Bulkington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1SP | Property for sale | Savills
0.37 to 227 Ac(0.15 to 91.86 Ha)
Guide price £350,000 -​ £5,750,000(€399,074 -​ €6,556,213)

BulkingtonDevizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1SP

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Exquisite country house accessed from a tree lined private driveway
  • Flexible family living space with impressive, well-proportioned principal rooms and five bedrooms
  • Enchanting grounds including a mill stream with fishing and the remains of a former mill house, lake, extensive lawns, kitchen garden and tennis court
  • Range of modern farm buildings and equestrian facilities
  • Agricultural Workers Bungalow sold subject to tenancy
  • Permanent pasture interspersed with small area's of woodland
  • Potential for a family shoot
  • In all about 227 acres (92 hectares)
  • For sale as a whole by private treaty

Tranquil Country House set beside the waters of a mill stream, privately placed in 227 acres of pasture at the heart of rural Wiltshire

About this property

  • Accessed from a long sweeping tree lined driveway, Mill House is a privately placed Country property, expertly crafted by the current owners from a modern agricultural dwelling into a unique family home. The House, which is south facing, lies well within its own land and enjoys far reaching views across rural Wiltshire. To the front of the property is a charming mill stream running down to a former mill house which may be suitable for conversion (subject to planning). From here, an enchantingly beautiful lake catches the eye, bordered by mature willows and teaming with flora and fauna. Extensive lawns run to the east, shaded by landscaped hedges. A functional kitchen garden, orchard and secluded tennis court complete the grounds. Adjacent to the house with their own access, lies an array of modern farm buildings which subject to planning may have potential for alternative uses. The land at Mill Farm is all set to pasture interspersed with small areas woodland and game cover and extends to approximately 227 acres (92 hectares).

    The Mill House & Farm is offered for sale as a whole.

    Mill House lies at the heart of the farm and enjoys far reaching views across its own land and the rolling countryside beyond. The property is unlisted and was converted by the current owners in 1998 from a red brick agricultural dwelling into the exquisite country residence it is today.

    The house has a charming front façade that faces south, where the lawn stretches down to the banks of the mill stream. The front door lies at the foot of a central turret, sheltered beneath an inviting cast iron veranda. A welcoming entrance hall with natural flag stone floors gives access to the more formal entertainment rooms to the right-hand side. A substantial drawing room provides light, flexible space for entertaining friends or family all year round with an open fire and French windows opening onto the front lawn beyond. Behind a hidden door lies a quieter withdrawing room enjoying a triple aspect and access to the eastern veranda.

    To the left of the entrance hall, double doors give access to the main living area which has been carefully designed to suit modern family life. A light, open plan sitting / breakfast rooms lie at the heart of the property, where inbuilt seating and dining space lends itself to family living. A central fireplace separates the kitchen, with large island, aga and ample storage provided by inbuilt units. The ground floor is completed by a formal dining room, study/playroom, WC & cloakroom, utility space and back door giving access to the parking area.

    A splendid stone spiral staircase from the entrance hall gives access to the first-floor landing where a quiet seating area in the turret enjoys views out across the farm. A substantial principal suite lies to the left-hand side, with dressing room, separate walk in cupboard and sizeable ensuite. The bathroom opens onto an eastern facing veranda, perfect for enjoying the morning sun. The first floor offers four further double bedrooms, two of which benefit from ensuite bathrooms plus further family bathroom, and a secondary staircase.

    From the front of the house, lawns stretch down to the enchanting mill stream where trout are often caught by the current owners. The old mill house and wheel lies to the west of the house, which may present opportunity for conversion, subject to gaining the necessary planning consents. Beyond the mill stream, lies a beautiful lake and a haven for flora and fauna.

    To the east is an impressive lawn, landscaped with elaborate box hedgerows which create a formal garden. To the rear of the property lies a mature orchard, kitchen garden growing a variety of vegetables and a secluded tennis court.

    Farm Buildings & Equestrian Facilities
    Mill Farm boasts an extensive range of modern farm buildings suitable for a variety of uses. Situated within a well-ventilated building lie 6, well sized American barn style stables as well as a tack room, feed and grooming area.

