A former historic pub in Warminster is about to go on the market with offers in the region of £775,000 after having been transformed into a luxury six-bedroomed home.

The former Snooty Fox pub in Brook Street closed in 2021 and is now called Brook House. It is just about to be listed with Frome estate agents Forest Marble.

Wiltshire Times: Ian Kennedy and his family outside the former Snooty Fox pub before transforming it into a luxury home.Ian Kennedy and his family outside the former Snooty Fox pub before transforming it into a luxury home. (Image: Ian Kennedy)

It now features four reception rooms, six double bedrooms, with three having en-suite facilities, and a ‘speakeasy-style’ bar in the cellar, a cinema room and a children's games room.

The pub has been renovated by Ian Kennedy, of Kennedy Electrical in Frome, and his family over the past three years and has been given a stunning renovation.

They say the 4,223 square feet property is now a ‘genuinely one of a kind’ family home and a kitchen diner room boasting a luxury modern finish.

Wiltshire Times: The sleek and contemporary kitchen inside Brook House.The sleek and contemporary kitchen inside Brook House. (Image: Ian Kennedy)

The first floor has five double bedrooms as well as a large family bathroom and a laundry room and there is sixth bedroom on the ground floor.

Ian said: “We have converted the pub’s former cellar into a ‘speakeasy-style’ bar with a vaulted stone ceiling to make it a great place for entertaining guests.

“It is approached through a man cave and features a pool table, a darts board and table football.

Wiltshire Times: The old cellar has been transformed into a 'speakeasy-style' bar.The old cellar has been transformed into a 'speakeasy-style' bar. (Image: Ian Kennedy)

"There's glamour, there's luxury, there's colour and pattern mixed with sleek and contemporary; it is definitely a wonderfully unique home that captures the imagination.

"The beer-stained sticky carpets have gone and been replaced with a stylish parquet flooring throughout."

Brook House overlooks a meadow to the front and is located within walking distance from Warminster town centre, a local pub and a convenience shop.

It has a private car parking with enough space for several vehicles and the fully landscaped garden has places for people to sit and enjoy alfresco dining in the split-level spaces.

Wiltshire Times: The garden has been fully landscaped with split-level spacesThe garden has been fully landscaped with split-level spaces (Image: Ian Kennedy)

The property was first placed on the open market in 2022 for £1.1 million but the price has been reduced with offers in the region of £775,000.

Since completing the renovation, the Kennedy family have listed the property on AirBnB for short term lets.

They have been obtaining bookings at up to £800 per night on available dates and have an occupancy rate in excess of 85 per cent.

The building used to be the old poorhouse of the town and was founded in 1727. Over 100 years later, in 1836, a new purpose-built poorhouse was opened near Sambourne.

After the inmates had moved to Sambourne, the old poorhouse was used as a store by the silk factory at Bull Mill, Crockerton. The 1838 survey of Warminster described it as "the old workhouse now used as a silk factory."

The building suffered a fire in 1842 and was partially destroyed.

One of the earliest mentions of the property in use as an inn was in 1859 when Joshua Price was landlord and made his own beer in a brewhouse at the rear.

The open space in front of the inn was once used to make royal proclamations and similar announcements to the public.

One such announcement was a ceremony held there in 1849 to mark the opening of the first fresh water supply to The Common via a brick culvert from the springs at Cannimore.

The pub was formerly called the Globe and from about 1895, the Butcher family lived there for more than half a century. It has been known as the Snooty Fox for the past 20 years. 

For more details, visit the Forest Marble estate agents website.