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Nr Figsbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire Sp4

5 bedrooms

A superb Victorian country residence with spacious, elegant accommodation and mature gardens, set in about eight acres with the benefit of complete privacy and far reaching country views, an ideal private equine facility with stabling, paddocks and manège

Property Details

DESCRIPTION

An impressive detached Colonial style property, built during the late 1890s of attractive Flemish bond brick elevations beneath a substantial tiled roof.  An attractive veranda surrounds the property converging at the rear into a large loggia, ideal for summer entertaining and part of a two storey extension added by the present owners.  The surprisingly spacious accommodation is tastefully presented throughout and features elegant reception rooms, an excellent recently updated kitchen/breakfast room, three luxurious bedroom suites as well as recently installed double glazed windows and doors on the ground floor.  A separate building accessed from the veranda provides the fourth bedroom suite/annexe – the vendor refers to this as the ‘Marconi Lodge’. The property is set back from the road and approached via a long driveway; total privacy is enjoyed in the garden, paddocks, stable yard and manège and from many vantage points there are wonderful far reaching views with fabulous sunsets to the west.

Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long range radio transmission, stayed at the property shortly after returning to the UK from the US in the early 1900s.  He carried out his benchwork from the annexe referred to as the ‘Marconi Lodge’ and travelled extensively around the area developing his communications system.

LOCATION

Foxbury House enjoys an elevated rural location about 3 miles north east of the cathedral town of Salisbury near the Hants/Wilts border. Nearby there is access to a network of bridle/byways for riding. The New Forest is 14 miles to the south, Winchester 21 miles to the east, and Salisbury Plain to the north.  The Monarchs Way and Clarendon Way are also close by offering further recreational opportunities.  The A30 provides easy access into the cathedral city of Salisbury where there is a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities as well as an excellent choice of schooling including the reputable grammar schools: Bishop Wordsworth (boys) and South Wilts (girls) and private schools such as Godolphin, Chafyn Grove, Leehurst Swan and Salisbury Cathedral School.  The A303 (12 miles north) provides easy access to London via the M3 whilst the A36 gives easy access to the West Country. There are mainline railway stations in Salisbury and the village of Grateley with regular fast services to Waterloo (90 mins and 75 mins respectively) as well as more regular trains from Basingstoke every 15 mins (45 minute drive).

ACCOMMODATION

Brick edged steps to veranda surrounding the property.  Lantern style lights to either side of panelled door opening into:

LARGE CENTRAL RECEPTION HALL  Full height ceiling, galleried landing.  Staircase rising to first floor, understairs storage cupboards.  Inset door mat.  Windows to either side of front door.  Pendant ceiling light point (ideal for chandelier).  Traditional style radiator.  Deep skirting boards.  Wide opening into passageway.  Double doors into formal dining room.  Door into drawing room.  Door into:

LARGE CLOAKROOM  Oak effect flooring.  White suite comprising wash hand basin on granite sill, mixer tap, cupboard beneath.  Low level WC with concealed cistern and granite display sill over.  High ceiling.  Window.  Upright radiator.

DRAWING ROOM  Impressive triple aspect room with an imposing open brick fireplace with inset herringbone brickwork and decorative tiling, large raised stone hearth, housing log burning stove, exposed oak beam above.  Glazed double doors to rear aspect opening onto veranda and garden.  Three windows to side aspect.  Full height window to front aspect.  High ceiling.  Detailed coving.  Two ceiling light points with decorative roses.  Wall lighting.  Three traditional style radiators.  Deep skirting boards.

FORMAL DINING ROOM  Glazed double doors opening into loggia/garden.  High ceiling with detailed coving.  Ceiling light with decorative rose.  Double doors to kitchen/breakfast room.  Two traditional style radiators.  Wall lighting.  Deep skirting boards.

