Main Facade
530.10 sq m
Guide price £1,400,000(41.360.211.512 ₫)

Wet LaneMere, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6BA

    Key features

    • Beautifully restored farmhouse
    • Well laid out family accommodation
    • Superb gardens with ponds and terraces
    • Garaging / outbuildings
    • Summer house, Orchard & Greenhouse
    • Paddocks - about 3.1 acres

    A beautifully restored farmhouse with charming gardens and paddocks set in a lovely rural position.

    About this property

    • Willowdown House is a handsome farmhouse which dates from the late 18th Century and was substantially extended in keeping in 1987. It is built of mellow stone elevations under a tile roof and is not listed. The current owners have completely restored the house and grounds and it now presents beautifully. A flagstone pathway flanked by pretty catmint leads to the house. Internally the rooms provide a wealth of character and excellent family entertaining space. These include open fireplaces with woodburners and a jetmaster, stone floors, cornicing and panelling. The house flows beautifully from the kitchen to the main reception rooms with ancillary rooms at the eastern end of the house. A superb kitchen / breakfast room has been created with hand built part glazed cupboards and granite worktops, 4 oven gas Aga, Belfast and separate steel sink, Meile dishwasher, fitted fridge and freezer and limestone floor. In addition there is a walk in larder and laundry room. French windows lead out onto a pergola and flagstone terrace. On the first floor is a good sized landing leading to 4 bedrooms and 3 good quality bathrooms (2 ensuite). On the second floor there are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. Please see the floor plans for room dimensions and layout.

      The house is approached from the lane through attractive stone piers with cast iron gates over a sweeping gravel drive to an ample parking/turning area on the western side of the house. Adjacent is a garage / outbuilding for several cars and a further brick / tile outbuilding comprising logstore, winestore and boot room / workshop.

      Gardens and Paddocks
      The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and enhanced by the current owners to provide a wonderful setting for the house. The main gardens face south and west with a flagstone/gravel terrace running along the western facade flanked by herbaceous borders. To the south is a natural pond with irises and lilies, lawns bordered by estate fencing. To the west behind a clipped hedge is a stunning ornamental fish pond (formerly a larger swimming pool) with paved surround. This has a pump and filtration system. Beside the seating area is a charming timber and tile summer house with power and electric heating. To the south double estate gates lead across a green lane to an orchard and vegetable garden with raised beds, greenhouse and an area of paddock. Within this area is also a timber framed barn/logstore. Beyond is a further paddock bordered by mature hedging. The gardens extend to about 1.1 acres, the paddocks about 2 acres; in all the land extends to about 3.1 acres.

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    Beautifully restored farmhouse in a lovely rural spot.

    Charlie StoneProperty agent

    Local information

    • Willowdown House is situated down a country lane in an idyllic rural position between the hamlet of Barrow Street and Mere.
    • Mere offers a range of local shops and Gillingham is about 4 miles away, offering a range of local facilities including a Waitrose and a mainline railway station to London Waterloo taking from 2 hours.
    • Shaftesbury and Salisbury provide a further range of everyday shops and facilities, whilst Bath provides a more comprehensive range of shops, restaurants, cinema, theatre and arts.
    • Communications in the area are good with the A303 about 2 miles to the north providing a link to the M3, M25 and London or the West Country.
    • There are a number of excellent schools within reach including Port Regis, Hazelgrove, Sandroyd, Hanford, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, Milton Abbey, St Marys Shaftesbury, Millfield and Downside.
    • Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury and Newbury.
    • Hunting with the South and West Wilts.
    • Golf at Sherborne or Rushmore.
    • The south coast is within easy reach providing a wide range of watersports.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From London head west on the M3 and bear off onto the A303. Continue past Stonehenge and the A350 turning heading west. At the bottom of the dual carriageway go past a left turning to West Knoyle and then take the next left signed Charnage / Barrow Street. Continue on this lane for about 1.5 miles and bear right (slightly back on yourself) into Wet lane. The stone entrance piers will be seen after the S bend ½ mile on the right.
    • EPC Rating = F