5 bedroom village house for saleEast Knoyle, Wiltshire/Dorset Border
Withdrawn from Market £630,000
- Central Location in a Prime Village
- Elegant Sitting Room & Lovely Dining/Family Room
- Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Four Bedrooms & Loft Room
- Two Bath/Shower Rooms, Utility, Store & Cellar
- Annexe with Bed/Sitting Room, Bathroom & Kitchen
- Scope for Further Improvement
A most attractive 17th Century Listed family home of tremendous charm & character situated in the heart of a sought after village with an outbuilding ideal for use as a work facility/annexe.
Wren House is a particularly pretty Grade II Listed house thought to have origins going back to the late 1600’s with later additions and is built with dressed local limestone external elevations with stone mullion windows under a clay tiled roof. Offset to the rear is a sizable single storey multi-use outbuilding offering tremendous potential. Over the years the property has been refurbished and updated with great care taken to retain and indeed, enhance the many period features thus creating a family home of outstanding charm and character whilst still allowing scope for further improvements.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors and offers versatility as to how it can be utilised. An antique ribbed front door leads to an entrance lobby and on to the impressive dining hall with an inglenook fireplace, woodburner, access to a cellar and is open plan to a family area. The kitchen/breakfast room has been attractively designed with shaker style units, wooden worksurfaces and is fitted with an electric four oven Aga with a six ring calor gas hob and built-in equipment. The elegant sitting room is light and airy with a high ceiling, side access and a wood burning stove. Upstairs on the first floor are three bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom whilst on the top level is a bedroom with ample storage and a windowless loft room that is currently being used as a bedroom. Many of the rooms have views over the village green and countryside beyond.
The large outbuilding lends itself to be used for a number of purposes such as a work facility, guest/family annexe, holiday cottage or simply as ancillary accommodation to the main house. It presently consists of a bed/sitting room, en-suite bathroom, office/potential kitchen, utility room, store/boot room and cloakroom.
The front of the house has a variety of shrubs whilst to the rear is a graveled parking area leading to a courtyard and up to the raised garden with areas of lawn, flower, rose and shrub borders, ornamental trees, wooden shed and a large decked area.
Wren House is situated in the ever popular historic village of East Knoyle on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. East Knoyle is famous for being the birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren in 1632. This vibrant village with its attractive stone fronted cottages and houses has good facilities including a community run shop/post office, village hall, parish church, playground and various clubs with a well-respected inn, The Fox & Hounds situated in the neighbouring hamlet of The Green. Positioned just off the A350, there is convenient access to the North Dorset Saxon hilltop market town of Shaftesbury which is just six miles away and has a good range of shops, supermarkets, eateries, an up and coming secondary school, cottage hospital and is famous for the picturesque steeply cobbled street of Gold Hill.
There are railway stations at Tisbury (5.8 miles) and Gillingham (6.9 miles) with direct rail services to London (Waterloo) and the West Country. The local road network gives ready access to the other main towns in the area including Bath, Blandford, Salisbury, Sherborne, Warminster and Wincanton as well as to the South Coast whilst the A303 trunk road linking with the M3 motorway, makes London accessible for the motorist. Many families are drawn to the area due to the wide choice of highly regarded schools in both the state and private sectors.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the Nadder Valley, West Wiltshire Downs and the Blackmore Vale all meet, the property makes an ideal base from which to explore the local countryside and for a variety of rural pursuits such as walking, riding and cycling as well as traditional field sports. There are golf courses at Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Sherborne and Warminster with racing at Bath, Salisbury and Wincanton and sailing at Shear Water near Warminster. There are several excellent dining pubs in the vicinity as well as many places of interest such as Old Wardour Castle, the Longleat Estate, Stourhead Gardens, Wilton House and the Fovant Badges.
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