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6 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Castle Eaton, Wiltshire

Offers in Excess of £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Georgian fronted property with 17th Century origins.
  • Architectural and historic interest retaining many original features - including period fireplaces and carved oak staircase.
  • Wonderful mature and private family garden.
  • Well-established vegetable garden incorporating18ft x 10ft Gabriel Ash greenhouse.
  • Excellent location for state and private schools (Kempsford, Fairford, etc.).
  • Active local community within easy access of the renowned market town of Cirencester.
  • Rural yet accesssible - good access for Swindon and the M4 and M5 motorways.
  • In excess of 3,500 sq.ft. of versatile accommodation.
  • Mains electricity, water, sewerage and gas and gas central heating throughout.
  • Double garage and parking for several cars. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A handsome Grade II Listed Georgian fronted property of around 3,500 sq.ft. with 17th Century origins and a beautiful garden, in all extending to around 0.6 acre.

Bridge House, built of Cotswold stone under a Cotswold stone roof, is a charming building of both architectural and historical interest and retains many period features behind its most attractive facade. Such details include period fireplaces, original sash windows with shutters, carved oak staircase, stone mullioned windows to the rear and a bread oven. The property is a wonderful family home - particularly with its large garden and versatile accommodation offering up to six bedrooms or home office space.

Arranged over three floors, Bridge House has some wonderful entertaining space. The sitting room and dining room are located at the front of the property, whilst the 'everyday' rooms are found together at the rear. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of handmade units, cleverly detailed and laid out, with a solid ash workstation/island and stone tile flooring. It benefits from a four oven gas fired Aga plus an electric oven/microwave and induction hob. There are ceiling beams in this room and a large adjacent breakfast room with mullioned windows overlooking the beautiful private gardens.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The large family bathroom features a period style suite with roll top bath, high ceilings with exposed beams plus a twin walk-in airing cupboard.

The top floor comprises two further bedrooms with an inter-connecting door. These rooms are versatile and are currently used as a studio bedroom and a large office.

The secluded garden of Bridge House is a stunning feature and lies at the rear of the property. Generally South-facing and mainly laid to lawn surrounded by herbaceous borders flanked by Cotswold stone walls. To the side there is a separate enclosed well-established vegetable garden with a Gabriel Ash hardwood greenhouse with a double cold frame.

There is a double garage and ample parking for several cars.

Castle Eaton is a pleasant village and civil parish on the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders. It is home to the early reaches of the River Thames and is surrounded by farmland which gives the village a rural feel on the approach yet remains very convenient for access to the arterial roads. The village itself is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is characterised by older buildings, most of which are in The Street and date from around 1650 to 1850. There is a wonderful village community based around the Village Hall with active clubs and committees.

Although The Street lies close to the River Thames, Bridge House itself has not been affected by the flooding in the 20 years of the current owners' ownership or the 20 years prior to that. Indeed the whole of the village has no history of river flooding and is outside the Environment Agency's (EA) flood zone 2 (the EA considers that the flood risk to be less than 1/1000.)

There is easy access to more extensive facilities in Cirencester - a thriving market town with a range of shops including a Waitrose superstore, Tesco, a hospital and other essential services. Cricklade and Fairford are also within easy reach. There are two golf courses nearby, excellent riding, local shoots, pretty walks and bridleways, fantastic recreation and sporting facilities, including The Cotswold Water Park with its associated water sports.

Rural yet accessible, the village is the perfect location for anyone wanting to live in a country village but requiring good access for Swindon and the M4 and M5 motorways. There is a high speed rail service to London Paddington (60 minutes) from Swindon (8 miles). Heathrow Airport is only a 75 minute journey. Both Oxford and Cheltenham are about 30 minutes drive.

There are primary schools in nearby Kempsford and Highworth. Farmor's School in Fairford has an excellent reputation. In the private sector, there are Prior Park Pre-Prep and Prep School at nearby Cricklade. Pinewood at Bourton and Hatherop Castle within easy reach for day pupils.


* Cricklade - 5 miles
* Fairford - 6 miles
* Lechlade - 8 miles
* Swindon Station - 9 miles
* Swindon Hospital - 11 miles
* Cirencester - 12 miles
* M4 - 12 miles
* Heathrow - 75 miles

(Please note - all mileages are approximate.)

No onward chain.

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Added on Rightmove:
24 March 2016

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