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Wiltshire is an area of enviable biodiversity and cultural heritage.
Boasting three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over 40 nature reserves and various historical landmarks, it presents a picturesque retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, ideal for getting back to nature and prioritising wellbeing. Epitomising the benefits offered by a rural lifestyle is our development at Burderop Park, which enjoys a unique location on an historic estate, surrounded by acres of idyllic parkland.
A Slice of History
Situated in the grounds of a Grade II* listed country manor dating back to the 16th century, the buildings and expansive grounds that make up Burderop Park are rich with history, which residents can now be immersed in, with our exclusive collection of thoughtfully designed new build homes. The elegant facades of these properties have been constructed with traditional materials in keeping with the surrounding areas, to produce a timeless aesthetic that blends in effortlessly with the estate and parklands. The modest exteriors conceal stunning contemporary interiors perfectly equipped for the demands of modern living.
Widely considered to be beneficial to mental health, a rural environment is focal to Burderop Park and involves so much more than just proximity to nature. Of course, cleaner air and brisk countryside walks work wonders for physical and mental well-being, but equally beneficial is a strong sense of community and support. Consisting of just 57 properties, and centred around a large residents’ green, Burderop Park has been designed with this in mind to promote an intimate community feel so often lacking in more urban settings.
Unrivalled Natural Beauty
Nestled into the north-western corner of the North Wessex Downs AONB, residents of Burderop Park have access to woodland trails and landscaped pathways right on their doorstep. The ancient North Wessex Downs embraces an impressive diversity of landscapes, from dramatic sweeping downs to more intimate wooded areas and river walkways. Such a rich mosaic of environments lends itself to intricate biodiversity, with chalk grasslands, wood pastures, chalk streams and wetland habitats inviting extensive exploration.
Running straight through the middle of the North Wessex Downs AONB is the Great West Way, a collection of road, rail, canal, cycling and walking routes that roam through idyllic landscapes, quaint villages and traditional towns between Bristol and London. The route highlights sites of particular natural and historical interest, and the North Wessex Downs more than delivers. Savernake Forest is just a handful of miles from Burderop Park and is registered as a Special Site of Scientific Interest, home to some of the oldest trees in England; the tropical glasshouses at the Living Rainforest are packed with 700 species of exotic plants and animals from all over the globe; and etched into White Horse Hill is a stylised Bronze Age chalk white horse that pulls visitors from across the country.
In the surrounding area, the value placed on nature is evident in the extensive, ongoing conservation work. Within a short 20-minute drive, you can find a remarkable number of beautiful nature reserves including Swindon Lagoons and Clouts Wood, all of which offer irresistible trails, views and a great opportunity to teach young ones about the variety and importance of our native flora and fauna.
Rich cultural and historical attractions
On your doorstep is the village of Wroughton where you can retrace history with a visit to Barbury Castle, one of several forts to investigate along the ancient Ridgeway route, or Liddington Hillfort, which traces back to the Bronze Age, both of which sit within a ten-minute drive of Burderop Park. Slightly further afield, but still within a comfortable half hour drive, is Ashdown House, with its antiquity worthy of a classic romantic novel; Wayland’s Smithy, a Neolithic chambered long barrow with ties to Saxon mythology; and West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the most impressive Neolithic chambered tombs in the UK.
The area offers an abundance of rural leisure activities, including Barbury Shooting School, next to Barbury Castle, where clay shooting, archery and simulated game days will keep you and your guests entertained. Nearby in Lydiard Park, a half hour drive from Burderop Park, residents will discover Jungle Parc, an exciting adventure park guaranteed to be a hit with children. On a more cultural theme, locals and visitors can discover the history of the Great Western Railway at the STEAM Museum or enjoy a show at the 635-seat Wyvern Theatre, which hosts shows for all the family with an exciting programme of concerts, comedy, dance and drama.
For those with a keen interest in sports, Swindon does not disappoint. You can watch the town’s football and cricket clubs play in their respective leagues, or enjoy the manicured greens of the many golf courses close by, such as Broome Manor Golf Complex or Basset Down.
Despite the rurality of its location, Burderop Park remains very well-connected by both road and rail, providing easy access to key destinations both locally and nationally. Junction 15 of the M4 is close by connecting Bristol, Reading, London and Heathrow with ease. A bus stop located immediately outside Burderop Park connect residents to central Swindon, with on-going connections by train to Cheltenham Spa, London, Cardiff and the rest of the UK.
Comprising of two, three and four-bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached family homes, Burderop Park promises to be a truly unique location to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of country living, and take advantage of the natural wonders it has to offer.
For more information call 01793 351 409.
*Price correct at time of publication September 2022