The Butts, Biddestone, Wiltshire, SN14 7DY | Property for sale | Savills
229.10 sq m
Guide price £995,000(59,040,758 EGP)

The ButtsBiddestone, Wiltshire, SN14 7DY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Charming Period Farmhouse
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Large Garden
  • Separate Home Office
  • Paddock
  • Two Carports

A charming Grade II Listed farmhouse with orchard and paddocks in the popular village of Biddestone

About this property

  • Mountjoy Farmhouse is a delightful property, originally part of a working farm dating back to the mid C18th, and is full of character and original features. This rare and supremely charming farmhouse has been in the same family's ownership for three generations over the past century, and provides a delightful combination of period house, outbuildings, orchard and paddocks within a pretty village setting.

    The farmhouse is attractive from the roadside, with a central porch entrance that opens in to a large, full-width sitting room, with inglenook fireplace at one end and exposed beams overhead. A door at the rear of the room leads in the central stair hall with a large utility room/WC to the right, the conservatory directly in front and the kitchen to the left hand side. The kitchen has a full range of floor and wall mounted cupboards, with integrated oven and hob, as well as a serving hatch back through to the sitting room. Beyond the kitchen is the dining/family room, which is a bright room with dual aspect. A doorway to the rear leads into the garden room, a full-width extension along the rear of the property which provides views over, and access to, the delightful west-facing garden. Planning permission was granted for a replacement of the conservatory in 2023 (PL/2023/04696).

    The first floor provides four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The three bedrooms across the front of the property have views towards the village over the old farmyard, and have attractive stone mullions with window seats underneath.

    Garden & Grounds

    Mountjoy Farmhouse is approached from The Butts via a recently installed driveway which splits the main house, garden, orchard and Mountjoy Paddock to the left-hand side, and Orchard Paddock to the right. This driveway provides access to three properties and a separately owned field including Mountjoy Farmhouse. A pedestrian gate from The Butts provides access to the original farmyard in front of the farmhouse.

    The site of the former Old Dairy, adjacent to the garden, has been replaced with a home office in recent years, providing a self-contained workspace/studio for anyone wishing to work from home. A four-berth carport is owned behind the Old Dairy, with Mountjoy Farmhouse permitted usage of two bays plus store rooms, and usage of the visitors bays in front.

    The garden and grounds of Mountjoy Farmhouse are delightful, with a large west-facing garden leading from the rear of the house with surrounding stone walls. At the rear of the garden is gated access to the orchard which extends across the driveway with mature fruit trees. Mountjoy Paddock adjoins this and Orchard Paddock is separated by the driveway, both of which have agricultural status. In total, there are about 1.7 acres.

    Agents Note

    The existing entrance to the front of Mountjoy Farmhouse will be closed with gated pedestrian access reinstated.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This historic farmhouse has not been on the market in over a century.

Alistair HeatherProperty agent

Local information

  • Mountjoy Farmhouse is situated on The Butts, close to the centre of the popular village of Biddestone. This picturesque Saxon village is in a Conservation Area and in previous years has won the “Best Kept Wiltshire Village” title. It is a wonderful example of a southern Cotswold village, complete with a duck pond and village pub, The White Horse. There is also a play park, playing fields, tennis club, cricket ground and church.
  • Mountjoy Farmhouse is well placed for Bath, Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon, with easy access to London from Chippenham train station approximately 5 miles away (train times from 60 mins).
  • Schools locally include Stonar at Atworth, St Mary's at Calne, Westonbirt, Marlborough College, King Edwards, Prior Park, Monkton Combe, Royal High and Kingswood in Bath.
  • Sporting opportunities include golf at Castle Combe, Chippenham, Bath and Bradford on Avon as well as horse racing at Bath, Newbury and Chepstow.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G