An incredible opportunity to own the principal wing of a handsome Victorian country house in parkland grounds, offering grand accommodation in character and scale. A long sweeping driveway gives the property a real 'sense of arrival.' A porch entrance leads through to an exquisite dining room with its fine panelled walls, exposed ceiling beams and an impressive fireplace with stone surround. The drawing room has generous proportions, with high ceilings, a large bay window and open fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room that overlooks the walled side garden offers individuals scope to modernise to their own tastes, whilst a large utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor layout. On the first floor there is a splendid light and airy master bedroom with a window seat with views over the parkland to the front and a further window with views of Roundway Hill. In addition there is a large en suite bathroom, a shower room, three double bedrooms and a walk-in airing cupboard. A coloured glass door and stairs ascend to two more double bedrooms complemented by another bathroom. Outside, there is access over the rear courtyard to the double garage with timber double doors and a cantilevered roof over cobbled hardstanding. The garden is a distinct feature of the property. To the right of the gravelled driveway is an extensive lawn interspersed with mature trees and some fine topiary. To the east of the house is a classic English country garden with a beautiful mix of flowering plants. The property also enjoys a 16% share of a neighbouring paddock of approximately seven acres.
From Devizes follow the A342 signposted towards Chippenham. Proceed down Dunkirk Hill and into the village of Rowde. Turn left into Marsh Lane just before the Cross Keys public house. Continue along this road for approximately 300 yards passing Rowde Court Road and a high brick wall on the right. Take the next turning right into a gravelled driveway. Continue along the driveway up to the house. The double garage and open fronted carport for Number 2 is situated to the rear.
This delightful property forms a wing of an impressive Victorian Manor House on the outskirts of the village of Rowde with pleasant rural views. The village has a range of local facilities including the popular George and Dragon and Cross Keys Public Houses, a village hall, tennis court, football/cricket fields and the St. Matthew's Parish Church. There is also a newly built C of E Primary School within five minutes walking distance recently described by Ofsted as "Outstanding." A more comprehensive range of facilities can be found at the nearby market town of Devizes. Chippenham with its mainline rail service lies approx 9 miles to the north. The property is also within easy walking distance of the famous Caen Hill flight of locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
The property also has a 16% part share in a paddock of approximately 7.14 acres situated to the left of the sweeping gravelled driveway. This provides a protected rural environment for the property with Rowde Common beyond and is currently Let to a neighbouring farmer. This land is co-owned by the residents of Rowde Court and effectively ensures no building development can be made that would spoil the view
Tenure= Leasehold- Share of Freehold. 999 Year Lease From 1/7/79. Peppercorn Rent. The owners currently pay circa £100 p.a to general maintenace of communal areas.
Services= All mains services including gas fired central heating (installed approx 10 years ago).
Council Tax Band= G
EPC Rating= EER- D / EIR- E
6/7 Market Place Devizes Wiltshire SN10 1HT