26, High Street
This is a fine village house, a former merchant’s house, which dates from the 15th Century. Mentioned in Pevsner’s ‘Buildings of England: Wiltshire’, its timber-framed façade is true to its stunning period interiors where panelled rooms with beamed ceilings, original fireplaces and elm floorboards all add to the character and immense charm of Church House. At the rear, a conservatory extends into the delightful walled garden which complements the house well with lawns, topiary and a pergola-walkway.
Beyond the garden, a gated driveway leads to space for parking, a double garage and an outbuilding incorporating a further garage with a studio above.
The property is steeped in history and Church House has actually appeared in two editions of Punch magazine from that early 20th Century period. The owners may be prepared to leave their extensive collection of Punch bound volumes to the buyer.
Situation – Church House is located right in the heart of this popular village, in a Conservation Area, opposite the grounds of Battle House and St Nicholas’ Church. The village is well located between the market towns of Devizes, Calne and Melksham with the larger centres of Chippenham, Bath and Swindon all within easy motoring distance. Good road communications provide easy access to the M4 for London and the West Country with main line rail services available from Chippenham (Paddington about 75 mins). There is an excellent choice of both state and private schooling in the region and those with an interest in country and leisure pursuits are well catered for in the area.
Local amenities include a butcher/village stores, a farm shop, a primary school, a church and a noted inn.
Property Information – Tenure: Freehold.
Services: All mains services. Gas fired central heating
Council Tax Band: G
Grade II Listed; Conservation Area