Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire

Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire

£1,895,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: rps_rvs-TSB240047
  • Type: Detached House, House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 4
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Property Features

  • Impeccable country house
  • Generous living spaces, including a 40 ft kitchen
  • 6 good sized bedrooms
  • 3 bath / shower rooms (2 en-suite)
  • Stunning gardens with inviting terraces
  • Close to excellent walks in all directions
  • Surrounded by open countryside
  • In all about 1.15 acres


A rare opportunity to own a stunning home in a village where very few private houses exist

A rare opportunity to own a stunning home in a village where very few private houses exist


4,176 square feet | 4 Reception Rooms
6 Bedrooms | 3 Bath / Shower Rooms
Barn storage | Beautiful gardens
In all about 1.15 acres.

The Upper House is a handsome country house situated on the edge of the highly sought after village of Fonthill Bishop, surrounded by the glorious countryside of the renowned Fonthill Estate and lake. Built of mellow local Chilmark stone and brick with large sash windows and a combination of slate and clay tile roofs.

The current owners have created the perfect house for modern family living and entertaining. Whilst many original features have been retained, there is a superb contemporary feel in terms of both style and layout. The gardens and terraces have also been beautifully landscaped and planted to enhance the overall setting.


Beautifully finished with generous living space,
including a 40 ft family kitchen and dramatic
floor to ceiling windows

Bespoke handmade kitchen fitted with a
Lacanche range cooker, limestone flooring
complete with underfloor heating

Wide and light entrance hall with exposed
stone walls

Impressive main staircase, gallery landing
and additional back staircase leading to large,
panelled laundry room

Stylish drawing room with wood burner, as well
as a cosy snug / study

4 good sized bedrooms with family bathroom,
as well as 2 principal bedroom suites with newly fitted bathrooms

Stunning established private gardens with
fabulous mixed borders of roses, hydrangeas,
nepeta and euphorbia

Large walled terrace ideal for entertaining

Electric gates set in attractive local stone walls
leading to extensive gravel parking area

Useful storage barn, store and greenhouse

Surrounded by open countryside and woods of
the Fonthill Estate

Excellent walks and bridleways in all directions

1 mile walk to the highly regarded Beckford Arms


Much of the local area is part of the Cranborne Chase Area
of Outstanding Natural Beauty which offers exceptional
countryside and is famed for its dark skies.

The desirable village of Tisbury (which regularly features in
the Sunday Times top 10) is about 2.5 miles to the south,
offering a selection of boutique shops, deli, butcher and
Messums Wiltshire and station to London Waterloo (from 1
hour 50 minutes). Westbury station (27 minutes drive), also
has trains to London Paddington from 1 hour 18 minutes.
The highly regarded Beckford Arms is a mile walk away
through the fabulous Fonthill arches and along the lake.

More extensive shopping facilities are available in the
Cathedral City of Salisbury to the east or Shaftesbury and
Gillingham to the west. The Georgian city of Bath is easily
accessible offering excellent shopping, the arts, good
restaurants and rugby.

The area is renowned for its excellent range of schools.
Private schools include Port Regis, Sandroyd, Clayesmore,
Hanford, Hazelgrove, Godolphin, Sherborne, Bryanston and
Marlborough. There is an excellent choice of state primary
schools locally, such as Wardour Primary School, as well as
Bishops Wordsworth & South Wilts Grammar schools in


Postcode: SP3 5SH

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Services: Mains water, electricity, private drainage, oil fired
central heating, fibre broadband.

Fixtures & Fittings : Please note that unless specifically
mentioned all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments
are excluded from the sale but some items may be available
by separate negotiation.


Council Tax: Band G

Local Authority: Wiltshire Council

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