Postcode: BA12 0SZ
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryCorton House is a substantial family house with a cottage set in the midst of 3.5 acres of superb landscaped gardens in the centre of this ever popular Wiltshire village, but less than half an hour from the fashionable town of Frome. Built predominantly in red brick, the earliest part of the house dates from the 1740s but further additions have been made over recent years to create a wonderful property set in the most stunning of gardens. With seven bedrooms and three reception rooms, it offers extensive accommodation over three floors and also the luxury of a two bed annex situated in a separate building adjacent to the main house.
The property is approached via a gated entrance and a sweeping gravel driveway that runs to the front of the house. One of two front doors opens into a small hall and then to an inner hall in the oldest part of the house and divided by a stylish staircase to the first floor. The other front door leads out to gardens at the back of the house. Along with an original fireplace, flagstones on the floor and charming shuttered windows give the room real character. Off the hall is the primary and very cosy sitting room, with a large fireplace, arched period windows and low slung beams. Again, doors lead directly to the scenic gardens beyond. Also off the hall is an elegant dining room with beautiful views of the gardens. At the heart of the house is the kitchen, complete with fitted units, double doors leading onto the prettiest of terraces and a four oven Aga. Planning has been granted to build an orangery off the kitchen to make the most of the spectacular gardens this side of the house. Off the kitchen is a good sized utility room, a cloakroom and an office.
The remaining reception rooms are in the newer part of the house and comprise a music room , another office and a magnificent “pool room” with a contemporary wood burner and doors leading to the pool area outside.
On the first floor, a long landing runs the length of the house and opens to five of the seven bedrooms and the family bathroom. The two bigger bedrooms sit at each end of the house, each with an en-suite bathroom. A further small staircase leads to two further attic rooms in the eaves.
Some updating in various rooms would add significant value to this lovely house.
A separate building, slightly removed from the main house consists of a very spacious double garage on the ground floor and a two bedroomed flat with its own entrance on the second floor. The flat has recently been totally refurbished and features a lovely woodburner in the sitting room, a galley kitchen and a bathroom furnished to a high standard. It would work beautifully as staff quarters, further accommodation or a source of additional income if let.
The gardens at Corton house are simply stunning. Well manicured lawns stretch away on both sides of the house to boundaries hidden amongst seasoned trees of every colour. Magnificent flowerbeds of lavender and roses compliment colourful borders full of an astonishing variety of flowers and shrubs. Little walkways lead to secret gardens under a marquee of mature trees that enrich this idyllic landscape - the atmosphere is more one of an mini arboretum rather than a mere garden! Majestic yew hedges are evident everywhere providing shelter and privacy to the gardens as a whole. There are also fruit trees protected by a wall, a vegetable garden and a greenhouse. At the far end of the garden is a recently renovated tennis court (in excellent condition) and a small building that could be restored to create the perfect summer house. The 36 ft outdoor heated swimming pool is a delight, sheltered by a charming red brick wall and complete with a built in BBQ that sits under a canopy of vines.
Across the lane from the property is a paddock of approximately one acrea.
Aside from the gardens, there are a variety of outbuildings that could be used for storage or workshop facilities.
The current owners have secured planning consent to consolidate the house around an enlarged central kitchen / family room. The plans are extensive and available to view. The planning consent has been activated and therefore remains in force
Corton House is entirely surrounded by its own grounds and offers total privacy. Corton House is entirely surrounded by its own grounds and offers total privacy. Corton itself is a small, pretty village comprising of several picturesque houses, many with thatched roofs, and situated just off the A36 in the Wylye Valley near Warminster. The village is on the path of the ancient Wessex Ridgeway, now one of the most trodden rights of way in England. The local village pub, the Dove Inn, is excellent and serves food and cask conditioned ales. Local shopping can be found in nearby Warminster, and Salisbury is only 13 miles away. Transport links are good with the A303 only a 15 minute drive away and fast train links to London from Westbury, Salisbury or Grateley.
Corton is situated in the heart of the Wylye Valley just south of the Salisbury Plain. The nearby market town of Warminster provides a wide range of facilities and more sophisticated requirements can be found in the Cathedral City of Salisbury and the historic City of Bath.
There are good primary schools at Sutton Veny and Heytesbury and very good private schools in the area. Chafing Grove, Godolphin School, The Hollows, Salisbury Cathedral School. Also nearby are Dauntsey’s, Sandroyd and Port Regis Schools.
From the A303, take the A36 North towards Warminster, After approximately 3.5 miles turn left onto station road. At the next junction turn right and continue for 1 mile. Turn right and continue for 0.2 miles and turn right again. The entrance to Corton House is almost immediately on your left.
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Oil fired C/H
Council Tax band H
- Glorious family home in quiet location
- Seven bedrooms
- Large garden with orchard and vegetable garden
- Swimming Pool, Tennis Court and Paddock
- Self contained two bed annex
- Double garage
- Circa 3.5acres
- Not listed and has planning permission for extension to kitchen and first floor
- Near to Frome
- Easy drive to A303