- Grade II Listed Manor House steeped in history
- Superb period features
- Secluded garden with mature planting
- Desirable village close to fashionable Frome and Bruton
- Stylish self contained annex
- Spacious and flexible accomodation
This magnificent, handsome, Grade II listed Manor House stands proudly in heart of the medieval village of Maiden Bradley. Being the oldest property in the village it is an ideal family home and has been a coaching inn and a village shop. From the moment you step inside, this unique property is overwhelming with its history and intrigue. Dating back to Norman times each room reflects the atmosphere of times gone by from the 12th Century to the current day.
Wonderful flag stone flooring, fabulous original beams, oak panelling, mullion windows and exquisitely carved fireplaces can be found at every turn within this unique property creating a feeling of grandeur and splendour.
Two perfectly proportioned reception rooms, with their high ceilings and open fires, can be found on the ground floor and are all beautifully and naturally lit through the exceptionally large windows. A generous country style kitchen, with room for dining, overlooks the pretty garden and is positioned next to a sizeable boot room and utility. The jewel in the crown would have to be the remarkable, atmospheric dining hall with its medieval bread oven and a succession of oak beams overhead - this is a perfect room to host splendid dinner parties. From this dining hall a set of steps descend into an extensive cellar spanning the entire length of the property.The impressive staircase, leading to two further floors, is thought to have originated from a Spanish Galleon and is a masterful piece of craftsmanship.
On the first floor a glorious drawing room is home to a breathtaking fireplace. Crafted from stone this ornamental surround depicts a plethora of decorative embellishments with a coat of arms at its focal point. Three elegant double bedrooms, one with an en-suite, are all bathed in daylight creating a peaceful setting in which to retire. A large family bathroom with original panelling is also located on this floor.
The wide, sweeping staircase ascends to a second floor leading to three further double bedrooms, one with an en-suite w.c, all brimming with original features and character.
The pretty south facing garden is totally enclosed with mature hedging. Planted with fruit trees and established shrubs providing an oasis of tranquility in a totally private setting - a perfect place to escape and relax.
The old stables to the rear of the property have been stylishly converted into separate accommodation and would be ideal for Air B&B. This dwelling includes a large kitchen/diner, a spacious bedroom and bathroom and could also provide the perfect annex for extended family, staff or guests. There is also a double garage.
The village of Maiden Bradley is a thriving community and is positioned on the edge of Stourhead, a notable National Trust property famous for its country walks and within a short drive to the Longleat Estate and its extensive activities. The village is also the home of the Duke of Somerset and has a village shop, pub and church. The nearest town, Mere, offers a range of useful shops including a chemist, doctors’ surgery, post office, supermarket, butcher, greengrocer, and a library. Nearby, Frome has a thriving arts scene with a cinema, two theatres, and diverse shopping. The Frome Independent Market, held on the first Sunday of every month is a celebration of all things artisan and attracts thousands of visitors. The fashionable town of Bruton, only fifteen minutes away, is home to the renowned Art Gallery, Hauser & Wirth.
Babington House, the private members' club, with its swimming pools, tennis courts, gym, bars and restaurant is only a short drive away and is an idyllic hub for relaxing and socialising.
The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include primary and secondary state schools in Bruton and Frome. The two prep schools of All Hallows and Hazelgrove are nearby and for secondary Sherborne, Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Millfield and Downside are all within easy reach.
Bath, Frome, Westbury, Warminster and Castle Cary stations provide rail services to London Paddington and London Waterloo. The A303 (M3) links to London and the wider motorway network - the A36, M4 and M5 are all within easy reach. There is a wide range of national and international flights from Bristol Airport.
Main house: Oil central heating, electricity and water
Annex: Gas fired central heating, electricity and water
From Frome take the B3092 - once you enter Maiden Bradley Old Manor is on your right hand side opposite the pub. From Warminster take the A302 and then the B3092 and Old Manor will be on your left hand side opposite the pub. Postcode is BA12 7HW
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