Wylye, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0QU | Property for sale | Savills
174.84 sq m
Guide price £775,000(22,254,995 EGP)

WylyeWarminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0QU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2023
  • River frontage
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two reception rooms
  • Two bathrooms

Charming Riverside Home in sought after Wylye Valley

About this property

  • Riverside Cottage has been in the same family since its purchase from the Pembroke Estate in 1920. It sits in a secluded position, down a no-through lane, with the River Wylye running behind the cottage. Built of stone and brick under a clay tile-hung roof, it was extended in 1990 and is presented in good order throughout, but also offers huge potential to update.

    A spacious hall offers direct access to the principal rooms. The sitting room has a large inglenook fireplace, with original bread oven, and houses a wood-burning stove. There are French doors onto a sheltered stone terrace. The dining room sits opposite and also opens through to the kitchen/breakfast room, which has a range of wall and floor units, an Aga and a butlers sink. Adjacent is a utility room, with a range of cupboards, butlers sink, plumbing for a washing machine and a stable door into the garden. A cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor.

    Upstairs is a galleried landing, with windows overlooking the river, and benefitting from two large airing cupboards. The dual-aspect principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.

    There are two further double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, a family bathroom and a separate shower room.


    The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees, including apple and pear. Traditional staddle stones line the boundary with the lane. There is a sheltered stone terrace to one side of the property and the river runs behind. There is potential, with the relevant consents, to build a timber-framed car port/garage to one side of the garden.

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Such an idyllic setting with the river running past to the rear this is a real gem that has been in the same family since its purchase from the Pembroke Estate in 1920.

Matt OrchardProperty agent

Local information

  • Riverside Cottage lies on the edge of the popular village of Wylye, situated in the sought-after Wylye Valley. The village has an excellent shop and post office, with a pretty Norman church, an active village hall and a well-regarded pub, The Bell Inn. The village is in a Conservation Area and also lies within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wylye is conveniently situated, having easy access to the A303, whilst the A36 by-passes the village, providing a direct route to Salisbury (approximately 10 miles) and Warminster (approximately 10.5 miles).
  • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury 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. Warminster also has a direct train service to London Waterloo and Bath.
  • Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Warminster, South Wilts Golf Club and Rushmore Park. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams.
  • There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including Warminster School, Dauntseys, Marlborough, Port Regis, Sandroyd, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council – 0300 456 0100.
  • Tenure: Freehold.
  • Outgoings: The property is subject to Council Tax Band G.
  • Fixtures and Fittings: Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
  • Energy Performance: A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request.
  • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: Directions: BA12 0QU. From Salisbury, take the A36 towards Warminster. At the junction with the A303, bear off left down the slip-road (heading towards the A303 west-bound) but, just before joining the A303, take a left-hand turning into Wylye village. Cross over a stone bridge and the road will bend round to the left. Pass Wyvern Hall on your left and immediately opposite you will see a narrow tarmac lane with a sign-post saying “Private Road. Wylye House. No Parking”. Take this lane, passing Perrior House then Bridge House on your right-hand side. As the lane splits, bear right (with Penny Cottage in front of you). Riverside Cottage is the next property on the right. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G