A truly rare opportunity to purchase a fine example of a classical Victorian Villa, dating back to the 1870s, idyllically positioned in a highly desirable, prestigious residential road on the outskirts of Warminster town centre.
This exceedingly handsome, imposing home has been sympathetically updated in recent times by the current vendor now providing beautifully presented, versatile, generous accommodation and is a much enjoyed, modern family home. The homes vast accommodation is presented in excellent order throughout and has been decorated and refurbished in key areas in recent months that has significantly enhanced the character and charm of this exceptional family home. Great attention has been paid to retaining and best promoting the many original features and hallmarks of a fine Victorian residence.
The extensive accommodation amounts to approximately 4204 sq. and is arranged over four floors, including the converted original basement. Upon entering the home the scale and quality is immediately apparent. A grand entrance hall with original exposed floorboards leads on to the heart of the home and the central elegant sweeping staircase. The ground floor offers traditional and generously proportioned, immaculately presented principal reception rooms, of which the family sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room overlook the glorious gardens to the rear of the house. The grand drawing room is deeply impressive, the classical design showcases the feature fireplace and magnificent box bay window. The kitchen/breakfast room is then the epitome of the 'heart of the home' with spectacular elevated views across the extensive rear gardens and has been refurbished in recent months. There is an AGA, range of bespoke hand crafted kitchen units and space for a sizeable family breakfast table and casual seating area beyond. French doors then lead out to the terrace. Adjoining the kitchen is a useful utility/laundry room. Completing the enviable ground floor accommodation is a wonderful snug/office and a useful shower room.
On the first floor there are three excellent double bedrooms, two of which have modern en-suite shower rooms with the remaining room being serviced by a large fully refitted stylish family bathroom. The second floor then offers a further four double bedrooms that share a family bathroom.
In addition to the evidently ample and versatile accommodation there is also the ultimately useful, versatile basement. There is a further bedroom with an en-suite shower room, that could be utilised as a self-contained holiday let, complete with separate entrance and a fully fitted kitchen. Beyond the guest suite there is then a superb children’s den/media room, a gaming room, wine cellar and music room.
Homes of this quality and stature are rarely available so we strongly recommend a viewing at your earliest convenience to fully appreciate this exceptional home.
Warminster provides a comprehensive range of recreational and shopping facilities. A wider range of facilities is available in the cities of Salisbury and Bath.
Warminster School is an excellent private school situated on the edge of the town and there are many good schools in the area including Port Regis in Motcombe, St Mary's School for Girls in Shaftesbury, King Edwards in Bath, Kings and Sexey's in Bruton.
There are many recreational opportunities in the area including golf at Warminster spectator sports of rugby, cricket and football at Bath, Bristol and Taunton, horse racing at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton, sailing on Shearwater Lake at nearby Longleat. Local attractions include Longleat House and safari park, Stourhead, Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain.
Warminster also benefits from excellent communication links with a main line rail service to London Waterloo from Warminster and London Paddington (2 1/2 miles). The A350 junction of the A303, which leads to the M3 is about 8 miles to the South. Bristol International Airport (about 1 hours drive) provides regular internal and international flights.
The home is quietly positioned back from the road, with a natural stone and brick walled boundary providing security and privacy. The driveway allows parking for multiple vehicles and provides access to the detached double garage that has been extended in length and has light, power, up and over doors and an inspection pit.
The home is beautifully positioned with steps leading up to the fine pillared entrance. On approaching the home the size, scope and grandeur is immediately apparent. The majority of the gardens lay to the rear of the home, amounting to approximately a third of an acre in total. The gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped and meticulously well maintained and can be enjoyed from many aspects. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with established colourful floral borders, specimen trees and herbaceous beds.
There is a super raised rear terrace, accessed via the kitchen and utility room with steps leading down to the extensive flagstone patio that spans across the rear of the home and then stretches down the flank of the garden creating a super outdoor entertaining and dining area perfectly positioned to capture the sun and enjoy a high degree of privacy. There is also an ornamental raised Koi pond.
Downstairs Shower Room
Two Bedrooms with En-suites
Two Family Bathrooms