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Ashton Common, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, BA14 Guide Price £975,000

  • Town & Country Estates - Trowbridge

    9 Fore Street, Trowbridge

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Bedrooms: 5

IMPRESSIVE 5 BEDROOM COUNTRY HOME SET IN 5 ACRES of secure gardens and paddocks. NO ONWARD CHAIN. Malthouse Farm built in the mid 1800s has been extended and adapted over the years to reflect modern living yet retaining many original features. Now a substantial family home with a mixture of contemporary and period styles providing an enticing mix of space, security and seclusion. A registered smallholding with facilities for livestock and/or horses the spacious accommodation comprises of four reception rooms, including the 34' long family/games room, sitting room/snug, study/music room, dining room, period style farmhouse kitchen in oak with granite worktops, utility room and boot room. On the first floor there are five large double bedrooms, two ensuites and family bathroom. Additional benefits include a double garage, approx. 5.acres of flat, well drained land which is divided into 3 paddocks, all of which are post and railed, field barn, two stables, vegetable and fruit garden with green house and orchard. Saving the best till last the landscaped water garden constructed from Welsh stone and slate bought down from a Snowdonia quarry. Designed to be interactive to the house with 6' waterfalls, bridges and stepping stones around a three pond design. The 54' covered entertaining area is a fantastic place to enjoy the sound of the water, this is also complimented by an outside dining area and hot tub area (hot tub included). To the rear of the residential garden is a further large pond with a summerhouse and decking area, another great place to relax and enjoy the resident moorhens, ducks and fish!

DESCRIPTION

IMPRESSIVE 5 BEDROOM COUNTRY HOME SET IN 5 ACRES of secure gardens and paddocks. NO ONWARD CHAIN. Malthouse Farm built in the mid 1800s has been extended and adapted over the years to reflect modern living yet retaining many original features. Now a substantial family home with a mixture of contemporary and period styles providing an enticing mix of space, security and seclusion. A registered smallholding with facilities for livestock and/or horses the spacious accommodation comprises of four reception rooms, including the 34' long family/games room, sitting room/snug, study/music room, dining room, period style farmhouse kitchen in oak with granite worktops, utility room and boot room. On the first floor there are five large double bedrooms, two ensuites and family bathroom. Additional benefits include a double garage, approx. 5.acres of flat, well drained land which is divided into 3 paddocks, all of which are post and railed, field barn, two stables, vegetable and fruit garden with green house and orchard. Saving the best till last the landscaped water garden constructed from Welsh stone and slate bought down from a Snowdonia quarry. Designed to be interactive to the house with 6' waterfalls, bridges and stepping stones around a three pond design. The 54' covered entertaining area is a fantastic place to enjoy the sound of the water, this is also complimented by an outside dining area and hot tub area (hot tub included). To the rear of the residential garden is a further large pond with a summerhouse and decking area, another great place to relax and enjoy the resident moorhens, ducks and fish!

LOCATION

This beautiful country home is located just outside the medieval village of Steeple Ashton with fields to all sides and unspoilt views across your own land towards the wooded hills. Rural location, yet only 10 minutes from the County town of Trowbridge, which boasts a good selection of shops, schools, cinema and sports centres. The Roman city of Bath is only 20 minutes away, Bristol and Swindon within an hour. Excellent rail links from Trowbridge to London waterloo (1hr 50) and Westbury to London Paddington (1hr 17) both stations are 10-15 minute drive.

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE

To the front of the property is a period porch with exposed beams vaulted slate roof and tiled floor.

ENTRANCE HALL

Step through the ornate oak front door with large beam above, the home instantly feels warm and welcoming with flagstone floor. Staircase leads to a galleried landing. There is a pleasing natural flow to the ground floor with all reception rooms leading from the central hallway. All doors are custom made with wrought iron latches. A bespoke bookcase, the alarm control panel and door to a boiler cupboard with an oil fired boiler providing hot water and central heating are located near the rear hall.

CLOAKROOM

Comprises an obscure window to the rear, Victorian style close couple W,C, wash hand basin and flagstone flooring.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

3.96 x 3.89 (13'0 x 12'9 )

The kitchen/breakfast room offers a vast amount of storage space with polished black granite worktops over oak cupboards. The range cooker is inset to the beamed fireplace, Belfast sink, built in dishwasher, fridge, freezer, flagstone flooring and glazed Georgian french doors to the dining room.

