A small rural estate, centred around a beautiful William and Mary former hunting lodge.
Nonsuch comprises a small rural estate centered around a beautiful William and Mary house, a property that was originally built as a hunting lodge, possibly as early as 1645. Over the years, a number of buildings within the stable block have been converted, the house divided and adjoining properties retained. Supporting the principal house are six further properties which provide rental income to the estate. Nonsuch still enjoys the benefit of a private stable yard and Lot 1 extends in all to 59.54 acres, which is predominantly parkland with small areas of amenity woodland lying along the southern boundary. A second lot of farmland comprising 27.24 acres lies to the west. Together, the land hosts an informal shoot.
Nonsuch is located off the A3102 Westbrook Road, just over 1 mile from the village of Bromham and a further 5 miles from the famous Natural Trust village of Lacock. Chippenham lies approximately 7 miles to the north with its main line rail service to London Paddington (approx. 75 mins). Bath lies approximately 16 miles west and J17 of the M4 is 9 miles to the north.
The village of Bromham and both Devizes and Melksham offer an excellent range of day to day facilities. The National Trust village of Lacock offers public houses, cafes and a large garden centre with a farm shop. There are a number of exceptional schools within the surrounding area including St Margaret’s and St Mary’s at Calne, Dauntseys and Marlborough College, plus schools in Bath.
There are numerous sporting opportunities within the vicinity. Racing at Bath. Polo at Westonbirt and Cirencester. Water sports at the Cotswold Water Park. Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf resort is also nearby.
Nonsuch House is a spectacular William and Mary Grade II* former Hunting Lodge that offers delightful formal accommodation appropriate to the listing. The property is ideal as a family home and well suited for entertaining. It is constructed of ashlar with stone slate hipped roof and ashlar stacks.
The house is approached through entrance gates off the A3102 to a courtyard and parking area.
The extensive accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, reception hall leading to the sitting room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, utility/scullery and butler’s pantry. On the first floor there is a galleried landing, 5 double bedrooms, single bedroom, study, shower room and two family bathrooms. On the second floor, there are three further bedrooms (one used as playroom and the other as a store) and two attic rooms with potential for conversion to further bedrooms. Traditional wine cellars lie below the ground floor. Throughout the house there are numerous period features including beautiful fireplaces, panelling, mouldings and a fine stamped Spanish leather wall covering in the hall.
Nonsuch House lies within its own grounds which include an extensive open lawn to the south, private walled garden to the east with further large gardens and terrace to one side.
Sometime ago the east wing of the house was separated and provides additional accommodation on the ground floor of kitchen, sitting room, dining room and bathroom and on the first floor, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. The east wing could easily be reincorporated into the principal house if so required.
A two bedroom cottage offering accommodation on the ground floor of hall, sitting room, dining room and kitchen and on the first floor two double bedrooms and bathroom.
A one bedroom flat recently refurbished offering accommodation of kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom and bathroom.
Offers accommodation on the ground floor of kitchen, sitting room, study, bathroom, boot room and utility room. On the first floor two bedrooms and bathroom.
A two bedroom property offering accommodation of sitting room, kitchen, dining room, cloakroom and a bathroom.
Located to the west of the park, an attractive detached cottage enjoying southerly views offering accommodation on the ground floor of sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and store. On the first floor three double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Located adjoining the house and with separate access off the council road there is a stable yard providing garaging, tack rooms, office and nine boxes. Beyond there is a traditional barn and a small range of agricultural buildings.
The land lies to the north and south of the house. To the south there is an extensive enclosure offering a parkland setting which in turn leads to small areas of amenity woodland and paddocks, all running to a stream on the southern boundary. There are additional good quality arable fields located to the north of the house, used for vegetable production. In total, Lot 1 extends to 59.54 acres. A second lot of land comprising 27.24 acres lies to the west and is divided into 5 pasture enclosures with an additional area of amenity woodland. The land offers the house privacy, amenity and an opportunity to develop equestrian, sporting or other agricultural interests.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale as a whole or in two lots by private treaty.
TENURE & POSESSION
The property is freehold and vacant possession of Nonsuch House will be given upon completion. The majority of the cottages are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies with The Bungalow occupied under a service occupancy. Occupation of the land is by way of informal seasonal agreements and a shoot hold an informal annual licence over the woodland.
Nonsuch House is listed Grade II*. The garden walls and summerhouse, forecourt walls and gate peers, stable block and outbuildings at Nonsuch House are listed Grade II.
Nonsuch House and The East Wing are serviced by a private water supply. The remainder of the dwellings are serviced by mains water. All of the properties are serviced by mains electricity and private drainage systems. The house is serviced by an oil fired central heating system.
WAYLEAVES EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the property. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings, and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven, steep and slippery ground surfaces.
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From London and the east leave the M4 at Junction 14. Follow the A4 through Hungerford and Marlborough to Calne. In Calne turn left onto the A3102 signposted to Melksham. After approximately 3 miles at the T junction turn left towards Devizes then almost immediately take 2nd right A3102 to Melksham by farm shop on corner. Nonsuch house will be found after approximately a third of a mile on the left hand side of the road.
From Chippenham follow the A4 towards Calne and Marlborough. After approximately 2 miles turn right onto the A342 uphill towards Devizes and Derry Hill. Continue through village of Sandy Lane. After approximately one mile turn right by the farm shop onto the A3102, signed Melksham. Nonsuch house will be found after approximately a third of a mile on the left hand side of the road.
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