Box Hill, Corsham, Near Bath

Available £2,000,000
  • The principal part of an impressive Grade II Listed country house retaining an immense wealth of character
  • 6 bedrooms, fabulous reception hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room
  • Substantial and versatile accommodation with numerous period details retained
  • Wonderful landscaped gardens and grounds, in all approximately 12 acres approached via long sweeping shared driveway
  • Swimming pool, detached coach house with garaging for 4 cars, office and gym
  • Internal area: house 6245 sq ft/580 sq m. Garage 1331 sq ft/124 sq m.

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Guide Price: £2,000,000 A rare opportunity to purchase the principal part of an impressive 6 bedroom Grade II Listed country house retaining an immense wealth of character and many wonderful original features. Standing in quite magnificent landscaped gardens and grounds in all, approximately 12 acres and including a swimming pool, stable block and detached coach house with garaging for 4 vehicles, home office and gym. Approached down a long sweeping shared driveway, Fogleigh House enjoys a great deal of privacy and stunning far reaching views across the beautiful Box Valley.

Details

Guide Price: £2,000,000 Introduction
A rare opportunity to purchase the principal part of an impressive Grade II Listed country house retaining an immense wealth of character and many wonderful original features. Standing in quite magnificent landscaped gardens and grounds in all, approximately 12 acres and including a swimming pool, stable block and detached coach house with garaging for 4 vehicles, home office and gym. Approached down a long sweeping shared driveway, Fogleigh House enjoys a great deal of privacy and stunning far reaching views across the beautiful Box Valley.

• 6 bedrooms, fabulous reception hall 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room
• Substantial and versatile accommodation with numerous period details retained.
• Wonderful landscaped gardens and grounds, in all approximately 12 acres
• Swimming pool, detached coach house with garaging for 4 cars, office and gym

Description
Dating from the 1880s, the exterior of Bath stone ashlar block has a splendid south facing entrance tower with a Gothic arched porch opening up to a wonderful reception hall. The stone mullion windows and further carved Gothic decorative embellishments add to sense of grandeur. The beautifully simple floorplan comprises 4 substantial rooms centred around the reception hall. The drawing room has most impressive decorative plaster mouldings plus a double height bay window looking over the garden to the fields. The billiard room also benefits from an attractive aspect across the swimming pool, whilst on the eastern side is a large dining room that interlinks to a stately kitchen/dining room. The bespoke tiled flooring is worth noting and the hand-made kitchen is designed to keep the preparation area discreetly hidden. There is a 4 oven gas Aga and plenty of room for sofas and a large dining table; a wonderful room for all the family to gather.

Rising to the first floor there is a beautiful stained glass window and a spacious landing leading to the 5 bedrooms including the master suite comprising of dressing area, private bathroom plus the bedroom area with large bay window overlooks the valley. The guest bedroom suite is very romantic with a stunning oriel window. The 3 further bedrooms on this floor and the attic bedroom and study are served by 2 bathrooms. A splendid family home with a panoramic aspect complimented by well tended gardens and grounds.

Location
Fogleigh House is located in the thriving, village of Box forming part of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is about 7 miles from the Georgian, World Heritage City of Bath offering a vast array of cultural, sporting, leisure and shopping facilities including some excellent restaurants, The Theatre Royal, Bath Abbey, and the Roman Baths. The village of Box itself enjoys a busy community supported by a surprising range of amenities including a school within walking distance, library, public houses, newsagents, post office, village store, supermarket, butcher, doctors’ surgery and pharmacy. Furthermore the village is surrounded by magnificent countryside, with a network of pathways and trails with potential for numerous and varied walks. London, Bristol and the West Country beyond are available by easy access to the M4 Motorway at Junction 17 Chippenham or Junction 18 Tormarton. Alternative, Bath Spa Railway Station provides high speed links to London Paddington (90mins approx.), Bristol Temple Meads and the West Country rail network. Excellent Schooling in the area includes Prior Park, Stonar, Monkton Combe, King Edwards, the Royal High School for Girls and Kingswood. Further afield yet within easy reach are Badminton, Downside, Marlborough and St Mary’s Calne.

Externally
Of particular note are the grounds of Fogleigh House extending to 12 acres. A shared drive continues to a private drive with lawns either side leading to plenty of parking and the detached coach house housing a garage for 4 cars. To the west of the house are a swimming pool and terrace and the garden wraps around the 2 sides mainly laid to lawn with borders of mature shrubs and hedges. An opening in the centre of the hedge provides a vista down to a pretty stone gazebo. A walled garden to the east also houses the old stone stables now used as storage. Hedging divides the garden to the fields to the north and west which lead down to the pretty By Brook.

Services
We are advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are supplied to the property.

Useful Local Information Website www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Wiltshire Council Website including schools, council tax etc. Band H council tax.
Energy Performance Certificate
Not required as Listed property

Directions From Bath head east on the London Road A4 and take the 3rd exit at the roundabout . At the end of the dual carriageway, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout and continue onto the village of Box, bearing left at the traffic lights. Continue up the hill through the village and just after the left hand turning towards the Bassetts and turn left into Fogleigh House. The property will then be found on the left.

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APPOINTMENTS TO VIEW AND ALL NEGOTIATIONS MUST BE CONDUCTED THROUGH THE AGENTS. These particulars do not constitute, nor constitute any part of, any offer or contract and all statements made herein are made without responsibility on the part of Pritchards or the Vendor. Any intending purchaser should satisfy themselves as to their correctness. The Vendor does not make nor give, and neither Pritchards nor any person on their employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to this property. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through the agents above. REF 142/jb DRAFT


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