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Highfield House, Little Somerford Guide Price £1,275,000

  • Blount & Maslin

    50 High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Bedrooms: 5

A STUNNING NEW HOME creating a harmonious blend of period charm and aesthetics, with the latest building standards. 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms - 2 en suite. Porch, hall, cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, 34 ft kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room. Double garage with home office, ample parking, surrounding gardens and small paddock. In all about 0.75 of an acre.


Little Somerford lies three miles south-east of Malmesbury, nine miles from Chippenham and thirteen miles from Swindon. The village has a church and village hall, where there are frequent daytime and evening activities including WI, a garden club, dog training classes and the like. Great Somerford, less than two miles distant has a late opening shop, public house and primary school. Junctions 16 and 17 are both within a convenient driving distance, providing easy access to the area's major employment centres, including Swindon, Bath and Bristol. The Somerford Arms is a free house and offers good food at reasonable prices.

The Property

Planning permission was granted in July 2016 for this bespoke new home, which is located on the rural outskirts of the village, tucked away some 60m (196'10 ) down a private drive with a gated entrance. The original property, Garden Cottage, was demolished and the stone reused, together with render to create a wonderful home, with character and charm. It has been built and finished to an extremely high standard with meticulous attention to detail throughout and the benefit of a 10 year CRL structural warranty. Particular features include fireplaces in both reception rooms, a fabulous triple aspect kitchen/breakfast/family room at the rear enjoying the southerly aspect over the adjoining fields, and quality sanitary ware throughout. There are painted hardwood windows with double glazing and LED lighting inside and out. The detached double garage has an external staircase to a home office over, ideal for anyone looking to work from home.

The Accommodation

The front door leads into a porch, with limestone flooring which continues into the hall, kitchen and utility room. There is a cloakroom and on the left is the dual aspect sitting room, which like the dining room has a fireplace equipped for a log burning stove. The dining room also has oak herringbone style flooring. At the rear is the fabulous kitchen/breakfast/family room which has a two oven electric Aga with integrated companion module, a larder unit plus an integrated dishwasher and full height fridge and freezers. At the front is the utility room with cupboards housing the hot water cylinder and valves for the underfloor heating. On the first floor are five bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms - two en suite. There is the option to have bedrooms one and three as a master suite if required, by positioning a door adjacent to the linen cupboard on the landing, as shown on the floor plan. Access to the loft is via bedroom two.


The drive from the road has South Cerney shingle and leads via a 5 bar gate to a parking and turning area adjoining the house. A pea shingle path encircles the house with a cobbled path from the front door to the utility room. There are planted borders around the house with lawns on both sides and a fenced paddock. Accessible from the kitchen through wide bi-fold doors is a large flagstone terrace and uninterrupted south facing views of the Dauntsey Vale beyond. NB: The neighbouring property have a right of way across the paddock for dog walking.

Double Garage

5.79m x 5.68m (19'0 x 18'8 )

Open fronted with power and light. External staircase to the rear with wrought iron railings to a room over 5.53m x 3.47m (18'2 x 11'5 ) again with power and light. Provision for plumbing and drainage has been made available as well.


Mains water and electricity are connected. Grant air source heat pump for underfloor heating throughout. A new private drainage system has been installed with a Solido sewage treatment plant. Fitted water softener and alarm system. The pressurised Megaflo hot water cylinder is in the utility room.

Local Authority

Wiltshire Council Offices, Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 1ER. Tel: 01249 706111, www.wiltshire.gov.uk

Council Tax

To be assessed.

Directions to SN15 5BH

From Malmesbury head east towards Brinkworth on the B4042. Continue past the turning to Lea on your left, and the driveway to the property is on your right, immediately after the Maunditts House B & B sign. If you reach the right hand turning to Little Somerford you have gone too far.

While we take care to ensure the accuracy of our information the following points should be noted: All measurements and distances are approximate. No tests as to the condition or suitability of any services, fixtures or fittings have been carried out and intending purchasers must make their own enquiries. Fitted carpets, curtains and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale unless otherwise stated. Any plans and photographs are illustrative and do not imply such items are included in the sale. These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through Blount & Maslin. They are believed to be correct, but their accuracy is not guaranteed.

Neighbourhood average sold house prices


Based on 21 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Blount & Maslin

    50 High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01666 238051