DINING ROOM

4.02 x 3.92 (13'2 x 12'10 )

There are double glazed windows to front and side, Bespoke stone fireplace (matching with the snug fireplace) and an open fire and antique mantel mirror.

STUDY/MUSIC ROOM

4.09 x 2.64 (13'5 x 8'8 )

Period leaded casement windows to the front and sides and polished limestone flooring.

FAMILY/GAMES ROOM

10.18 x 4.22 (33'5 x 13'10 )

Overlooking the landscaped water garden to the south this large but relaxed room is ideal for those entertaining guests or family events. Beamed ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and french doors. This character filled room has polished limestone flooring, competition sized pool table, included in the sale, with lights over, pool cue rack, competition dart board in an oak case. The large TV/ lounge area has plenty of room for those wanting to relax and look out over the ponds and paddocks. The french doors lead out to the 54' long covered entertaining area. You can sit on the sofa looking out to the water garden with ducks flying in and landing on the ponds.

SNUG

4.07 x 4.05 (13'4 x 13'3 )

A wonderful cosy, yet spacious room with a double glazed window to the front, bespoke handmade stone fireplace with built in Stovex multi fuel stove, antique Victorian mantle mirror over.

REAR HALL

Double glazed door and window to the rear drive, flagstone flooring, latch doors to the utility room and boot room.

UTILITY ROOM

3.34 x 1.87 (10'11 x 6'2 )

Double glazed window to the rear, black granite worktop over oak cupboards, Belfast sink, space for washing machine and tumble dryer and fridge/freezer, flagstone flooring and a door to a cupboard with a pressurised heating and hot water system.

BOOT ROOM

4.53 x 1.80 (14'10 x 5'11 )

Double glazed window to the rear, polished limestone floor, space for a fridge freezer, chest freezer, and lots of space for the family shoes and coats.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Galleried landing with double glazed window to the front overlooking the gardens, bespoke latch doors to all five double bedrooms and family bathroom.

MASTER BEDROOM

5.20 x 4.23 (17'1 x 13'11 )

Exceptional sized dual aspect bedroom with radiator, TV point, and satellite socket. The double glazed French doors and juliette balcony look directly over the water gardens. Double glazed window to the front overlooking the gardens. The bedroom has been designed with a wall of doors to one side which incorporate two double wardrobes and the middle door leads through to a luxury ensuite bathroom.

ENSUITE

4.21 x 2.00 (13'10 x 6'7 )

Comprises of travertine stone floor and wall tiles, extra-large walk in shower, double ended bath set within a travertine stone box with a step up to it, a clear double glazed window allows you to lay in the bath looking out over the water garden and your fields beyond. Pedestal wash hand basin and WC, built in LED spots, underfloor heating and a large heated towel rail.

BEDROOM TWO

4.00 x 2.66 (13'1 x 8'9 )

Bedroom two has dual aspect double glazed windows to the rear and side overlooking fields, radiator and latch door to the ensuite.

ENSUITE

Comprises an enclosed shower cubicle with a chrome mains shower, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash backs. WC, extractor fan and oak wooden flooring.

BEDROOM THREE

4.00 x 3.88 (13'1 x 12'9 )

Bedroom three has double glazed window to the front built in double wardrobe, latch door, T.V point, radiator and chimney breast.

BEDROOM FOUR

4.10 x 4.00 (13'5 x 13'1 )

Dual aspect double glazed windows overlook the gardens and fields to the front. Latch door, radiator and chimney breast.

BEDROOM FIVE

4.08 x 2.90 (13'5 x 9'6 )

There is a double glazed window to the rear and a radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM

2.90 x 2.60 (9'6 x 8'6 )

Comprises an obscure double glazed window to the rear, slipper bath with claw feet and chrome Victorian style mixer taps with shower attachment, large enclosed shower cubicle with a Victorian style shower, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, Large polished marble window ledge with fossil inlay, wooden flooring and built in cupboard.

EXTERIOR

DOUBLE GARAGE

5.65 x 5.09 (18'6 x 16'8 )

Two up and over doors to the front, a rear door to the covered entertaining area leading to a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin, wall lights and power sockets and alarm control panel.

