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6 bedroom detached house for sale

West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

Sold STC £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Elegant William & Mary country house
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Beautiful mature walled gardens
  • Outbuildings, Stabling and Garages
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • In all about 1.43 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An elegant Grade II Listed William and Mary House set within beautiful walled gardens


Dial House occupies a prominent position within the village surrounded by beautiful walled gardens. It is located towards the southern end of West Lavington, a popular village with a range of local amenities including a village shop / Post Office, All
Saints Parish Church, Dauntsey's School and Dauntsey's Academy Primary School.

Nearby Market Lavington has a number of shops including a chemist and excellent butchers. Alternatively, Devizes is 6 miles to the north with a wider selection of shops and amenities including a weekly market and the Wharf Theatre and a Cinema.

The Cathedral City of Salisbury and the charming Georgian City of Bath are easily accessible.

The Village lies on the northern slopes on the Salisbury plain with excellent communication to the surrounding areas. There are regular services to London Waterloo from Salisbury (about 19 miles) and London Paddington from Pewsey (about 13.5 miles). The A303 to the south gives access to the M3 and junction 15 of the M4 which is approximately 20 miles.


Dial House is a most handsome William and Mary country house which dates from 1691 with later additions. It is built of mellow brick with stone mullion windows and quoins under a slate and tile roof. It is listed Grade II* as being of Special Architectural and Historic Importance.

The house takes its name from the sun dial above the front door and provides elegant and classically proportioned accommodation which is ideal for both family living and entertaining alike. It combines stylish reception rooms with complimentary practical working areas and has a wealth of period features including stone fire places, original panelling (including oil painting), working shutters and cornicing.

On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus a further sitting room. In addition there is a large attic floor with further potential, subject to consents if required.

Please see the floor plans for layout of the accommodation and room dimensions.

At the front of the property is an attractive pair of wrought iron gates between two brick pillars topped with ball finals. This leads through to a central stone path flanked with lawns and lavender beds to the front door.

To the east of the house is a driveway leading to the rear courtyard of outbuildings with plenty of room for parking. The buildings offer potential for a variety of uses and briefly comprise, Studio / Office, Double Garage, 3 Loose boxes, Small Barn and Woodstore.

The formal gardens are largely to the north and west adjoining the charming Semington Brook. Adjacent to the house is a flagstone terrace, leading to extensive lawns, box hedging parterre and an ornamental pond. Beyond is a wild flower area including 3 varieties of orchid. To the north is a heated swimming pool with flagstone surround and a hard tennis court. On the eastern boundary is an orchard with a variety of productive fruit trees. A brick archway leads to the kitchen garden with greenhouse and cold frame. The gardens and grounds provide an idyllic private setting for the property and in all extend to about 1.43 acres.

In 2013 the owners bought the neighbouring 7 acre field with a number of householders in the village to ensure that it is not developed (it is run as a company).

The field is used for livestock grazing and there is a provision for the owners to keep horses subject to the agreement of ¾ of the owners.

Square Footage: 5,807 sq ft
Acreage: 1.43 Acres


From London, take the M3 and turniung off on to the A303. Continue on the A303 past Stonehenge and take the A360 towards Devizes. Proceed north and upon entering West Lavington the property will be seen on the right hand side just before the Bridge Inn.

From a northerly direction proceed south from Devizes on the A360 and continue through Potterne and Littleton Panell. The next village is West Lavington and the property will be found at the far end on the left hand side, just after the Bridge Inn, which is on the right.

Details prepared April 2016. Photographs taken May 2011.

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Added on Rightmove:
28 April 2016


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