Upper Minety, Malmesbury


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  • Bedrooms: 4
PROPERTY A detached period property constructed of stone under a tiled roof situated in an idyllic rural position between the two villages of Minety and Upper Minety. The property and its grounds are steeped in history; the house itself is believed to originate from the 16th century and was originally two cottages. Over the years the house has undergone sympathetic additions, but still retains many of its original features such as exposed beams, elm floorboards, stonework and fireplaces, including a fire place in the sitting room, where the quoins are believed to have come from Malmesbury Abbey.

The accommodation is presented to a very high standard and includes a pretty stone porch which leads into the formal dining hall, which has high ceilings with exposed beams, a feature fire place and lovely stone tile flooring. The dining hall leads into the sitting room, which boasts an original stone fireplace with a recently installed wood burner and three windows allowing plenty of light into the room whilst enjoying the views out to the garden. To the rear of the sitting room is a door into a large conservatory which provides a very pleasant outlook across the rear garden, pond and adjoining countryside. Back to the dining hall and a door leads to the snug which has a multi fuel burner, stone tiled floor and tongue and groove paneling. This room opens up to the dual aspect kitchen breakfast room, with fantastic recently fitted bespoke units under solid wood worktops and a large island with granite worktop provides additional storage including a built in wine rack. The kitchen is well equipped with an Aga and the usual integrated appliances include a double oven. There are two window seats overlooking the front garden and a door to an inner lobby. From here there is a door to the WC and to the boot room which in turn leads to the garage and utility area as well as the rear garden.

At first floor level there are four excellent sized double bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom which has a en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. This room is a real feature of the property, being triple aspect and having a cosy room between the bedroom and landing providing a quiet space to read or work.

With the necessary planning consent and some reconfiguration, there is further scope to alter the property and create a further bedroom in the loft space, which is accessible from the guest bedroom via a trap door and pull down ladder. This is a vast space with excellent ceiling height and velux windows; it would make a fantastic teenagers bedroom, playroom or home office.

GROUNDS AND GARDENS The property is set in a very peaceful setting and is approached via a private lane, of which it has vehicular rights of access over. This leads to a secure large gravelled driveway providing ample parking in front of the garage. The gardens are one of the impressive features of this property, having been re-modelled with the same care and attention as the house, there is a cottage style rose garden to the front, natural pond area, seating areas for outdoor entertaining, pool house with gym and for a those seeking the 'good life' a kitchen garden with raised beds and chicken run.

LOCATION Situated in a rural location between the popular villages of Minety and Upper Minety, close to the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire borders. The village is surrounded by the beautiful countryside, set on the outskirts of the Cotswold Hills. There is an active community in the area, which centres on the Village Hal, sports pavilion, church and Minety pre school and Church of England primary school. There are two public houses as well as playing fields that host a number of regular sporting activities and events and for those more adventurous or looking to relax by the water, the Cotswold water parks are nearby too. The larger centres of Malmesbury ( 7 miles) Cirencester ( 12 miles) and Swindon (12 miles) are all easily accessible and public transport to these destinations is available from the village. Train services from Kemble ( 6 miles) provide links to London Paddington or alternatively from Swindon. Road links are also excellent with junctions 16 & 17 of the M4 nearby and Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol all within reasonable driving distance.

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