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This is one of our Country Houses
Home Farm occupies an idyllic position on the edge of the sought after village of Compton Bassett. Originally starting life as a more humble farmhouse in the 18th century it has seen some sympathetic extensions in the intervening years and has recently undergone a substantial and meticulous full renovation project under the watchful eye of the current owners. They bought a semi derelict farmhouse with a number of crumbling outbuildings, which have subsequently been demolished, and the house has been beautifully restored and enhanced as well as being combined into a practical and first class family home. Its mellow brick-front façade hides the on-trend contemporary interior. The current owners fell for the exceptional positioning of the property which enjoys views over a private estate to the front and undulating countryside to the rear. The former farmhouse has surprisingly well proportioned rooms and the owners have been keen to maintain a sense of history with stripped panel doors, working fireplaces and as much original period detail as possible. This has been combined with high calibre fittings, including bespoke, double glazed, wooden windows and doors throughout and good quality flooring.
The main sitting room, accessed off the original front hall, is a pleasant double aspect room with views over both the front and rear and double doors opening onto the enclosed rear patio and garden. A beautiful fireplace with stone surround, complete with wood burner and simplistic panelling typical of this period makes a great centre piece to this room. A heart of the home has been created in the well fitted kitchen/dining room which has been opened up by the current owners and now has generous proportions and occupies the rear of the house. It is fitted with bespoke handmade solid wooden kitchen complemented by a granite worktop and has space for a range cooker as well as large American style fridge/freezer. This flows seamlessly on to a breakfast area with vaulted ceilings and double doors opening onto a rear patio. The kitchen is amply backed up by a large walk-in boot room which has independent rear access perfect for muddy boots, integrated storage for coats and shoes and also space for over-flow fridges and freezers, washers and dryers.
For more formal dining a beautifully proportioned original dining room complete with stripped pine floors and rustic open fireplace is adjacent to the kitchen and is the perfect size for large parties or family gatherings. The kitchen also has a walk-in pantry ideal for food storage. The secondary rear door leads through to a useful, double aspect, study/playroom and then onto a comfortable sitting room, again double aspect, with doors leading on to a side terrace that makes the most of the afternoon sun.
The first floor has five generous bedrooms complemented by two bathrooms. The twin staircase gives the option for more independent elements of the house that are all inter-linked. All five of the bedrooms are of generous double proportions and enjoy the views, many also benefit from period fireplaces and integrated storage. The bathrooms again formed part of the extensive refurbishment and have been beautifully finished with a contemporary twist and high quality fittings throughout. The main family bathroom has a feature ‘egg’ bath and walk-in shower.
Compton Bassett stands at the foot of the escarpment of the Marlborough Downs in an area that is predominantly pasture land and well away from main roads. The village is typified by period properties and there is a popular public house, a church and a good village community. The nearby market towns of Calne, Marlborough and Devizes offer a good range of services and amenities. Main line railway services can be found from Chippenham to London Paddington and there is access to the M4 motorway at Junction 16. The City of Bath, a world heritage site, with a wide range of cultural activities is about 20 miles to the west. The area offers a wide range of sporting activities, which include racing at Bath and Salisbury, golf at Bowood and North Wilts and fine walking and riding in the surrounding countryside. Local schools include Marlborough College, St Mary's at Calne and Dauntseys.
The property has two distinct formal gardens; one is large, walled and west facing with a central fruit tree and a sectioned off vegetable garden to the rear. There is a side area to the front of the house which is gravelled and ideal for occasional parking. The rear, which forms the bulk of the land is split into two sections, all grassed with independent vehicular access, ideal for grazing. The secondary rear drive is gated and leads to a chipped parking area for numerous cars. The grounds are dotted with and surrounded by mature trees giving year round foliage and interest and the formal gardens have a range of recently installed patios and herbaceous borders.
Detached Stone Barn With Adjacent Workshop
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