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A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a substantial, detached, three storey Victorian residence dating from 1892, offering a wealth of opportunity for further development with approximately 4.6 acres of adjoining agricultural land.
Somerville is positioned to the fore front of the plot with formal gardens, amounting to approximately 0.8 acres within the settlement boundary. The home itself boasts an array of generous, traditional accommodation over three floors. The home would benefit from full refurbishment and renovation with some structural work required for a front elevation bay window. Many period features have been retained including the stone and tessellated tile floors, glorious stone and marble fireplaces and sash windows. The rooms are all an excellent size with high ceilings allowing light to flood the rooms. On the ground floor there is a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, utility room and useful cloakroom arranged around a central lobby. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom with a separate cloakroom. On the second floor there are a further two excellent double bedrooms that boast stunning views across the surrounding countryside.
Bourton is a thriving village set in some of the area’s finest countryside, close to the renowned Stourhead Estate with its beautiful National Trust gardens. In addition there are hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission land nearby with numerous bridleways and footpaths. The village has a shop/garage/post office, public house and church, with the nearby towns of Mere and Gillingham offering more comprehensive day to day shopping facilities. The A303 (T) is close by giving fast road access to the West Country and also London, linking to the M3 motorway. Train services are available from Gillingham to London Waterloo and from Castle Cary to London Paddington. The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include the village C of E Primary School and a superb mixed comprehensive and sixth form college in Gillingham. Private schools in the area include Port Regis, St. Marys Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Bryanston and Millfield.
The home is approached via a tarmacadam driveway providing ample off road parking and access to the double garage. The formal gardens enjoy a southerly and westerly aspect and are laid to lawn. A gate then leads through to the agricultural land that has mature hedged boundaries. The adjoining agricultural land offers a wealth of opportunities. Situated within this highly desirable village there is naturally development potential. The land is currently divided into two main paddocks, dissected by Tan Lane. The current vendors have had positive conversations with local authorities regarding possible development of the paddocks, which includes confirmation that the designated site of Archaeological Importance is incorrect.
Detached Victorian Home
Three Reception rooms
5.43 Acres of Grounds
Development Potential (STPP) Requires Modernisation
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