PASSAGEWAY  (Part divided by arch)  High ceilings with decorative coving.  Two ceiling light points.  Deep skirting boards.  Two traditional style radiators.  Doors to kitchen/breakfast room, utility, store room, bedroom suite three and study/bedroom five (small).  Full height shelved cupboards, one with meter/fuse boxes.  Part glazed door with windows to either side and above opening onto side courtyard garden, veranda and access to the ‘Marconi Lodge’ bedroom     suite four/annexe.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM   (Large area incorporating a family dining space)
Kitchen:  Ceramic double bowl sink unit with central mixer tap and drainer.  Extensive range of high and low pastel coloured Shaker style cupboards and drawers incorporating high level china display cabinet and full height larder cupboards, lighting above.  Ample polished granite work surfaces with similar upstand and lighting.  Further solid oak work surface.  Tiled alcove housing ‘Rangemaster Professional’ range comprising two large ovens, warming area, grill, ceramic hob with six heating zones with concealed extractor fan and light over, decorative pelmet with display sill above.  Space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer.  Recess and plumbing for dishwasher.  Island with granite top, deep pan drawers, double cupboard with wine racking beneath and power points.  High ceiling with decorative coving.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Window to rear aspect.  Stripped pine floor boards.  Chrome radiator.
Family Breakfast Area:  Space for large table.  Stripped pine floor boards.  High ceiling.  Ceiling coving.  Pendant ceiling light point.   Two chrome radiators.  Window to rear aspect.  Glazed double doors into loggia and rear garden.  

WALK-IN STORE ROOM  Floor to ceiling shelving with storage above.  Ceiling lights.

UTILITY ROOM  Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer.  Work surface with tiled splash back, lighting, cupboards above and beneath.  Recess and plumbing for two wash/drying machines. Space for fridge/freezer.  ‘Worcester’ oil fired boiler with insulated cylinder above and fitted immersion.  Window.  Oak effect flooring.  Ceiling light point.  

TACK ROOM / BEDROOM FIVE  (Small single bedroom)  Window to front and side aspect.  Hooks.  High ceiling.  Ceiling light point.  

BEDROOM SUITE THREE
Hallway:  Full height double cupboard.  Ceiling light point.  Door to bathroom and:
Large Double Bedroom:  Deep window to front aspect.  Ceiling light point.  Radiator concealed within decorative case.
Bathroom:  White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment with overhead wall mounting, fully tiled surround and glass screen.  Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, mirror and lights above.  Low level WC.  Oak effect flooring.  Window.  Ceiling light point.  Radiator.

FIRST FLOOR

GALLERIED LANDING  Enclosed by turned style balustrade. Velux window to front aspect.  Exposed purlin.  Access to loft space.  Ceiling light point with four spot lights.  Space for desk/sitting area.  Radiator.  Doors into master bedroom suite, bedroom suite two and large walk-in boarded loft void.

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
Passageway:  Wall lights.  Part glazed door into luxury en suite.  Triple sliding glazed doors into eaves storage.  Steps descend into:
Spacious Bedroom/Sitting Room:  Sliding glazed door with full height glazed panel to side opening onto balcony with far reaching views over the rear garden, paddock and rolling countryside.  Two Velux windows to side aspect.  Two ceiling light points.  Comprehensive range of built-in full height wardrobes the full length of the room.  Under floor heating.
Luxury Bathroom:  Contemporary white suite comprising free-standing bath with wall mounted waterfall tap and hand held shower attachment.  Wash hand basin with deep sill to either side, bow fronted cupboard beneath, mirror and light over.  Low level WC with concealed cistern and granite sill over, cabinet above.  Glass door into large tiled wet area with power shower (external control).  Porcelain tiled walls. Light point.  Access to loft space via hatch.  Extractor fan.  Chrome heated towel rail/radiator and underfloor heating.  

