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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Norton Ferris, Warminster

Offers in Region of £715,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive stone farmhouse
  • Sympathetically refurbished
  • Very desirable family home with an attached annexe
  • Enjoying a wealth of character features
  • Large separate Grade II Listed barn with huge potential
  • Charming gardens
  • Detached Oak frame garage
  • Plenty of parking

Full description

An attractive characterful house and large stylish barn with a wealth of potential. The spacious accommodation includes Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Utility/Boiler Room, Second Kitchen, Cloakroom, 4 Bedrooms, 1 En Suite, Family Bathroom. Garaging, Gardens, Ample Parking.

THE DAIRY HOUSE, MANOR FARM,NORTON FERRIS, WILTSHIRE, BA12 7HT 

About the area 
The hamlet of Norton Ferris is situated 2 miles north of the A303 between the small town of Mere and the village of Maiden Bradley, both of which have local shops and public houses. Mere also offers a wider range of facilities including a doctor's surgery, supermarket and restaurants. Norton Ferris is situated on the western fringe an an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and just to the north of the National Trust's beautiful Stourhead Estate with its lakeside gardens, stately home and award winning farm shop and pub.

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There is excellent walking, riding and cycling country nearby and many other recreation and leisure opportunities in the locality. Although a hamlet, Norton Ferris offers excellent communication links; 2 hours to London Waterloo & Paddington, and the A303/M3 is just a few miles south. There are an abundance of excellent schools, both state and private, within easy reach including Gillingham (in the top 1% of state schools) also Sherborne, Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Warminster and Kings Bruton to name but a few. Well renowned prep schools include Port Regis, Sandroyd and Hazelgrove.

Accommodation 
The property is approached along the farm drive which is shared by two other properties. Once through the farm it becomes a private drive with a large turning area, ample parking and a green oak three bay car barn. ENTRANCE HALL - Beautiful flagstone flooring, painted panelling to walls. Beams to ceiling. Painted stairs rising to first floor. Period radiator. DRAWING ROOM - A charming dual aspect room with half height painted wall panelling. A period cast iron fire sits within a marble fireplace with slate hearth. Picture lights. SITTING ROOM - A very atmospheric room with ancient ceiling beams, a window with deep sill overlooking the front garden and painted wall panelling to all walls. There is an open fire with wood surround and mantle over, slate hearth. Picture wall lights. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - With flagstone floor. Within an alcove is ample space for a six ring gas range/aga cooker. There is a range of solid wood base units with wooden worktops over. Period radiator.

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INNER HALL - With double French doors and side glazed panels leading to the paved courtyard. Panelled timber ceiling. SCULLERY/UTILITY - Terracota tiled floor. Wooden cupboards to one wall. Timber panelled ceiling with exposed beams. Free standing stone sink on upright pillars with large wooden draining board to one side, and plenty of space for appliances. REAR HALLWAY - Terracota tiled floor, wooden painted ceiling, door to outside and double doors to courtyard and further doorways to: SCULLERY/ANNEXE KITCHEN - Painted stone walls. Range of wooden base and wall units, some of which are etched glass fronted. Wooden worktop with integral four ring hob. Space for dishwasher. Stainless steel sink unit. Wooden ceiling with exposed timbers and beams. Boiler. Velux roof window. CLOAKROOM - White WC and pedestal basin with splash back tiling. Velux roof window.

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A small flight of flagstone steps lead through a door to the: ANNEXE SITTING ROOM - A spacious room with a vaulted ceiling and impressive timbers and ceiling beams. Large full height leaded window overlooking lawns and the drive. Deep silled window with wooden sill over. Door though to: ANNEXE BEDROOM - An ?L' shaped room with double patio doors leading to the terrace and annexe garden, with fine views to the countryside and hills beyond. Door to: EN-SUITE BATHROOM - Window to side elevation. A good size room which has a free standing slipper bath with mixer taps, a white WC, bidet and pedestal basin. Wood panelled walls. Alternatively this area could be used as a private Master Suite.

First Floor 
BEDROOM ONE - Window with deep sill overlooking the front gardens. Two period radiators. Inset cast iron period fireplace with mantle over. BEDROOM TWO - Oak Floorboards and wood panelling to one wall. Dual aspect windows. BEDROOM THREE - Dual aspect windows. Pretty cast iron period fireplace and radiator. BATHROOM - A very spacious bathroom with a raised wooden plinth area on which sits the freestanding claw foot cast iron bath with mixer taps over. White WC and wash basin within a wooden vanity unit with shelves beneath. Open cupboard with shelving and storage within. Period radiator. Window to front aspect. Loft access.

The Barn 
This beautiful building stands across the old farmyard and has been completely and sympathetically refurbished. It was used as a spacious office & storage workshop over two floors. Originally planned to be a gallery, it has very flexible space and would equally lend itself to many uses, including holiday accommodation (subject to necessary planning). The original consent was for conversion to residential use and so the barn has all the necessary services already in place, including plumbing for a kitchen and bathroom, also a separate oil-fired central heating system with radiators and underfloor heating..

Gardens 
The charming gardens of approximately an acre surround The Dairy House, with two main areas lying to the east and west. The gardens are particularly attractive, especially the landscaped former farmyard, with its' cobbled pathways, tiled loggia and well planted borders containing box hedging, mature shrubs and trees. Various areas are designed for relaxation, including a very private inner paved courtyard with French doors from the inner hall, and a large raised timber decking area close to the Car Barn which enjoys the sun throughout the day and far reaching views.

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08 April 2013

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  • Bruton (6.5 mi)
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2 High Street Castle Cary BA7 7AW

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