Duck Street, Sutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7AL | Property for sale | Savills
354.98 sq m
Guide price £1,875,000(53,842,729 EGP)

Duck StreetSutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7AL

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2023
  • Wonderfully private and peaceful setting.
  • Surrounded by mature gardens and grounds.
  • Potential annexe.
  • Useful paddocks including a Neolithic barrow.

A delightful 18th Century house, surrounded by its own gardens and grounds.

About this property

  • Constructed of stone under a tiled roof, this charming 18th Century family home, with later additions, nestles centrally within its beautiful gardens and grounds, creating complete privacy. The house, whilst attractive architecturally, benefits from not being listed. The accommodation is eminently flexible, with a generous integrated annexe that can either be enjoyed as part of the main house or used entirely separately.

    A spacious entrance hall offers access through to an inner hall, with the large L-shaped kitchen/dining room off to one side and located opposite the snug, which has a fireplace and a north-facing walk-in larder. The kitchen is a comfortable and well laid-out space, with a dining area to one side, with a stone fire place and woodburning stove, and a timber-framed garden room to the other, the latter benefitting from double doors into the garden. Central to this space is the ‘working' part of the kitchen, with a range of fitted cupboards under oak work surfaces, a large central island, electric AGA, separate oven and hob and Fisher and Paykel fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The room has English oak floorboards.

    The spacious, dual-aspect, drawing room has a fireplace to one end and part-glazed double doors into the garden. A staircase hall, with parquet floor, offers access to the laundry/boot room, cloakroom/WC and through to what could be used as a separate annexe. This substantial extension includes a dual-aspect sitting room, with a jetmaster fire and French doors onto the garden, a downstairs double bedroom, with oak floorboards and French doors to the garden and an adjacent shower room. Upstairs, the annexe has a further double bedroom and an en suite bathroom.

    The staircase in the main house leads up to a galleried landing. The dual-aspect principal bedroom suite has a dressing room, with plenty of hanging space, and a bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    The location of the house is a particular feature of this property, positioned as it is down a quiet cul-de-sac lane and surrounded on all sides by its own gardens, grounds and paddocks. It benefits from being registered as an Agricultural Smallholding.

    An attractive brick outbuilding, with a clay tiled roof, houses two garages, one containing the original stable, and a log store. There are steps up to a studio/office, with a Velux window. Behind is a traditional brick potting shed. An additional garage stands on the opposite side of the drive.

    Enchanting gardens encircle the house. To one side are sweeping lawns, with ponds and deep herbaceous beds bordered by numerous impressive mature trees, including walnut, copper beech, lime, snake bark, pear, fig, field maple and sorbus. Areas of stone terrace are located round the garden and a secluded walled garden, with gate pillars topped with stone finials, is positioned to the r ear of the house, enclosing a pretty area with further lawn, herbaceous borders, box and yew hedging, a Summer House and a herb garden. An enclosed apple orchard contains a greenhouse, raised vegetable bed, log stores and areas for composting. The garden is a haven for wildlife, with visitors that include nightjars, heron, sparrowhawk, barn owl and turtle doves.

    Fosters is bordered on three sides by its paddocks, one with a field shelter/stable and one containing a rare 3000 year old Neolithic barrow. A second drive provides access for farm vehicles into the property's fields. Rising up in the distance are the hills of Scratchbury and Cotley on the edge of Salisbury Plain.

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I love the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere throughout the whole property and that it feels completely private.

Paul CadgeProperty agent

Local information

  • The village falls within the sought-after Wylye Valley and is overlooked by the hills of Scratchbury and Cotley on the edge of Salisbury Plain. In the opposite direction, are the northern fringes of the beautiful Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby villages of Heytesbury and Codford have shops and post offices and the market town of Warminster is only about 3 miles away.
  • The Roman city of Bath lies 18 miles to the west and the beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury, 20 miles east, both offer a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts, cultural and recreational facilities.
  • Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. Less regular trains run from Warminster to London Waterloo (via Salisbury) and have a journey time of approximately 2 hours. Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Rushmore Park, Warminster and West Wilts Golf Clubs. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River A von, 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 Warminster School, Dauntseys, Sherborne, Bruton, Millfield, 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

  • TENURE Freehold
  • SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Central heating and hot water fuelled by 2 Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pumps. Electric underfloor heating in Annexe. Private Drainage.
  • OUTGOINGS The property is subject to Council Tax Band G
  • LOCAL AUTHORITY Wiltshire Council – 0300 456 010
  • FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: DIRECTIONS SP6 1NY From Salisbury, take the A36 towards Warminster. At the roundabout just past Heytesbury, take the third exit signposted towards Sutton Veny. Follow this road into the village and at the t-junction turn left into the High Street. Follow the High Street for about ½ a mile and then take the left-hand turning into Duck Street. After approximately ¼ of a mile, pass The Long House and its adjacent driveway on your left; Fosters is the second driveway after that, also on the left. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G