Pewsey Road, Upavon, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9
- - Opportunity to restore
- - Georgian grade II listed farmhouse
- - Garage, barn and outbuildings
- - Set in circa 2 acres of gardens and paddock
- - Wealth of period features
- - Walled gardens
- - 7 bedrooms
- - Options for annexe
Approached by a sarsen cobbled driveway, this is a wonderful opportunity to restore a Georgian farmhouse to its former glory. Having been owned by the same family for over 50 years, College Farm House is Grade II Listed, and is set in circa 2 acres of gardens and paddock with separate barn and garage. The property has been extended and modified over the years, with the oldest parts dating from the 17th century, with additions in the 18th and early 19th centuries too. The main part of the house offers grand proportions with high ceilings and large windows in the formal ground floor rooms.
With a wonderful village edge setting, College Farm House is situated in Upavon, on the edge of Salisbury Plain and within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Whilst rural, the mainline station at Pewsey (approximately 3.5 miles away) provides a direct rail link into London with a journey time of just over an hour on average, perfect for a commute or occasional theatre visit. The village of Upavon itself has many amenities that other villages have lost, and these can be found within walking distance.
A true project, College Farm House requires not only the appetite for a restoration project, but also the requisite funding. For the new owners, this is an opportunity to shape and modernise this historic building into a beautiful home, whilst retaining and enhancing the period features found throughout.
A Georgian panelled door opens into the entrance hall with exposed floorbaords, from which the eye is drawn through to the formal rooms of the house. High ceilings and large windows with diagonal glazing bars help contribute to the sense of space and light. Two large formal rooms can be found off the hall through an attractive archway, which leads around onto double doors opening onto the rear garden. There are open fireplaces in both the drawing room and dining room, and the drawing/morning room is triple aspect, offering excellent views to the front and rear gardens. A downstairs WC and access to the cellar can also be found off the hall. To the other side of the house, the kitchen with adjoining utility space and pantry are located. A breakfast room adjoins the kitchen, offering a flexible space for a playroom, study or additional dining space. A back passage-way off the utility room offers access to a store room and outside into the courtyard garden.
The staircase from the main hall ascends and turns to the first-floor landing, from which 4 bedrooms and a large bathroom can be found. A corridor leads through to an additional bathroom and 3 further bedrooms, one of which is currently in use as an additional sitting room. A back staircase leads down to the kitchen and allows the possibility of using this side of the house as an annexe, as it has been in the past. Various configurations of this nature may be possible, whether totally self-contained or adjoining the rest of the house, providing wonderfully versatility in the accommodation.
A five-bar gate opens onto a sarsen cobbled drive, with attractively pollarded lime trees and low garden wall. The front garden, known as ‘The Orchard’ contains several mature horse chestnuts and is enclosed on 2 sides by an attractive period brick wall. The rear gardens are also enclosed with beautiful walling, and comprise large vegetable garden, large formal lawned area with Georgian sundial, mature trees and separate paddock with gate at the far end. At the edge of the paddock lies a dilapidated barn with corrugated iron roof, which is in need of some repair, and is host to College Farm House’s resident barn owl. A thatched garage off the driveway provides covered parking for one small vehicle plus storage for garden machinery. The pretty courtyard garden is surrounded by external stores that could be developed further subject to the necessary consents.
The village of Upavon has 2 public houses, village shop with post-office counter, doctor’s surgery, hairdressers, village hall and golf club all within walking distance of College Farm House. The surrounding countryside is some of the finest downland scenery in the UK, and is steeped in history dating back to Neolithic times. One need not be reliant on a car to enjoy the wonderful scenery, and indeed the view from the paddock onto the surrounding farmland at the rear is captivating the year round, and leads directly onto a footpath from which one can explore further.
The more substantial village of Pewsey offers a wider range of shops and amenities including a supermarket, garage and of course Pewsey Railway station, with a direct line to London. The city of Salisbury and the towns of Marlborough and Devizes are all within reasonable driving distance, as is the A303.
The area has excellent schooling at both primary and secondary levels, with a range of options including St. Francis Primary, Dauntsey’s School and Marlborough College in the independent sector in addition to a range of state sector facilities at all levels.
Wiltshire Council, Band H
Pewsey Road, Upavon, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Pewsey Station3.5 miles
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