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This striking and beautifully appointed Queen Anne style property forms a major part of this substantial estate. The main building is divided into five houses, with West Stowell House itself taking centre stage. The house enjoys superb south westerly views over its incredibly well maintained private gardens.
The handsome façade of this property is echoed inside with an exceptionally well proportioned and well thought-out layout, which begins with the large and welcoming hallway. The hallway has double doors to the rear which gives a very open plan feel to the ground floor reception spaces. Off one side of the hallway is the kitchen/breakfast room. As with many of the rooms in the house this is a double aspect room enjoying fine views over the courtyard and private gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke solid wood cabinetry, complemented by a slate worktop and stripped wooden floors. There is space for a large gas range cooker, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. As with all the rooms, the large sash windows bring in ample light creating a lovely ambient feel. The sitting room leading off the other side of the hallway is of similar proportions, again double aspect with a lovely centrepiece fireplace complete with integrated wood burner and marble surround. There are an array of integrated bookshelves making a lovely library/sitting room. The rear room, a continuation of the hall, opens on to the spectacular inner hallway which is utilised by the current owners as a formal dining area. There is ample seating for numerous guests as well as a beautifully carved marble backed fireplace creating a centrepiece to this elegant room. Double sash windows look out over the west facing terrace.
The main drawing room has three large sash windows complete with window seats, shutters and views over the adjacent gardens and on to the communal gardens beyond. A further marble fireplace takes centre stage and a lighting design system has been incorporated to provide down-lighting ideal for art displays. The original, early 19th century, oak floor boards run throughout the entrance hall, drawing room and inner hall creating a seamless link between the three. There is a useful downstairs cloakroom which also provides access to the large cellar housing original wine bins, lockable storage and a boiler room complete with pressurised cylinders, oil boiler and electrics. There is ample space for overflow kitchen equipment etc.
The beautiful staircase leads via an elegant half landing with large arched sash window to the first floor landing. The landing is a room in itself and provides access to all of the bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor, all of which have unique character and views. Again many are double aspect rooms with elegant fireplaces and complementary bathrooms. This area displays a range of period features and as with the ground floor, the first floor has generous ceiling heights making for easy placement of furniture.
The back stairs lead to the top floor accommodation with a further array of bedrooms and ample bathrooms to provide either exceptional guest accommodation or a teenage floor with sitting rooms/dens etc. As one would imagine the views are far reaching and incredible, as is the position of West Stowell House itself. There is also roof access for maintenance and repair work.
West Stowell is a quaint traditional hamlet situated in the Vale of Pewsey (an Area of Outstanding Beauty). The larger village of Pewsey is about 3.2 miles away, with local amenities including a supermarket, restaurants, deli, pharmacy, sports centre and several pubs, plus the station with regular intercity train services to London Paddington and the South West. The historic market town of Marlborough is 6.4 miles away. There are local village schools in Oare, Pewsey and Woodborough, plus St. Johns in Marlborough, also St. Francis Prep School, Marlborough College and Dauntsey’s are all nearby.
The private gated entrance leads via a sweeping driveway to an area of off street parking and in turn a former garage which is a detached outbuilding with thatched roof. This building is currently utilised as a games room and home office and has a useful loft space. It could indeed be turned back into a garage if required.
The majority of the garden has been beautifully laid out with wonderful viewing areas and ‘rooms’ created to display a variety of year round foliage. The many herbaceous beds are bursting with life and colour. There is a rose walk, knot garden, herb garden and a number of specimen trees dotted throughout the grounds. Such trees include; weeping silver lime, yew, magnolia, rhododendron and a stunning horse chestnut tree.
The views from the majority of the principle rooms are over the private gardens of West Stowell House and as far-reaching as the farmland beyond. There is a walkway through the small coppice of woodland along the meandering stream which in turn leads and opens to the communal lake and grounds beyond. There is a private vegetable garden in the communal grounds. There are a selection of wooden outbuildings idea for garden equipment and machines as well as log stores and compost areas.
Stunning Period Gem
4 Reception Rooms
Well Maintained Private Gardens
Detached Thatched Garage and private drive.
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