EQUESTRIAN - Surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of Cranborne Chase, this impressive detached period property is a highly versatile family home with a wealth of potential. Elegantly presented and benefiting from a wonderful amount of privacy, its location creates a superbly tranquil and idyllic setting with an abundance of charm and character yet within easy reach of the market town of Warminster.
The flexibility of the accommodation on offer, will suit those looking for multi-generational living or an ability to garner income from the two self-contained cottages, as well as the opportunities on offer from the land, be that for equestrian pursuits or as a smallholding.
The magnificent proportions of the entrance hall with its wood floor, sash windows and fireplace give an instant indication of the amount of space this home has to offer. Beautifully light and bright, the dual aspect sitting room and family room supply plenty of room to spend time together as a family or entertain friends. Open fireplaces in both rooms add classic focal points and a welcoming air, while sash windows look out onto the splendid grounds. Fully fitted with a wealth of traditional wood cabinets the large kitchen/dining room features an Aga along with an array of freestanding appliances. French doors open onto the paved terrace making it easy to relax in the sun or dine al fresco, and an additional study room has a multitude of uses. Accessed from the kitchen is a generously sized further reception room with cloakroom which is currently used as a tack room but could have a myriad of uses. The garage, currently used as a store room, has a door into Cottage 1 and completes the ground floor.
The sense of space continues upstairs where four double bedrooms provide ideal family accommodation. Natural light flows into the master bedroom with its dressing room adding a calm and peaceful feel, and a well-sized en-suite bathroom has a bath and separate walk-in shower. Equally well-presented, the additional three bedrooms each have fitted storage and whilst one also benefits from an en-suite bathroom the other two share a family shower room. Accessed from a separate staircase and via the master suite is a further bedroom, with access to a store room and door to cottage one.
Perfect for multi-generational households or as a source of income, there are two self-contained cottages. One with kitchen/sitting room, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The other with a kitchen/sitting room, wet room and bedroom, upstairs bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
This property is featured by our Equestrian department.
Botany Farmhouse was once part of the Longleat Estate and is surrounded by exceptional outriding with an ample choice of different paths either across to Crockerton or into Longleat Forest. The property occupies a stunning rural setting, sitting on the outskirts of the market town of Warminster located in The Wylye Valley which is a particularly pretty valley running west from Salisbury towards Bath. There are numerous attractive walks and direct access to a cycle path from the property. There are excellent road and rail links nearby which provide access to London and the West Country. There is easy access to the A36 and the A303 is approximately 10 miles to the south east. There are rail stations at Warminster, Salisbury and Bath which offer direct mainline services to London.
The nearby villages of Heytesbury, Longbridge Deverill & Sutton Veny have a range of pubs and village shops, with the larger centre of Warminster providing a good range of local amenities including a Waitrose. The cities of Bath and Salisbury provide more comprehensive shopping and cultural opportunities. Warminster School is an excellent private school situated on the edge of the town and there are many good schools in the area including Port Regis in Motcombe, St Mary's School for Girls in Shaftesbury, King Edwards in Bath, Kings and Sexey's in Bruton.
There are many recreational opportunities in the area including golf at Warminster. Spectator sports of rugby, cricket and football at Bath, Bristol and Taunton, horse racing at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton, sailing on Shearwater Lake at nearby Longleat. Local attractions include Longleat House and safari park, Stourhead, Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain.
The large secluded grounds of Botany Farmhouse have something for everyone. Stretching across the rear of the house is a wonderfully sized paved terrace is ideal for enjoying outdoor meals or simply relaxing with the weekend papers, and the large gardens provide ample space for children to explore and play all day long. The house is approached from the village road by a private driveway into what would have once been the farmyard, and now is framed by the front of the house and seven stables along with a tack/feed room the solar panels make them eco-friendly too. There is a large stone barn in good condition, along with two wooden sheds, both of which are in need of repair. Beyond the house, cottages and stables there are two well drained fields covering eight and a half acres along with an impressive fenced all-weather school which make this property perfect for equestrian families or businesses alike.
Warminster 1.7 miles, Westbury 5.5 miles (London Paddington from 71 minutes), A303 9.3 miles, Bath 19 miles, Salisbury 23 miles (London Waterloo from 83 minutes).
Stunning Five Bedroom Character Home
8.5 Acres of Land
Two Self-contained Cottages
Beautiful Rural Location