7 bedroom detached house for saleBourton, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8
Sold STC £1,300,000
- A Handsome Former Vicarage
- Beautifully renovated
- 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room
- Garden room, utility, boot room, cellar
- 7 bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rooms
- Former coach house, landscaped gardens
- EPC Rating = F
The Old Vicarage is situated in an elevated position at the end of a no through lane close to the village of Bourton. The village has a good range of amenities which include a primary school, church, garage/shop, post office GP Surgery and public house with restaurant.
A more extensive choice of amenities is available in the nearby towns of Mere, Gillingham and Wincanton all within 4 miles. There is a large selection of supermarkets and farm shops including a Waitrose in Gillingham. The Hause and Wirth gallery in the popular village of Bruton is just under 7 miles away. Bath with its extensive shopping and amenities is a distance of approximately 26 miles.
Mainline rail includes a service from Gillingham to London Waterloo taking almost two hours or Castle Cary to London Paddington taking about 1 hour 45 minutes. The A303 gives excellent links to the M3, M25 and London the M5 to the West. The area is well know for its schools both state and private. St Georges Church of England Primary School has been rated outstanding in every Ofsted category. Gillingham Secondary School and Sexey's School, Bruton both feature in Tatler Top 20 State Schools in 2015. Independent schools include; Port Regis, Hazelgove, Hanford, Sandroyd, Sherbourne, Bryanston, King's School, St Mary's and Downside. Local sporting and recreational facilities include golf at Sherbourne, Wincanton and Tollard Royal. Racing at Wincanton, Taunton, Bath and Salisbury. Water sports along the south coast as well as excellent local walking and riding in unspoilt countryside, with the National Trust property of Stourhead and its stunning gardens about 2.8 miles away.
The Old Vicarage is a fine example of Victorian architecture and was built we believe, in the 1870's. It has been lovingly renovated to a very high standard by the current owners and is beautifully presented. The home has retained many of its original features including the galleried staircase, architectural arches, doors and fireplaces.
The accommodation is well laid out with the Kitchen, Library, Sitting room, Drawing room and Dining room all having direct access from the hall. The kitchen has been relocated within the house. The large new kitchen benefits from completely bespoke handmade wooden units which are hand painted and designed by Craigie Woodworks as well as a large Falcon Range Cooker, an American style Fisher Paykel fridge/freezer and a Miele dishwasher. The kitchen, drawing room and garden room are all fitted with new Firenzo wood burners.
To the first floor is a galleried landing providing access to the master Bedroom with dressing room and en suite as well as a further four bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. On the second floor is a modernised living area with two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The property has undergone a wide range of exterior and interior renovations by the current owners, including the new kitchen, three new bath/shower rooms and two new cloakrooms. Extensive electrical work complies with the new regulations, this also includes the installation of Cat 5 cabling for Smart (internet) TV connected to the kitchen, most reception rooms and bedrooms along with the additional living area on the top floor. A detailed list of all works done can be provided.
The walled entrance area with double gates leads onto the large gravelled area providing ample parking and access to the garage in the former coach house. The gardens and grounds extend to around 1.4 acres and surround the home. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn with large specimen trees and a selection of fruit trees.
The owners have embarked on a professional hard landscaping program; stone walls, path, patio and pergolas as well as a lovely vegetable and herb garden. Specimen roses perennials and climbers create interest and softness to the front and side of the house in the new boarders. Leading off the garden room is a spacious sheltered patio area for outside dining and a separate smaller patio for morning coffee.
The former Coach House has a garage with an up and over door along with a stable and tack room now used for storage and a large woodshed.
Square Footage: 5,287 sq ft
Acreage: 1.4 Acres
From London take the M3 and A303 past Stonehenge. Continue on the A303 until Mere but take the second exit signed Stourhead, Mere and Gillingham on to the B3092. Turn right at the end of the slip road passing under the A303 and then take the first turn towards Zeals. Pass through Zeals, continuing on to Bourton. Go Past the Garage on the left and take the third turning on the right sign posted Village Hall. The property will be found at the top of the lane on the right hand side.
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