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The Old Merchants' Hall, Steeple Ashton

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Added on 01/04/2021
Stonier Hobbs, Bath

Key features

  • 5 double bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Smallbone kitchen with Aga and Smeg oven
  • Triple garage with a 2 bedroom flat above
  • Fabulous mature gardens and arboretum
  • Separate 2 bedroom cottage perfect for holiday letting
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Courtyard garden

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive Grade II listed village house dating from the Tudor period with later, Jacobean, herring-bone brickwork facade set on the Saxon plinth of an earlier building; a separate 2 bedroom cottage; a triple garage with a 2 bedroom flat above and fabulous garden.


The Old Merchants' Hall dates back to the early 16th century and was once used as the court house during the Monmouth Rebellion. The property is arranged in three parts. The main house; a cottage; and a 2 bedroom flat. The main house is Tudor with a Jacobean Herringbone brickwork facade. The property is entered via a thick, solid oak front door into a large hall. This has a central oak staircase that sweeps elegantly away to the first floor. There are two generous reception rooms leading off the hall; the dining room has an early Tudor fireplace with a woodburner and lots of character. The drawing room features a grand inglenook fireplace and Jetmaster fire, behind which you can see further example of the period brickwork. This room provides generous light and views into the garden with a door leading out to the brick paved terrace and a wonderful old wisteria which is full of colour. The dining room takes you through a door into the second part of the property which is on a separate title. This is a fully self-contained cottage with a generous living room, cloakroom, kitchen and garden room on the ground floor, and two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The cottage provides superb secondary accommodation for a family member, au-pair or guests. Alternatively, the cottage would make a very attractive holiday let or potentially could be sold if the additional space was not required (subject to planning consents being obtained).

The hand made kitchen is well appointed and features units by Smallbone of Devizes. There is a 5 door Aga and separate Smeg double oven and hob. Styled in a traditional country farmhouse design the kitchen with central breakfast table is a welcoming space. There are two further rooms used as a utility and boot-room and a climate controlled wine cellar/cold room.

The main house provides 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, each with their own character and features. In one of the guest bedrooms is a hidden staircase behind a powder room panel. This staircase leads up to the second floor, where there is a further room in the loft which has been used as a children's playroom and further storage in the attic.

Externally the secure walled garden is a feature in itself with an abundance of mature shrubs and trees including: a Mulberry tree, Tupli, Gingko, African Bean, Fig and Maple tree, and the very old mature wisteria that twists and wraps itself around the back of the house. The rest of the garden is laid mostly to lawn. There is a large heated swimming pool that requires re-commissioning due to lack of use that can be found at the side of the property adjacent to the triple garages and flat above. The flat has it's own entrance and has previously been used as a home office, music studio (for the keen drummer of the household!) and secondary accommodation. This part of the property would benefit from some upgrading and modernisation.


Steeple Ashton is a charming village to the southeast of Bath and 5 miles from Westbury, with mainline rail links to London Paddington (80 minutes approximately). The village Church of St Mary the Virgin is a grade I listed medieval Church and a fine example of architecture from that period. There are several excellent schools nearby including Stonar, St. Mary's Calne, Dauntseys, Marlborough College and a wide range of state and private schools in Bath. Local primary schools can be found in Keevil and West Ashton.

Steeple Ashton is a popular village with a range of local amenities including a well stocked community shop that was started in 2005 to provide a convenience store for the local community and award winning cafe (finalist in the 2013 Community Village award) with freshly baked pastries and croissants. The shop also stocks newspapers has Post office counter services (on a Wednesday), a selection of wines and beers and a twice weekly dry cleaning service, and a book club. The Longs Arms Public House is nearby with excellent local reviews offering quality food, well kept beers and a friendly atmosphere.

There are a wide range of local walks and horse riding is popular in the area. For golf enthusiasts there are 8 golf courses within 10 miles of the village.


From the M4, take the A350 south, pass through Melksham. Continuing along this road turn left towards Steeple Ashton, proceed along the High Street passing the Church and war memorial and the property will be found on the right.

Further information

Tenure: Freehold
Services: Mains services connected. Oil fired central heating, LPG for secondary cooking
Council tax: Band G
Local authority: West Wiltshire District Council Tel:
Viewing: By appointment with sole selling agents Stonier Hobbs Residential


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The Old Merchants' Hall, Steeple Ashton

Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Trowbridge Station3.5 miles
  • Westbury Station4.1 miles
  • Melksham Station4.9 miles
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