A Most Beautiful Country House With Versatile Grade II Listed Barn, Set In A Peaceful.
A Most Beautiful Country House With Versatile Grade II Listed Barn, Set In A Peaceful
Village Location Within Easy Reach Of Excellent Communication Links
Devizes 3 miles, Pewsey 11 miles, Marlborough 16 miles,
M4 Chippenham 18 miles, Swindon 21 miles, Bath 22 miles,
Salisbury 25 miles
Mainline trains: Pewsey to London (Paddington) Approx. 71
minutes, Grateley to London (Waterloo) Approx. 90 mins
International airports: Bristol International 50 miles, London
Heathrow 81 miles
Manor Cottage is situated in the highly desirable and secluded
village of Stert and occupies a delightful rural position situated off
a quiet, no through, country lane. Located just 3 miles east of the
historic market town of Devizes the property benefits from excellent
road and rail links with the nearby Pewsey Station, A303 and M4
Motorway providing easy access to London and the West Country.
The area abounds with good schools including St
Francis Pewsey, St Marys Calne, Dauntseys, Warminster, St Johns
Marlborough and Marlborough College with girls and boys
grammar schools available in Salisbury. Local primary schools
can be found in Devizes and Urchfont. For further details on
independents see www.isc.co.uk and www.wiltshire.gov.uk for
state schools information.
LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL
The Planks Farm Shop and café are about a mile distant, with everyday amenities
found in Devizes which provides a good range of shopping and
recreational facilities including individual shops, post office,
supermarkets, surgery, pubs, garage and a sports centre, with
a more comprehensive range of services available in Salisbury,
Marlborough and Bath.
The Pewsey Vale is designated as an
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are plentiful
walking, riding and cycling opportunities directly from the
property with the Kennet & Avon Canal close by too. There
is racing at Salisbury, Newbury and Bath. Golf can be played
at Bishops Cannings, Erlestoke, Bowood and Marlborough.
Sailing and water sports can be enjoyed along the south coast.
See www.visitwiltshire.co.uk for more details.
Manor Cottage is a delightful detached period property of brick,
render and timber elevations under a shingle roof which is believed
to date back to the 17th Century. In 2007 a comprehensive restoration
programme began on the property which included re-roofing, rerendering,
new windows, new services and re-configuration of the
internal layout, creating a single dwelling extending to some 2,858
ft2 (GEA), providing well presented accommodation arranged over
2 floors. This programme of works was completed by 2011 and
has served to enhance the great character and charm of Manor
Cottage which also enjoys exceptional south facing views across the
countryside towards Salisbury Plain.
Adjacent to the cottage lies a detached Grade II listed former threshing
barn which has also been subject to complete refurbishment, including
a new thatch in 2017. The barn has been used by the current owner
as a purpose designed recording studio, with adjoining workshop
space, however it offers the incoming purchaser a variety of potential
uses including a home office, studio or ancillary accommodation,
subject to achieving the necessary consents.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Manor Cottage.
Approached over a shingle drive the property sits in attractive grounds
of 0.3 acres, comprising a mainly lawned rear garden with well
stocked beds, vegetable parterres, mature trees, conservation pond
and octagonal summerhouse. A patio area provides opportunities
for private, outside entertaining with a lawned frontage and well
established beds to the front of the property. The shingle drive allows
ample parking with a 2 bay, heritage car barn, offering covered storage
The accommodation comprises:-
• Bespoke hand painted Country kitchen & breakfast room with
Inglenook fireplace and woodburner
• Dining Hall with Inglenook fireplace
• Music room with book case and fitted cupboards
• Triple aspect sitting room with woodburner and doors opening
to the garden
• Triple aspect Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and balcony
• Shower room
• Double aspect Bedroom 2
• Bedroom 3
• Bedroom 4/Dressing room
• Family bathroom
• Lobby & Utility/boot room with W.C
• Studio with kitchen area, W.C and loft space
• Double workshop with hay loft
• 2 bay car barn
• Attractive lawned rear garden
• Well stocked beds with mature trees
• Paved patio area for entertaining
Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the
property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as
statements or representations of fact.
3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans
are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed
that the property has all necessary planning , building regulation or other consents and
Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy
themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the
sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Children must be supervised by their parents on site
especially within the vicinity of the pond.
PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES
These are based on the Ordnance Survey
and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and
calculated by the vendor`s agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be
deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property.
Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party
to compensation in respect thereof.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property is sold subject to any
development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders,
town planning schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come
into force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have
satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the
RIGHTS OF WAY
There are no known public rights of way across the
Wiltshire Council Tel: 0300 456 0100
Mains water, drainage and electricity, with air source, central
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are
excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.
Strictly by appointment through
the agents on 01722 782727. For
further information please contact
Adam Field or Phil Howard.
From Devizes head south east on the A342, Nursteed Road, sign
posted Andover. Proceed for approximately 1.3 miles before turning
right, sign posted Stert Village. Continue through the village and on
reaching the fork, turn right and the entrance to Manor Cottage will
be found after a short distance on your right hand side.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.