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