Step into a world of historical charm and architectural wonder at Wiltshire’s Wingfield House. This Grade II-listed country pile, nestled in the picturesque countryside, boasts a fusion of styles dating back to the 18th century. From the elegant Georgian facade with symmetrical sash windows to the neo-gothic touches added by the Caillard family in the 19th century, each corner holds a story of its own.
In the 1940s, the Wilshire country manse was used as a military hospital during World War Two, with wounded soldiers recuperating on its picturesque grounds. Shortly after that, the country mansion was divided into four dwellings – with the original portion of the house now offered for sale via Inigo for £1.3m.
A double-height entrance leads into the four-bedroom country property, with York flagstone running underfoot. Off the hallway is the grand ballroom with its timber, barrel-vaulted ceiling and imposing inglenook fireplace, inset with the Caillard family motto. Used as a dining room, it’s ample for lavish brunches and parties.
An early Georgian reception room has towering sash windows and plaster panelling, doused in period colours, while its white marble fireplace dates from 1760, sourced from No. 26 The Circus in Bath.
Bibliophiles will also enjoy the oldest part of the house – a 39-ft library hall with floor-to-ceiling oak bookshelves. Imagine pulling a hardback from its shelf and cosying up in front of the fireplace.