Fans of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow will need no introduction to the exquisite Queen Anne façade of Zealy's House.

The Grade II* listed, early-18th-century townhouse by the River Avon in Chippenham opens up like a doll's house during the opening credits of the long-running show. And although the title sequence relies on a touch of TV wizardry, there are plenty of enchanting scenes waiting for buyers in real life as the house is now on the market, from the presentation and proportions of the house itself to its pretty walled garden and the small private landing stage and boat dock which also appear in the clip.

With a wealth of period features to charm history buffs, the house has succeeded in retaining its character while providing excellent family accommodation not to mention a lovely spot for alfresco dining. There's also secure, gated parking for five cars and an electric car charging point to embrace more modern enthusiasms.

Set in a conservation area, Zealy's House forms part of the period picture postcard that is St Mary Street, considered to be one of the finest streets in north Wiltshire and once described by the poet Sir John Betjeman as 'the most perfect unselfconscious bit of English country townscape one could hope to find'.

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