East Grimstead, Salisbury, SP5 3RT | Property for sale | Savills
3,674 sq ft(341.33 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000(€1,995,369)

East GrimsteadSalisbury, SP5 3RT

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Key features

  • A gorgeous family home with a lovely rural outlook.
  • The layout allows for configuration as a six bedroom home or a smaller home with an attached annexe.
  • Separate thatched barn with range of uses.
  • Paddocks with road access, stables and manege.
  • Popular village location within a short drive of local amenities.

Idyllic 18th Century Farmhouse with beautiful rural outlook.

About this property

  • Records suggest that this delightful farmhouse dates back to about 1785. It is recorded as being part of a small group of farms owned by Baron Ranelagh, who is buried at nearby West Dean. It is designated Grade II listed due to its unusual end-on-end brick build. The property is eminently flexible, having an annexe that is currently used independently of the main home yet, with the removal of partitions in the central hall and landing, could once again be incorporated into the accommodation of the principal house to re-create a six bedroom house. There is also huge potential to develop (with relevant consents) the charming thatched barn that sits to one side of the property, alongside a separate driveway.

    The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall, with a fascinating wood plank floor, created from old spitfire struts from WW2, and an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove. Off to one side, through glazed double doors, is a dual-aspect sitting room with a southfacing bay window and a stone fireplace housing a Stovax woodburning stove. It has glazed double doors through to the kitchen/breakfast room, which boasts stunning countryside views towards Dean Hill, Pepperbox Hill and Bentley Wood. This delightful room is dual-aspect, with light streaming in from both the east and south-facing floor-to-ceiling oak windows to one end, including French doors onto a south-facing terrace and the garden beyond. It has an oak floor and a large central island with oak work-surfaces. The bespoke, painted oak cabinetry has granite worksurfaces and integrated appliances include a range cooker (with gas hob) and a Fisher and Paykel fridge. It benefits from a north-facing walk-in larder and a back door into a useful courtyard area that also houses a wine store. The dining room, with oak floorboards, has a woodburning stove and fitted shelving and cupboards in the flanking alcoves. A study area, with fitted book shelves and large storage cupboards, leads through to a utility room with a range of cupboards, a Butlers sink and oak work-surfaces and floorboards, in addition to plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The adjacent boot room, with a stone tiled floor, has a door to the garden.

    Upstairs, the spacious galleried landing offers access to the main bedrooms and family bathroom. The generous principal bedroom is dual-aspect, with far-reaching countryside views and an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a study/sewing room on this floor. The annexe is accessed, through its own front door, into a central hallway, with oak floorboards. The hall offers access to the dual-aspect living room, with herringbone parquet floor and a wood-burning stove. It further leads into a triple-aspect kitchen/dining room, with an oak floor. Integrated appliances include an electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher and washing machine. A shower room completes the ground floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one being dual-aspect and has fitted wardrobes.

    The house enjoys a picturesque position opposite the village pond and is approached over Maypole Green onto a spacious gravel driveway. To one side of the property is a delightful, timber-framed, Grade II listed thatched barn, with large double doors. In 2013, the barn was re-thatched and a new concrete floor put in. To one end it has a workshop, with storage above. A climbing hydrangea scales the southern elevation.

    The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn, with deep herbaceous borders and areas of terrace positioned to catch the sun at varying times of the day. It has a number of mature trees, including oak, ash, walnut, apple and plum. A stretch of espaliered pear leads through to a vegetable garden. There is a summer house, a wood shed and a garden storage shed. The grounds are bordered by a combination of beech hedging and post-and rail fencing and overlook countryside in every direction. An outstandingly tranquil location.

    Adjacent to the gardens, and approached from the village lane via a wide avenue of walnut and apple trees, are the stables (re-roofed in 2020). Divided into two separate buildings, one houses two/three stables, the other a stable and a tack/feed store. Water and electricity are both laid to the stables.

    The 20m x 40m manège was added in 2010. The paddocks, amounting to approximately three acres, are post-and-rail fenced and have water laid on. There are countless walking and riding routes from the door-step.

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There is a lovely warm and welcoming feel throughout this beautiful farmhouse. What really resonates with me, is the layout that allows the house to be one large six bedroom home, or a smaller house with an attached annexe.

James McKillopProperty agent

Local information

  • East Grimstead is a quiet rural village on the edge of the renowned Bentley Wood. This large, nationally important nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is a haven for wildlife. It provides extensive riding and walking over approximately 2000 acres.
  • The village itself has an active community, with the village hall organising regular events throughout the year. It also has a Grade II listed church. The neighbouring villages have a wide selection of amenities. For example, the nearby village of West Winterslow has a primary school, shop, post office, church, village hall and doctors surgery. The pub at Farley is walking distance from the property.
  • Grateley train station is about 11 miles north, from where trains to London Waterloo take approximately 85 minutes. 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.
  • Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at South Wilts Golf Club and High Post. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, 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 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
  • LOCAL AUTHORITY : Wiltshire Council 0300 456 0100
  • SERVICES : Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating. LPG gas to the hob.
  • FIXTURES & FITTINGS : Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • OUTGOINGS : The property is subject to Council Tax Band G
  • OVERAGE CLAUSE : There is an Overage Clause on the paddocks – please consult the office for further details.
  • VIEWING : Strictly by appointment with sole agents Savills.
  • Directions: DIRECTIONS (SP5 3RT) Leave Salisbury on the A36. At the start of the dual carriage-way, turn right towards Alderbury. On entering Alderbury, turn left onto Clarendon Road towards East Grimstead. Follow this road for some miles to a t-junction in East Grimstead. Take a left at this junction and continue up the hill to Maypole Green, opposite a pond. Turn right over the green and Maypole Farmhouse is ahead, next to a thatched barn. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G