Prominent country house
Impressive Georgian and Victorian features
Remodelled kitchen/family room with bespoke kitchen
3 reception rooms
7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 dressing rooms
Large mature south-facing gardens
Private plot set behind electric gates
Walking distance to village amenities
Hullavington House is a very striking and impressive country house located towards the edge of the village of Hullavington. The property is one of the most prominent residences the village has to offer believed to have originated as a farmhouse and later evolved within the Georgian and Victorian ages. The architectural attributions of these eras result in an enchanting combination depicting the cosiness of the 1700s farmhouse, the light and airy room proportions of the Georgian period and the social layout of the Victorian times. The property has been refurbished in modern times whilst retaining a fine array of period features including sash windows with shutters, grand fireplaces and timber panelling. In most recent times, the accommodation has been reconfigured to preferred modern fashion creating a desirable open plan kitchen/family room at the heart of the home.
The substantial accommodation spans over three split-level floors extending to over 6,900 sq.ft. The ground floor is entered from the side through a porch with fitted coat and shoe storage, alongside a WC. There are three sizable reception rooms comprising a playroom, snug and drawing room. The drawing room is a particularly notable room with a bay window tower which continues to the principal bedroom suite above. The drawing room also features panelling and an open fireplace. The snug resides towards the rear within the original former kitchen and has been remodelled as a larger room, complete with patio doors out to a secluded side garden and discreet fitted storage incorporating a TV unit. The accommodation is set around a magnificent central staircase raising through the levels with an accompanying inner panelled hallway. The new kitchen/family room adjoins the hallway, cleverly designed with Crittall windows and glazed doors keeping the flow of the accommodation and retaining the staircase as a focal point. The 38ft kitchen/dining room boasts sash windows, dual-fireplaces, and a charming portico frontage leading out to the gardens. The bespoke handmade kitchen is set around a central island with sink and hot water tap, finished with quartz worktops, a larder cupboard, and integrated dishwasher, double fridge, and freezer. The oldest part of the house incorporates a utility room, the playroom, WC, walk-in larder, and a wine store. The playroom connects to the kitchen area through a newly installed sliding door.
Set around the exquisite galleried landing there are five bedrooms on the first floor, plus a family bathroom, three en-suites and two dressing rooms serving the two main bedrooms. The principal bedroom with it's attractive bay window is positioned at the front of the property enjoying the prime views across the grounds. The top floor offers two further bedrooms beside another bathroom.
Hullavington House is set within a private plot of around 0.85 acres, entered through electric double timber gates over a cattle grid and positioned behind stone walling and mature trees. A sweeping driveway leads to the side of the house for ample parking and a detached double garage. The gardens and grounds are arranged mostly to the front of the house enjoying a south-facing aspect with the addition of the secluded hidden garden area to the eastern side. A raised seating terrace adjoins the kitchen/dining room ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining. A large lawn is immediately located in front of the house whilst beyond there is a further lawned garden with an orchard to the side.
The thriving village of Hullavington has a lively community with a primary school, general store/post office and garage, parish church, village hall, taphouse and café, and coffee shop. The market town of Malmesbury is located only 6 miles away with further amenities and an Ofsted 'Outstanding' secondary school. The independent school of Westonbirt is 15 minutes away. The larger town of Chippenham is 7 miles away for a more comprehensive range of facilities and further schooling options. The village is superbly located for the commuter with Junction 17 of the M4 only a few minutes’ drive away ideal for those commuting to Swindon, Bath and Bristol and the M5. Chippenham railway station is within a 15 minutes' drive with mainline services to London Paddington. Local sporting options include golf and circuit racing at Castle Combe, horse racing at Bath, the Beaufort polo and Badminton Horse Trials at Badminton.
Tenure & Services
We understand the property is Freehold with oil fired central heating, mains drainage, water and electricity. Underfloor heating warms the ground floor hallway and main en-suite bathroom. The property is not Listed.
A substantial impressive country house boasting a fine array of Georgian and Victorian features. Set within 0.85 acres of mature gardens.