An exquisite former rectory in the private edge-of-village position which overlooks the surrounding rural countryside.
Upper Close is a particularly light and well-proportioned house that displays many of the beautiful features associated with classic Georgian architecture. The principal reception rooms have high ceilings, period fireplaces and large sash and French windows with southerly views across the gardens, past the village church, to open countryside beyond. This combination of an exceptional country house in a particularly private setting is a rare opportunity not to be missed.
The accommodation is well laid out for both family living and entertaining with the main reception rooms approached off the reception hall. An elegant curved staircase with polished handrail leads to the first floor and large landing where there are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There are 2 secondary bedrooms on the second floor. A Cellar, fitted with wine racks, completes the accommodation in the house.
For further details, including layout and room dimensions, please see the floor plans.
EPC rating E.
Upper Close is situated in a private setting, approached down a no-through lane on the southern side of the village, close to the Church. The village is set amongst attractive downland countryside beside the River Till, a tributary of the River Wylye. Shopping and recreational facilities are available in the Cathedral City of Salisbury about 10 miles to the south.
Road and rail communications are excellent with the A303 to the north and the choice of either Salisbury, Grateley or Andover stations with services to London Waterloo. At Grateley Station, trains into Waterloo take from 1 hour and 17 minutes.
There are a number of excellent private and state schools within easy reach. Racing at Salisbury, Wincanton and Newbury. Golf at High Post and Tidworth. Watersports along the South Coast.
The house is approached off the village lane up a sweeping drive leading to a large gravelled area at the front of the house. A spur to the north of the house leads to a brick paved courtyard with two store rooms, one housing a Grant oil fired boiler, the other a log store.
Gardens and Grounds
The house is set at the centre of beautiful and private grounds and is completely screened on three sides by mature trees and hedges. On the fourth side is a lovely outlook to the south to the ancient Norman church and over the adjoining fields and countryside. A feature o the grounds is the variety of native and ornamental trees, which includes some very fine old beech.
Adjoining the south of the house is a paved terrace with well stocked herbaceous borders and gently sloping lawns. In the south west corner a rose covered arbour gives access to the Church and paths and fields beyond.
On the eastern side of the house is a heated swimming pool with an electric cover, Summer/Pool house and paved surround, protected by hedges and fencing. A hard tennis court is also situated close by. To the north is an orchard with plum, apple and pear trees. In one corner is a timber framed outbuilding used as an implement store. Beyond, forming the eastern boundary is a block of woodland.