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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Bentham House, Bentham, Wiltshire, SN5

Under Offer £999,999

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade Ii Listed
  • Victorian Gothic Style
  • Eight Plus Bedrooms
  • Extensive Reception Rooms
  • About 5 Acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Swindon C.6 Miles

Full description

A magnificent Grade II listed house of great character rebuilt in c.1860 in the early Victorian Gothic style. This important house which is well positioned in a good rural location offers extensive outbuildings complemented by large gardens and paddocks totalling c.5 acres. This superb property was originally part of Lord Shaftsbury's estate and has been owned more recently by the Hoare banking dynasty. The property has had a varied past from being used as a centre for evacuees during the war to a 1950's preparatory school.

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Bentham House

A magnificent Grade II listed house of great character rebuilt in c.1860 in the early Victorian Gothic style. This important house which is well positioned in a good rural location offers extensive outbuildings complemented by large gardens and paddocks totalling c.5 acres. This superb property was originally part of Lord Shaftsbury's estate and has been owned more recently by the Hoare banking dynasty. The property has had a varied past from being used as a centre for evacuees during the war to a 1950's preparatory school. The property which comes to the market for the first time in twenty eight years does require some updating but with its close proximity to Cirencester and the M4 motorway there is sure to be strong interest. With over 8,000 sq ft of accommodation the property offers the opportunity to purchase a very large house with easy flexible space which would suit a number of uses subject to obtaining the relevant consents. With stone mullioned windows and many other notable period features including attractive stone chimneys with round shafts, this property is a wonderful example of vigorous early Victorian Gothic architecture. There are several good outbuildings which have been converted over the years which still offer potential as well as a small detached three bedroom cottage and a self contained annex in the main house.

Swindon 6 miles (London Paddington c.55 minutes), Cirencester 13 miles, Bristol 41 miles, London 87 miles. Bath 37 miles. (Distances approx)

Situation

Bentham House is a handsome early Victorian Gothic style house built mainly of ashlar limestone under a Cotswold stone roof. This property is well positioned in a good rural yet accessible location with far reaching Southerly views across attractive pasture. The thriving village of Purton is to the South offering many of the day to day requirements close at hand. The lovely market town of Cirencester to the North/West some 13 miles with its excellent recreational and sporting facilities including Polo and the nearby Cotswold Water Park with its associated water sports. There are two superstores (Waitrose and Tesco) and a new leisure centre, hospital and many other essential services. In addition there are many footpaths and bridal ways in the area providing good riding. There is an excellent choice of local schooling and private schools including Beaudesert Park at Minchinhampton, St Mary's School at Calne and The Prior Park Preparatory School very close in the pretty market town of Cricklade (4 miles) and Rendcomb College at Cirencester.
Communications are first class with the property being within daily travelling distance of the commercial centres of Swindon, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Reading and Cheltenham. There is a fast and regular train service to London Paddington from Kemble and Swindon stations taking just over an hour. There is also easy access to junctions 16 and 17 of the M4 as well as the M5 motorway.

Outside

The property is privately secluded in a quiet position and benefits from extensive parking and courtyard areas. The formal gardens are well screened and are very mature. The paddocks are situated to the side and rear of the property and are secure and offer a high degree of privacy.
OUTBUILDINGS.
Stable block conversion with two self contained maisonettes and original barn and tack room with mezzanine floor.
Three Stables with milking parlour and store.
Small barn with purpose built poultry house.
Carriage house/workshop and stable (Grade II listed).
Detached three bedroom cottage with maintenance free garden.

Services

While we understand mains water, gas and electricity are connected to the property and that the property has private drainage and gas fired central heating, Henry George has not made any tests on appliances/specific fittings or investigations and you should ask your surveyor for a full report. We also understand that telephone and broadband Internet services are available, but no checks have been undertaken by Henry George.
We understand from the vendors that Bentham House is a freehold property.

North Wilts Council

North Wiltshire District Council: The Bank House, Bath Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire. SN15 2SA. Telephone: 01249 706246.
Council Tax Band: H.

Route To View

From junction 16 of the M4 motorway take the B4042 for Malmesbury, proceed along the B4042 until you reach the roundabout where T H White is on your left hand side, turn right at the roundabout, proceed over the motorway bridge through Hook and proceed through Greatfield, then on entering Purton proceed through the village over the bridge by the Ghost Train Public House continue for about a mile along this road and then turn left for Bentham before you reach the main road.

Viewing

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Disclaimer

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128 Commercial Road Swindon SN1 5PL

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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