Netheravon House, Netheravon, Salisbury, Wiltshire

£2,300,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
Hall and 3 Further reception rooms

Kitchen/breakfast room

Cinema room, Study, Utility room, Boot room

Wine cellar, Cloakroom, Log Store

Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom

2 Dressing rooms and nursery/study

Guest suite of sitting room

5 Further bedrooms

4 Family bathrooms

Electric gates leading to ample parking

Mature gardens and grounds

Disused tennis court

Set in approximately 4.5 acres

Netheravon House is a most handsome Georgian Country house which is believed to date from about 1734. It was originally built as a large villa and hunting box for Henry Somerset, the 3rd Duke of Beaufort. It is believed to have been extended in about 1791 by Sir John Soane and carries his attractive influences. The house is Grade II* Listed as being of Special Architectural and Historic Importance.

It is built of mellow red brick under a tiled roof with a classical Georgian facade and central front door flanked by an Ionic portico. The property is attached at the rear although this part of the estate is approached by an entirely separate driveway from the north, giving complete privacy to Netheravon House, which is not overlooked.

Internally the house is beautifully laid out and there is an immediate sense of space and light from the extremely well proportioned rooms and elegant staircase in the main hall. The owners have carried out an extensive renovation programme, including all the services and the house now presents immaculately.

From the hall there is a fine sweeping staircase with turned balusters and a mahogany hand rail. The reception rooms have all the wonderful features that you would expect from this period including exposed timber floors, original panelling, cornicing, sash windows with working shutters and marble fireplaces.

The kitchen/breakfast room too has lovely proportions with bespoke cupboards, including a central island/breakfast bar with granite work surfaces, a six oven gas AGA with attached two oven electric AGA. There are two integrated dishwashers and a built in Miele fridge/freezer and pantry. There is also a built in sound system, which extends throughout the drawing room, kitchen and sitting room. French windows lead out onto the terrace and garden. All ground floor rooms, the cinema room and the master bathroom have additional, individually controlled underfloor heating.

From the rear hall, mahogany stairs lead down to a beautifully finished lower ground floor with all the ancillary rooms that a country house of this size requires, including a superb cinema room with inglenook fireplace with wood burner, and a separate study. The boot room leads directly to steps at the side of the property. There is also a cloakroom, utility room, log store/coal shute and large arched cellars with original wine bins. Part of the lower ground floor could be easily converted into a separate annexe with its own access if self-contained ancillary accommodation is needed.

The spacious landing on the first floor leads to the principal bedroom, which has impressive views across the Avon Valley and being dual aspect, benefits from light throughout the day. There is a feature fireplace with a gas fire, superb private bathroom with central marble topped bath, double vanity unit and double shower. There are his and hers dressing rooms and a study/nursery beyond with fireplace and gas fire. The guest suite also has a sitting room with fireplace with gas fire, bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

On the second floor are four further bedrooms (one with a dressing room, one with a study) and three family bathrooms. The versatile top floor accommodation comprises offers flexible accommodation to accommodate for family life. There are also extensive attic rooms, which could be converted to create further accommodation if needed.

Netheravon House is situated in a delightful elevated position, principally facing south and east with attractive views over the River Avon. It is approached up a long drive through parkland to electric gates which are the start of the property. Within the village is a small shop, a post office, a Saxon Church and primary school. More extensive shopping is found at the market towns of Marlborough and Devizes together with Salisbury, which further provides the iconic cathedral, with the tallest spire in the country, a theatre and cinema.

The area is served by excellent communication links. Mainline train services are found at Grateley (1 hr 20 mins to London Waterloo), Pewsey (65 mins to London Paddington), as well as Salisbury (1 hr 30 mins to London Waterloo). There is fast access to London by car on the M3/A303 which is approximately 4 miles away.

The area is renowned for its excellent schools including Marlborough College, St Mary's Calne, Dauntseys and Godolphin. Prep schools in the area include Farleigh (Andover), St Francis (Pewsey), Chafyn Grove and Cathedral School (Salisbury).

Racing at Salisbury, Wincanton and Newbury. Golf at Upavon and Marlborough. Local shoots and fishing.

The house is approached from the village over a private tarmac drive leading to electric gates and a large parking area. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn bordered by a variety of mature trees including a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, mature Yew, Ash and Beech. The gardens lead down to the River Avon and there is a disused tennis court. The drive continues towards the eastern boundary where there is a timber shed for storage.

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