5 bedroom detached house for saleKingston Deverill, Warminster, Wiltshire
Guide Price £2,250,000
- Vaulted entrance hall, 4 Reception rooms and office, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
- 1 bedroom detached flat above a double garage
- 5 Stables, paddocks and outdoor arena, Numerous outbuildings
- Gardens with heated swimming pool and summer house
- River frontage
- About 7 acres
Marvins Farmhouse is an exceptionally special property in that it is extremely light which is rare in a property of this age, with parts of the property dating back to 1615. During the current owners 35 year tenure, the Grade II listed house has been well cared for and many clever additions have been made. These additions have helped to create a home with a contemporary configuration whilst retaining many of its period features. Worthy of special mention are the open fireplaces in the dining room, drawing room and sitting room and the handsome staircase leading up to the first floor. The careful reconfiguration of rooms in Marvin Farmhouse has created a home that is both perfect for entertaining and modern day family living.
The front door opens on to a large vaulted entrance hall with a skylight highlighting this grand space. From the entrance hall the dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and utility room lead off along with a wide hall to the impressive conservatory. The dual aspect kitchen, with a two door oil fired AGA, is a well-proportioned and light space. The drawing room connects via double doors to the impressive Marston and Langinger conservatory, which is well placed making the most of the stunning views across the valley and over the Upper River Wylye. This wonderful room can be used all year round with an efficient underfloor heating system in place and, should the occasion present itself, could accommodate up to 30 people. A large utility room with plenty of storage leads out to the undercover car port, on the other side of which is a spacious office. Above the utility room and office there are two large lofts that present the opportunity to create additional accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The first floor is well laid out, there is a master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom and an additional double bedroom with ensuite. Three further bedrooms and also a large family bathroom complete the accommodation on the second floor.
Marvins Farmhouse is located in the peaceful village of Kingston Deverill with far reaching views up the Deverill valley. Kingston Deverill has a wonderful village community with an active village hall. Nearby Maiden Bradley offers a range of local amenities including a pub and community run village shop with post office. The Stourhead Estate is 7 miles to the west and is a famous historical attraction with beautiful 18th Century landscaped gardens. Tisbury, to the south of Marvins Farmhouse, has a range of independent local shops including a deli, florist, fishmonger and several coffee shops. The Beckford Arms, a well regarded pub in Tisbury, has become an iconic destination in the Nadder Valley.
Longleat Safari park, is also a nearby attraction making for a fun day out for all ages. The town of Bruton is home to the new highly regarded art gallery Hauser & Wirth with a bar/restaurant which hosts various cultural events throughout the year. A greater variety of entertainment and cultural opportunities can be found in both the cathedral cities of Bath and Salisbury where there are markets, several theatres and a wide selection of restaurants and eateries.
The beautiful Wylye Valley countryside, surrounding Marvins Farmhouse, makes it well located for fishing, shooting, walking, cycling and
riding. Racing opportunities are within easy reach with racecourses at Bath, Wincanton and Salisbury. A range of watersports are available on the Dorset coastline, which can be accessed via the A37.
Nearby Tisbury has a mainline railway station with direct trains to London Waterloo (1hr 50mins) and Westbury provides direct access to London Paddington (90mins). Communications by road are excellent with the A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London, or the West Country.
There are a wide range of highly regarded schools in the locality including Hazelgrove, Clayesmore, Sandroyd, Port Regis, Sherborne, Bryanston, Millfield, St Marys Shaftesbury, Gillingham School, Warminster School and Downside.
Marvins Farmhouse is approached down a sweeping drive to a large gravelled area at the side of the house.
Well-kept and pretty gardens surround the property with a large lawn stretching down to the banks of the Upper River Wylye. A rustic bridge crosses over the river allowing fishing of brown trout, from both sides of the river. Mature trees frame the boundary of the garden further adding to the absolute privacy of this plot. A key feature of the gardens is the 36' x 18' swimming pool, well placed on the eastern edge of the plot. A well-equipped summer house is situated near to the pool with a large open fireplace, electricity and impressive wrought iron candle chandelier. The fully folding doors help to ensure that this space can be used at all times of the year, with room to accommodate a family and guests comfortably.
The property has excellent equestrian facilities. Through the large hay barn there are 5 stables with individual water troughs, a tack room with hot water, and a large straw machinery shed around a good sized fenced yard. In addition, there is a separate 5.5 acre paddock with outdoor arena (50m x 25m), with a rubber and sand surface.
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