The Bowden Park Estate is situated in a popular part of north Wiltshire with beautiful rolling countryside, good transport links and well renowned schools, just above the picturesque National Trust village of Lacock, 1.5 miles away. Nearby centres include the Roman spa City of Bath and local market towns including Chippenham and Devizes.
Both Bath and Chippenham have InterCity train services. The closest train station is at Chippenham (approximately 5.8 miles to the north) which has a main line rail service to London Paddington (approx. 68 mins).
The M4 (J17) is approximately 10 miles to the north giving quick road access to London, Bristol, Swindon and the M5.
ASH HILL FARM
Ash Hill Farm is a mixed farm comprising an attractive detached stone farmhouse with a range of farm buildings.
The main farmstead is situated above Tacklemore Wood with access via a good farm road which leads down to the house and farmyard. The period farmhouse is constructed of stone under a slate roof with mullioned windows. There is one main double aspect reception room, kitchen/dining room and various utilities on the ground floor, as well as four bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The house has a large garden with a dry stone wall boundary.
GREAT LODGE FARM
Great Lodge Farm lies to the northern edge of the estate and comprises a period farmhouse with an extensive modern and traditional farmyard.
The farmhouse lies to the east of the farm buildings. The original part of the house still remains and the house has been extended, with the modern part constructed of red brick under a slate roof. The front of the house is attractive with symmetrical bay windows either side of the front door.
Inside there are two principal reception rooms to the front of the house as well as a kitchen/dining room, utility, study, shower room and various store rooms on the ground floor.
Upstairs there are five/six bedrooms and a family bathroom. One of the rooms was historically used as the cheese room in
connection with the dairy. There is also a cellar.
The house is surrounded by gardens which drop down to the
Cocklemore Brook below.
A wide tarmacked private road forms a convenient central access way and connects the two farmyards, as well as linking with public roads to north and south. The large field sizes are suitable for modern farm machinery and comprise predominately arable land with some pasture on the steeper ground, interspersed by woodland.
A belt of mixed woodland runs across the farmland from east to west. At the southern end (Ash Hill), the land sits on higher ground over Nocketts Hill at 135 metres above sea level. The land becomes more level to lot TWO the north. The land is classified as Grade 3 on the Agricultural Land Classification and predominantly consists of slightly acidic loamy and clayey soils which have high fertility and are suited to flexible cropping.
The western boundary of the farm is formed by the Wilts and Berks canal.
The topography of the land and layout of large coppices and woodland creates the opportunity for a buyer to reinstate a pheasant and partridge shoot across the two farms.
Ash Hill Farm: SN15 2QJ
Great Lodge Farm: SN15 3RX