House On The Hill

Enormous converted old granary in an AONB on the Wiltshire/Dorset border; sleeps 20 plus 4 (extra charge) in 8 bedrooms, with an OUTDOOR HEATED POOL, GAMES ROOM and dedicated MOVIE ROOM. 2 cots at no extra charge.

Step into the hallway at House on the Hill; antique rugs, floor to ceiling bookcases, and in the corner the most divine powder room. Straight ahead is the conservatory, a lovely spot for morning coffee.

Off to the right is a whopper of a kitchen/entertaining space, with the kitchen and a long hand-crafted dining table at one end, and sofas to the other. Next is the boot room and  laundry room, leading on to the inner hall and the movie room. Beyond this is an open plan kitchen/family room, and Bedroom 8, with a kingsize bed and en suite shower room; this part of the house is good as an annexe for a family or grandparents who like their own space.

To the left of the main hall a corridor leads to a cosy sitting room and on to a commodious drawing room with a huge picture window giving spectacular views of the valley.

Upstairs a small gallery overlooks the hall, and the landing leads to Bedrooms 1 to 3; Bedroom 1 is right at the end, with a kingsize bed, and a stunning en suite bathroom with a free standing bath. There’s also a dressing room with a small double bed (extra charge per person) so this makes a good family suite, having the luxury of a shower room too.

Bedroom 2 has a superking bed and an en suite bathroom with a separate shower, and  Bedroom 3 also has a superking bed, and its own shower room.

From the movie room a staircase takes you to Bedrooms 4 and 5, both having en suites with a bath and shower, and both ideal for families. Bedroom 4 has a huge sleigh bed and two singles in the dressing room; Bedroom 5 has a superking bed and two singles.

There’s another staircase in the open-plan kitchen/family room, leading to Bedrooms 6 and 7; Bedroom 6 has a kingsize bed and an en suite bathroom with a free-standing bath, and Bedroom 7 has two single beds and its own bathroom. On the landing between these bedrooms is an optional sofa bed (charged extra) that sleeps 2.

The grounds cover 7.5 acres, sloping gently down to a pond (unfenced so please supervise children at all times). The heated pool is within its own walls; next to it is the games room with a pool table and table tennis. Just fabulous!

AT A GLANCE: 8 bedrooms - 2 dressing rooms - 10 bathrooms - spacious hall - conservatory – huge kitchen/living space – 4 oven gas AGA - double electric oven, 2 x dishwashers – 3 x induction hobs - sitting room – drawing room – second kitchen/living space with wood-burning stove – double gas oven – dishwasher – 2 x washing machines – 2 x dryers - wifi – DVD library – full Sky package with all TVs – open fires (logs supplied) – heated pool (Apr-Oct) – games room – table tennis – pool table – table football - parking for several vehicles – far reaching views – grocery deliveries from Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda - consideration for neighbouring properties – no outside noise after 11pm – no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.