An elegant Queen Anne country house set within a beautiful walled garden.
The Manor House is a magnificent exemplar of Queen Anne architecture and consequently Grade II* Listed. The property is approached by a sweeping gravel drive to reveal this attractive manor house. The original manor house was built in approximately 1700 and subsequently has had two main additions, the first in 1732 and the second in the early 20th Century. The house is built of red and blue brick in English bond with red brick quoins and string courses on the front elevation.
The accommodation is exceptionally spacious with well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The house has an easy flow centred on a large reception hall which leads to the drawing room, kitchen, dining room and library.
The beautifully designed kitchen represents the heart of the home and is ideal for family living. The playroom is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen. Other features include original elm floorboards in the dining room, open fireplaces with ornate fireback and wooden surrounds. The mid-18th century oak staircase rises elegantly from the ground floor to the attic floor
with turned balustrades and square newels.
Upstairs the accommodation is well spread out and each room enjoys a fine view of the gardens and countryside beyond. The master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and dressing room is incredibly spacious and has views of both the driveway and the gardens to the rear. There are seven further bedrooms and four further bathrooms (two adjoining). One additional bedroom is currently used as a study. The attic floor contains three of these bedrooms, including a sitting room that could be a ninth bedroom, and is perfect for teenage children or indeed staff accommodation.
The Manor House is situated on the western edge of the popular village of Cholderton which has excellent road and rail links. With the A303 1 ½ miles to the north providing easy access to the south-west and to London via the M3 to the east.
London Waterloo is reached via Grateley (about 3 miles away) and Andover (about 9 miles away) in approximately 80 minutes and 70 minutes respectively. For international travel Southampton airport is 34 miles away providing regular flights to Europe.
Cholderton village has a good pub and the Cathedral Cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within easy reach and have an extensive range of shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. The area is known for its superb schooling with prep, state and public schools including Farleigh, Godolphin, South Wilts Grammar, Chafyn Grove, Bishop Wordsworth, Salisbury Cathedral School, Winchester College and Marlborough College.
The surrounding countryside provides for superb sporting opportunities including fishing on the Avon and the Test, some of the best chalk stream fishing in the country. There is both racing at Salisbury and golf at Tidworth.
Square Footage: 6,386 sq ft
Acreage: 23 Acres
From London take the M3 motorway to Junction 8 exiting onto
the A303. Continue on the A303 exiting at Marlborough and
turn south on the A338 signed Salisbury. After about ¾ mile
enter the village of Cholderton and the entrance to The Manor
House will be found on the right hand side immediately after
the war memorial..
The Manor House sits in a secluded and private position on the edge of the village. The gardens are mainly llaid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and well established shrub borders. Directly to the rear of the house is a fabulous terrace, ideal for alfresco dining and the gardens lead from here. The swimming pool and tennis court are set away from the house. The swimming pool has recently under gone significant maintenance work, it measures 14m x 5m and the salinated water offers a refreshing swimming experience.The pool house has been plumbed with running water and electricity. There is a small drinks kitchen with fridge and sink in the pool house.
There are numerous very pretty traditional outbuildings including a former stable block with the original stalls still in place and a fabulous former granary which is a perfect party room or even art studio. These buildings are listed Grade II. There is further stabling and an old saw mill with potential for garaging.
A separate gravel driveway leads through further large barns and to the rear of the house where there is a vegetable garden and a pathway leading to the woodland walk to the side of the garden. Adjacent to this are the fenced and watered fields.