Ridge Farmhouse is a Grade II listed house, formerly a farmhouse on the Fonthill estate, built in the 17th Century with a 19th Century extension. The property was completely renovated 20 years ago and is now on the market.
Ridge farmhouse has a large hallway with an attractive staircase and a Portland stone fireplace. The hall leads to the drawing room and the kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. The drawing room has a magnificent inglenook fireplace and runs into the conservatory which provides panoramic views across the valley. Past the kitchen, which is linked to the dining room, lies the library which has a second staircase going up, and a study. On the first floor are the master bedroom suite, three further bedrooms (one en suite) and a stylish family bathroom. A staircase leads up onto the second floor where there are two further rooms.
The property also boasts some outbuildings which create a delightful courtyard. They consist of a party barn and a coach house, and adjacent to the courtyard is an open-fronted cart lodge and period barn, with planning consent for a staff cottage and a holiday cottage respectively.
The farmhouse also has wonderful gardens, including an outstanding infinity pool and terrace, with fantastic views across the valley. There is also a formal walled courtyard garden, centred around a rectangular lily pond and surrounded by lime trees.
To the south is a lawn which runs down to the lower paddock. Behind the house is an area of five acres of semi-mature deciduous hardwood woodland, behind which is a further five-acre paddock making a total of 16 acres of grounds.
The property is situated near Ridge village, a sought-after location between Chilmark and Tisbury which has a good range of local amenities. The train from Tisbury to London takes just under two hours, as does the train from nearby Salisbury, which is 19 miles away.
The guide price is £2.75m. For further information please contact Strutt and Parker on 01722 344010 or visit www.struttandparker.co.uk.