Woodcombe Cleve is an impressive and substantial detached property, with extensive grounds and stables, set in a peaceful and elevated position overlooking the valley below. The property features five bedrooms, generous reception rooms and more than 4,700 sqft of beautifully presented accommodation, while the far-reaching gardens and grounds provide magnificent views of the surrounding Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The house has been substantially renovated and upgraded by the current owners over their twenty-two year tenure. Most importantly substantial investment has been put towards ensuring the property is exceptionally energy efficient, with triple glazed Douglas Fir timber framed windows and a ground source heat pump. The walls and roof structure have been highly insulated far exceeding current building regulations, ensuring heat loss is kept to the absolute minimum. The exterior walls have the benefit of a special coating making them virtually maintenance free.
Upon entering the property there is a welcoming reception hall, with a Douglas Fir staircase leading to a galleried first-floor landing. On the ground floor there are four reception rooms including the 41ft triple aspect drawing room and the comfortable sitting room, which has a wood burning stove and French doors opening onto a gravel terrace area. There is also a snug and a study, providing flexible living space in which to relax as a family or work from home. The open-plan kitchen and dining area is dual aspect, welcoming plenty of natural light, and features stripped oak flooring, timber beams and splendid bespoke handmade oak kitchen units designed and crafted by Martin Taylor. There is also a substantial central island, a butlers sink and an electric range cooker, while there is also space for a dining table, with a pretty bay window seating area. A good-sized utility/laundry room with a slate floor and is accessed from the kitchen and provides additional storage for boots and coats.
There are four exceptionally large double bedrooms on the first floor, each of which has either an en-suite bathroom or shower room. There is a further double bedroom on the lower ground floor, which has an en-suite cloakroom. This room could be used as a self-contained annexe, play room or a wonderful study/office to provide a peaceful environment to work from home. There is a sizeable loft area, which again offers the potential for conversion, subject to the necessary planning permissions.
The property is located just outside the small village of Sutton Veny, only three miles from the centre of Warminster. Sutton Veny has a local pub and a primary school, while Warminster offers a comprehensive range of shopping and other facilities. This includes a Waitrose, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, a library and a golf course. The River Were runs through the centre of Warminster, which has a good selection of independent retailers and cultural attractions including the Athenieum Theatre.
There is a railway station in the town to Salisbury and Westbury, which links to London Waterloo and Paddington stations. The area is also served by excellent road links via the A350 and A303 to the other major towns and cities nearby, including Bath and Salisbury and the West Country.
Surrounded by lovely rolling countryside, this is an ideal setting for rural pursuits such as walking, riding and cycling. The Longleat Wildlife Park Estate is close by, as is the excellent Bishopstrow House Hotel. The River Were joins the River Wylye at Bishopstrow, a chalk stream known for its Trout and Grayling that meanders down the Wylye valley to Salisbury. The River Wylye is larger and closer to Sutton Veny.
The property is approached via a long sweeping driveway, which provides plenty of parking space at the front of the house. There is also a large detached double garage block, providing further parking or storage and workshop space. The property occupies a hillside location, and is surrounded by delightful gardens, which include areas of paved and gravel terracing, timber decking, rolling lawns, meadows and a level children’s play area.