COVERED OUTSIDE ENTERTAINING AREA

12 x 4.5 (39'4 x 14'9 )

Expansive covered area fantastic for entertaining and parties adjacent to the landscaped water garden. You can walk directly onto the stepping stones across the ponds and over the 'clapper' bridge, and stand beside the 6' high waterfall. With wall lights, built in LED lights and external power sockets.

COVERED OUTSIDE DINING AREA

4.10 x 3 (13'5 x 9'10 )

There is space for a large six seater dining table, power, lighting and built in shelves.

COVERED HOT TUB AREA

3.90 x 3.62 (12'10 x 11'11 )

For those spa days at home relax in the top of the range 2016, 6 person, Jacuzzi hypnotherapy hot tub before drinks on the spa sun beds overlooking the water gardens. Power and lighting.

FIELD BARN

7.20 x 3.50 (23'7 x 11'6 )

The field barn is alarmed with double barn doors to the front, workshop area to one end, power and lights.

STABLE ONE

3.60 x 3.50 (11'10 x 11'6 )

The stable door is alarmed, window to the front, power and light.

STABLE TWO

4.25 x 3.5 (13'11 x 11'6 )

The stable door is alarmed, window to the front, power and light.

WATER GARDEN

This is truly a one of a kind, 56 tonnes of Welsh stone and slate were brought down from Snowdonia. Designed to be interactive. There are two six foot high waterfalls side by side, stepping stones lead around the three ponds and a stone bridge crosses from the island back to the house, known as a Clapper Bridge, it was inspired by the stream bridges of Snowdonia and Dartmoor. The pond has 20 LED lights both above and below the water to illuminate the water garden at night. A 4 foot high bubble rock allows water to flow down a stream right next to the entertaining area.

FORMAL GARDENS

The landscaped gardens are approx. 1 acre. Enclosed by post and rails and high hedging, raised path leads from the house down to the pond, planted with over 30 trees and 100s of attractive shrubs and bushes, this is a really beautiful garden.

ENCLOSED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GARDEN

Enclosed by post and rails and high beech hedging. There are two large raised vegetable beds with sleepers to the edges, green house, large fruit cage with blackcurrants, red currants and gooseberries. Water supply.

ORCHARD

With a good variety of fruit trees including three types of apples, pears, plums and mulberry.

PADDOCK ONE

The largest of the paddocks, flat level and well drained, ideal for horses.

PADDOCK TWO

Enclosed by post and rails, water, flat level, ideal for horses. Water supply close to boundary servicing both paddock 1 and 2.

PADDOCK THREE

Adjacent to the vegetable garden, enclosed by post and rails, to the top is an additional enclosed area with metal gate, tiled roofed pig sty. Flat and level with large compost bins. Water supply

LARGE POND

To the bottom of the residential garden is a large pond with a fully insulated summerhouse, lights, power and outside water supply. Large raised decking area next to the water. Perfect, peaceful get away to relax on the 6 seater corner sofa overlooking the pond with resident wild moorhens, ducks and fish.

FRONT DRIVE

The large high wooden gates lead to the front drive providing parking for 6 cars, a five bar gate leads to the stables, field barn and paddocks. Wooden pedestrian gate leads to the house whilst in the opposite direction another gate takes you to the residential gardens and duck pond.

REAR DRIVE

Large high wooden gates lead to the rear drive providing parking for 6 cars. The double garage is at the end of the drive, gate to the covered entertaining area, oil tank enclosure, slate roofed wood store, outside tap, external lights.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A bird watchers paradise: the current owners have listed some of the wildlife that visit the garden. Should the new owners continue with the feeders they're likely to see some of these regular visitors:

Great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, Jay, bullfinch, greenfinch, chaffinch, long tailed tit, great tit, blue tit, wren, robin, black bird, song thrush, starling, pied wagtail, grey wagtail, hedge sparrow, dunnock, black cap, willow tit, willow warbler, yellow hammer, linnet, cirl bunting, hooded crow, jackdaw, magpie, fieldfare (seasonal), collared dove, stock dove, wood pigeon, kestrel, barn owl, little owl, tawny owl, sparrow hawk, hobby, buzzard, mallard duck, moorhen, heron and the occasional herring seagull.. Swallows and house martins..

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Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Semi-detached
£201,000
Detached
£206,000

Based on 3 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Town & Country Estates - Trowbridge

    9 Fore Street, Trowbridge

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01225 571534