Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire

Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire

£1,650,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: rps_rvs-TSB240060
  • Type: Detached House, House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Handsome edge of village Georgian farm house
  • 6 bedrooms and 5 bath / shower rooms (2 en-suite)
  • Charming interiors with a wealth of period features
  • Pretty walled garden with west facing flagstone terrace
  • Carport with useful storage outbuilding
  • Potential to rent adjoining padoock (by separate negotioation)
  • Superb views over open countryside


A rare opportunity to own a charming period farmhouse in a village where very few private houses exist

A rare opportunity to own a charming period farmhouse in a village where very few private houses exist


3,137 square feet | 3 Reception Rooms
6 Bedrooms | 5 Bath / Shower Rooms
Carport / outbuilding
Attractive walled gardens
Superb views

Bakers Farmhouse is a handsome early Georgian family house situated on the edge of the highly sought after village of Fonthill Bishop. It is surrounded by the glorious countryside of the renowned Fonthill Estate, offering a huge variety of benefits on the door step. It is listed Grade 11, built of mellow local Chilmark stone with part mullion windows and a slate roof.

The property has not been on the open market for several hundred years, and whilst the current owners have improved and maintained the property well, there is scope to enhance the overall layout or extend (subject to necessary consents). The charming walled gardens are mainly laid to lawn and provide the new owner with the opportunity for further landscaping and to create herbaceous borders. There is potential to rent adjoining grazing land by seperate negotiation.


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 is station (17.5 miles), also has trains to London Paddington from 1 hour 18 minutes.

The highly regarded Beckford Arms is a about mile walk away through the fabulous Fonthill arch 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, excellent 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 Salisbury.

Tisbury Station 3 miles, Shaftesbury 10 miles, Salisbury 14.5
miles, Bath 28 miles, Southampton Airport 38.5 miles





Mains electricity, private water and drainage,
estate biomass heating (tariff to be agreed), fibre broadband.

Wiltshire Council – 0300 456 0100

The property is subject to Council Tax Band H.

Viewing by appointment with agents Rural View.

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