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5.60 Ac(2.27 Ha)
Guide price £2,500,000

ThornhillRoyal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 7RX

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Superb modern barn conversion finished to an exceptional standard.
  • Very versatile secondary accommodation.
  • Outstanding equestrian facilities.
  • Excellently located for nearby schools.
  • Beautiful gardens and land, including a lake and lake house.

A spectacular barn conversion with 2 holiday cottages, equestrian facilities and views to the White Horse

About this property

  • The property has two entrances, both with electric gates, the main entrance sweeping past the stables to the house. The house is a dramatic space that exceeds all expectations in its renovation and finish. From the gravel drive the front door opens in to the entrance hall, which in turn leads to an open plan living space about 60 feet long and 27 feet wide. With exceptional kitchen fittings, this room has good views through a glazed gable end over the lawns and across open country to the wooded scarp of the Downs. With a limestone tiled floor, the kitchen and sitting room living area is particularly well equipped with kitchen units of local oak and built in Gaggenau appliances, beyond which is the sitting area, complete with a free hanging wood burning stove with glass hearth. Stairs from the kitchen area lead to the mezzanine above the formal living area - a fully serviced home office with all the service media required and cat 5 cabling throughout the house. Accessed from the entrance hall, is a staircase to a good sized bedroom, together with ensuite shower room. The remaining three bedrooms are on the ground floor; including the master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and large walk in wardrobe with fitted cupboards. The remaining two bedrooms share an ensuite bathroom.

    The Bull Pen
    Across the courtyard is the Bull Pen, which is two identical, one-bedroom guest cottages; each with their own kitchen/living room and shower room.

    The Gardens
    There are well tended beds around the house and a double garage behind the house. The gardens are principally down to lawns with a gravel drive and have been subject to well thought out tree planting and extensive ground and wall lighting systems. There is a summerhouse and sitting out area overlooking a pond, which is particularly attractive when lit at night.

    The Stables and Equine Facilities
    The L-shaped stable building is Canadian cedar clad over a brick base and under a tiled, overhanging roof with oak pillars. The yard surface is laid with textured rubber screed. The boxes have screeded and sealed rubber flooring, automated drinkers and cat 5 cabling suitable for the addition of closed circuit cameras. To the side of the stable yard is a grassed area with an attractive fountain at its centre. There are five boxes, a store, tack room, and groom's flat / office with its own shower and WC. The boxes are in immaculate order and served by hot water and wifi throughout. The arena is around 25m x 50m with an Andrews Bowen Propell surface. The arena is well sheltered, and more than adequate provision has been made for drainage in its construction. There are 8 post and railed paddocks, each with an automated drinker and a concrete gateway that has been overlaid with textured rubber screed. There is an exercise track around the paddocks measuring a little over 250 metres.

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This is such a cool barn with lovely views - but I love the holiday cottages which overlook the courtyard garden - what a lovely place to stay.

Liz McLeanProperty agent

Local information

  • The Long Barn is in a beautiful part of Wiltshire below the North Wessex Downs, south of Wootton Bassett. There is excellent access to the M4, to Swindon and to Marlborough and the Downs. It is an area where many commute to London via Swindon yet it is truly rural.
  • Swindon has the facilities of a commercial centre and fast trains to London in about an hour, while this is contrasted by the rural charm of Marlborough, renowned not only for its High Street but also for Marlborough College. The Downs are renowned for the extensive tracks and by ways in wonderful open country.
  • Originally farm buildings for the nearby Thornhill Manor, the Long Barn is an unparalleled conversion which has been transformed in to a superb space for living and entertaining. With excellent facilities for the discerning equestrian family or professional horse person, this is a rare opportunity.
  • Marlborough College, and St John's, Marlborough are 10 miles away and St. Mary's School, Calne is 9 miles.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Junction 16 of the M4, go to Royal Wootton Bassett and take the Marlborough Road towards Broad Town, cross the railway bridge and after ½ a mile, turn right, signed Hilmarton, Clyffe Pypard, and Bushton. After about a mile, keep left signed to Broad Town and Thornhill. After ½ a mile turn right and the first entrance to The Long Barn is around 300 metres on the left, signed Long Barn Stud approaching from the other direction use the alternative entrance, signed The Long Barn.
  • EPC Rating = D