Bittlesea Farm occupies a spectacular position on high ground, approached by a long private driveway with views from the house across its own land towards Clack Mount and, from the northern boundary, far-reaching views across the Dauntsey Vale and the North Wiltshire countryside towards the Cotswolds.
Less than a mile away is Bradenstoke, a pretty medieval conservation village, made up of a single street lined by a mix of period houses and cottages with a village shop, local inn and church.
This is a charming small farm with an early Victorian farmhouse standing centrally within the land; a mix of undulating pasture and woodland.
Round Wood is an ancient woodland site of ash, oak and field maple over hazel on a hill, with a geology of Oxford clay topped with a coral rag. The ground flora within the “lowland mixed broadleaved woodland” includes ancient indicator plants, which show continuity of woodland on this site. Plants of interest include: bluebell, yellow archangel, guilder rose, wood sedge, black bryony, spurge laurel and primrose. There is frequent dead wood, a rare habitat on which a range of invertebrates, mosses and fungi depend.
There are even some ponds (and maybe fish?)!