Sambourne House, Sambourne Road, Warminster, Wiltshire


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  • Bedrooms: 7
Drawing room | Dining room | Sitting room | Ladies room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Cloakroom | Utility room

4 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms | 3 Further bedrooms | Family bathroom | Observatory

1 Bedroom self-contained flat | 4 Basement rooms | Shower room | Wine cellar

Large garden | Terrace

Sambourne House, a handsome Grade II listed property, is a quintessential example of an early 19th century suburban classical villa; laid out over three floors with ancillary accommodation in the basement. Sambourne House was built in 1800

for Henry Wansey, a prominent local clothier, on his marriage to his cousin Elizabeth, where they produced at least 14 children. Henry wrote about poor social conditions in England and travelled extensively in America after Independence and had tea with George Washington.

The large front doorway with side lights is approached via three steps with a beautiful segmented fanlight, with lead tracery, which is echoed at the back door. On the ground floor all the reception rooms have floor to ceiling windows with sash windows on the first floor. There is beautiful cornicing in the principal rooms and fireplaces throughout the house.

Sambourne House has undergone extensive restoration and renovation over a number of years to bring it back to a private residence by reputable conservation builders and architects. The ground floor offers traditional and generously proportioned front reception rooms, all of which overlook the gardens to the front and rear of the house.

The first floor has four bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms with a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the second floor. This floor also has an observatory with roof access from which local cricket matches can be viewed at Warminster Cricket Club.

There is a one bedroom self-contained basement flat with separate external access. A second basement flat could be used as ancillary accommodation to the main house, for example a games room, cinema or gym area and contains a wine store and original stone fireplace. There is also a utility room and boiler room. A lift serving the ground, first and second is in need of servicing but could easily be recommissioned.

Sambourne House is located a short distance to the centre of Warminster, which is an up and coming town with a comprehensive range of shopping facilities. This includes a Waitrose, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, library and a golf course. The River Were runs through the centre of the town which has a good selection of independent retailers and cultural attractions including the Athenieum Theatre.

There is also a railway station in the town to Salisbury and Westbury, which links to London Waterloo and Paddington stations. The area is also served by excellent road links via the A350 and A303 to the other major towns and cities in the area, including London, Exeter, Bath and Salisbury.

Surrounded by lovely rolling countryside, this is an ideal setting for rural pursuits such as walking, riding and cycling. The Longleat Wildlife Park Estate is close by, as is the excellent Bishopstrow House Hotel.

The area is well known for having some of the top primary and secondary schools in Wiltshire, along with private schools including, Warminster, Port Regis, Bryanston, Bruton, Dauntseys, St Marys Shaftesbury and Downside.

Sambourne House is approached through wrought iron gates onto a stone gravel carriage drive, where there is ample parking. The remainder is laid to lawn and bordered by mature hedging. The garden to the rear of the house is a good size and is mostly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees including a rubina, red maple, weeping beech, weeping willow, flowering cherry, silver birch and a eucalyptus. To the side of the house adjacent to the kitchen is a paved terrace.

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