Broadleas is a substantial (12.551sq ft) Grade II listed country house located just south of Devizes in Wiltshire. Built in 1816, the property has very distinctive blue shutters and a low pitched slate roof. The current owners have had the house since the 1940s and have kept the spacious accommodation in very good order.
Principal reception rooms have tall ceilings and ornate cornicing, as well as wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The ground floor includes reception room, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, family room, ballroom and the kitchen/breakfast room. Upstairs are nine bedrooms, three en-suite, including two useful apartments providing staff or guest accommodation. Outside a cottage and a lodge provide further staff or guest accommodation.
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The gardens are a main feature of the property and have been lovingly tended to over the past 60 years. To the south of the main house are four acres of plummeting paths through woods and dells providing fantastic intermittent far-reaching views. There is also a delightful sunken walled garden with white roses; the lower path leads past rhododendrons and camellias and a woodland path to the south leads to the South Lodge and back around to the outbuildings and the secret garden.
To the north and west there is open parkland intermixed with mature trees and there are four loose boxes and a tack room on the grounds, which overall amount to around 46 acres.
Broadleas is located just to the south of Devizes which is a pretty Wiltshire market town with good local amenities. There are many well-known local schools nearby and Bath and Salisbury are around 40 minutes drive; Marlborough is just 14 miles.
The guide price is £1,875,000. For further information please contact 01488 688 547 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.
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