5 Bedroom Farm House for sale in Nettleton Shrub
IDEAL EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY - Situated within a picturesque rural hamlet setting, this quintessential Grade II Listed period farmhouse is set within 3.85 acres of paddocks and beautiful gardens complete with extensive stabling and outbuildings.
- Grade II Listed Period Farmhouse
- Excellent Equestrian Facilities
- Stabling for 7 Horses
- 5 Double Bedrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
- 1-Bedroom Annexe
- Beautiful Gardens
- Substantial Barn, Garaging & Workshop
- Picturesque Rural Location
- Yet easy access to Bath, Bristol, Swindon and the M4
DESCRIPTION Little Fosse Farm is a charming Grade II Listed period farmhouse situated in a superb rural location within the very pretty hamlet of Nettleton Shrub. The farmhouse is set amongst beautiful gardens and paddocks extending in all to 3.85 acres together with an extensive range of outbuildings, stabling and secondary accommodation. The whole is ideal for the equestrian enthusiast or those who seek to enjoy the country lifestyle.
With an attractive quintessential frontage, the farmhouse is believed to date back to the 15th Century boasting an array of original character throughout including exposed beams, stone mullion windows and traditional fireplaces all set beneath a part thatched and stone tiled roof. The flexible and substantial accommodation extends in all to 3,545 sq.ft. predominantly arranged over two floors with an additional attic level. The ground floor comprises four well-proportioned reception rooms, the living room of which features a large inglenook fireplace with stone believed to have been taken from Malmesbury Abbey, and a kitchen/breakfast room with two sets of French doors opening to the delightful gardens. The other reception rooms include a cosy sitting room with gas fireplace, study and dining room. In addition, the ground floor has two entrance halls, a downstairs WC, ample built-in storage including a larder off the kitchen and a very useful boot room with utility room which is a necessity for the outdoors life. There are five double bedrooms in all, and a shower room located on the first floor. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a charming feature fireplace and window seating, and an en-suite off with shower over bath. The top floor bedroom enjoys far reaching views over the grounds towards the village of Nettleton.
A former grooms cottage provides ancillary accommodation extending in all to 327 sq.ft. comprising a compact fitted kitchen, shower room, living room and bedroom.
The impressive outbuildings adjoin the farmhouse allowing for direct access into the large covered stable yard set within a substantial barn. Here, there a two large Loddon stables and two further traditional stables, a tack room, large workshop/garage and ample space for secure hay and vehicle storage. Outside, there are three further timber constructed loose boxes. The paddocks are arranged to the rear extending in all to 3.2 acres and divided into three mostly flat paddocks with equine stock fencing.
The garden has been beautifully landscaped as a traditional English cottage garden and has been meticulously well-tended to. A particular feature is the David Austen rose garden bordered by stone balustrades located off the kitchen French doors, enclosed by box hedging and filled with roses, anemones and alliums. Steps leads up to an expansive lawn which has a lovely outlook over the paddocks. The garden benefits from the sun all year round.
SITUATION The property is rurally located within the little hamlet of Nettleton Shrub situated on the outskirts of the village of Nettleton and set amongst beautiful unspoilt 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' Wiltshire countryside. There are excellent walking and hacking routes available almost immediately off the doorstep with a choice of off-road bridleways and footpaths to explore. Nettleton Shrub has many charming villages within easy reach including Castle Combe, Acton Turville, Marshfield and Yatton Keynell. The picturesque village of Castle Combe is a 5-minute drive away whilst Acton Turville has a village shop and highly sought-after Primary School. The larger village of Yatton Keynell also has a shop and an excellent Primary School. Marshfield is a short drive away which offers a good range of further amenities including a primary school, two pubs, post office, garage, newsagent, butcher, general stores and doctor's surgery. There is an active Church community within the villages of Burton and West Kington. The cultural city of Bath (25 minutes' drive) and the town of Chippenham (15 minutes) have a comprehensive range of facilities and excellent Secondary Schools. Chippenham train station has regular services to London, whilst Junctions 17 and 18 of the M4 motorway are equally convenient providing excellent access to Reading, Swindon, London, Bristol and the M5 towards Cheltenham and Gloucester. The Badminton Estate which is home to the world-famous Badminton Horse Trials is only a 10-minute drive away. Other sporting pursuits include golf at Castle Combe which also has a racetrack circuit and horse racing at Bath and Cheltenham.
TENURE & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold with oil fired central heating, a septic tank and mains water/electricity. There is a public footpath which borders the farthest part of the left hand paddock.