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This is one of our Equestrian Properties.
EQUESTRIAN - Situated in the Wessex area of outstanding natural beauty with exceptional, south facing views across the Marlborough Downs and Barbury Castle stands this impressive six bedroom detached house. Built for the Commanding Officer of the former RAF Wroughton military hospital in the 1950’s this substantial family home offers a wealth of accommodation over three floors and much versatility. All primary living rooms and bedrooms have high ceilings and are located on the south elevation with large window openings, enjoying this panoramic setting.
On the ground floor there are three well proportioned main reception rooms. Of particular note is a large bay window in the sitting room with a marble fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with solid wood units with curved granite work tops, a four oven AGA and a benched breakfast area. Underfoot the floor is solid hardwood. Beyond the kitchen there is a utility room housing four appliances, an ironing room, pantry, WC and a gym with a shower with patio doors to the outside. A spiral staircase leads to a fantastic recently completed studio with the most amazing views. This end of the house is ideal as a potential self contained annex or an office, with separate access to the garden from both the gym and inner hall.
On the first floor the master bedroom reflects the sitting room below with a large bay window taking in the extensive views. There is an interconnecting door to a study which could provide a lovely dressing room/en-suite bathroom. There are three further well proportioned bedrooms with built in wardrobes, a family bathroom, a shower room and two separate toilets.
The second floor has two further well proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom making this space ideal for grown up children, visiting guests or an au pair.
Altogether the accommodation extends to 4741 sq. ft.
This property is featured by our Equestrian department.
Ridgeway House enjoys a sought after setting in an area known as Burderop, with easy access to junction 15 of the M4 motorway, the A419 to Cheltenham, Gloucester and the M5, the A420 to Oxford and the A346 to Marlborough. Swindon is approximately 3 miles. Wroughton offers good day-to-day amenities with a post office, supermarket, several pubs, schools and leisure centre. There is an hotel and conference centre close by with bar, restaurant and a health club with swimming pool. There is a main line station in Swindon to London Paddington (55 minutes) Bristol (40 minutes) Cheltenham and Gloucester (50 minutes). The beautiful surrounding countryside offers excellent opportunities for walking, riding, shooting and other country pursuits with are directly accessible from the property.
The property is approached via an in, out drive with parking for many cars. To the left is a substantial detached 40ft wide triple garage with natural stone paved parking to the front and electric up and over doors. A personnel door to the side opens into this rather incredible space. Designed to accommodate a high sided vehicle at one end with an overhead hoist and the rest of the garage offering showroom quality, centrally heated space for cherished motorcars and motorcycles. A natural stone and solid oak staircase leads to a first floor studio above. With solid walnut hardwood flooring this space is currently used as a games room with snooker table and bar but lends itself for use as an office or self contained accommodation. The garage itself extends to 2124 sq. ft.
To the right of the main house there is an area currently laid to lawn and benefits from a planning consent granted for a further double garage. To the front of the house and between the in, out drive is a roundabout with an earth feature which is planted and screens out the property from Beranburh Field creating privacy.
The rear garden is access via side gates and a rear access drive, has tall hedgerows on either side. The grounds slope gradually from the sun terrace to the hedgerows and fencing screening the rear access drive. Views taking full advantage of the wonderful vista include several mature trees. To the side of the house is an area laid out for a substantial vegetable garden with a greenhouse and irrigation system. To the other side there is space to extend and provide additional accommodation if desired and subject to planning permission.
Beyond the main garden off the rear access drive is a hard standing and paddock of 1.75 acres, screened by native hedgerows and stock proof fencing.
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