Sturmy House, Savernake, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3AZ

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Brief description:
POA - A SUBSTANTIAL COUNTRY HOUSE SET IN 4.79 ACRES, IN A GLORIOUS HAMLET AT THE EDGE OF THE SAVERNAKE FOREST. PROPOSED REFURBISHMENT PROGRAM.
Full description:
Location
Durley is an attractive hamlet located at the edge of the ancient Savernake Forest within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lies approximately 5.5 miles from the market town of Marlborough and 7 miles to the West of Hungerford. Swindon, Newbury and Salisbury provide further amenities. A village shop, Post Office, doctor’s surgery, garage and pubs can be found in Great Bedwyn, 2 miles away.

Schools in the area include primarys at St Katharine’s, and Great Bedwyn, prep schools at St Francis, Pewsey and Pinewood with secondary schooling at St John’s Marlborough, Dauntsey’s, St Mary’s Calne and Marlborough College.

The M4 can be reached at junction 14 and train services to London (Paddington) are available from Great Bedwyn, Hungerford, Swindon and Newbury.

Sturmy House is located on the edge of the hamlet of Durley in a rural setting.

Description
Built of brick elevations under a tile and slate roof, Sturmy House is a substantial country house arranged over three floors with cellar. Sturmy House is of 18th-century origin and was significantly enlarged in the 19th century. The property takes its name from the first warden of the Savernake Forest, Richard Esturmy, a knight who fought at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Since then Savernake Estate and forest has passed down 31 generations in an unbroken line.

The accommodation will be undergoing refurbishment and will provide for four formal reception rooms including a vaulted and beamed dining hall, a kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room on the ground floor. It is proposed that on the first floor there would be five double beds with three bathrooms. Attached is a annexe/cottage arranged over two floors and providing another sitting room, hall and large kitchen/breakfast room and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The property has a Gross Internal Area extending to approximately 714.3 m2 (7,688 ft2).

Outside
The property is approached via a private tree lined drive sweeping round to the side and leading to a parking area. There is a terrace and lawned walled garden with an ornamental pond set quietly to the front of the house. To the rear is a range of stables with four loose boxes fronted by a small brick paved yard and to one side is a brick double-garage with additional storage. The grounds, which extend to approximately 4.79 acres, also includes a paddock of 3.06 acres to the east.

Services
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.

EPC
The current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of the property is G1. After works it is expected that a rating of E39 would be achieved.

Council Tax
Rated band H (£3,068.90, 2015/16)

Lease Terms
A schedule of works and build costs are available upon request for discussion. The lease is proposed on a Landlord, Tenant, or part Landlord part Tenant investment basis and will be offered with an agreed rent free or discounted rent period to reflect any investment made by the incoming tenant. The detailed terms of the lease are subject to negotiation.

Local Authority
Wiltshire Council: 0300 456 0100

Directions
From Hungerford take the A4 west signposted Marlborough. After passing through Froxfield, take the second left towards Great Bedwyn. Take the 2nd right turn, sign posted Burbage. Having passed Tottenham House on your left, you will reach the hamlet of Durley. The entrance to Sturmy House will be found at the brow of the hill on the left hand side.
Birkmyre Property Consultants 01672516619
Important Notice
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