    The land at Mill Farm totals 227 acres (92 hectares) and has good access from the main driveway, internal tracks and gateways. The land provides a new owner with the opportunity to enjoy country pursuits such as walking, riding, fishing and shooting within the bounds of their own home. The land is all permanent pasture, interspersed with small areas of woodland and game cover (associated with a family run rough shoot) and has the potential for environmental projects such as rewilding or tree planting. The land is currently farmed under a contract farming agreement with a local farmer.

Outstanding residential house and farm with wonderful views over its own land

Geoffrey JonesProperty agent

Local information

  • The Mill House & Farm lies in an enviable position, just outside the quiet farming village of Bulkington, close to the market towns of Devizes and Trowbridge and a short distance from the beautiful town of Marlborough. The world-renowned cities of Bath to the west and Salisbury to the south are both within 30 miles. Bulkington has a village hall and local pub but a wider range of facilities and amenities can be found in Devizes including an extensive range of everyday shops, including a Marks & Spencer Food Hall, recreational and educational facilities. Sporting facilities in the area include racing at Barbury, Newbury, Bath and Salisbury, fishing on the nearby rivers Avon and Kennet, golf at North or West Wilts Golf Clubs and scenic walking and riding country especially through the Vale of Pewsey and up on to the Marlborough Downs. Mill House is well positioned for excellent local schooling including Dauntsey's at West Lavington, Marlborough College, St Mary's Calne, Stonar, Godolphin and St Margaret's.

Additional information

  • Method of Sale and Tenure The freehold of Mill House Farm is offered for sale by private treaty with vacant possession on completion subject to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy at Mill House Cottage and a Contract Farming Agreement.
  • Land Use The property extends to approximately 227.2 acres (91.9 hectares) in total and is currently split between the following uses: • Permanent pasture - 207.3 acres (83.9 hectares) • Woodland - 8.8 acres (3.6 hectares) • Water - 1.8 acres (0.7 hectares) • House, buildings and misc. area's - 9.4 acres (3.8 hectares)
  • Services Mill House - Mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. Mill House Bungalow - Mains water, private drainage, electric heating.
  • EPCs Mill House - E Mill House Bungalow - F
  • Local Authority Wiltshire County Council www.wiltshire.gov.uk 0300 456 0100
  • Council Tax Mill House – Band G Mill House Cottage - Band C
  • Town and Country Planning Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries in respect of any planning issues and development opportunities for any element of Mill House Farm directly to Wiltshire County Council.
  • Mineral and sporting rights The mineral, sporting and timber rights, in so far as they are owned are included in the sale.
  • Basic Payment Scheme The land is registered for payments under the Basic Payment Scheme. Payments are claimed by the Contractor. It is intended that the entitlements are included in the sale and the Vendor will assist with their transfer to the Purchaser after completion. For the avoidance of doubt, the Vendor will retain the 2022 payment in full.
  • Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way The property is sold subject to and with benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private, including rights of way, supply, drainage, water, electricity supplies and other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations and all wayleaves whether referred to or not. Public rights of way that cross the sale area are shown on the sale plan.
  • Historic Well There is a historic well situated on the triangle south of Mill House owned by the Environment Agency. Throughout the Seller's period of ownership, the Seller has freely accessed the triangle on foot. There are no physical boundaries separating the Triangle from the Property. Throughout the Seller's ownership, no third party (including the Environment Agency) has sought to access the Triangle. The Seller understands that the well is unused and non-operational.
  • Fixtures and Fittings Those items mentioned in these sales particulars, including fitted carpets and curtains, are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures, fittings, light fittings and other furnishings are expressly excluded.
  • Viewing Viewings are strictly by appointment through Savills.
  • Health and Safety Given the potential hazards of a working farm we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and water.
  • VAT Should any sale or any other part of the Estate or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchase(s) in addition to the contract price.
  • Directions: Mill House Farm should be accessed from the private driveway taken off Seend Road wich leads past Lutsey Farm, not from Mill Lane. Postcode: for direction use SN10 1SF What3Words: ///caps.proclaims.waxer What3words gives every 3mx3m square in the world a unique three-word address. This one describes the precise entrance Mill House Farm
  • EPC Rating: E