Savills | Bentham Lane, Bentham, SN5 4HZ | Property for sale
8,932 sq ft(829.81 sq m)
Guide price £1,950,000

Bentham LaneBentham, SN5 4HZ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2022
  • 5 reception rooms, 12 bedrooms
  • Extensive gardens
  • Outbuildings/Secondary Accommodation
  • In all about 2.35 Acres

A magnificent Grade II listed village house with endless scope

About this property

  • This superb property was originally part of Lord Shaftsbury's estate and has been owned more recently by the Hoare banking dynasty. The property has had a varied past from being used as a centre for evacuees during the war to a 1950's preparatory school. The property offers endless scope to further enhance with plans in place. With over 8,000 sq ft of accommodation the property offers the opportunity to purchase a very large house with easy flexible space which would suit a number of uses subject to obtaining the relevant consents. Throughout the house is a real feeling of character including stone mullioned windows and many other notable period features including attractive stone chimneys with round shafts, this property is a wonderful example of vigorous early Victorian Gothic architecture. Externally there are mature gardens and grounds including the original walled garden.

    In addition there are four letable cottages. These include the converted stable block which contains two single storey cottages (one 2 bedroom and one studio). There is also a useful three bedroom detached cottage with a maintenance free garden and the Old Barn which is a another two bedroom single story conversion.

    Further outbuildings include a small barn with built in poultry house, original barn and tack room and carriage house and stables.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This really is a very exciting opportunity, a wonderful family house with versatile accommodation and original private gardens with a lovely sunny orientation.

Sebastian HipwoodProperty agent

Local information

  • Purton 2 miles, Cricklade 7 miles, Cirencester 11 miles, Swindon train station 13 miles.

Additional information

  • Bentham House is a handsome grade II listed early Victorian Gothic style house built mainly of ashlar
  • limestone under a Cotswold stone roof. This property is well positioned in a good rural yet
  • accessible location with far reaching Southerly views across attractive pasture. The thriving
  • village of Purton is to the South offering many of the day to day requirements close at hand.
  • The lovely market town of Cirencester to the North/West some 13 miles with its excellent
  • recreational and sporting facilities including Polo and the nearby Cotswold Water Park with
  • its associated water sports. There are two superstores (Waitrose and Tesco) and a new
  • leisure centre, hospital and many other essential services. In addition there are many
  • footpaths and bridle ways in the area providing good riding. There is an excellent choice of
  • local schooling and private schools including Beaudesert Park at Minchinhampton, St
  • Mary's School at Calne and The Prior Park Preparatory School very close in the pretty
  • market town of Cricklade (4 miles) and Rendcomb College at Cirencester.
  • Communications are first class with the property being within daily travelling distance of the
  • commercial centres of Swindon, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Reading and
  • Cheltenham. There is a fast and regular train service to London Paddington from Kemble
  • and Swindon stations taking just over an hour. There is also easy access to junctions 16 and
  • 17 of the M4 as well as the M5 motorway
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold