Heytesbury Park, Wylye Valley, Wiltshire
£795,000 Guide Price
- Prestigious Private Courtyard Location
- Hub-of-the-House Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Garden Room
- Sitting Room, Family Room & Study/Office
- Four Bedrooms & Three Bath/Shower Rooms
- Reception Hall, Utility Room & Cloakroom
- Lovely Gardens, Garaging & Parking
- Nearby Access to Wonderful Country Walks
An immaculately presented family home with stylish high-quality fittings situated in a unique setting within the former walled garden of Heytesbury House in the beautiful Wylye Valley.
The Walled Garden is one of just four homes in a private courtyard setting which were built just prior to the millennium within the former old mellow red brick walled garden that once formed part of Heytesbury House and its associated parkland. The property is an L- shaped, link detached modern home with brick external elevations under a tiled roof. Since its construction it has been altered and improved to create a really stylish and superbly presented family home fitted with high quality fittings ideal for contemporary living but within a lovely rural environment.
The light and airy accommodation offers versatility as to how it can enjoyed and includes a large hub-of-the house living space that comprises a fabulous Colliers of Westbury fitted kitchen that flows through to a dining area which in turns opens out to an air conditioned garden room that overlooks the garden and has electric blinds. There is also a good-sized double aspect drawing room, a family room and a study/office on the ground floor as well as a reception hall, utility room and cloakroom.
Upstairs is a master bedroom with a well-appointed en-suite bathroom, a guest bedroom with an en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. All the bedrooms have pleasant views over the garden and the parkland and countryside beyond.
The generously sized garden is attractively landscaped with the principal part facing Southeast. From the garden room is a large hardwood timber deck leading down to areas of well-kept lawn, prettily stocked flower, shrub and rose borders, a variety of ornamental and fruit trees, gravelled paths, a paved terrace, water and electric points. The longest length of garden is bordered by a high ancient brick wall whilst the others have mature hedging. There is also a mower/garden store that gives access to the front of the property which has a further area of garden and a brick pavioured drive providing parking for three cars and leads to the double garage with twin doors and ample overhead storage.
Heytesbury Park is an exclusive rural community created from the careful renovation and conversion of an historic Grade II* Listed Georgian country mansion, its associated outbuildings and the building of complimentary newer homes. Heytesbury House is thought to have been built in 1782, possibly to a design by James Wyatt, on the site of an earlier property once owned by Lord Hungerford until his arrest by Henry VIII in 1540. It is also reputed to have associations with Elizabeth Woodville, ‘The White Queen’. In more recent times, it was the home for many years of the famous war poet Siegfried Sassoon. Much care has been taken to retain and enhance the fine architectural features of the original buildings and in the design of the modern properties whilst providing comfortable living for the discerning country lover.
The pretty riverside village of Heytesbury is situated in the Wylye Valley, part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is famous for its fly fishing and delightful scenery. Heytesbury has a post office/shop, primary school and two inns including the excellent dining pub; The Angel. The nearby market town of Warminster has supermarkets, shops, health and leisure facilities and a railway station with services to London, Bristol and Southampton.
Heytesbury Park is in a lovely but not isolated setting just off the A36 giving convenient access to the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury and Roman city of Bath with the A303 close by for London, the West Country and motorway network. There are regional airports at Bournemouth and Bristol. This is an excellent base for several highly respected schools in both the state and private sectors and is surrounded by lovely undulating countryside ideal for a variety of rural pursuits including walking, riding and cycling as well as sailing at Shearwater. Racing is at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton with golf at Tollard Royal, Warminster and Salisbury. There are several famous visitor attractions in the area such as the National Trust gardens at Stourhead, Longleat stately home and safari park and the World Heritage site of Stonehenge.
EPC Energy Efficiency Rating
Current: 54 - Please refer to the agents for the complete EPC.
Around £880 pa