5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Sandyfields is a super versatile home with the potential to suit a variety of living arrangements with a self contained annex that could be used a holiday cottage to generate an income stream, or indeed for a relative to live close by. In addition there is a further building that is currently used as a music room but offers the perfect space to work from home. Together with excellent stables and is set in approximately 2.9 acres of level gardens, grounds and paddocks.
The main house has been extended and improved by the current owner with a very high standard of finish throughout. Where they have been able, to the features of the original property have been retained including wooden parquet flooring and large stone mullion windows. The front door, sheltered under a veranda, opens into the entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor and doors opening to the sitting room, kitchen, dining room study, downstairs bedroom (or additional reception room) and shower room. The reception rooms are really lovely light rooms with a wonderful outlook over the gardens towards the stables and home paddock. Beyond the kitchen, which is fitted with sold oak units, granite work surfaces and electric Rangemaster oven, is a dining/family room with oak beams and kitchen units and doors opening directly onto the garden - a perfect entertaining space.
The first floor is arranged with the bedrooms all coming off an open landing which has full height windows and a lovely seating area and has been left open to the eaves over the second floor galleried area. The bedrooms are, again, light and airy rooms with the master bedroom having the benefit of a dressing area, an en-suite shower room and a balcony running the length of the house with far reaching views over the paddocks to the hills beyond. The family bathroom is designed to be used as a wet room with a large shower cubicle, free standing bath, WC and wash hand basin.
The second floor is arranged to provide an open space which could be used as a study or play area or alternatively it could be enclosed to create an additional bedroom. On this floor there is also a large laundry store which also houses the hot water cylinder.
ANNEXE AND MUSIC ROOM The Annexe sits just to the side of the main house and is entirely self contained. The front door opens into a well equipped kitchen and stairs lead directly up to the sitting room which has doors leading to a balcony seating area, shower room and bedroom. Below the annexe is a useful utility room/store with plumbing for appliances and then a separate outside WC to the side. Just beyond is the music room, which has a super vista over the garden and would make a perfect office, gym or play room.
OUTSIDE The gardens lie primarily to either side and the rear of the house and are mainly laid to lawn with some beautiful maturing shrub and herbaceous flower beds, mature trees providing natural shelter and raised vegetable beds. To one side of the garden is a lovely timber potting shed with attached greenhouse. A timber framed covered seating area allows the garden to be used as an entertaining space in all weathers. To the front of the property is a large, gravelled parking and turning area with space for several vehicles.
THE STABLES The stables are set just on the other side of the home paddock with a mown pathway leading from the bottom of the garden. They comprise three boxes with an attached hay store/rug room and a separate tack and feed room. To the side of the tack room is a single timber box with adjoining tack room/store. To the front of the stables there is a good concrete yard, enclosed by post and rail fencing with gates leading directly to the paddocks. Further to the rear of the stables is an additional building that has been used as a single stable but is now a useful workshop.
THE LAND The land is arranged into three level paddocks each enclosed by a combination of mature hedges and wooden post and rail fencing. Gates interlink each making the grazing very easily adapted to suit different requirements. As the name of the property (Sandyfields) suggests, the ground is free draining and allows for all year-round turnout. The stable yard and land benefit from a separate entrance from the road with a hardcore track leading to the yard and space to park a trailer or horse box.
LOCATION The nearby village of Dilton Marsh offers a farm shop, cafe and Post Office at Fairfield Farm College and a primary school. A pub is located just a short walk to nearby Upton Scudamore. Hisomley is centred in the triangle of Warminster, Frome and Westbury/Trowbridge, all easily accessible with nearby Westbury having a main line station for a direct service to London Paddington (1hour 15min).
The cities of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury are within easy commuting distance. There are excellent public schools in Warminster and Bath. Longleat is only a 10-minute drive away.
There is a choice of good riding out from Sandyfields with access to a network of roadwork and bridleways close by. The Deverill Hills, just on the other side of Warminster, and the Longleat Estate (Subject to a permit) provide wider off-road riding and are a short drive away in a horse box.
Whatever equestrian discipline you follow, there are opportunities for all close by with several local venues providing a range of both affiliated and unaffiliated competitions (Warminster Saddle Club, West Wilts Equestrian Centre at Holt). In addition, there are some excellent training facilities (Mendip Plains at Ston Easton, and Downlands Equestrian at Tytherington). There is a choice of Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs in the area together with a couple of Hunts.
SERVICES Heating: Oil Fired Central Heating. Electric heating in the annexe and music room
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system. Mains water and electricity connected to the stables.
VIEWING Strictly through Cooper and Tanner on 01373 455060.
No EPC available for this property
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