Savills | Charlton Park, Charlton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG | Properties for sale
2,473 sq ft(229.75 sq m)
Guide price £695,000

Charlton ParkCharlton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Exceptional country mansion
  • Stunning communal rooms
  • First floor apartment with views
  • Wonderful main reception room
  • 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Double garage

An exceptional first floor apartment in a Grade I Listed Jacobean manor house.

About this property

  • Charlton Park House dates from early 17th Century and was built for the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, who continues to own and farm the surrounding estates. The south west front entrance dates from 1607 and has striking Jacobean style towers joined by a long open fronted loggia. Further alterations were made to the house between 1772 and 1776 by Matthew Brettingham. In 1975 the property was converted into 19 apartments. Double oak entrance doors from the logia open into a panelled outer hall and beyond to the great hall which is galleried and has a fantastic glazed oval dome over the centre. Off the great hall is the communal salon which has outstanding plasterwork attributed to James White. Both rooms are available to residents and their guests for entertaining purposes and general use.
    The Apartment
    No 11 is a splendid first floor apartment which enjoys glorious views over the surrounding parkland and in the distance, the Marlborough Downs. The apartment can either be approached from the great hall or via a secondary ‘tower' staircase where there is also a lift. The front door from the latter opens into an impressive hall which leads down to the wonderful reception room. Views are enjoyed through the wide bay window and the room is of a size that makes it perfect for entertaining. There is also an attractive fireplace with wood burning stove and ceiling cornicing. The three bedrooms are also approached off the hall and are served by two bathrooms. The kitchen is adjacent to the drawing room and opposite is the cloakroom. The front door is approached off a galleried landing which overlooks the grand hall with glazed oval above. The whole apartment is beautifully presented having been upgraded by the present owners. Appointments are of a high standard and the kitchen and bathrooms have been re-fitted. In short No 11 is a particularly stylish home, eminently practical, easy to maintain and a perfect ‘lock up and leave'. The apartment has the private use of cellar storage, additional cupboard space in the corridor outside the apartment, and a small area of garden is part of the demised property. Parking can either be at the front or rear of the house.
    Communal Grounds
    The house is approached by a three quarter mile tree lined drive with shared use of the surrounding grounds and arboretum. To the front and rear of the house, the large expanse of gravel provides ample car parking for both residents and visitors.

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A truly outstanding apartment, hard to resist.

Anthony CoakerProperty agent

Local information

  • Charlton Park is situated within open parkland close to the village of Charlton. Malmesbury, England's oldest borough and with a stunning 12th Century Abbey, is about two miles away and provides a good range of everyday shopping facilities including a Waitrose. Other local centres include Tetbury and Cirencester. The major regional centres such as Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham, are all within easy reach and are excellent for specialist shopping as well as cultural amenities. Recreational and sporting facilities in the area include racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Chepstow, polo at Cirencester Park and Westonbirt, eventing at Badminton and Gatcombe, golf at Castle Combe, Bowood and Minchinhampton, motor racing at Castle Combe and water sports at the Cotswold Water Park. In addition nearby places of interest include Malmesbury Abbey, Westbonbirt Arboretum, The National Trust Properties at Laycock and Dyrham Park, Bowood House and the historic village of Castle Combe.The property is well placed for the commuter being accessible to both junctions 16 and 17 of the M4 which provides fast access to the east and west. There are regular mainline services from Swindon, Kemble and Chippenham to London Paddington, the quickest service taking just over 60 minutes

Additional information

  • Malmesbury 3 miles; Tetbury 5 miles; Kemble Station 6.5 miles (London Paddington 75 minutes); M4 (J17) 7 miles Cirencester 10 miles; Bath 24 miles; Bristol 30 miles; London 90 miles
  • (All distances are approximate)
  • Directions: From Cirencester proceed towards Tetbury on the A433. After a mile or so take the left hand turn signposted towards Kemble. Passing through Kemble and Crudwell proceed for a further 2 ½ miles and on the outskirts of Malmesbury, take the second entrance into Charlton Park highlighted by rural offices, follow the driveway up to the gravelled parking area. From Malmesbury take the A429 towards Cirencester. After about a mile and a half the pillared entrance and driveway to Charlton Park House will be seen on the right hand side. Follow the long driveway bearing right through the an avenue of trees to the courtyard in front of the mansion house.
  • EPC Exempt