5 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Place, Lydiard Millicent, Swindon, SN5
Sold STC £1,395,000
- 3 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 double bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite)
- Former lodge
- Listed dovecote
- Double garage
- Gardens and grounds
- EPC Rating = D
Full descriptionA substantial family home in a peaceful setting
The Manor House is found in the heart of Lydiard Millicent, behind the Church and within a very private position. The village itself is an active community which supports a public house, village hall and a primary school as well as the Church. Everyday shopping needs are available at either Wootton Bassett, about 3 miles distant, or the larger centre of Swindon which provides extensive shopping and recreational facilities.
Communications are excellent with Junction 16 of the M4 about 4 miles away. There is also a fast Intercity rail service from Swindon station, about 6 miles, to London Paddington taking approximately 60 minutes. Leisure and sporting facilities in the area include sailing at the Cotswold Water Park, golf at the Wiltshire Golf and Country Club, walking on the Marlborough Downs and many indoor sports at the Oasis Leisure Centre.
Schooling in the area is excellent with a selection of both public and private schools. These include St Mary's Calne, Marlborough College, Prior Park at Cricklade and Pinewood at Shrivenham.
Approached through wrought iron gates and over a private drive which concludes with an impressive turning circle the Manor House is a substantial family home extending to over 4000sq ft of living space.
With the church as its backdrop, a manor house has been standing on this site since at least 1080 when it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It was known to have been rebuilt in 1457 but was then destroyed by fire in 1880. The Manor House in its current guise was built in the 1960's and further extended in the 70's although elements of the original house remain.
The front door opens into a splendid full height reception hall with galleried landing and a striking mullion window which is believed to be part of the original manor. To the left is a generous sized cloakroom. Also off the hall is an elegant drawing room, which is dual aspect, with large feature fireplace and double doors opening in to the gardens making it an excellent entertaining space. Directly ahead of the entrance hall is the dining room which has full height glazed doors on both sides which affords wonderful views straight through and in to the garden.
The beautifully fitted kitchen is accessed from the hall or through the dining room and is an extremely light and airy room. A breakfast room adjoining the kitchen has double doors opening on to the terrace and is the perfect place to enjoy the tranquillity of the location. Also off the kitchen is a useful utility room and cloakroom. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a good sized study overlooking the garden and a most comfortable family sitting room also with lovely views of the grounds.
The impressive staircase rising from the entrance hall leads to the first floor and the five generously sized bedrooms, three of which have modern en suite bathrooms. There is a plethora of storage throughout with four of the bedrooms having built-in wardrobes and further cupboards lining the landing. A stylish family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
Outside the gardens are laid mainly to lawn interspersed with a variety of mature trees and fruit trees including pear, apple, plum and fig. There is also a formal garden area with box hedging adjacent to the drawing room and overlooked by the master bedroom.
The historic remains of the original house are found in the grounds of the property including a Grade II listed dovecote and the ruins of a red brick barn, the remaining walls of which form a small paddock. Other outbuildings include a woodshed as well as a workshop and garage both of which benefit from recent electrical rewiring and have their own consumer units. At the bottom of the drive is the former lodge which has recently had electricity connected, with its own consumer unit and could be put to a number of different uses.
The property benefits from a Loxone Smart Home Miniserver which is controlled by mobile app, PC or tablet to remotely operate the lights lining the driveway as well as lights in the entrance hall, kitchen, sitting room and also outside lights adding a reassuring element of security to the house. This system can be extended to include operation of the heating, alarm system, blinds, sound system and garage doors.
In all the property extends to just over 3 acres.
Square Footage: 4,055 sq ft
Acreage: 3 Acres
From Cirencester take the A419 towards Junction 15 of the M4. After approximately 7 miles take the Cricklade turning and proceed into the centre of the town. At the T junction turn left onto to B4040. Go straight over the roundabout and continue for approximately 4 miles, following the signs for Purton. In Purton go over the railway bridge and up the main street. At the end the road turns sharp right but continues straight ahead for Lydiard Millicent. Proceed for approximately 1.5 miles and on entering the village pass a house on the right hand side and then bear round the right and the entrance to The Manor House will be found on the right, just before the Church.
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