Beanacre, Melksham SN12

Beanacre, Melksham SN12

6 Bedroom | Freehold | 2 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £950,000
Melksham 0.9 miles
Top Lane 0.9 miles
The Bear 1.2 miles

A six bedroom Grade II Listed country house in need of modernisation set in lovely gardens and grounds of around 4.17 acres.
(Main House Approximately 5,324 sq ft / 494 sq m – Garage & Outbuilding Approximately 897 sq ft / 84 sq m)

– Melksham 2 miles
– Chippenham 5 miles (London Paddington from 75 mins)
– M4 (J17) 7 miles

Reception hall • Drawing room • Dining room • Study • Sitting room • Kitchen/Breakfast room • 6 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Airing cupboard • Three loft rooms
Utility • Larder • Boiler room • Cloakroom • W.C. Workshop • Garaging • Apple store • Pig stys
Formal side and front gardens • Rear rose garden • Walled garden • Two paddocks • In all around 4.17 acres

DESCRIPTION
The Walnuts is believed to have originally been built in the 1630’s by John Green, as the inscription on the chimney denotes. An overhaul in the late 17th century and further additions in 1929 and 1962 have created a superb country house. It has been in ownership by the present family since 1961, now on the market after 59 years. The property has a wealth of character and charm, though needs general modernisation throughout.
A gated driveway leads around the side of the house to a rear parking area and access to the garages and workshops. To one side of the drive is a large walled garden with fruit cage and vegetable patches accessed via the orchard with an array of apple, pear, cherry and hazelnut trees.
Behind the house, and leading behind the walled garden is a large paddock with old pig stys and a potting shed in one corner and contains two large Walnut trees and a chestnut tree. It has an almost parkland feel, being surrounded by a copse and tall trees for privacy. At the far side of the house, beyond the formal gardens, is a further level paddock, again having tall trees along the border for privacy and direct road access.
Behind the house, accessed from the drive and through an arched gateway, is a patio garden leading to the level tennis and croquet court sized lawn and surrounded by noteworthy mature shrub and flowering borders and manicured hedgerows. A terrace is accessed from the sitting/family room with an added loggia for shade in warmer days, draped in an old vine. A further lawn leads around to the front of the house, again enclosed by a high hedgerow, behind which is the boundary wall.
Internally, the property has spacious accommodation on two principal levels with additional loft rooms allowing for further bedrooms and storage.
Originally, the main door was at the front of the house. However, the later addition in 1962 has created a large reception hall more easily accessible from the parking area at the side of the house. This leads through to a central passage that provides access to all the main reception rooms. The rooms all have great character and space, and of particular note is the wonderful drawing room with large windows and an open fire place. Several of the ground floor rooms have open fireplaces and open onto the gardens. The first floor has numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, providing potential for layout changes, subject to the necessary consents. The loft has three large usable rooms, one having direct access onto a large flat roof.

SITUATION
The property is situated in the southern half of the village of Beanacre, near the small church and several other period properties. Beanacre is two miles south of the picturesque National Trust village of Lacock. The house is set back from the road and overlooks farmland to the rear. Most day-to-day requirements are catered for in the nearby market towns of Melksham and Corsham, or the slightly larger town of Chippenham to the north. Chippenham has direct mainline rail services to Bath, Bristol, and to Paddington in 75 minutes, whilst Melksham station is 25 minutes’ walk, and offers trains to Swindon and Westbury. Good road communications provide easy access to the major employment centres of Swindon, Bath and Bristol, together with London and the West Country via the M4 (Junction 17 approximately 7 miles). There is a choice of good private and state schooling in the area, with walking and leisure facilities in the surrounding countryside.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tenure: Freehold
Services: Gas fired central heating. Private drainage. Mains
water and electricity.
Planning: Grade II Listed. Wiltshire County Council.
Directions: From the M4 (J17) proceed south on the A350 heading round Chippenham towards Melksham. Pass the village of Lacock and procced into the village of Beanacre.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Detached
Era
Period
Parking available
Off Street Parking Triple Garage Gated
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Garden Land/Paddock
Locality
Village
Tenure
Freehold
Total Sq Ft
5,324 (494.6 Sq M) approx.
Carter Jonas reference
BTH200061
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