Crockerton, Wiltshire

£775,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An Excellent Period Family Home With Secondary Accommodation Plus Stables And Paddock 2.6 Acres

SITUATION

A36 Warminster 2 miles, A303 8 miles, Shaftesbury 11 miles, Salisbury 23 miles, Bath 21 miles, London 106 miles. Mainline Train Services: Warminster to Bristol Temple Meads 47 mins, Warminster to London/Waterloo 118 mins. International Airports: Bristol 36 miles, Bournemouth 43 miles.

LOCATION

The White House lies in an attractive rural position in the centre of the sought after village of Crockerton adjoining the Longleat Estate, with potential Bed & Breakfast use, offering excellent outriding/ hacking on your doorstep, subject to obtaining a licence. Situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty the property enjoys excellent communication links with easy access to the A36/ A350 & A303 linking the West Country and London via the M3. The market town of Warminster lies just 2 miles to the north with the popular Cathedral City of Salisbury to the south east.

EDUCATION

There is an excellent selection of private schools in the area including All Hallows Prep School, Warminster Prep & Senior School; Sandroyd and St Marys near Shaftesbury, Port Regis at Motcombe, Bryanstone and Clayesmore at Blandford, Sherborne boys and girls with very good state schools at Gillingham and Warminster. For independents see www.isc.co.uk and for state school information see www.wilts.gov.uk.

LOCAL,SPORTING & RECREATIONAL

The market town of Warminster provides a good range of services including supermarkets, a post office, restaurants, a leisure centre and a mainline station with more comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education facilities found in Salisbury and Bath. There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities directly from the property into the surrounding countryside of the Longleat Estate from opposite the property. Sailing and water sports are available on the south coast. Horseracing is at Salisbury, Wincanton and Bath. Local hunts include The South & West Wilts, Blackmore & Sparkford Vale and The Portman. Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Wylye and River Nadder nearby on licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at West Wilts, Frome, Erlestoke and Westbury.

THE WHITE HOUSE

The White House offers an excellent combination of a spacious family home, with an attractive, recently improved Period house plus secondary accommodation currently utilised as a holiday flat, providing an established income. In addition there is stabling with adjoining gently sloping pasture of some 2.5 acres.

CONTD

The White House is a charming, extended property originally thought to date from the 18th Century with considerable later additions in the late 20th century of rendered elevations under a tiled roof. Extending to some 3,169 ft2 (GEA) the property offers spacious, well presented accommodation arranged over 2 floors. The property has been recently updated by the current owner to an exacting standard with a striking bespoke hand built kitchen/ breakfast room with AGA whilst retaining much of its character with original internal doors and exposed beams. The property sits within attractive landscaped gardens, with an easy to maintain tarmacadum driveway with ample turning parking/ turning space.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation comprises:- Recently installed bespoke hand built Farmhouse kitchen with AGA cooker, high quality units with granite work surfaces. Opening into vaulted breakfast room overlooking garden. Three reception rooms with open fire in Drawing Room. Four double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and 3 en-suite bath/shower room. Family bathroom. Spacious double aspect entrance hall

HOLIDAY FLAT

To the south of the house there is a purpose built building with garaging & store/ stable with potential to convert to another residential unit [STPP]; above is a 1 bed holiday flat offering income potential throughout the year, being close to Longleat Safari Park. Extending to some 1,283ft2 (GIA) the single storey first floor dwelling provides open plan accommodation finished to the highest standards with a delightful private patio area overlooking the paddock. The accommodation comprises:- Open plan kitchen and living room. Double bedroom and bathroom. Private patio area

OUTBUILDINGS

To the southeast of the house lies a barn style stable block recently refitted with three 12' x 12' loose boxes and a covered walkway providing access directly out to the paddock. There is potential to install a 40m x 20m arena on the site of a former tennis court, subject to obtaining planning consent.

LAND

Lying to the south/southeast of the house the gently sloping free draining land lies within a ring fence and is laid to permanent pasture. The land is divided into a number of enclosures there is a 40ft all weather turnout pen for the horses with part fenced and hedgerow boundaries. The land enjoys good access from the yard with a second access directly off the A350. Gently sloping, free draining pasture. Part fenced paddocks with mature hedgerows. Access to excellent outriding on the Longleat estate from opposite the property In all the land amounts to some 2.65 Acres.

AGENT S NOTES

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991. Fox Grant and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Given the potential hazards of a working smallholding we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around buildings, machinery and water. Children must be supervised by their parents on site.

PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the vendor's agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING

The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders, town planning schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come into force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the estate.

RIGHTS OF WAY

There are no footpaths or rights of way crossing the land.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Wiltshire Council. Tel: 0300 456 0100.

COUNCIL TAX

House Band 'G' £2,545.81 for 2014/15.

SERVICES

Mains water, electricity and private drainage to two septic tanks. Heating provided by oil fired boiler.

TENURE

The White House is sold freehold with vacant possession given upon completion.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.

DIRECTIONS

From A36/ A350 roundabout at Warminster Follow the A350 towards Blandford/ Poole. Proceed for approximately a mile and take the second turning into Crockerton where the property will be found after approximately 200 yards on your right hand side. See location plan for alternative route.

POSTCODE

BA12 8AH

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment through the agents on 01722 782727. For further William Grant information or to book a viewing please contact Phil Howard or William Grant.

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