Under Offer 6 bedroom property for sale in The Ridge, Neston, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

Guide Price £2,500,000

Summary

6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Receptions
  • Reception/dining Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Study
  • Kitchen/breakfast Room
  • Boot Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Cloakroom
  • Master Bedroom Suite
  • Guest Bedroom Suite
  • 4 Further Bedrooms
  • 2 Shower Rooms
  • Cotswold Stone Barn, Refurbished And Offering A Variety Of Uses
  • Stables
  • Tack Room
  • Feed Room
  • Hay And Log Stores
  • Extensive Garaging
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Formal And Informal Gardens, Kitchen Garden
  • All Weather Tennis Court
  • All Weather Manège
  • Paddocks And Woodland

Description

Pond Close Farm is a very appealing and charming 17th Century house. The approach is over a long gravel drive through a courtyard with attractive period buildings to either side. It is built of random stone elevations under a stone tiled roof in the Cotswold style. The stone turret on the northern side contains a staircase and gives the property individual and attractive added dimension.

Internally there is much character with flagstone floors, ceiling beams, stone mullion windows and other historic detail such as the rustic wooden door surround leading into the large family breakfast room. ...
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Pond Close Farm is a very appealing and charming 17th Century house. The approach is over a long gravel drive through a courtyard with attractive period buildings to either side. It is built of random stone elevations under a stone tiled roof in the Cotswold style. The stone turret on the northern side contains a staircase and gives the property individual and attractive added dimension.

Internally there is much character with flagstone floors, ceiling beams, stone mullion windows and other historic detail such as the rustic wooden door surround leading into the large family breakfast room. The property has been the subject of considerable restoration and improvement over the last few years including new bathroom suites, rewiring, plumbing and the creation of a large family kitchen/breakfast room with hand built wooden cabinets. Further improvements include recessed ceiling lights and the well-appointed boot room with utility room beyond.

Externally, the property benefits from various outbuildings including a 17th Century barn, stabling, tack room, stores, extensive garaging and a Cotswold stone open sided barn.

The property is bordered by its own land on the north, east and south with farmland belonging to the Neston Park Estate lying beyond. The paddocks are enclosed with post and rail fencing and greatly enhanced by an all weather manège. A belt of woodland runs along the north and eastern boundary. Charming views are available from the house, buildings and land and its private tucked-away location make Pond Close Farm an idyllic family home.

History

Pond Close Farm was constructed in the 17th Century as an agricultural dwelling. Situated alongside a bridleway which is the ancient sheep droving lane running from Salisbury to Bath. Pond Close Farm’s original name was Pound Close Farm and it was here that stray animals would be impounded until the owners paid a release fee to the landowner.

Accommodation

Entering the house via the front door you are struck by the charming dining room that doubles as an entrance hall. This has a doorway straight out to the gardens beyond and a wonderful curving staircase that is part of the tower to the front of the house. To the east of this is a drawing room with fine stone open fireplace and charming window seats which then leads through to a lobby where the secondary staircases takes you up to first floor level. Off this lobby there is a useful cloakroom, a wonderful boot room with back door out and a well fitted laundry room.

Back from the hall you find a simply superb kitchen with Mark Wilkinson units, a central island and a comprehensive range of appliances which includes a bright blue AGA. There is plenty of room to dine in the kitchen and there are two doors leading to the garden. From the main hallway to the right hand side of the house you find a delightful sitting room or snug and the end room which our clients have used as an excellent study.

Upstairs from the main staircase to first floor level there is the most superb master bedroom suite which has a large en suite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath and separate walk-in shower. There is also a super walk-in closet. Also on the first floor is a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a shower room. On the top floor are two wonderful eaved bedrooms with beams and a further shower room.

Outbuildings

A large 17th Century barn, which offers a superb area for additional accommodation or as a party room; our clients have used it as a great entertaining space and for their kids. There is also a cobbled yard that adjoins the stables. Opposite is as former cow byre, built of stone and rendered elevations under a tiled roof. At one end is a tack room, the other a garage. The open bays in between are used as a log and hay store. To the rear of the stables and barn is a turning out barn. The southern side has been enclosed with stone elevations and provides open fronted garaging offering four bays. To the front is the gravel parking/turning area.

Picturesque former pig stys constructed of stone elevations under a tiled roof and now used as a vegetable and wine store are located to the east of the house. One contains the boiler and plumbing for a washing machine.

The indoor swimming pool is situated to the south east of the house and housed within a former barn constructed of stone elevations under a tiled roof. Double glazed sliding patio doors lead into the pool house with stone and timber bench seats running along the southern side. Oak panel and sliding doors along the eastern end conceal a shower, equipment room and changing room with wc. and wash basin. The design complements the building and has been finished to an exceptionally high standard.

The gardens are really very attractive and form the front of the house leading to a brilliant all weather artificial turf tennis court. The lawned areas are flanked with a variety of herbaceous plants predominantly arranged as lawn, mainly to the south and east of the house. A flagstone path runs along the southern front of the house with lavender beds bordering a lawned terrace. A low stone wall with a rose border leads to the level lawn with herbaceous borders, enclosed by clipped yew hedge and dry stone walls. The garden has dry stone walls enclosing it on all sides. There has been significant planting of shrubs along with traditional, specimen and fruit trees at the southern end of the garden. This complements the existing variety of trees including willow, birch, apple, maple and fir. A beech hedge forms a small enclosure and a wrought iron gate opens to the garden on the eastern side.

Flagstone terrace borders the property on the eastern elevation with access from the kitchen and boot room. A clematis covered pergola provides the shaded area. The garden is bordered by the former pig stys and indoor pool. Small productive orchard including a walnut tree. To the east of the garaging is a cultivated kitchen garden, arranged as rectangular beds, providing herbs, fruit and vegetables. This garden is enclosed by a dry stone wall and post and rail fence.

There are three paddocks arranged as permanent pasture. These are enclosed by post and rail fencing and linked by five bar gates and slip rails. All with mains fed water troughs. Accessible from the gravel drive the all weather manége, enclosed by post and rail fence.

Mature woodland along the eastern and northern border, predominantly of ash trees. A walk that runs through the centre leads to the pond to the north of the property.

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