4 bedroom detached house for saleWalnut Tree Cottage, Charlton, Nr Malmesbury
- Extended period home offering 2827 sq ft.
- Grounds of almost an acre
- 4 double bedrooms
- 3 bath/shower rooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Large kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility and cloakroom.
- Double garage with room over
BEAUTIFULL PERIOD HOME on the OUTSKIRTS of this POPULAR VILLAGE, with STUNNING COUNTRY VIEWS, set in grounds of ALMOST AN ACRE. 4 bedrooms, dressing area, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 en suite. Porch, lobby, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room. External boiler room, Double Garage with hobbies room over.
Situation - Charlton has a popular pub/restaurant, The Horse & Groom and a church. The village adjoins the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire's Estate, Charlton Park, which hosts the annual WOMAD festival. The neighbouring town of Malmesbury has a Waitrose, a regular farmers' market, library, museum, leisure centre, two primary schools and a "High Performing Academy" secondary school. The cosmopolitan centres of Bath and Cheltenham are both within a 28 mile radius and the M4 provides excellent access to the areas major employment centres. Kemble railway station links to Paddington in around 75 minutes.
The Property - Built in the mid to late 1800's, and originally part of the Charlton Park Estate, this stone cottage sits centrally in mature and well timbered grounds that extend to almost an acre. It has been substantially extended and improved by the current owners who have lived here for the last 18 years. They have added a two storey side extension, a large conservatory at the rear and a double garage with room over. They have refurbished the interior to a high standard with good quality fittings and finishes, as well as undertaken hard and soft landscaping in the extensive grounds which include a wide variety of mature trees.
The large walnut tree from which the house takes its name came down in a storm in 2012. It was professionally felled, planked and once properly dried, a local craftsman created two lovely pieces of furniture, which may be of interest to the next owner.
The Accommodation - An oak arched door leads into a porch with a further door to the lobby. On the left is the cloakroom and straight ahead is the dual aspect study, which has a built-in cupboards and a terracotta tiled floor. An opening leads off to the dining room, which is also accessed from the kitchen. The dining room is dual aspect with double doors into the garden, has a wooden floor and built-in drinks cupboard. A door leads off to the sitting room, again with wood flooring, a stone open fireplace and built-in cupboards with shelving over. Double doors lead to the large conservatory, with tiled underfloor heating and two sets of doors into the garden. From here one can enjoy delightful views over the garden and countryside beyond. At the front of the house is the heart of the home, a large and well appointed kitchen/breakfast room with extensive units and granite work surfaces. There are two under mounted sinks, two larder cupboards and a brick fireplace-style recess housing the Rangemaster dual fuel cooker. The fridge, freezer and dishwasher are integrated and there is a breakfast island adjacent to wide quad-folding doors, which flood the kitchen with morning sunshine. A door off leads to the utility room, with space for two under counter appliances and a butlers sink. On the first floor, the dual aspect master bedroom has a period style en suite with roll top bath and shower enclosure. There is a dressing room on the landing with extensive wardrobes. The guest bedroom has double doors onto a south-east facing balcony and an en suite wet room with large shower enclosure. There are two further double bedrooms, one with a built-in wardrobe, plus a large shower room.
Outside - Twin vehicular gates and a separate pedestrian gate lead to the gravelled drive with a central roundabout. Numerous low stone walls provide terracing throughout the grounds which surround the property. Off to the right is the double garage, with an orchard adjacent with apple, pear, plumb and cherry trees. Wrapping all around the house are paved terraces and seating areas. The woodland is illuminated and planted with spring bulbs and there is a 'zip wire'. Adjacent to the house is a large paved entertaining space with a sunken hob tub and, set into the wall adjacent is a water feature. The grounds extend to 0.88 of an acre.
Double Garage - Electric front door, power and light. Side door to covered log storage area. Internal staircase to hobbies room over.
Services - Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage system. Bottled gas for the range hob. The oil boiler has been replaced and supplies central heating and hot water. All three showers have pumps fitted. An ADT alarm system is installed.
Local Authority - Wiltshire Council Offices, Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 1ER. Tel: 01249 706111, www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Council Tax - Band G - £2551.27 for 2016/17 - with an improvement indicator. This means the banding may increase when sold.
Directions To Sn16 9Dh - From Malmesbury proceed east on the B4040 towards Charlton. As you enter the village, the property is the first on your right, immediately after the turning to Garsdon.
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