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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Cowbridge Farm, Swindon Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Utility Room
  • Study
  • Master Bedroom en suite
  • Guest Bedroom en suite
  • 2 further bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Separate annexe
  • Double garage
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A stylish barn conversion with separate cottage in a tranquil setting.


Riverside Barn is located in the ancient town of Malmesbury, reputed to be England's oldest borough. The town offers an excellent range of everyday facilities, including a Waitrose store, as well as a number of pubs and restaurants. Other local centres include Tetbury, Cirencester and Chippenham whilst more specialist shops and cultural activities can be found in Bath and Bristol.

The area is reputed for its choice of highly regarded schools which includes established private schools such as Westonbirt, Beaudesert Park, Rosehill, St Marys Calne, Marlborough College and those in Bath and Cheltenham.

Recreational and Sporting facilities in the area include Racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Chepstow, Polo at Cirencester Park and Westonbirt, Eventing at Badminton and Gatcombe, Golf at Castle Coombe, Chippenham, Bowood, Westonbirt and Cirencester and water sports at The Cotswold Water Park.

In addition nearby places of interest include Westonbirt Arboretum, the National Trust properties at Lacock and Dyrham Park, Bowood House and the historic village of Castle Coombe. The property is also well placed for the commuter being accessible to both Junctions 16 and 17 of the M4 which provides fast access to the East and West. There are regular main line train services from Kemble, Chippenham and Swindon to London Paddington taking just over 60 minutes.


Built in 1902 and converted by the present owners in 2012, Riverside Barn provides comfortable family accommodation arranged over two floors.

On the ground floor are four reception rooms. The fitted kitchen with stone floor, a range of wall and base cupboards and Belling range cooker leads down to the dining room which has oak flooring and exposed beams. With double doors to the right of the room opening on to a terrace area and access to the garden room on the left, this is an ideal arrangement for entertaining. The garden room itself is oak framed and full of natural light. The sitting room benefits from two further sets of double doors opening on to the terrace as well as a brick built feature fireplace with woodburner and built in storage to either side.

Also on the ground floor is a snug with wooden flooring and exposed beams, double doors opening to the side of the property and a spiral staircase which gives access to a first floor room currently used as a study and affording elevated views to the front and rear. Off the entrance hall is a well fitted utility room with further wall and base cupboards, sink and boiler cupboard as well as a separate cloakroom and useful under stair storage.

First floor accommodation comprises the master bedroom with en suite, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The separate annexe is accessed from the gravel parking area and comprises an open plan kitchen/sitting room with island breakfast bar, utility room, shower room and double bedroom. Full height windows to the front ensure that the annexe is as filled with light as the main house whilst double doors to the back open into an enclosed patio seating area offering tranquil views over the gardens and river.

The whole property has an extremely pleasant light and airy feel whilst the exposed beams and period features throughout remain true to the original age of the barn.

The approach to Riverside Barn is over a part shared driveway and the property accessed through red brick pillars. Through the pillars is a delightful gravel area with a circular planting of mature shrubs and a magnolia tree to the centre. Along the red brick boundary wall is a line of leylandii trees and well planted rhododendrons which are very colourful in full flower.

The current owners have implemented wrought iron parkland fencing to divide the garden in to different areas. The garden area surrounding Riverside Barn is mainly laid to gravel with mature shrub borders and incorporates a slate terrace off the dining and sitting room.

The main gardens are laid to lawn and have a lovely gentle sweep down to the river. Within the gardens are a small orchard, vineyard and a wildfowl enclosure with a pond for the ducks. The garden to the rear of the annexe has wonderful views down to the river and grassland beyond, and is low maintenance with gravel, a small pond and mature flower beds, the pergola off the kitchen gives a lovely alfresco dining area.

In all the plot extends to around 2.5 acres.

Square Footage: 3,119 sq ft
Acreage: 2.5 Acres


From Malmesbury take the B4042 towards The Somerfords, after approximately 1/2 mile and immediately before crossing the bridge over the river, take the left hand turn after St Bernard Lovell Road and follow the lane along, over a smaller bridge, and the property will appear on the right hand side through red brick pillars.

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25 March 2016

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