5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Penns Lodge, Brinkworth
Situated within an idyllic rural setting, this impressive and well-proportioned detached period home boasts 14.5 acres of gardens, paddocks and orchard coupled with triple garaging and tennis court. Planning granted for stabling.
- Impressive Period Home
- Idyllic Rural Setting
- Original Features
- 5 Receptions
- 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
- Paddocks & Orchard
- Established Garden
- Triple Garaging
- Tennis Court
- Planning permission for stabling
DESCRIPTION Penns Lodge Farm is a handsome detached period home boasting 14.5 acres situated within an idyllic rural position on the edge of the village of Brinkworth and backing onto Somerford Woods providing easy access to walking and riding routes through the surrounding countryside. Dating back to 1840, the farmhouse has spacious well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings typical to the era offering excellent family sized accommodation spanning three floors and extending in all to 3,875 completed with an excellent wine cellar.
Arranged around a central entrance hall with original tessellated tiled flooring and oak staircase, the ground floor comprises principally of three reception rooms, all with traditional fireplaces, and a study. The country style kitchen is fitted with solid wood units, granite worktops, an oil-fired AGA and a range cooker and is open plan to a vaulted ceiling family room with dual-aspect French doors to the garden. From the kitchen there is a charming traditional pantry with fitted dishwasher and access down to the wine cellar, whilst the ground floor is completed with a cloakroom, boot room and a further versatile reception room currently being utilised as a gym.
On the first floor, a spacious landing serves four double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC. The excellent master suite has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with both separate bath and shower and a fitted dressing room. The top floor further double bedroom has easy access into a good sized attic space providing ample storage.
The property is approached over a sweeping gravelled drive leading to the side through double-gates to a further block paved drive providing ample private parking and access to the triple garaging. There is additional rear vehicular access set behind a five-bar gate. The gardens and land extend in all to 14.5 acres with the principal large flat paddock arranged at the rear comprising c.11.5 acres of pastureland. Penns Lodge Farm enjoys a lovely outlook over the front garden to the charming orchard enclosed with a brick wall and box hedge. Beyond this, a gate opens to the fully enclosed smaller paddock of 0.6 acres ideal for smallholding or providing further pony grazing. The main garden is arranged to the side and rear of the house, laid predominately to lawn with mature shrubs and featuring a spectacular weeping ash tree. The large patio terrace is perfect for summer BBQs and family entertaining with a marble effect hot tub and fishpond. The property benefits from an excellent full-sized tennis court enclosed with high metal fencing.
Planning permission was granted in 2020 for a dutch barn/stabling and equestrian change of use (ref:19/11813/FUL).
SITUATION The property occupies a rural location at 'Penns Lodge' between the village of Brinkworth and Braydon Wood some 7 miles east of Malmesbury and about 5 miles form Royal Wootton Bassett. Braydon Wood was once The Royal Forest of Braydon and is perfect for walking, riding and other outdoor activities. Brinkworth, reputably the longest village in England, is strong community with an excellent Primary School and village pub/restaurant. Malmesbury is an ancient market town whose High Street has numerous independent shops, pubs and restaurants, a new Waitrose store and a regular weekly Farmer's market whilst the town has excellent choice of both primary and secondary schools and good recreational and leisure facilities. Royal Wootton Basset similarly has a good range of shops and facilities. The M4 motorway (J16) is 6 miles away and provides fast road access to the major employment centres of Bristol and Swindon together with London and the West Country. Main line rail services are available from Swindon (Paddington in about 60 minutes).
SERVICES & TENURE The property is Freehold subject to the following rights of way. The front drive is shared access for the four residents of Somerford Court who contribute to the general maintenance. A public footpath crosses diagonally over the large paddock whilst the neighbouring farm has vehicular right of way over a track between the orchard and small paddock.
The property has oil fired central heating and a sewage treatment plant shared with Somerford Court. Waters connections are to be confirmed.