- £1,470,000 Value:
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 300m2 Area:
- 2021 Completion:
New build four-bedroom home with outstanding panoramic views in AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Midstone provides a rare opportunity to acquire a property that sits in an incredible rural position surrounded by countryside and open green space or woodland.
It is situated in a unique elevated position within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, capturing some of the best views of Wiltshire and the Dorset Blackmore Vale.
Standing in a mature and well established garden. The grounds of approximately .23 hectares are laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders, with a raised vegetable garden.
This property benefits from:
- Built to high specifications
- Large bedroom + en-suite on ground floor
- Versatile internal design to adjust to your personal needs
- In grounds of approximately .23 hectares
- Lovely rural setting
- Dark night skies are a special quality of the AONB site
AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
Cranborne Chase AONB becomes the 14 th Reserve across the globe, and joins an exclusive club of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Protected Areas to gain international recognition for its dark skies.
Dark night skies are a special quality of the AONB and contribute to the areas sense of tranquillity and remoteness. A combination of clear night skies and low levels of light pollution make the Cranborne Chase one of the best places in the country for stargazing.
Rejecting the ordinary by design
The overreaching aim for the design of the proposed dwelling has been to reflect the rural setting of the property and the style and vernacular of the buildings found within Mere and surrounding properties. In forming the basis for the design approach, consideration has been made to both the desire for a functional building which services the needs of the modern homeowners but also one which is sensitive to the surrounding landscape.
The site is surrounded by large trees and 3m high Leylandii hedging, and the property would have an outstanding oak frontage. Constructed of natural stone up to 3m, and timber effect at the higher level with a green tinted slate roof to blend in with the surrounding trees.
It is considered that the bulk of the dwelling would be sited a significant distance from the neighbouring dwelling, Mere Down House. Also, the screening effect provided by the existing high laurel and beech hedging and a multitude of various trees, plus the large beech trees between both properties ensures privacy.
The area is noted for its chalk farm land. To the south there are views of Shaftesbury, and to the west the Neolithic causeway camp and barrows, and iron age fort on the White Sheet Hills part of the Stourhead Estate.
The ridgeway on top of Mere Down provided an early east-west route that would have been used in historic times.
Mere is a picturesque and historic town having a good range of local shops and amenities, including library, museum, post office, dentist and a highly regarded doctors’ surgery.
The site is located 1.2 miles to the north of the town of Mere in the hamlet of Mere Down. The site is in close proximity to Bruton & Frome, and to the larger towns of Warminster (7 miles) and Gillingham (4 miles). Both these towns have railway stations providing regular services to London and the West Country.
The location has the added advantage of excellent transport links to London and the West Country. The City of Salisbury is within approximately 45 minutes driving distance to the east and Bath is a little less distance to the north.