A handsome country house with an annexe and views of Old Sarum
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Believed to date from the 18th Century, Deans Farm House is an elegant three bay-fronted family home providing almost 5,300 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over three floors, which has been sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of contemporary living with character features. These include sash windows, high ceilings, fine cornicing and plasterwork and some original fireplaces.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a spacious yet welcoming reception hall with an elegant sweeping staircase and briefly comprises a large drawing room with feature open fireplace and side aspect bay window incorporating bi-fold doors to the garden and terrace with a spacious study and feature fireplace and French doors to the garden. There is also a large dining room with a feature fireplace and side aspect bay window and a generous triple aspect family room with two sets of French doors to the garden. The ground floor accommodation is completed by an extensive kitchen/breakfast room offering a range of bespoke wall and base units with deep wooden worktops, a four-oven AGA, space for a sizeable table for more informal meals and an adjoining fitted utility room with garden access. There is also a walk in larder, separate wine cellar and downstairs cloakroom.
On the first floor the property offers a large principal bedroom with a feature side aspect bay window, built-in storage, a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with twin sinks and a large additional bedroom again with built-in storage and an en-suite bathroom with twin sinks. There are also three further generous double bedrooms, one with a feature side aspect bay window, and two family bathrooms. The propertys remaining bedroom and two store rooms can be found on the second floor.
The Cottage - There is a single storey cottage with a sitting room with wooden flooring and French doors to a private walled garden. There is also a kitchen/utility room and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
This property has 2.6 acres of land.
The property is approached through double gates set into a high wall and over a gravelled driveway offering private parking for multiple vehicles, which leads to a double garage. The well-maintained walled garden is laid mainly to level lawn and features a parterre garden, mature topiary, mature flowerbeds, an enclosed hard tennis court and a paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.
The property also benefits from a detached workshop and a further outbuilding comprising a barn, store and wood store. There are also 90 yards of single bank fishing rights along the River Avon.
Two separate paddocks offer amenity land for ponies or grazing.
Once a thriving medieval village but now a sought-after semi-rural residential area, Stratford-Sub-Castle is located on the northern fringes of Salisbury and just to the south of the Woodford Valley, bordered to the west by the River Avon and to the east by Old Sarum, a former medieval hill fort and settlement where a Norman castle and the original Salisbury Cathedral were built. The village offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including a church, leisure centre, parish reading room and popular primary school.
The nearby cathedral city of Salisbury provides an excellent range of independent and High Street stores with a range of shopping centres including The Old George Mall, The Maltings, Winchester Street and the Crosskeys precinct together with a cinema, theatre and art galleries. There is also a large Waitrose supermarket less than 2 miles away.
The area is renowned for its excellent variety of field sports with racing at Salisbury, Wincanton and Newbury, golf at High Post (3 miles away) and South West Wilts and a range of water sports on the nearby south coast.
Communications in the area are excellent with easy links to the M27 and the A36 and on to the M3, M25 and London or the West Country. Salisbury station offers a mainline railway service to London Waterloo taking less than 90 minutes.
The area offers a good range of state schooling including Stratford-Sub-Castle C of E Primary School in the village and South Wilts Grammar School, girls and boys Grammar schools in Salisbury and a wide selection of noted independent schools including Salisbury Cathedral School, Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and Leehurst Swan.
Leaving Salisbury, take the second exit at the Castle Street Roundabout signposted to Old Sarum and Amesbury (A345). Then take the second left onto Stratford Road and stay on this road for 1.5 miles and Deans Farm House can be found on the right-hand side just before the bridge.
From M3/A303. Leave the A303 at the Amesbury Roundabout. Go through the edge of Amesbury and continue on A345 for a further 5 miles towards Salisbury. Go straight on at roundabout by a Park and Ride and then immediately right signed Stratford-Sub-Castle. After 1 mile bear left at some buildings near a road bridge. Continue for about 100 yards and the entrance will be seen on the left at the end of a brick wall.Read all
- Reception hall and 4 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room and larder
- Wine store, Utility room and Cloakroom
- Principal bedroom suite
- Guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- 4 Further bedrooms
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Outbuilding comprising barn store and wood store
- Established garden and tennis court
- Double garage
- 1 Bed self-contained cottage
- 2 Paddocks - total acreage approx. 2.6 acres
- Single bank fishing