BEDROOM SUITE TWO  (Spacious bedroom, could be split into two bedrooms sharing the bathroom)  High Velux window to front aspect.  Three doors into eaves storage cupboards.  Panelled door into large partly boarded loft space. Ceiling light point with six directional spot lights.  Radiator and connection for second radiator next to bathroom.  Part glazed door into:
En Suite Bathroom:  Panelled double ended bath with central mixer tap, fully tiled surround, separate wall mounted shower to one end and glass screen.  Wash hand basin with mixer tap.  Low level WC.  Ceramic tiled flooring and walls.  Velux window to side aspect.  Ceiling light point.  Mirror with light above.  Extractor fan.  Chrome heated towel rail/radiator and underfloor heating.  

BEDROOM SUITE FOUR / ANNEXE - ‘MARCONI LODGE’  (Accessed from veranda)  Constructed of painted timber frame/clad insulated elevations on white washed brick plinths beneath an insulated pitched roof, recently renovated.  Outside lantern style lights.  Part obscure glazed panelled door leading into:
Large L-shaped Bedroom:  Vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses.  Three large windows to front aspect.  Feature ceiling lantern.  Three electric panel radiators.  Ceiling light point.  Coat hooks.  Panelled door into:
Large En Suite Shower Room:  White suite comprising wash hand basin with sill to either side, tiled splash back, glass shelf and mirrors over.  Low level WC.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Sliding glass door into tiled shower enclosure.  Window to rear aspect.  Three spot lights.  Electric panel radiator.  Heated towel rail.  Hot water from immersion heater.

OUTSIDE

Private gardens and grounds of approaching eight acres

THE GARDENS AND GROUNDS  Wide splayed entrance off road with post and rail fencing to either side leads onto long tarmacadam driveway bordered on both sides by tall hedging and mature trees (including laurel, beech, pine and conifers).  Driveway rises to electric timber double gates opening onto extremely spacious gravelled driveway, screened to one side by hedging and mature trees and to the other by sloping lawned area with ornamental birch and beech trees. Box hedging to front of property. Veranda surrounding property. Track rising to stable yard and land.  Gravelled courtyard garden to south side of the property (currently enclosed by picket fencing for dogs) with fruit-bearing cherry tree.  Concealed oil tank.  To the northern side of the property a wide gravelled/grass approach leads into the rear garden with gravelled patio area and ornamental tree.  Steps rise onto lawn with three silver birch trees.  Distant views to the north across farmland and countryside.  Bank rises on southern side, enclosed by post and rail fencing, beech and Scots pine trees.  The loggia overlooks the rear garden (westerly facing) and is an ideal entertaining space.

YARD / STABLING / MANЀGE   Five bar gate gives access onto concrete yard extending in front of the stable block.  Large block built muck heap to one end.  L-shaped range of timber frame/clad outbuildings with pitched EPDM rubber roof (replaced in 2017) on concrete base, comprising three loose boxes, further stable/store, hay store, tack room, garden store and shelter.  Light, power and water to yard.
Five bar gate from yard onto floodlit manège (about 145’ x 85’ / 44m x 25m) enclosed by post and rail fencing, sheltered by mature trees and a grass bank with access onto the land at the rear.

THE LAND  Twin five bar gates open onto five paddocks, well enclosed by post and rail fencing with post and wire fencing to the top boundary. (Please refer to plan for measurements). The three paddocks nearest the yard are interspersed with trees and overlook the house and gardens.  The two larger paddocks enjoy glorious far reaching views across the Wiltshire farmland and countryside.  (Note: Paddock 5 is used for grazing during summer until mid-winter then kept for cultivation of hay from mid December to summer with horses moved to other paddocks for their grazing – 210 bales of good quality hay produced during 2017).  Fenced telephone mast and plant (with substantial annual income) at highest point.  

SERVICES  

Mains electricity.  Water from private bore hole.  Private drainage.  Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by E & P.


DISCLAIMER

1.  These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.  All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Evans & Partridge or the vendors or lessors.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited (Company no. 10437262)



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