Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3NT | Property for sale | Savills
859.82 sq m
Guide price £4,250,000(122,043,519 EGP)

Great BedwynMarlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3NT

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2023
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens and arboretum walks
  • Peace and quiet surrounded by undulating rural farmland
  • Close to the village of Great Bedwyn with its railway station

Lovely country house set amidst 14 acres with a separate two bedroom cottage.

About this property

  • The house is an architectural fusion of old and new making for a wonderfully eclectic and quirky family home. The front Georgian style façade was then added, which included the central hall and drawing room. Later additions created the orangery, dining room and indoor swimming pool. The result is a wonderful mix of enchanting cottagey rooms
    with beams and big open fireplaces and Georgian symmetry and style, with tall ceilings, cornicing, deep skirtings and more
    formal carved stone fire surrounds. Georgian sashes mix with leaded light windows, polished old red brick floors mix with
    more contemporary terracotta tiled floors. Great consideration has been given to the flow of the ground floor resulting in all rooms interconnecting, both with each other and to the main and rear hallways.

    The front door opens to the central hall with its high ceiling and cornicing. Double French doors open to the dual aspect
    drawing room, also Georgian in style with a large east facing bay window and carved stone fireplace. The characterful and
    welcoming sitting room has large open fireplaces at either end, with a wood burning stove in the working fireplace and
    crossed beams to the ceiling. Dual aspects face east and west with French doors opening to the terrace. There are
    bookshelves to one wall with faux bookshelves disguising a door to the home office, complete with its own cloakroom and

    The kitchen is situated in the heart of the house with lime wash wooden units beneath tiled worktops, with double stainless-steel sink. There is a small island with an oak top, two door Aga, microwave oven, domino gas hob and two full height storage cupboards, each with double doors. French doors open to the dining room and the orangery beyond. Both
    rooms are wonderfully light and bright with a wall of glazed bi-folding doors separating them. Between them there are
    three sets of glazed French doors opening to terraces beyond, making an ideal space, inside and out, to entertain on a large

    The boot room has doors to the main hall, kitchen, larder, laundry/utility room and leads on to the indoor pool.

    From the inner hallway, stairs rise and turn to a galleried landing. All bedrooms are in the eaves of the house giving
    them a cottage feel, but with good ceiling heights. The principal bedroom suite has south and easterly aspects
    with lovely views. There are built in wardrobes with further wardrobes in the dressing room. The bathroom lies beyond.
    There are five further bedrooms (three with en suites) and a family bathroom. A second staircase winds from the home
    office to one of the bedrooms with a door allowing access to the main landing via a bathroom and bedroom.

    The pool with its timbered ceiling and six sets of glazed French doors, has an optional solid floor which can be fitted to
    extend entertaining opportunities. There is a changing room and a shower room to the far side.

    The driveway sweeps around and down, through wrought iron gates, to the entrance courtyard and the graceful front elevation of the house. This lovely courtyard is enclosed by the mellow red brick of the house, four loose boxes, tack room, garage and arch which leads through to two car ports and further parking.

    The gardens, grounds and land lay mostly to the south and west of the house. Stone and brick terraces, accessible from the
    sitting room, orangery, dining room, kitchen and pool, are flanked by lawns and deep herbaceous flowerbeds. A semi-circular lawned bank is topped by mature beech hedging, rather alluding to an ‘amphitheatre'. Three gaps open long vistas through to the meadow, arboretum and orchard beyond. The arboretum, planted by the present owners some 30 years ago features mature broadleaf trees, a natural spring that flows through three small ponds and paths that are mown through.

    A delightful walled garden has an informal parterre design with box hedging and topiary, lavender and roses, accessible through two sets of wrought iron gates. The tennis court lies just beyond. There is also a small paddock with single wood stable and store and a large field.

    Within the grounds is a cottage with kitchen/living room, two double and one single bedroom and a bathroom. Ideal as a staff cottage or for elderly relatives. In all circa 14 acres

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A truly magical setting!

Camilla ElwellProperty agent

Local information

  • Bloxham Copse is situated in an elevated position down a mile
  • long private lane, surrounded by woods and farmland.
  • Although secluded, it is ideally situated for easy access to road, rail and airport links, and is within easy striking distance of London.
  • The picturesque village of Great Bedwyn, under two miles away, lies on the River Dun with the Kennet and Avon Canal also running through it. The village boasts a popular pub, The Three Tuns, a doctors surgery, shop and Post Office, church and bakery. The village primary school was rated outstanding in its last report. The nearby market towns of Marlborough and Hungerford provide further shopping and recreational amenities. There are numerous footpaths and bridleways to enjoy including along the river and canal.
  • There are highly regarded state and primary schools within easy reach including St John's, Marlborough College, Bradfield, Downe House, Dauntseys School, Pinewood, Farleigh, Radley, St Mary's Calne, St Edwards Oxford.

Additional information

  • Services: Private borehole. Private drainage. Mains electric
  • Oil central heating
  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council
  • Council tax: Band H
  • Directions: From London take the M4. Exit at J14 onto the A338 to Hungerford. After 2.7 miles at the T-junction turn right onto the A4 towards Marlborough. Continue for 3 miles passing through Froxfield. Take the 3rd sign left to Great Bedwyn that mentions the station. Continue into Great Bedwyn. After 190 yds turn right onto Church Street. After 0.9 miles as the road forks sharply left, carry straight on. The private lane to Bloxham Copse can be found on your right after 0.4 miles.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H