Boreham/Bishopstrow is a quiet area on the edge of the market town of Warminster, which has a good range of shopping and day-to-day amenities. There are wonderful walks from the footpath directly outside the property, opening out onto miles of open countryside towards Middle Hill, Battlesbury Hill and Scratchbury Hill.
The beautiful Cathedral cities of Bath (about 16 miles from the house) and Salisbury (about 21 miles from the house) both offer a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities.
Direct trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. Trains to London Waterloo run from Warminster (via Salisbury) and have an average journey time of 1.29 hours to 2 hours.
Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Warminster and West Wilts Golf Clubs. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams.
The A303 provides access to the south west and London via the M3.
There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including Warminster School, Dauntseys, Marlborough, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.
All distances and travel times are approximate.
Boreham Grange is an elegant family home, believed to date from 1556 with 18th and 19th Century additions. This unlisted property has spacious and flexible accommodation, stylishly refurbished by the current owners whilst still retaining numerous period features, such as high ceilings, large stone mullion windows, open fireplaces and benefitting from flagstone and parquet floors.
Double oak doors open into an entrance lobby and through to an impressive panelled reception hall, with herringbone parquet floor and large Tudor style fireplace, with a stone surround. An internal window is believed to date from medieval times. The adjacent dual-aspect drawing room has a fireplace with a slate hearth and stone mullion window. Similarly, the dining room has a stone mullion bay window, a fireplace with a carved surround, tiled hearth and parquet flooring. A sitting room, with an oak floor, boasts a hand-made stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room, with bespoke handmade cabinetry, has a large central island, granite work surfaces, double Belfast sink, 4-oven AGA, Miele hob and combination oven, along with integrated dishwasher and wine cooler. The light, bright dining end of the room has French doors onto a terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen, through double part-glazed doors, is a larder/ utility room, again with hand-made cabinetry, slate inset work surfaces, Belfast sink and original flagstone floor. A laundry/boot room has flagstone floors, hand-made cabinetry, double Belfast sink, granite work surfaces and plumbing for two washing machines. An inner hall, with a parquet floor, has a walk-in safe/gun safe and access to the study, again with parquet floor. Two cloakrooms/WC’s complete the ground floor and there is also access to the cellars.
Upstairs is a galleried landing with access to the principal bedroom suite, with stone mullion bay window, dressing room and bathroom. There are three further large bedroom suites with en suite bath/ shower rooms (two also with the benefit of dressing rooms) and a further double bedroom. A drying room has a traditional ‘Sheila Maid’ clothes airer and fitted airing cupboard. On the second floor is the option for a separate annexe/flat for staff or family, in the form of a bedroom/sitting room, with separate kitchenette and bathroom.
The house has the benefit of being at the far end of a no-through lane and is approached through wrought-iron double gates into a gravel driveway in front of the house and the triple garage. The garage includes an electric car charge point and ample loft space above for storage.
Behind the house, a sunny terrace bordered by rosemary and box hedging, is accessed from both the hall and the kitchen. A spectacular wisteria climbs this elevation. The secluded and private gardens, extending to just under 1.4 acres, have been landscaped to include a large expanse of lawn with herbaceous flower borders and a wide range of mature trees and shrubs. There is a brick summer house, with tiled roof, leaded windows, power and light and a part-walled log store. Towards the far end of the garden is a chicken run and a ‘wild garden’/play area with a variety of mature and unusual trees.
A pretty, Grade II listed, brick and stone stable/outbuilding, with an internal mezzanine level, sits to one corner of the garden.
DIRECTIONS (BA12 9EY) From Salisbury, take the A36 towards Warminster. On reaching the first roundabout at the beginning of the Warminster by-pass, take the 4th exit signposted to Bishopstrow and Warminster. Follow the road into the outskirts of the town and, shortly after passing Bishopstrow House Hotel but before reaching the mini-roundabout, turn right into Grange Lane. Follow this lane to the end and Boreham Grange can be found directly in front of you.
All distances and travel times are approximate.