Ansty Coombe, Tisbury
Property SummaryA rare opportunity to acquire a double fronted Grade II Listed Farmhouse. First shown on the first maps of 1740, Frog Pond Farm is considered to have been an essential part of the Saxon community in Ansty. The property is located in the idyllic, highly regarded rural Wiltshire hamlet of Ansty. Frog Pond Farm is tucked away and nestled into bucolic Ansty Coombe.
Internally the farmhouse offers an AGA kitchen, an original inglenook fire and bread oven, oak beams and several other period features throughout.
Downstairs the accommodation includes light and bright rooms looking onto the surrounding gardens and fields with a sitting room, hall reception room, drawing room and an open plan kitchen/dining room. Upstairs, you will find high ceilings and bright rooms including two double bedrooms and a charming smaller bedroom. The master bedroom has en-suite bath shower and there is a further family bathroom.
The farmhouse is set in approximately 0.75 of an acre of established gardens with an abundance of cottage style planting and borders. The lawns are divided by hedges and mature shrubs to create secluded areas with views over the surrounding fields and countryside. The front of the farmhouse has a pleached hornbeam and beech hedge, an iron gate and a stone pathway leading to the front door. There is gated parking at the front and rear of the property. The fields above Frogpond Farm have Wildflower Trust Status and have been free of agri-chemicals for many decades and the biodiversity is rich. With some exceptions the fields are predominantly owned by The McLaren/Clouds Estate at East Knoyle.
This is an up to date two-storey timber framed barn which includes an open plan kitchen sitting room, bedroom and bathroom plus a large studio/garage space. There is scope to add a bedroom within the building design. The barn is an amenity to the main house and has approved change of use from agricultural barn to artist’s studios.
The tiny hamlet of Ansty, with its famous Knights Hospitaliers Church, Commandery and Maypole is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is set in some of the very best of a very sought-after area.
Ansty village is listed in The Doomsday Book. The farm had been owned for all time by the Arundel Estate until 1950. And has had two owners since. The footpaths close by (but not on or near the house) follow the estate workers’ “walking to work” routes from their estate homes in Ansty Coombe and take you to ruined castles and lakes in the woods. Ansty is located in the south west part of the county of Wiltshire some 2 miles south of the larger village of Tisbury; 7 miles north east of Shaftesbury (Dorset) and 15 miles south west of the cathedral city of Salisbury.
Tisbury has an excellent range of immediate facilities including independent butcher, fishmonger, tea rooms and cafe's. There is also a Co-Op and cash point, Post Office, public houses and inns, dentist & doctors’ surgeries, leisure centre, recreation ground and several community groups. Tisbury has an excellent school in St John’s Primary and many very well thought of Grammar and Private Schools within easy reach. Tisbury has been featuring in The Sunday Times Top 5 villages to live in outside of London since 2014. 14th April 2019 The Times Best Places to Live in The UK 2019 – Tisbury – Ansty 2.5miles.
Trains: Tisbury (London Waterloo 1hr 45mins), Tisbury (Exeter
St Davids 1hr 36mins).
The property has modernised mains electricity, smoke alarms, water, oil central heating, a cesspit and a septic tank for sewerage.
Wiltshire Council Tax Band G.
Strictly with Boatwrights of Tisbury, please call 01747 859 359 to arrange an appointment.
From our Tisbury office proceed down the High Street and exit the village passing the railway station. Continue on this road for approximately 2 1/2 miles. Turn right towards Ansty, continue along the high street and turn right just before the pond, continue along this small lane for about 1/2 a mile and the property will be found on your left just opposite a crossroad.