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Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5

££1,950,000 Guide

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

A unique 5/6 bedroom converted barn with breath taking views over rolling Wiltshire countryside on all sides of the property. Located at the end of a private drive in a very rare secluded and enviable position. Total seclusion but within close proximity to the popular village of downton with great facilities!

Upper Wick Barn has been an exceptional family home for the current owners for nearly 20 years. The property was originally converted in the 1980’s and offers generous reception rooms and bedrooms alike in a secluded rural setting. The accommodation has been sensibly arranged so that all the key bedrooms and reception rooms are facing to the South of the property to make the very most of the light and inspiring views over the surrounding countryside. Almost every window boasts an outlook over arable fields or onto the stunning gardens. This highly appealing and charming property retains many character features, including attractive fireplaces, wood flooring and exposed beams throughout much of the house. The accommodation is almost 4,000 square feet of versatile and well presented living space that briefly comprises a kitchen/breakfast room with walk in larder cupboard, living room, snug, drawing room with impressive vaulted ceiling, boot room with cloak room, utility room. There is a wonderful master suite located on the ground floor with large walk-in wet room. On the first floor there are 4 generous double bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms. Leading from the kitchen there is a large covered barn area which makes an ideal out door dining space, this in turn leads to the annexe which has an open living area, a shower and steps up to a mezzanine bedroom area. An internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate the space, aspect and tranquility.

Upper Wick Barn is situated approximately 1.5 miles from the ever popular village of Downton, it is surrounded by picture perfect farm land and rolling Wiltshire countryside. The property has 2 acres of landscaped gardens opening immediately onto fields. The gardens are located predominantly to the South and East of the property and were originally designed by famous garden designer Sir Christopher Bradley-Hole. There is a large park land area with a selection of privet hedging and feature stone work. There is a great variety of mature specimen trees as well an orchard. The walled garden has a number of raised vegetable beds as well as a green house. To the South of the property the main lawn area is located immediately in front of the principle reception rooms and creates a quite unique courtyard area ideal for entertaining and offers a wonderful uninterrupted outlook over the Ha Ha onto picturesque fields and beyond. A gravel drive leads to parking for a number of vehicles and there are a variety of sheds and store buildings.

The property is 6.6 miles to the south of the historic Cathedral City of Salisbury and around 1.5 miles from the village of Downton, which has excellent local amenities including a church, chemist, supermarket and butcher.

Salisbury provides a comprehensive range of shopping, dining and cultural amenities and has a direct train service to London Waterloo (from 88 minutes).The A303 and M27 provide good road access to London, Southampton and the wider south of England. Southampton Airport (18 miles) and Farnborough Airport (57 miles) both have private aircraft facilities. Redlynch House also has safe helicopter landing areas within its parkland.

The area is renowned for its first class schooling. Around Salisbury these include: Chafyn Grove, Godolphin and Bishop Wordsworth. Further afield there are Farleigh, Port Regis, Sandroyd, Bryanston, Sherborne, Winchester and Marlborough.

The area is very popular for the country sports enthusiast with fishing on the River Avon and its tributaries, good shoots and an abundance of walking and particularly riding across the New Forest and over the network of footpaths and bridleways in the area.

The property is accessed from a private drive which leads to a graveled parking area with space for several vehicles. It is idyllically set in beautifully established gardens of around 2 acres which open immediately onto fields. The gardens were originally designed by famous garden designer Sir Christopher Bradley-Hole. To the East of the property there is gently sloping parkland style area with a selection of box hedging and feature stone work providing a number of seating areas to take in the stunning views. There are a great variety of mature specimen trees and established flower beds, the tulip bed is of particular note. The walled garden has a number of raised vegetable beds as well as a green house. To the South of the property the main lawn is located immediately in front of the principle reception rooms and forms a courtyard style area between the main body of the house, the open barn and the the master bedroom; the creation is a completely secluded paradise which offers a uninterrupted outlook over picturesque fields, ideal for outdoor entertaining and for those seeking complete peace and quiet.

Band G.

Mains electricity is available to the property. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage by a septic tank. Water is privately supplied from a well.

Leave Salisbury on the A338 Downton Road and proceed for approximately 5 miles. Upon reaching village of Downton take the next right onto Wick Lane and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles up the hill. At the top of the hill folk left sign posted Upper Wick Barn and proceed to a gate which will open automatically. Bear right and proceed down the track until reaching Upper Wick Barn.

Tenure: Freehold




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51-61 Castle Street

01722 424524