5 Bedroom Farm House for sale in Near Malmesbury
A detached 18th Century farmhouse set within 7.65 acres with excellent equestrian facilities and 3 self-contained holiday cottages rurally located near Malmesbury with direct off-road hacking to the Fosse Way
- Detached 18th Century Farmhouse
- 4 Double Bedrooms, 3 Receptions
- Secluded Rural Position
- 3 Self-Contained Holiday Cottages
- Excellent Equestrian Facilities
- 3 Paddocks & Manege
- Direct hacking access to the Fosse Way
- Surrounded by unspoilt countryside
DESCRIPTION Upper Fosse Farm is a traditional Cotswold stone period farmhouse set within an outstanding rural secluded position just off the ancient Fosse Way between Malmesbury and Sherston. Surrounded by open farmland accessed down a long private track, the property is set well away from the road and boasts 7.65 acres of paddocks and grounds alongside an extensive range of outbuildings including three self-contained holiday cottages. The property is available to the market for the first time since 1977.
Dating back to the 1700s formerly part of the Charlton Park Estate, the farmhouse displays a wealth of charm and character with period features including exposed stone walling, exposed timber beams and inglenook fireplace. The sizable accommodation spans over three floors and extends in all to 3,105 sq.ft. The ground floor principally comprises three well-proportioned reception room and a kitchen/breakfast room. The traditional drawing room is dual aspect with a large inglenook fireplace at the focal point. The dining room has French doors opening to a patio terrace whilst the sitting room enjoys views over the front paddock and has a wood burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room has an AGA, fitted timber units and a walk-in larder off. On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom benefits from its own en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath. On the top floor, there is an attic room converted as a home office and a further unconverted attic room providing storage. The gardens wrap around the farmhouse laid predominately to lawn with a vegetable area to one side, an orchard to the other and a fish pond at the front.
The property is well suited to the keen equestrian with 8 Loddon stables (11' x 11') set within a covered barn plus a manege (40m x 20m). A rare advantage of the location is direct access onto the Fosse Way to enjoy miles of off-road hacking. There are three paddocks fully enclosed with stock fencing. The largest paddock extends to 2.8 acres arranged to the North East adjacent to a further 2.2 acres paddock. The smallest paddock (0.9 acres) is arranged to the front of the farmhouse providing a lovely outlook and has a field shelter. Other facilities include a tack room with sink and washing machine area and a hay barn with WC. Completing the outbuildings there is an isolation stable, two garages and a large round roof workshop.
Within the grounds there are three self-contained holiday let properties which provide an excellent income. Saddlers (837 sq.ft) is a two storey Cotswold stone cottage comprising an open plan kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and two shower rooms. The adjoining property, Ostlers (775 sq.ft) is a single storey barn conversion style property with a large open plan kitchen/living area and two bedrooms with a bathroom. Both cottages have enclosed private front courtyard style gardens. Separate and located within the garden, Garden Cottage (624 sq.ft) is a one bedroom unit self-contained with a kitchen/living room and bathroom.
SITUATION Upper Fosse Farm is rurally located between the market town of Malmesbury and the sought-after village of Sherston. Malmesbury is an ancient hilltop town situated on the southern edge of The Cotswolds. Traditionally a market town serving the rural area of North West Wiltshire, the town is reputed to be the oldest borough in England created by Charter in 880 AD by Alfred the Great. Today, the High Street has numerous independent shops, pubs and restaurants including 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. The popular village of Sherston has it's own array of amenities including two pubs, a shop, café and primary school. The property is within easy reach to the Badminton Beaufort Estate which hosts the famous Badminton Horse Trials.
The M4 motorway (J17) to the south 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 Chippenham and Kemble (Paddington in about 75 minutes).
There are many local footpaths and bridleways and the area is well served for cultural and sporting interests. There are theatres in Bath, Bristol and Swindon, together with golf courses in Chippenham, Brinkworth, Castle Combe and Minchinhampton. Horse racing can be enjoyed at Bath, Newbury and Cheltenham, while numerous water sports are available at the Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney.
TENURE & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold with mains water, electricity and private drainage. The main house is heated with oil fired central heating whilst the holiday cottages all have electric heating. Saddlers and Ostlers have their own meters. There is fibre broadband available. Please note, the drive approaching the property is owned by Charlton Park Estate and Upper Fosse Farm has a right of way over for access.