the house and boasts an Aga, island unit and French windows onto the garden. A large side hall with wood burning stove leads on to the playroom/dining room beyond which are boot rooms, wc and a cloakroom. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a small study/bedroom whilst three further bedrooms and two bathrooms can be found on the second floor.
SITUATION Whiteheath House is situated about 2 miles to the south of Malmesbury, an ancient market town, dominated by a fine 12th century Abbey. The town has an excellent range of shops and services including a Waitrose supermarket. Other local towns include Cirencester, Tetbury and Chippenham. The main regional centres are Swindon, Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol, all of which are within daily commuting distance. The village is well placed for access to Junction 17 of the M4 (4 miles to the south). Direct rail services to London Paddington from either Chippenham Station about 8 miles) or Kemble (about 10 miles) with scheduled journey times of approximately 70 and 77 minutes respectively.
Malmesbury has both Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated primary and secondary schools whilst bus services to Beaudesert Park school are available in close proximity.
EXTERNAL The property is approached over a long private driveway leading to a circular gravelled area to the front of the house with another drive that leads off to the former Coach House to the rear providing ample parking. The Coach House comprises three loose boxes on the ground floor with exterior Tallet steps leading to a large first floor loft area. The garden lies to the south and west of the house and comprises lawns with mixed borders and a mature copse. At the rear of the house is a large paved west sun terrace accessed from the kitchen making it ideal for summer dining. Beyond are further lawns and a hard tennis court. There is a detached timber studio and a useful range of open fronted garden stores. Tucked away behind the Coach House is a vegetable garden. The land mainly comprises three paddocks to the south of the gardens, suitable for horses and other livestock. In all the property extends to about 9.23 acres.