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3 acres, Stanton St. Quintin, Chippenham, SN14, Wiltshire
For Sale - Guide Price £1,275,000

Chippenham 5 miles (London Paddington from 75 minutes)
Malmesbury 6 miles
Bath 20 miles
M4 (J17) 1 mile

Entrance vestibule
• Stair hall
• Drawing room
• Dining room
• Sitting room
• Kitchen/Breakfast room
• Rear lobby and cloakroom
Master bedroom with en suite shower room
• Guest bedroom with en suite shower room
• Five further bedrooms, one having a large dressing room
• Study/Kitchenette
• Two further bathrooms
Utility room
• Cellars with workshop
• Store room and wine cellar
Driveway with large parking area and double garage
• Formal gardens
• Orchards
• Outbuildings
• Woodland
• Paddock
• In all around 3 acres

Stanton Court forms the principal part of a Grade II listed former Georgian rectory. Built in 1780 it has had a colourful history. P.G Wodehouse is said to have had a study here and Queen Victoria's grand-daughter, Princess Marie Louise was once a frequent visitor. The current owner has lived here for 23 years and has very fond memories of it as a family home.
The property possesses a wealth of period charm. It has stunning gardens, an impressive yew avenue, orchards and woodland, encompassing around 3 acres. With an internal floor space of nearly 7,000 sq ft the house offers ample and versatile accommodation. Its situation, less than one mile from the M4 make Bristol, Bath, Swindon and London within easy reach yet it retains all the ambience of a very rural location.
The property is approached, via grand stone pillars, across a gravel driveway. There is a double garage, in addition to generous outside parking space. A grand oak double door leads into a stone floor vestibule. Ahead is a high-ceilinged hall, which has oak flooring, panelled doors and an impressive balustraded wooden staircase up to the first floor, while to the left of the front door a corridor also connects to the rear of the house. There are three main reception rooms on the ground floor. All have handsome oak-panelled walls, open fireplaces, superb proportions and high ceilings. The drawing room and sitting room have beautiful oak bookshelves and impressive mullioned bay windows, framed by wisteria, which look out on to the south-facing gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted storage cabinets, including a lovely floor-to-ceiling double glass fronted dresser. Stone mullioned windows, granite worktops, and a Rangemaster cooker make this a light, airy room and the central hub of the house. A door from the kitchen leads directly into the lovely sitting room that has access to the rear lobby and garden. The rear lobby has access to a ground floor lavatory and a secondary staircase to the first floor. A stone staircase leads underground to a large workshop, an old vaulted wine cellar and further storage space with scope for more accommodation. The first floor offers two large south-facing bay-fronted bedrooms, both with en-suite shower facilities. In addition there are two northfacing bedrooms, a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine, and a bathroom with bath and shower. A further three double bedrooms are on the second floor. One of these benefits from an additional dressing room, and another has a fitted bunk, making it an ideal children's room. In addition there is a bathroom and a study which combines as a kitchenette. The top floor has been used, in the past, as self-contained accommodation.
The south-facing gardens are beautifully kept and have a central ornamental pond. A flagstone patio provides ample space for outdoor entertaining. A striking, long yew avenue leads to a statue of a Grecian lady which is flanked by conifer-rimmed ornamental ponds. To the east of the yew avenue is an orchard stocked with over twenty fruit trees. To the west is an arboretum. Further on is an area of woodland with a stone outhouse, which is used for storage. Beyond this a wrought iron gate leads to a level paddock.

Stanton St Quintin is a small, pretty Wiltshire village approximately midway between the market towns of Malmesbury and Chippenham. Its rural location makes it the perfect base for country pursuits such as walking, golf, horse-riding and watersports. Its proximity to Junction 17 of the M4 make Heathrow Airport, London, Swindon, Bath and Bristol an easy commute. The village has a Norman church, a hotel and a primary school. A combined petrol station/ mini supermarket is approximately half a mile away.

Tenure: Freehold
Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains drainage, water and electricity.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Carter Jonas.
Directions: From the M4 (Junction 17) proceed north towards Malmesbury and Cirencester and take the first turning left to Stanton St Quintin. Once in the village Stanton Court is situated on the left, next to St. Giles Church and opposite the school playground.

COVID-19: We recommend a virtual viewing initially, but should you wish to arrange a physical viewing we will be following the Government Coronavirus guidance and would ask you to ensure social distancing is observed at all times to protect all of us.   Viewings will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes and only a maximum of 2 people from the same household are permitted to view. Please bring a face covering as you may not be able to enter the property without one.

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