4 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Street, Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6
- 2 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 4 bedrooms
- Utility room
- Summer house
- Well tended gardens
- Private parking
- EPC Rating = E
A delightful 4 bedroom period cottage set in a desirable position on the edge of the High Street and overlooking the River Thames. In all about 8 acres.
The Saxon town of Cricklade is situated on the northern edge of Wiltshire with the Thames Path National Trail passing through the town. Surrounding countryside makes it an ideal location for walking, cycling and horse riding whilst its bustling High Street offers a wide selection of amenities including a post office, dentist, doctors' surgeries, chemist, two churches, two public houses and Cricklade House Hotel & Country Club. A comprehensive range of shops and services can be found in nearby Cirencester, Swindon or Marlborough, all of which have large supermarkets including Waitrose.
Well regarded local state primary and secondary schools are readily available and private sector schools include Marlborough College, Cheltenham College, Beaudesert Park, Hatherop Castle, Pinewood, Prior Park (Prep and Pre-Prep in Cricklade), St Mary's Calne and Westonbirt.
Sporting and leisure activities in the area include racing at Cheltenham and Newbury, polo at Cirencester Park, hunting with the VWH and eventing at Gatcombe. The nearby Cotswold Water Park has outstanding sporting facilities for all ages including water skiing, cable wakeboarding, sailing, clay pigeon shooting, wildlife walks and angling.
The town is well placed for easy access to the A419/A417 providing access to Swindon and the M4 to the south and Gloucester and the M5 to the north, whilst Swindon and Kemble train stations offer direct and regular services to London Paddington in 55 and 85 minutes respectively.
Occupying a particularly special location, overlooking the River Thames and within easy reach of local amenities, Riverside is a beautifully presented and rarely available period cottage, having been occupied by just three owners since it was built in the 1800's. Originally a traditional two-up-two-down cottage, it has since been sympathetically extended and updated to provide a wonderful family home that has been well loved by the current owners over the past 16 years.
The accommodation is approached via an open porch, which leads through to the sitting/dining room. This is the original part of the house and retains many character features including oak floor boards, exposed beams and stonework and open fireplaces at either end of the room which are lovely focal points. There are three traditional casement windows permitting plenty of natural light, two of which look on to the river. Beyond here is the study, which has stairs rising to the first floor with storage beneath. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room is a good size with an extensive range of maple wall and base units including integrated fridge, dishwasher and dual fuel Rangemaster plus there are great views on to the terrace and gardens. The remainder of the ground floor accommodation is off the rear hall and includes a utility room, cloakroom, one further double bedroom and en suite shower room. These rooms have their own entrance that is separate from the main house and therefore could easily be arranged as a self contained annexe if required.
At first floor level are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is an excellent sized room, being dual aspect with views across the gardens, a very nicely fitted en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. There is also an airing cupboard and useful eaves storage off the landing.
Outside, the formal gardens are predominantly laid to lawn and extend to around 1 acre. They have been very well maintained and are interspersed with a mature range of trees and developed shrub/flower beds and borders. The rear hall and ground floor bedroom both open on to the terrace, which is ideal for alfresco dining, whilst there is also a bbq area, pizza oven and b oules pitch. At the far end of the garden is a fully enclosed vegetable patch with polytunnels and a small young orchard. There are a range of outbuildings including the remains of a former tannery, former dairy and stables, barn and hen house. The summerhouse is a great additional space and perfect for entertaining. Two access points are available, one of which is on foot via a gravelled driveway to the side of the property. The other is vehicular access to the front where there is ample parking available beyond a secure five bar timber gate. The paddock is fully enclosed by mature hedging and trees and can be accessed at the foot of the garden.
Square Footage: 2,009 sq ft
Acreage: 8 Acres
Postcode SN6 6DA
From Cirencester head south on the A419 towards Swindon. Continue along the dual carriageway for approximately 7 miles and then take the exit signed to Cricklade. Go straight over the mini roundabout and on to Calcutt Street. At the next mini roundabout turn right on to the High Street, continue past The Red Lion public house on your right and then turn left on to North Wall. The entrance to Riverside is the first on your right hand side.
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