East Clyffe House is a deeply impressive, substantial Victorian family home, dating back to 1869, boasting generous, beautifully presented accommodation set over three floors amounting to 5536 sq.ft.
From the moment you enter the property and into the expansive and elegant hall the quality of the current owner’s extensive refurbishment is apparent. Throughout the accommodation is light, stylish and spacious with due care having been taken to maintain the many period features.
The main reception rooms lead from the large central hall. Both the drawing room and dining room are of stunning proportions with focal point feature fireplaces and vast sash style windows flooding the rooms with natural light. There is a conservatory adjoining the drawing room. Across the hall is the gorgeous sitting room with a warming fireplace with log burning stove, a perfect everyday relaxed sociable family room. The large and well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room forms the hub of the home. Fitted with a high specification, stylish Neptune kitchen with granite work surfaces, the kitchen also enjoys the benefits of an electric Rangemaster. A focal point for the kitchen is the large central island around which the kitchen revolves. The integral larder cupboard, wine cooler and integrated quality fridge/freezer and dishwasher provide practical benefits. The main ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful utility/bootroom and cloakroom.
The sweeping main staircase leads to the first floor giving access to five sizeable double bedrooms. The generous master bedroom is a room of particular note with a stand-alone roll top bath positioned in one corner offering views across the valley. Adjoining is a stunning en-suite dressing room and wet room. The remaining bedrooms are service by two glorious family bathrooms. The secondary staircase would allow the first floor to be split creating a self-contained annexe if required.
The current owners have completely refurbished the basement creating an incredible useable space, ideally used as a media/cinema room, work or office space, gym and wine store. There is a door leading up to outside.
Externally the accommodation continues. There is a plant/boiler room, an outdoor cloakroom and three useful stores, all arranged around an enclosed courtyard adjoining the kitchen.
It is very rare that houses of this design and space in this location are available and we highly recommend a viewing of your next ‘forever home’. The whole property leaves a wonderful long lasting impression.
East Clyffe House is situated in the beautiful Wylye Valley which lies within the West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is situated close to the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust at Langford Lakes which offers excellent facilities for bird watching. For those that have a passion for fishing the adjoining lakes are ideal for fly fishing and coarse fishing whilst the nearby Wylye river is perfect for river fishing. Steeple Langford and Hanging Langford form a thriving community along with a private nursery school and a popular public house. Further amenities are available in Wylye to the North West and Great Wishford and Wilton to the South East. There are great commuter links with the A303 being 2 miles away with access to the M25 and M3 to London. Mainline railway services to London Waterloo can be found at Salisbury and to London Paddington from Westbury. 9 miles to the South East is the cathedral city of Salisbury with regionally recognised retail, cultural and educational establishments, as well as a range of award winning restaurants and bars. The property is within a prime position to reach both Bishops Wordsworth's & South Wilts Grammar Schools, and Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove, Leehurst Swan, Godolphin School and its Preparatory School.
East Clyffe House occupies a commanding elevated position overlooking its grounds that amount to circa 1.45 acres as well as views down the ever popular Wylye Valley.
The driveway leads across the face of the home to a large parking area for several cars and giving access to the detached double garage. Steps lead up the to the home. The property is enveloped on three sides by established formal gardens that are predominantly laid to lawn with mature herbaceous beds and border and hedged boundaries. There is a kitchen garden prime to be replanted and a range of specimen fruit frees such as Apple, Pear and Plum. To the east of the home the wooded garden rises leaving a blank canvas for the area to be further landscaped by the next owner.
Modifications and Enhancements:
*Central Heating - There is a 4000ltr LPG tank providing gas to the Worchester-Bosh boiler (installed in 2016) with a dial home device connected to Calor who automatically top up the tank when it gets low.
*Underfloor heating throughout the house (except the wine cellar).
*Each room is thermostatically controlled via the Luxone app.
*Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) - This system in the loft and the unit extracts hot air from WC's, family bathroom and kitchen and pumps clean filtered (warmed air), allergen free air through the property.
*The basement was fully waterproofed in 2015/2016.
*The property has six external night vision CCTV cameras which can be accessed via an app.
*New windows were installed in 2016 and have a FENSA certificate. Triple glazing has been installed to the front whilst double glazing to the remainder of the home.
*All electrics were replicated in 2016 including new 13a sockets, cat6 cable points and 5a lighting circuits in the main rooms.
*Wifi access points installed throughout the home (5 in total).