Woodminton, Bowerchalke, Salisbury, SP5 5DD | Property for sale | Savills
337.52 sq m
Guide price £1,500,000(94,282,689 EGP)

WoodmintonBowerchalke, Salisbury, SP5 5DD


    Key features

    • Peaceful position
    • Delightful rural outlook
    • Suberb proportions
    • 0.8 acres of grounds
    • 3633 square foot of accommodation

    A pretty five bedroom farmhouse on the edge of a popular village.

    About this property

    • Woodminton Farmhouse lies within a Conservation Area, in a peaceful position on the edge of the hamlet of Woodminton. Located at the end of a private farm track, the original part of the house is thought to date back to about 1860, constructed of brick and flint under a slate roof. The house is not listed. The owners undertook a major program of works in 2007, including re-wiring, plumbing and an extension to the rear.

      Formerly part of a larger farm holding, the farmhouse stands well within its grounds of about 0.8 acre, with a gravelled driveway sweeping past the pond to a parking area at the front of the house.

      This is a great family house, well suited to family living with a range of excellent rooms across the ground floor. The proportions are superb, with the porch leading into the central staircase hall from which the drawing room and sitting room are accessed. The drawing room is particularly fine, with dual aspect views and a central fireplace with log-burner. The sitting room is also dual aspect, with pine shutters and a log-burner in an original inglenook fireplace. The panelled dining room has a lovely bay window and links to the large kitchen/breakfast room. Whilst in the newer part of the building, this is a classic farmhouse-style kitchen, dual aspect, with four oven electric Aga, central island, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The Belfast sink sits below a window overlooking the raised rear garden. The inner hall links the front and back of the house. There is a study, WC and the cellar is accessed from here too. The substantial utility/boot room at the rear of the house has floor and wall mounted units with a sink and plumbing for washing facilities.

      The first floor has a lovely galleried landing from which all bedrooms are accessed. The principal bedroom is dual aspect and has a walk-through dressing area and en suite bathroom. A guest bedroom also has an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, whilst three further bedrooms share the large family bathroom.

      Outside
      Accessed from the farm track, the driveway turns up through a small area of paddock (designated agricultural) to the parking area at the front of the house, with a pond just beyond. A number of mature specimen trees stand around the grounds and boundary providing a lovely established setting for this handsome farmhouse.

      There is a detached single garage but after landscaping works to the front area of lawn and driveway in 2017, this no longer has vehicular access and is currently a tool and machinery store.

      The gardens are mainly down to lawn, with fruit trees up on the raised rear garden.

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    I love this stretch of countryside, full of bridleways, footpaths and offering lovely vistas over open fields. The house is designed to take advantage of this unique location.

    Matt OrchardProperty agent

    Local information

    • Woodminton lies on the western edge of Bowerchalke, a picturesque, and highly sought-after, village in the Chalke Valley. It is approximately 12 miles from the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury and is located within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the famous Cranborne Chase. Its Church, The Holy Trinity, dates back to the 13th Century and William Golding, renowned author of Lord of the Flies, is buried within the grounds. There is a well-established monthly market in the village hall and the Chalke Valley Cricket Club is popular with all ages. The neighbouring village of Broad Chalke (3.1 miles) has a pub, village shop/community hub, doctors' surgery and excellent primary school; Sixpenny Handley (3.8 miles) offers a further primary school and nursery, as well as renowned family butcher Clarke & Sons.
    • Salisbury, with its wide range of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational activities, offers a direct train service to London Waterloo (journey time from 85 minutes). Alternatively, trains travel to London Waterloo from Tisbury (9 miles from the village) taking from 108 minutes. The A303 provides access to the South West and London via the M3.
    • The surrounding area boasts numerous excellent schools, both private and state, including Sandroyd, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, along with Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools. Slight further afield are Clayesmore, Dauntseys, Warminster School and Port Regis.

    Additional information

    • Services : Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (septic tank – note this will need upgrading). Oil-fired central heating.
    • Fixtures & Fittings : Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
    • Viewings : Strictly by appointment with Savills.
    • Agents' Note : We wish to inform prospective buyers of this property that the seller is a relative of an employee of Savills.
    • There is an easement for access which will be granted to Woodminton Farmhouse as a single residential dwelling.
    • There is a restrictive covenant on any residential development on the land.
    • Please also note that the Seller's would like to request a Right of Pre-Emption.
    • Directions: SP5 5DD : Upon leaving the village road, drive down the farm track, passing cottages on your right. The entrance to Woodminton Farmhouse is on your left hand side. What3words: ///forgot.wipes.zoos
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G