Savills | Corton, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0SZ | Property for sale
3,606 sq ft(335.01 sq m)
Excess of £1,500,000

CortonWarminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0SZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Attractive unlisted house
  • Atmospheric rooms throughout
  • Appealing period details
  • Six bedrooms
  • Timber framed barn office and garaging
  • Beautiful gardens, 1.1 acres

Beautifully presented country home in popular Wylye Valley village.

About this property

  • Saracens House is a delightful detached property of immense character and charm that has been significantly improved and updated both internally and externally by the current owners.

    The original part of the property dates back to the 16th century and over the centuries has seen a number of additions, and now provides flexible and spacious accommodation.

    The ground floor flows effortlessly and has some beautiful rooms and features. The reception hall has a rustic flagstone floor and leads to the main reception rooms.

    The drawing room has a large bay window that overlooks the gardens, a lovely parquet floor and pretty fireplace (currently not working). The dining room is situated in the oldest part of the property and has a large open fireplace, wood panelled walls and exposed floorboards. It leads to the sitting room which has a cosy feel with a wood burning stove making it a great room in the winter months.

    The kitchen/breakfast room has been completely re-modelled and is now a light and spacious room with a two oven Aga situated at one end with an open fire at the other.

    The first floor accommodation is accessed from two staircases one at either end of the property. The master bedroom has generous proportions and offers views across the gardens and beyond. There are a further five bedrooms, three comfortable doubles and two good sized singles. The two bathrooms have been updated and both offer separate baths and showers, ideal for a large family.

    The property is accessed through double iron gates. The gravel driveway offers plenty of parking and leads to two garages. There is a stable that is currently used as a log store and a large outbuilding has been converted into a spacious home office with broadband connection.

    The gardens at Saracens House are a superb feature and extend to approximately 1.09 acres with plenty of diversity that would interest any garden enthusiast. Two areas are currently used for growing fruit and vegetables and there are outbuildings that can store tools and gardening equipment. The current owners have a chicken run and there is plenty of room for them to roam freely. The formal lawns are well kept and level. Flower and shrub borders provide plenty of colour.

    The gardens are edged by mature trees that ensure privacy and a large terrace offers the perfect setting for alfresco dining.

    Please see floor plan for layout and room dimensions.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love the atmosphere around the house and the different areas of the beautiful and peaceful gardens.

James McKillopProperty agent

Local information

  • The village of Corton is one of the most sought after villages in the Wylye valley and is ideally located between Salisbury and Bath and boasts the popular Dove public house. Further local
  • amenities are found in nearby Codford which benefits from a
  • primary school, doctor's surgery, two churches, village shop, post office and garage. The small market town of Warminster is about 8 miles to the west and provides further everyday facilities, whilst the cathedral city of Salisbury is 13 miles to the south east and has a wide range of shopping, social and leisure facilities. The A36 provides swift access to the west and the A303 is about 2.5 miles away linking directly with the M3 to London.
  • Mainline rail services are available from Salisbury to Waterloo and from Westbury to Paddington.
  • There are good sporting and recreational opportunities in the area and excellent walking and riding country all around. The area is also well known for its good schooling in both the public and private sector; Warminster School, Dauntseys, Marlborough and St Mary's Shaftesbury are nearby, as well as the notable independent and grammar schools in Bath and Salisbury.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • TENURE
  • Freehold
  • LOCAL AUTHORITY
  • Wiltshire Council – 0300 456 0100
  • OUTGOINGS
  • The property is subject to Council Tax Band G
  • FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
  • Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • SERVICES
  • Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private Drainage. Broadband to house and office.
  • VIEWINGS
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills
  • Directions: From Salisbury follow the A36 heading north west signposted to Warminster. Shortly after passing signs for Codford and Sherrington turn left towards Boyton and Corton. After passing over the level crossing turn right at the T junction towards Corton. After approximately two miles turn right into the village of Corton bearing left before The Dove public house. Follow the road into the village turning right and then left and Saracens House can be found on the left hand side. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold