Wardour Castle, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6RH | Property for sale | Savills
191.94 sq m
Guide price £1,300,000(37,330,959 EGP)

Wardour CastleTisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6RH

    Key features

    • Exquisite home in the grounds of New Wardour Castle.
    • Freehold ownership extending to 1.44 acres.
    • Historical Temple - newly restored with various potential uses.
    • Located on the Cranborne Chase, close to the amenities of Tisbury.
    • *CHAIN FREE*

    A special place in the grounds of New Wardour Castle

    About this property

    • History - The Hexagon stands in the grounds of ‘New' Wardour Castle, a Grade I listed Palladian-style country house, was built for the Arundell family in 1769, to replace the original Castle. The gardens were drawn up by George Ingham in 1773 and further modified by Capability Brown between 1775 and 1783.

      Built circa 1770 and believed to have been either the brewery or game larder to New Wardour Castle, The Hexagon is an enchanting hexagonal house and has a wealth of period features, including stone mullion, leaded windows and a combination of stone and oak floors. It was converted into a house in the Victorian era and has been renovated and improved to a high standard by the current owners.

      The triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room, known as the “kitchen parlour”, was added circa 1880 and has traditional stone floors, bespoke shaker-style cabinetry under oak work surfaces, a fitted dresser and integrated appliances. Wide, curved stone steps lead down to a double-height library/dining room on the lower ground floor, with large double doors opening onto a secluded courtyard. From here, one can access an inner lobby, leading through to the dual aspect principal bedroom, which has an en suite bathroom. Completing this floor is a useful laundry, with a Butlers sink and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. There is also internal access to the garage.

      The first floor comprises an inner hall, accessing two further bedrooms that share a ‘Jack and Jill' en suite bathroom. One bedroom is dual-aspect and one has a working fireplace. The entire second floor is dedicated to the stunning hexagonal drawing room, with a fireplace and views of the front lawns, temple garden and courtyard. Multiple exposed ceiling beams converge on a central roof lantern.

      A particular feature of the property is the Temple House, located on the far side of the rear courtyard. It is a delightful stone building with a lead roof, that is recorded as being used as a dairy for the main castle. Fully renovated by the current owners, who worked closely with the local planning officers, it boasts the original double doors (dating from 1760) and magnificent Purbeck stone work surfaces. A restored roof lantern floods the building with light. The doors open onto a covered stone terrace, overlooking the beautiful temple garden which, in the Spring, is a wildflower meadow.

      A secluded courtyard offers alternative access to the house, via the library, and also to the garage. This elevation is draped with wisteria and magnolia. A flat area of lawn, with borders of old fashioned roses, peonies, gooseberries, raspberries and redcurrants sits to one side of the house, along with a fig tree. To the other is a deep, densely planted herbaceous border, running to the rear entrance of the castles' chapel.

      Set within the magnificent grounds and parkland of New Wardour Castle, The Hexagon sits in a peaceful location to one side of the main house and is approached from the lane up a long drive through mature parkland. Unusually, the property comprises about 1.4 acres of private freehold grounds.

      The surrounding Wardour Estate extends to approximately 50 acres of parkland. There are numerous footpaths across the estate, enabling access to extensive walks, including to Old Wardour Castle, an English Heritage 14th century ruin.

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    Completely unique and one of the most charming residences I have seen in my time doing this job - it is very special.

    James McKillopProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated in the beautiful Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Hexagon enjoys the peace and tranquility of a stunning rural setting in the grounds of Wardour Castle, whilst also being only about 1.5 miles from the thriving village of Tisbury, the largest village in Wiltshire's Nadder Valley, in the West Wiltshire Downs. This popular village has a range of facilities including delicatessens, independent shops, doctor's surgery, library, school, churches, pubs, florist, cafés, wine merchant/bistro and an outdoor lido and leisure centre. Tisbury also benefits from a mainline train station to London Waterloo (journey time of approximately 2 hours).
    • Nearby Semley offers a thriving community shop and also Compton McRae deli, farm shop and café. Neighbouring Ansty has a popular farm shop and nearby Ludwell has an award-winning village shop/PO and butcher.
    • About 7 miles south west is the ancient market town of Shaftesbury and Gillingham is about 8 miles from Wardour. Between them, they offer supermarkets, schools and leisure facilities.
    • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury, about 12 miles from Wardour, offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities. Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
    • Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse, Wincanton and Bath and golf at Rushmore, South Wilts Golf Club and High Post. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams.
    • The A303 provides access to the south west and London via the M3.
    • There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including primary schools in both Wardour and Tisbury and secondary schools in Shaftesbury and Gillingham. Salisbury offers Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools. Private schools include Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hanford, Chafyn Grove, Salisbury Cathedral School, Bryanston, Sherborne, Bruton, Millfield, Clayesmore, Dauntseys and Godolphin.

    Additional information

    • TENURE
    • Freehold
    • Mains water and electricity. Waste treatment plant. Oil-fired central heating and hot water. BT broadband.
    • The property is subject to Council Tax Band F.
    • There is an annual service charge of £1,306 for communal area maintenance and drainage.
    • Wiltshire County Council - 0300 456 0100
    • Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
    • There is a footpath which traverses part of the Temple gardens.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F