9 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Street, Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12
Guide Price £1,875,000
- 7 - 9 bedrooms
- 3 - 5 reception rooms
- 3 - 5 bathrooms
- Secondary accommodation
Full descriptionA fine Grade II* listed Tudor house with an interesting provenance dating from the 15th Century, with a superb ancillary cottage, set in charming gardens and grounds, with garaging, swimming pool, stables, outbuildings and copse; all within walking distance of Mere. In all about 5.6 acres
The Chantry is a handsome country house with Tudor origins and is believed to date from the mid 15th century.
A large front door opens into an impressive great hall, with a fantastic vaulted ceiling with historic beams, flagstone floor, shuttered windows and carved stonework.
Adjoining this room is a study/library with William Morris wallpaper and staircase leading to 2 bedrooms and a shower room.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a gas Aga and range of built in cupboards. The main staircase leads from the family room with woodburning stove to 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite).
Chantry Cottage is completely dependent and is located to the south of The Chantry; it has undergone extensive refurbishment throughout by the current owners. It now offers extremely comfortable accommodation with two bedrooms that would be ideally suited as a cottage for a relative, guests, staff or as a letting unit.
The gardens provide a lovely romantic setting for the house and are mainly to the south, with terraced lawns leading down to a beautiful stream fed pond with waterfall. The gardens are mature with some beautiful trees and hedging, well stocked herbaceous borders and climbing roses.
There are a range of outbuildings, including stabling and a timber framed studio with woodburning stove. There is swimming pool, 3 paddocks and in all extends to about 5.6 acres.
The Chantry is set in an idyllic location behind St Michael's Church on the southern fringe of the small town of Mere. The area is well regarded as being an extremely pretty part of Wiltshire with a huge variety of wildlife, stunning landscapes and period architecture.
Mere offers a range of everyday shops and facilities. Nearby Gillingham has a Waitrose and a mainline railway service to London Waterloo taking from 121 minutes. The larger towns of Salisbury and Bath provide a more comprehensive range of shopping, restaurants, cinema and theatre.
Communications by road in the area are excellent with the A303 about a mile to the north providing a link to the M3, M25 and London or the West Country.
There are a number of excellent schools within reach including Hazelgrove, Clayesmore, Sandroyd, Port Regis, Sherborne, Bryanston, St Marys Shaftesbury, Gillingham School and Downside. (all distances and times are approximate)
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