Chapmanslade, Wiltshire/Somerset Border

/Chapmanslade, Wiltshire/Somerset Border

Chapmanslade, Wiltshire/Somerset Border

£650,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 9643572
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 4
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Property Features

  • Delightful Countryside yet Accessible Location
  • Sitting Room, Dining Room & Garden Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Three Bedrooms & Office/4th Bedroom
  • Bathroom, In-Room Shower & Two Cloakrooms
  • Inner Hall/Utility Area, Cellar & Summer House with Sauna
  • Around 2.18 Acres of Gardens, Land & Outbuildings

Property Summary

A detached period home in an idyllic tucked away rural hamlet setting offering versatile accommodation and the most wonderfully landscaped & extensive grounds including a paddock.

A charming detached period cottage believed to date from the late 18th Century with pretty stone-faced external elevations to the front with rendered elevations to the rear under a clay tiled roof. Over years the property has been substantially altered, improved and extended by the present owners with great care taken so as to retain the intrinsic character thereby creating a lovely country home with well presented accommodation that offers versatility as to how it can be enjoyed.

On the ground floor is a sitting room with a wooden floor, beamed ceiling, woodburner and opens to the dining room which has a stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace with a woodburner. The light and airy L-shaped garden room has a super outlook over the garden whilst the kitchen/breakfast room is attractively fitted and has a Belling cooking range. The rear hall leads to a well-appointed bathroom and on to a good-sized inner hall/utility area with access to a cellar and stairs to an office/4th bedroom. A former milking parlour and dovecote is now a pleasant guest bedroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one of which has a shower cubicle, and a cloakroom.


The beautifully landscaped grounds are an absolute delight and extend to around 2.18 acres. They have been carefully shaped and planted to create a very special environment. A gravelled drive at the side leads past the front garden to an area of parking, a tile roofed storage area and on to the large Garage which has ample storage, a tiled shower cubicle, sink and adjoins a Workshop/Garden Store.

The glorious southeasterly facing gardens have been planted with an interesting variety of flowers, shrubs and ornamental trees and there are large expanses of well-kept lawn. Features include a paved terrace, graveled pathways, a brick paved seating area, a wisteria covered pergola, greenhouse and a sheltered vegetable/flower garden. The wooden chalet style Summerhouse has a sauna, sink, woodburner and an outdoor shower as well as an adjoining covered area ideal for al fresco dining. A willow wigwam overlooks a pretty pond and wild garden.

The good-sized, level field is down to grass and has a willow hedge to one side, a post and wire fence to the other, a mix of trees at the end and access rights to the lane.


Short Street is a small rural hamlet of cottages and houses that are thought to have originally been part of the nearby Chalcot Park Estate which in the 19th Century was owned by Charles Phipps, a wealthy coffee merchant. Situated at the end of a no-through lane off the road connecting the village of Chapmanslade and the small town of Westbury, this is a lovely peaceful setting but one that is accessible for local facilities. Chapmanslade (1.5 miles) has a primary school and a highly rated pub, The Three Horseshoes whilst Westbury (3 miles) has a good selection of shops and a station with mainline rails services to London (Paddington), Penzance, South Wales and Southampton.

The larger market towns of Frome and Warminster are both within five miles and offer more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities whilst the Roman spa city of Bath is 14 miles away. The area’s other principal towns including Chippenham, Devizes, Melksham, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Trowbridge are all accessible via the local road network which includes the A36 and A350. Many families are drawn to West Wiltshire by the choice and quality of the area’s state and private schools, the latter including Bruton School for Girls, Dauntseys, Downside, King’s Bruton, King Edward’s and Warminster School amongst several others.

Short Street is surrounded by attractive countryside and is an excellent base from which to explore many miles of local footpaths and bridleways. There is a wide a variety of rural pursuits available nearby including walking, riding, cycling and traditional field sports. Sailing can be found at Shearwater, racing is at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton with golf courses at Warminster, Erlestoke, Orchardleigh and Westbury. There are several dining pubs in the vicinity as well as many places of interest such as the Longleat Estate with its safari park and stately home, Stourhead Gardens and the Westbury White Horse whilst both Bath and Salisbury are rich in history, fine architecture and are known for their art and culture.

EPC Energy Efficiency Rating

Current: ** Please refer to the agents for the complete Energy Performance Certificate.