Chilmark, Nadder Valley, Wiltshire

/Chilmark, Nadder Valley, Wiltshire

Chilmark, Nadder Valley, Wiltshire

£595,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 6674313
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Accessible Rural Village Location
  • Spacious Sitting Room
  • Light & Airy Dining/Garden Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Four Bedrooms & Two Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Lovely South Facing Garden
  • Garage/Outbuilding & Parking

Property Summary

A detached Grade II period Listed cottage with bags of charm & a wealth of character features situated in the heart of a highly desirable Nadder Valley village.


Greystones is an attractive Grade II Listed detached cottage believed to date from the 17th Century. Built with external elevations of the local Chilmark limestone under a roof that was rethatched in the summer of 2017, the property has been extended, altered and modernised over the years but still retains much of its period essence with many original features such as stone mullion windows, wooden ceiling beams, inglenook fireplaces and a plank & muntin wall. Greystones offers the opportunity for a new buyer to make further improvements and to create a wonderful rural village home.

The accommodation on the ground floor includes a large triple aspect principal living room which is thought to have originally been three rooms and boosts two inglenook fireplaces one of which is still in use whilst the other has a bread oven. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted and leads to a light and airy triple aspect dining/garden room. There are also two entrance lobbies on this level as well as a cloakroom. Upstairs on the first floor are three bedrooms, a galleried landing and a family bathroom requiring updating whilst on the second floor is a fourth bedroom and a shower room.


A graveled drive provides parking for two cars in tandem and leads to the garage/ outbuilding, the rear of which is fitted out as a utility area, and potentially could be used as an office/work facility. The garden lies to the South and West of the property and comprises areas of lawn with mature flower, shrub and rose borders, graveled and paved seating areas, a variety of ornamental trees and there is a view over rooftops to the spire of St Margaret’s Church.


Greystones is located in the heart of the pretty Nadder Valley village of Chilmark, renowned for its attractive stone cottages and houses. The village has a primary school, 13th Century church, reading room and cricket club whilst The Black Dog pub is expected to reopen in 2020. The larger village of Tisbury is just three miles away and has established a fine reputation for the quality of its independent shops, boutiques and eateries and wide range of amenities that include a sports/community centre, garage, doctor’s & dentist’s surgeries, vets and a station with direct rail services to London (Waterloo). It is also the home of Messums Wiltshire, a contemporary art centre housed in a historic thatched tithe barn.

Chilmark is located midway between the Saxon hilltop market town of Shaftesbury and the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury, both being around 12 miles distant. The former has a good range of shops, a supermarket, eateries, an up and coming secondary school, cottage hospital and is famous for the picturesque, steeply cobbled street of Gold Hill. The latter has more comprehensive shopping, arts & leisure facilities, a railway station, and district hospital. The area’s other principal towns including Amesbury, Bath, Blandford, Sherborne, Warminster and Wincanton are linked via the local road network as is the South Coast whilst the West Country, London and motorway network are accessible by the A303/M3. Many families are drawn to South Wiltshire by the quality of life and the many excellent state and private schools.

Set amidst the attractive undulating countryside of the Nadder Valley, part of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chilmark is an excellent base from which to explore the many miles of local footpaths and bridleways and there are a variety of rural pursuits available including walking, riding, cycling and field sports. Sailing can be found at Shearwater near Warminster, racing is at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton and golf at Tollard Royal, Warminster and Salisbury. There are several highly regarded dining pubs in the vicinity as well as many places of interest such as the Longleat Estate, Old Wardour Castle, Stourhead Gardens, Wilton House and the Fovant Badges.

EPC Energy Efficiency Rating

As a Listed property, under current Regulations an EPC is not required.