Broughton Gifford, Melksham

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
In the 19th century Bishop s Seat was a barn for making hemp rope. A local farmer, Mr Bishop, built a cottage near the barn for his retirement in 1956 and named the property after himself. In 1980 the present owners renovated the barn into a highly individual dwelling and extended it to join the cottage. This established a secluded U-shaped home with high vaulted ceilings extensive wood cladding and an open plan feel, giving it unique character. There is a sauna and three of the bedrooms have ensuite loft bathrooms. The cottage, though now physically joined to the main building, can function as an independent annexe for guest accommodation or multi-generational living, with its own driveway and garage. The grounds are a delight of extensive lawns, wild areas, ponds, a secret walled garden and a woodland backdrop, plus a large south-facing kitchen terrace and a hard-surface tennis court. The double garage forms part of the main building, and there is space in the grounds for parking at least 10 cars..


Broughton Gifford is an historic and picturesque North Wiltshire village that is surrounded by open countryside and mentioned in the Domesday Book. There is a thriving village community with two pubs and a popular primary school along with a common with a cricket pitch and roaming sheep that hosts one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the area. A wide range of amenities is available in nearby Melksham (approx 2 miles west) and the market town of Bradford on Avon (approx 4 miles away). The city of Bath is some 11 miles away and is a World Heritage Site renowned for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture and wide range of cultural, business, shopping and leisure amenities. Communications are excellent with the nearby station at Chippenham (8 miles) offering a direct train service to London Paddington (journey time approx 70 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time approx 30 mins). Junction 16 of the M4 is 12 miles north, and Bristol International Airport some 32 miles west.

Property Information

Tenure: Freehold

Local Authority: Wiltshire Council

Services: water, electricity and drainage.

Council Tax: Band

EPC Rating: G

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