Rowde Court, Rowde

£495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
*** BEST & FINAL BIDS BY 12:00 ON 9th NOVEMBER ***

An incredible opportunity to own the 'West Wing' of a handsome Victorian country house in stunning parkland grounds. The property has great period style and incorporates the former ballroom, now the 37ft drawing room, together with rooms of character and scale providing very generous accommodation. Approached over a long sweeping driveway, there is a real sense of arrival' and whilst the property is now in need of modernisation, it does have huge potential. Large bay windows and magnificent open fireplaces complement lofty ceiling heights adding to the sense of light and space. A panelled hall with a grand staircase leads to the first floor where there are two generous double bedrooms (one en-suite), a dressing room/potential 4th bedroom, and a bathroom. A spiral staircase rises to the second floor and a charming attic suite' of a bedroom and bathroom. Outside, there are delightful gardens: secluded areas by the house and across the drive there is a large lawn with trees, fine topiary and a hidden, brick-built summer house. The house and gardens overlook adjoining paddocks in which this property has a share in the ownership (a 60% share in the paddock alongside the drive and a 25% share of the smaller paddock, west of the lawn).

DIRECTIONS

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 open fronted carport for Number 1 (West Wing) is situated to the rear.

SITUATION

Occupying a wonderful setting 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 C of E Primary School within five minutes walking distance. 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.

PADDOCK

The property also has a 60% 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. The property also has a 25% share in the further paddock beyond this.

PROPERTY INFORMATION

Tenure= Leasehold- Share of Freehold. 999 Year Lease From 25/12/78. Peppercorn Rent. The Freehold of Rowde Court is vested in the Rowde Court Management Company (Devizes) Limited in which the owners of 1, 2 and 3 Rowde Court have equal shares.

We understand that the upkeep of the common parts amounts to the maintenance of the gravelled

driveway and parking areas for which there is an annual charge of about £100 each.

Services= All mains services with the exception of oil fired central heating.

Council Tax Band= G

EPC Rating= F

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