11 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Prince Hill House is an imposing and substantial Grade II listed house of considerable architecural and historical interest nestling within the magnificent and tranquil surroundings of the Wiltshire countryside.
Reconfigured in the 1900's, the house has more recently been renovated and enhanced by the current owners to an exceptionally high modern standard.
The accommodation is spread over three floors, each floor contains beautiful rooms ranging from a formal ballroom, extensive bedroom suites to easy flowing and stunningly light reception rooms. There is a separate self-contained
apartment, a 2/3 bedroom nursery wing, two cottages and an annexe, known as The Garden Lodge, which are currently being run as holiday lets and therefore producing a valuable source of additional income. The extensive manicured grounds surround the house on three sides with unspoilt views towards Salisbury Plain and include a walled garden, tennis court, parterre terraces and an enchanting octagonal summerhouse designed by Harold Peto. The property comes with about 3 acres of garden and a further 7 acres of pasture. Dating in parts from the 1640's, Prince Hill House is believed to have played host to Prince Rupert when he fought on the side of the Royalists during the Battle of Bristol in 1643.
The house was considerably enlarged and remodelled in 1914 by Basil Peto MP for the Devizes constituency and simultaneously the garden was redesigned by his brother Harold Peto FRIBA displaying some of his finest work in the grounds.
The ownership passed thereafter to a godchild of Queen Victoria, Lady Brassey who was related to Winston Churchill. The house was reputedly used by Churchill, Eisenhower and Sikorsky for secret World War II meetings, now remembered by 3 principal bedrooms named after these powerful men.
7 large formal reception rooms
3 signature bedroom suites
5 further double bedrooms
3 bedroom penthouse suite
Annexe & 2 cottages
3 acres of formal and informal garden
7 acres of pasture
Prince Hill House is situated in the quiet rural village of Worton which lies about 4 miles south west of the market town of Devizes providing
a range of local business shopping and recreational services. The historic cities of Bath (19 miles) and Salisbury (23 miles) are within easy driving distance as is the commercial centre of Swindon (23 miles). There is good road access to both M4 and the A303 for both London and the West Country. The mainline railway station at Westbury (10 miles) provides regular direct trains to London (Paddington – 76 minutes)
From the centre of Devizes, take the A360 south to the village of Potterne. After about ½ mile in the village, turn right at the George & Dragon public house, signposted Worton. Follow this road for about 2 miles and turn right at the T junction. Continue into the village of Worton and the property will be found on the left hand side just after the Rose & Crown Inn.
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