A beautiful family home, tastefully modernized, the renovation of Wolverton House started about 12 years, with further works taking place about 5 years ago.
Wolverton House is an elegant, charming and glorious family home. Spacious accommodation is arranged over 3 floors including six bedrooms, three reception rooms and four bathrooms along with a separate office, stables and workshop. There is also an all-weather manege, a tennis court and along with a stunning well-maintained garden, it makes for an ideal charming, classic family home.
On entering the reception hall, oak flooring, oak beams and original fireplaces proffer warmth and charm. Original features throughout and contrary to what one would expect, the house is light and spacious. Through the hall and into the spacious light kitchen, Italian flagstones on the floor throughout the dining, kitchen and utility area. French windows lead onto the terrace from both the kitchen and the dining area. A red Aga adds a
modern twist and warmth in the winter. Oak features throughout.
On the first floor elm floorboards lead into carpeted spacious
bedrooms, two with en suites, all with built in cupboards. The second floor is a large guest suite, with an attic bedroom and a small bathroom.
Outside, a stunning sheltered, west facing terrace including a pond and fountain with steps up to the formal walled lawn and garden with colourful well stocked borders. Beyond, is the vegetable garden and raised beds (to include an asparagus bed),
the tennis court and an all-weather manege with an adjacent paddock. An orchard sits adjacent to the stables, offering apples, pears, plum and others.
The stables consist of three loose boxes, neighbouring these is a further useful outbuilding which is currently being used as an office, however this space offers greater potential for an extra
bedroom or conversion if needed/required.
The property is set back from the quiet country lane, with a private drive and parking area. There is a lead veranda/canopy built by local craftsmen and there is also planning permission for a conservatory to the south side of the house. Further land is available by separate negotiation.
Conveniently situated in the hamlet of Wolverton, just outside the thriving village of Mere with its renowned antique shops, flower shop, church, post office, with great links to A303 and Gillingham
mainline train station. Wolverton House is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Local facilities are available in Wincanton to the west with a range of supermarkets, while Gillingham to the south has a Waitrose. There is a nearby doctors surgery in Silton (approximately half a mile away) with further local amenities in Mere (3 miles). The larger towns of Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury provide a more comprehensive range of shopping, restaurants, cinema and theatre. The attractions at Longleat House and the National Trust gardens at Stourhead are 14 miles and 2 miles away respectively, with permits to ride through the Stourhead Forest Estate available. Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury and Bath, and endless walking and cycling opportunities directly from the property and across the West Wiltshire Downs. Fishing is available locally on the River Nadder. Golf can be enjoyed at Wincanton, Warminster and Rushmore (Tollard Royal).
The pretty market town of Bruton is close by and is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The town has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the worldrenowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. The town also has a doctors surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops.
The area offers a number of well-known state schools at all ages including the highly regarded secondary school in Gillingham. Independent schools in the area include Kings Bruton, Hazlegrove, Bruton School for Girls, Port Regis, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Millfield, Downside, Clayesmore, Hanford, Bryanston and Milton Abbey.
Gillingham 4 miles (London, Waterloo 2 hrs) • Wincanton 6.5 miles • Shaftesbury 10 miles • Bath 26 miles • A303 1 mile
Over 3800 sq. ft. of Accommodation
Five Bedrooms - Two with En-suites
Equestrian Outbuildings & Facilities
2 Acres of Gardens & Grounds
Desirable Rural Setting