Stert, Wiltshire

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A Most Beautiful Country House With Versatile Grade II Listed Barn, Set In A Peaceful

Village Location Within Easy Reach Of Excellent Communication Links

SITUATION

Devizes 3 miles, Pewsey 11 miles, Marlborough 16 miles,

M4 Chippenham 18 miles, Swindon 21 miles, Bath 22 miles,

Salisbury 25 miles

Mainline trains: Pewsey to London (Paddington) Approx. 71

minutes, Grateley to London (Waterloo) Approx. 90 mins

International airports: Bristol International 50 miles, London

Heathrow 81 miles

Manor Cottage is situated in the highly desirable and secluded

village of Stert and occupies a delightful rural position situated off

a quiet, no through, country lane. Located just 3 miles east of the

historic market town of Devizes the property benefits from excellent

road and rail links with the nearby Pewsey Station, A303 and M4

Motorway providing easy access to London and the West Country.

EDUCATION

The area abounds with good schools including St

Francis Pewsey, St Marys Calne, Dauntseys, Warminster, St Johns

Marlborough and Marlborough College with girls and boys

grammar schools available in Salisbury. Local primary schools

can be found in Devizes and Urchfont. For further details on

independents see www.isc.co.uk and www.wiltshire.gov.uk for

state schools information.

LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL

The Planks Farm Shop and café are about a mile distant, with everyday amenities

found in Devizes which provides a good range of shopping and

recreational facilities including individual shops, post office,

supermarkets, surgery, pubs, garage and a sports centre, with

a more comprehensive range of services available in Salisbury,

Marlborough and Bath.

The Pewsey Vale is designated as an

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are plentiful

walking, riding and cycling opportunities directly from the

property with the Kennet & Avon Canal close by too. There

is racing at Salisbury, Newbury and Bath. Golf can be played

at Bishops Cannings, Erlestoke, Bowood and Marlborough.

Sailing and water sports can be enjoyed along the south coast.

See www.visitwiltshire.co.uk for more details.

MANOR COTTAGE

Manor Cottage is a delightful detached period property of brick,

render and timber elevations under a shingle roof which is believed

to date back to the 17th Century. In 2007 a comprehensive restoration

programme began on the property which included re-roofing, rerendering,

new windows, new services and re-configuration of the

internal layout, creating a single dwelling extending to some 2,858

ft2 (GEA), providing well presented accommodation arranged over

2 floors. This programme of works was completed by 2011 and

has served to enhance the great character and charm of Manor

Cottage which also enjoys exceptional south facing views across the

countryside towards Salisbury Plain.

Adjacent to the cottage lies a detached Grade II listed former threshing

barn which has also been subject to complete refurbishment, including

a new thatch in 2017. The barn has been used by the current owner

as a purpose designed recording studio, with adjoining workshop

space, however it offers the incoming purchaser a variety of potential

uses including a home office, studio or ancillary accommodation,

subject to achieving the necessary consents.

The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Manor Cottage.

Approached over a shingle drive the property sits in attractive grounds

of 0.3 acres, comprising a mainly lawned rear garden with well

stocked beds, vegetable parterres, mature trees, conservation pond

and octagonal summerhouse. A patio area provides opportunities

for private, outside entertaining with a lawned frontage and well

established beds to the front of the property. The shingle drive allows

ample parking with a 2 bay, heritage car barn, offering covered storage

HOUSE

The accommodation comprises:-

Bespoke hand painted Country kitchen & breakfast room with

Inglenook fireplace and woodburner

Dining Hall with Inglenook fireplace

Music room with book case and fitted cupboards

Triple aspect sitting room with woodburner and doors opening

to the garden

Triple aspect Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and balcony

Shower room

Double aspect Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4/Dressing room

Family bathroom

Lobby & Utility/boot room with W.C

OUTBUILDINGS

Studio with kitchen area, W.C and loft space

Double workshop with hay loft

2 bay car barn

GARDEN

Attractive lawned rear garden

Well stocked beds with mature trees

Paved patio area for entertaining

Summerhouse

AGENTS NOTES

Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:

1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to

the property.

2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the

property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as

statements or representations of fact.

3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans

are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed

that the property has all necessary planning , building regulation or other consents and

Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy

themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the

sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Children must be supervised by their parents on site

especially within the vicinity of the pond.

PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES

These are based on the Ordnance Survey

and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and

calculated by the vendor s agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be

deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property.

Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party

to compensation in respect thereof.

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING

The property is sold subject to any

development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders,

town planning schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come

into force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have

satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the

estate.

RIGHTS OF WAY

There are no known public rights of way across the

property

AUTHORITIES

Wiltshire Council Tel: 0300 456 0100

COUNCIL TAX

Band G

SERVICES

Mains water, drainage and electricity, with air source, central

heating.

TENURE

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

All fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are

excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment through

the agents on 01722 782727. For

further information please contact

Adam Field or Phil Howard.

DIRECTIONS

From Devizes head south east on the A342, Nursteed Road, sign

posted Andover. Proceed for approximately 1.3 miles before turning

right, sign posted Stert Village. Continue through the village and on

reaching the fork, turn right and the entrance to Manor Cottage will

be found after a short distance on your right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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