Occupying an enviable position in the sought after village of Wilsford sits this impressive home of great character, tucked away from the road and enjoying views across its stunning 11 acres of parkland like grounds and the River Avon.
The house is approached via a gravelled driveway set down and away from the road and the façade of the house from this approach belies what you find beyond.
It has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the current owners and provides space for a super family home or for those looking for the perfect escape/weekend retreat.
It is a house designed for the enjoyment of outdoor pursuits and a country lifestyle. From almost every main room in the house you have views out across the gardens and grounds. The indoor swimming pool complex is spacious and light with a studio off to one side making it an ideal gym, yoga or meditation room. The tennis court is situated across the road and is surrounded by fields to three sides.
There is approximately 500 metres of private, single bank fishing in this very special and quiet spot on the River Avon. The river and its tributaries form one of the most biodiverse chalk streams in the UK, with one of the most diverse fish populations. Its importance is recognised by its designation as a Special Area of Conservation, reflecting the river’s rare habitats and species.
The best trout fishing to be found on the Avon is upstream of Salisbury, where Teasel is located.
Wilsford is a highly regarded and sought after area to the north of Salisbury, nestled in the famous Woodford Valley on the River Avon. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and interspersed with picturesque villages and a number of excellent walks and cycle rides as well as byways for horse riding. It is a quintessential village and the Woodford Valley villages offer ample facilities including a garage with shop, a church, a well-regarded primary school (OFSTED Outstanding February 2009), and two popular public houses. The Cathedral City of Salisbury is about 8 miles away offering a variety of regionally recognised retail, cultural and educational establishments all within easy reach as well as a range of award winning restaurants, bars and a lively twice weekly farmers market. An outstanding variety of leisure facilities are available nearby including golf, walking and riding.
The property is in a prime position to reach the sought after Bishop Wordsworth’s & South Wilts Grammar Schools, along with the popular independent schools the area has to offer including; Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin School and Preparatory School for girls.
Communication to and from the area is excellent and there is a regular train service to London Waterloo from Salisbury which takes about 86 minutes and from Grateley (11.5 miles) which takes about 80 minutes. To the north is the A303 which provides convenient access to the South West and London (via the M3).
There is a quite extensive range of outbuildings and ancillary accommodation at Teasel offering flexibility in its use depending on one’s requirements. The separate cottage has one bedroom along with a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom. It has been rented out for a period of time by the current owners but would also make excellent staff accommodation if required. The garaging and car ports would enable the storage of a car collection if needed. The studio has wonderful natural light and views across the grounds making it ideal for those that work from home or require a studio space for a home business for example. There are further outbuildings for storage and a flower room and workshop to the side of the house.
Mileages: Amesbury – 2.5 Miles; Salisbury – 8 Miles; Salisbury Train Station – 8 Miles (approximately 88 minutes to London Waterloo); Grateley Train Station – 11 Miles (approximately 75 minutes to London Waterloo); Stockbridge – 23 Miles; Southampton Airport – 32 Miles; Winchester – 34 Miles; London Heathrow Airport – 69 Miles; London – 87 Miles (All distances are approximate)
Desirable village location
Detached one bedroom cottage
Indoor swimming pool with gym/yoga room
Range of outbuildings with flexible use
500m of single bank private fishing on the River Avon