High Street, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

High Street, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12
Melksham, England

Guide £3,950,000
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About High Street, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

An outstanding and classically proportioned Grade II listed house in a lovely village with far reaching beautiful countryside views

Ground floor: Entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, library, study, dining room, butler’s pantry, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, playroom, laundry room, pantry, and boiler room/garage
First floor: Master bedroom with ensuite dressing room and bathroom, guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom, three further bedrooms and bathroom (two of these bedrooms and a bathroom would be suitable for a nanny ’flat’), linen cupboard
Second floor: 5 bedrooms, shower room, bathroom
The Lodge: Drawing room, sitting room/dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, dressing room, shower room, bathroom
Outbuildings: Traditional stables, tack room, apple store, loft, tractor room, covered parking
Gardens and grounds with a haha, formal gardens, walled garden, woodland, small lake, extensive fields/parkland including Love Lane
In all about 26.4 acres
The central part of the house is built of Ashlar stone with the later additions of rendered stone. Seend Park is listed Grade II and sits proudly at the eastern edge of this very pretty village. The main façade faces south and takes in the most glorious wide views across the Wiltshire countryside and over to Salisbury Plain.

The gravel driveway is accessed from the village road through elegant grey iron electric gates, and sweeps round to the right to reveal a very handsome house with lawn and stately large trees.

On entering the house, through a beautiful six panelled door in mounded architrave set in an early 19th century Tudor ashlar porch, you are immediately struck by the warmth and elegance of Seend Park. The entrance hall is spacious with a beautifully polished oak floor and at the far end there is a door to the garden with a glimpse of the view beyond. The principal reception rooms flow from the hall, with an impressive oak staircase rising to the first floor. The library is a large comfortable, and peaceful room at the front of the house. There is an open fireplace and an ornate ceiling and extensive bookshelves, a walk-in cupboard, and doors to the garden. The intimate sitting room with an open fireplace, gives way to the very impressive and gracious drawing room. This room was a later addition and is wonderfully light and a perfect room for entertaining guests. The large windows allow for a fine view of the gardens and fabulous view beyond.

The study has an open fireplace with a marble surround and a very pretty cornice, and gives way to the elegant dining room which again is flooded with natural light, having the benefit of windows on two sides, and has access to the terrace and garden. The well-built bespoke wooden kitchen/breakfast room has a five door oil fired Aga, and large pine dressers. The playroom leads off the kitchen as well as the laundry room, pantry and boiler room /tool room garage. The entrance to the expansive cellars and wine store is below the back staircase.

The traditional oak staircase rises to a well-proportioned landing on the first floor. The master bedroom enjoys one of the finest views across the garden and countryside, and has a generous dressing room and ensuite bathroom. The main guest room also enjoys a fine view and has an ensuite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms on this floor with an additional bathroom. Two of these bedrooms and a bathroom could easily be used as an integral ’flat’ perfect for staff or nanny and can be accessed by the back staircase.

The central staircase continues from the first floor to the second floor where there are five bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom.

The entrance hall has a door leading out into the garden, and you are immediately struck as you walk through the door by the peace and tranquillity that the garden provides. The formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with topiary leading the eye over the rill to the countryside beyond and white roses on the stone walls either side. It is when you reach the garden that you really appreciate the magnitude and classical Georgian proportions of Seend Park.

The large walled garden is divided into ’rooms’, with two rose gardens, a white garden, a topiary garden, a vegetable garden with a soft-fruit cage, colourful herbaceous and lavender borders, two small ponds, a lovely summerhouse, a tool house, and traditional greenhouses. The paths are of grass and gravel.

The remainder of the grounds are laid to lawn with large trees, a small lake with a waterfall, island and jetty, a semi-circular wavy yew hedge, and a woodland of broad leaved trees.

The unspoiled fields of 17 acres, with stream and parkland trees, are edged by Love Lane, a pretty walk from the furthest point of the property up into the village.

Total acreage ? 26.4 acres


  • Staff Quarters
Guide £3,950,000
Full Baths
11,357 Sq Ft.
26.4 Acres
Single Family Home
MLS / Web ID
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