Thornhill, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 7RX | Property for sale | Savills
2.25 Ac(0.91 Ha)
Guide price £2,500,000(150,751,758 EGP)

ThornhillRoyal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 7RX

    Key features

    • Grade II-listed Queen Anne manor house
    • Rural setting with magnificent views towards the Downs
    • Well-established mature, landscaped gardens
    • Six double bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms
    • Wonderfully private setting
    • Character features
    • Detached double garage
    • A variety of additional outbuildings including a barn with planning consent for residential conversion
    • Gifted by Henry VIII to Edward Seymour in 1536

    Beautiful, character Grade II listed manor house with outbuildings.

    About this property

    • This striking and beautifully presented detached Queen Anne manor house, which was originally gifted by Henry VIII to Edward Seymour in 1536, is situated in a quiet rural hamlet with far-reaching views over surrounding farmland towards the chalk escarpments of the Marlborough Downs beyond. The Grade II listed property is constructed of Flemish bond bricks, under a stone-tiled roof with wrought iron catch plates on the southern elevation which also has the imposing main entrance doorway with its pretty fanlight window. The house was built in the early 1700s but an earlier part of the house dates back to the early 1500's. There are many character features internally, including original fireplaces, wall panelling, wood floors and exposed timber beams.

      Though many lovely historic features remain the house has been fully refurbished in recent years and beautifully appointed with all the modern conveniences, from the handsome farmhouse kitchen to the underfloor heating in the kitchen and utility room and ‘smart' heating throughout the house controlled by app.

      The accommodation is extremely spacious throughout, extending to more than 5700 sq ft over three floors plus useful cellars.

      The accommodation has a well-planned layout that affords space for both formal entertaining and family time, with a selection of reception rooms at the heart of the house being open plan, serving as the heart of the family home.

      On the ground floor there are two formal reception rooms at the front of the house enjoying picturesque southerly views, with a raised hallway leading to the living room, dining room, kitchen and utility room – all open plan. There is also a separate playroom and a cloakroom at the rear of the house. An oak staircase leads up through the house to the bedrooms. The first floor has two formal bedrooms, a principal bedroom with a very large en-suite featuring a walk-in shower and a roll-top bathtub, plus a family bath/shower room and a study. There are a further three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.

      There is ample private parking available within a courtyard driveway, which is accessed via a private tarmac drive from the country lane. The south-facing gardens are beautifully landscaped to include a walled garden and a variety of mature trees. The two and a half acres of grounds wrap around the house, notably to the South and West which border on to open farmland. Comprising a variety of different “rooms” including a walled garden, an ornamental pond, a kitchen garden and a copse of mature trees with a wooden tree house and rope bridge. There are a number of brick outbuildings including a barn, with planning approval for a four bedroom conversion of approximately 1900sq ft and also a double garage with attached store.

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    Local information

    • Road communications are excellent with the A3102 providing access to Junction 16 of the M4 (4 miles distant) while regular commuter train services leave from Swindon to London Paddington (approx. 48 minutes). Airports at London Heathrow (70 miles) and Bristol (49 miles) can be reached within 90 minutes.
    • There are ample sporting opportunities in the area, lovely walks and bridle paths. There is a good choice of private and state schools in the area including a primary school in Broad Town, Marlborough College, Pinewood Prep School, St Margaret's and St Mary's Calne.

    Additional information

    • Mains Water and Electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
    • Directions: W3W///lollipop.plot.jazzy From Cirencester, take Ashton Road south and then join the B4696 and proceed south and turn left onto Brinkworth Road, passing through Royal Wootton Bassett and then leaving the town via the Marlborough Road. Turn right onto a two-lane road and then follow the road for about 1 mile until you reach a right-hand turning, which leads to the manor.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G