Manor Farm House
5,622 sq ft(522.30 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000

Lower ZealsZeals, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6LG

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2018
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Beautiful period features
  • Charming walled garden
  • Outbuildings, garaging & carports

A striking Grade II listed country house with extensive and versatile accommodation situated on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.

About this property

  • Manor Farm House is a handsome, predominantly Queen Anne, Grade II listed country house believed to originally date from the 17th Century with later additions. Set in just over an acre of gardens and grounds the property offers lovely views with further land and buildings available by separate negotiation.

    Manor Farm was originally part of the Zeals Estate, a working farm built of mellow Flemish bond brick elevations with chamfered stone quoins under a hipped slate roof, it grew to be one of the wealthiest farms in the area and the beautiful period house is unusually grand for a farmhouse.

    Internally the property has a very welcoming feel, it has clearly been a much loved family home over the generations. The reception rooms are both charming and well-proportioned with a host of period features including impressive fireplaces, working shutters and two attractive oval windows. The reception hall has a magnificent oak stair case leading right up to the second floor and provides access to the two principal receptions and kitchen/breakfast via a secondary hall. The ground floor accommodation flows extremely well making many of the rooms suitable for a variety of purposes.

    On the first floor there are four bright and spacious bedrooms with charming views over parkland and the gardens as well as three bathrooms. There is an additional room on the first floor to the rear of the house which is accessed by a third staircase, this room could be a further bedroom, home office or this end of the house could become a self-contained flat for a carer or au pair. There are 2 further generous bedrooms on the second floor. The original kitchen, now known as The Moose House, is now converted to a music room/guest bedroom with impressive medieval beams.

    There is also a range of stone outbuildings including barns, workshops, garaging and logstores. In addition there is an open bay car barn for 6 cars. Please see the floor plans for room dimensions and layout.

    Manor Farm House is approached over a long gravelled drive to the eastern façade (front of the house) or over a secondary drive to the courtyard at the rear of the house. The gardens are wonderful, a beautiful combination of formal style, clipped hedging and soft herbaceous planting, to complement the architecture of the house and make the most of the south facing aspect.

    A wide terrace leads down into a charming walled garden with croquet lawn bordered with many specimen shrubs and trees, whilst wisteria adorns the mellow brick walls of the house. Well maintained and tended, the garden includes a box parterre with gravelled paths leading under rose covered arches to a sunken garden with an ornamental fish pond and an area of vegetable garden with productive beds.

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Great potential for this lovely Queen Anne house.

Charlie StoneProperty agent

Local information

  • Manor Farm House is situated at the end of a lane surrounded by its own land and the ancient parkland of Zeals House, an area renowned for its beautiful countryside, undulating landscape, flora and fauna.
  • Zeals is a pretty village with a friendly community, there is a village pub, church, primary school and a very highly regarded preschool; nearby Bourton offers similar facilities and additionally a petrol station with a village shop.
  • The market town of Mere is close by having a range of local shops and pubs.
  • Gillingham is about 4 miles to the south with a Waitrose and railway station to London Waterloo taking from 1 hour 58 minutes.
  • To the north and west is the ever popular town of Bruton with its fashionable restaurants; At the Chapel and Roth Bar & Grill at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery.
  • Trains to Paddington are available from Castle Cary, Frome and Westbury all of which are within a reasonable drive.
  • A more comprehensive range of shops, restaurants, cinema and amenities are available in Salisbury or Bath.
  • There are a number of excellent schools within reach, in the private sector these include Hazelgrove Prep, Port Regis Prep, Hanford, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, St Marys Shaftesbury, Millfield and Downside. Schooling within the state sector is also at a premium in the area with sought after primary schools in Zeals, Bourton and Milton on Stour while the secondary school at Gillingham is highly regarded.
  • Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury and Newbury. Hunting with the South and West Wilts or The Blackmore and Sparkford Vale.
  • Golf at Frome or Sherborne. The renowned Stourhead Estate is nearby with its beautiful National Trust gardens in addition to hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission land with numerous bridleways and footpaths and Longleat House / Safari Park is a little further to the north.
  • The south coast is within easy reach providing a wide range of watersports.
  • The A303 gives access to the southwest as well as linking directly to the M3 motorway which leads to southwest London as well as linking to the M25 just one junction from Heathrow airport.

Additional information

  • Directions: From London head west on the M3 bearing onto the A303. Continue past Stonehenge and after the Mere exit take the sign off the A303 to Lower Zeals and Stourhead. After a short distance, continue straight over the T-junction signed Lower Zeals. Having passed the gates to Zeals House on the left, take the next left down a lane and the entrance gates to Manor Farm house will be found straight ahead, a small arrow directs you to the left and you will arrive at the front of the house.
  • EPC Rating = F