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Country house with fishing on The Avon

Teasel is situated in a stunning elevated position high above a bend on the River Avon in Wiltshire. The property, which was created from a pair pre-1850 cob cottages is constructed of part cob and brick under a thatched roof.

Inside, the kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of fitted units arranged around a central island with attractive window seats and seating area. Reception rooms are well-sized: the dining room has French windows onto one of the terraces, while the drawing room has an open fireplace with marble surround. The main staircase curves up to a bright galleried landing which leads to the master bedroom and two further double bedrooms plus a family bathroom. A secondary staircase leads to two further double bedrooms, both en-suite.

The lower ground floor houses an impressive oval shaped indoor pool with pool house, changing room and separate cloakroom. A hexagonal studio/conservatory is accessed off the pool; the lower ground floor also houses a cellar and a storeroom.

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Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall, kitchen/breakfast boom, dining room, drawing room, study, utility Room, cloakroom, and upstairs the master bedroom suite and four further Bedrooms plus three bath/shower rooms (two en-suite) plus the cellar, indoor pool and studio, shower and WC.

Several doors lead out onto the terraces which make the most of the elevated situation and are divided by mature flower beds and steps to varying levels; these make ideal space for entertaining or dining outside. There are extensive views up and down the river and across the water meadows and valley.

The lawns extend down to the river and are interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. Adjoining the lawns to the north is an area of attractive woodland and orchard: the combination of water, woodland and grassland create a wonderful habitat for a variety of wildlife.

On the opposite side of the road is a hard tennis court, vegetable garden, extensive fruit cage and an area of hard standing. In addition there are a further four acres which are currently farmed by the local estate but have the potential to create paddocks if so required. The land comes to around 11 acres.

Outbuildings include the art studio/music room, garaging, workshops and a fishing room, and School Cottage is a pretty brick and flint thatched cottage offering a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and attic room. Adjoining the house but accessed from the terrace is a charming fishing room with wooden panelling and a wood burning stove.

The River Avon is well known for its brown trout and grayling fishing, with stretches in the Woodford Valley renowned as the premier beats on the river. Teasel has about 488 yards of single bank fishing rights (true right bank) with some lovely pools and riffles.

The Woodford Valley is an attractive sought-after area to the

north of Salisbury and Teasel is situated in the

small parish of Wilsford cum Lake. The market

town of Amesbury is just over two miles and provides most day to day

requirements; Salisbury is around eight


The communications to/from the area are superb. There is a

regular train service to London Waterloo from Grateley (11.5 miles)

which takes about 80 minutes and from Salisbury which take about 88


The guide price is £2.25m. For further information please contact Savills on 01722 426 800 or visit

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