A peacefully and privately situated small country estate.
- Malmesbury 3.5 miles
- Chippenham 8 miles
- Bath 25 miles
- M4 (J17) 5 miles
(all distances are approximate)
• Charming 6 bedroomed country house
• 2 cottages and Grooms flat
• Range of traditional buildings including
stabling with potential for a variety of
alternative uses (subject to planning)
• Range of modern former dairy buildings
• Attractive parkland, pasture, arable and
• In all about 168 acres (68 hectares)
Maidford occupies a peaceful and secluded position close to the hamlet of Norton with its popular public house, “The Vine Tree”. The ancient borough of Malmesbury lies 3.5 miles to the north-east and the larger town of Chippenham with its main line station (Paddington) 8 miles to the south. Junction 17 of the M4 Motorway (5 miles) to the south provides easy access to Bath, Bristol and the M4/M5 Motorway network. Maidford lies within Beaufort Hunt country, is close to Badminton, the polo grounds at Westonbirt and Cirencester and the Cotswold Water Parks with all associated activities.
The sale of Maidford provides a rare opportunity to acquire a small secluded estate in the heart of the Beaufort Hunt.
The principal house dates from the mid nineteenth century and enjoys delightful views over open parkland with a wood and open farmland beyond. It is constructed of natural stone, elevations lying under a principally slate roof. Details of the generously proportioned rooms are set out in the floor plans and provide accommodation over three floors. The interior is somewhat dated and not being Listed provides a rare opportunity to renovate the property into a significant country house. Outside Maidford is approached over a long tree lined drive leading to a large gravelled courtyard. The house overlooks a mature lawned garden, with lake, mature shrubs and trees. There is a more formal walled garden with swimming pool (no longer functional) and large vegetable/fruit garden beyond.
Approached from the Boot Room of the main house and also linking with The Garden Cottage on the first floor, this two storey flat provides two bedroom accommodation with kitchen, sitting room and bathroom on the ground floor.
THE GARDEN COTTAGE
A Cotswold stone and stone tiled three bedroom cottage situated close to the main house. For details of accommodation please refer to floor plans.
Situated at the entrance to the drive a detached Cotswold stone and tiled three bedroom dwelling, details of which are set out in the floor plans.
The traditional buildings lie to the north east of Garden Cottage. These include a block of five stables, former Stable Barn with loose boxes and a traditional Cotswold stone barn. The more modern farm buildings comprise a former dairy unit with dairy, covered yards and silage barns extending in all to about 21,000 sq.ft. of buildings. A separate drive to the farm buildings enters the property by West Lodge (not owned).
The majority of the land is laid to pasture with attractive parkland lying to the south east of the main house and smaller pasture fields lying either side of the entrance drive and dissected by a brook. There are five arable fields situated either at the northern end or south western end of the farm. Maidford Clump is a deciduous wood lying to the south of the parkland. In all the property extends to about 167.81 acres (67.91 hectares).