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Wiltshire: 2 Chute Lodge, Chute Forest. A substantial 4-floor wing of a historic Grade I mansion. Many original features remain, including an impressive drawing room with an 18th century plastered ceiling, brick-vaulted kitchen and period fireplace. Master suite with dressing room, 3 further beds, family bath, entrance hall, utilities and cellar. Gardens, orchard and stable yard across 4 acres. £850,000; Smiths Gore (01264 774900).