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