Church Street, Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12
Idyllic Chantry with great hall and separate cottage in enchanting setting
A fine Tudor house dating from the 15th Century, with a superb ancillary cottage, set in charming gardens and grounds, with garaging, stables, outbuildings and copse and all within walking distance of Mere. The Chantry is a handsome country house with Tudor origins and is believed to date from the mid 15th century. A large front door opens into an impressive great hall, which is full height to the ceiling with historic beams, flagstone floor, shuttered windows and carved stonework. Adjoining this room is a study/library with William Morris wallpaper and staircase leading to bedroom 6 & 7, which are not connected with the main house at first or second floor level. The kitchen/breakfast room has a gas Aga and range of built in cupboards. The main staircase leads from the family room with woodburning stove to 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Chantry Cottage is located to the south of the archway and has undergone extensive refurbishment throughout by the current owners. It now offers extremely comfortable two bedroom accommodation that would be ideally suited as a cottage for a relative, guests or as a staff cottage. The gardens provide a lovely romantic setting for the house and are mainly to the south, with terraced lawns leading down to a beautiful stream fed pond with waterfall. The gardens are mature with some beautiful trees and hedging, well stocked herbaceous borders and climbing roses. There are a range of outbuildings, including stabling and a timber framed studio with woodburing stove. There is swimming pool, 3 paddocks and in all about 5.6 acres.