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4 bedroom cottage for sale


Offers in Region of £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An attached character three/four bedroom cottage
  • Rural Location
  • Three reception rooms
  • Mature Private Garden with south aspect - ideal for the keen gardener
  • Plenty of off street parking
  • Great location for schools and commuting

Full description


Dining Room* Drawing Room with large inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove* Kitchen/Breakfast Room* A large Sitting Room* Study/Bedroom Four* Downstairs Cloakroom* Utility Room* Three Double Bedrooms* Main Bedroom with en-suite shower room* Family Bathroom* Mature Private Garden* Off street parking*

The Old Forge is a spacious characterful cottage situated in a quiet lane on the outskirts of Shapwick.   With much history the original cottage is thought to date from around the 16th century and over the years has been extended and improved to offer a three/four bedroomed attached home.   The converted extension was the local smithy and the original horse rings still hang on the wall.


The Old Forge is a spacious characterful cottage situated in a quiet lane on the outskirts of Shapwick.   With much history the original cottage is thought to date from around the 16th century and over the years has been extended and improved to offer a three/four bedroomed attached home.   The converted extension was the local smithy and the original horse rings still hang on the wall. 

The versatile accommodation offers on the ground floor, entrance hallway, dining room, drawing room with large inglenook fireplace incorporating a wood-burning stove, kitchen/breakfast room, a large sitting room with door leading to the original forge, which would make an ideal study/bedroom four (for a growing teenager!).  Downstairs is also a cloakroom and plenty of storage plus utility room.  Upstairs on the first floor are three double bedrooms and main bedroom with en-suite shower room.  Family bathroom.   This cottage has an enclosed rear garden, which at present is looking lovely with all the flowers in bloom.

The garden is private with many established shrubs and plants, plus many fruit trees including apple, pear and quince.   At the bottom of the garden is a new shed with attached woodstore, a russet apple tree with wild flowers beneath it and a fruit and vegetable plot including raised beds.  There are two ponds linked by a waterfall.  The garden enjoys a south facing aspect.

A useful garden store is accessed from the rear garden. 

At the front and side of the house is plenty of off road parking on Cotswold gravel.   A lovely fig tree covers the side wall of the cottage already with an abundance of fruit.

The property is approached from the lane to wooden door with glazed window into a reception hallway.

RECEPTION HALLWAY leads to principal rooms.  The hallway is part tiled with exposed beams over.   Stairs rise to first floor. 

DINING ROOM.  A lovely room that faces South with exposed stone walls and window overlooking lane.  This room was thought to be the original kitchen and dating around 16th century.   A bread oven can be found in the stone walling.  Beams over and at the far end of the room is an inglenook thought to be the original fireplace. 

SITTING ROOM with large inglenook fireplace with ‘Stovax’ wood-burning stove seated on a quarry tile hearth.  The cottage windows overlook the front of the house.  The room is split level including a second dining area or snug.  This room is full of character and period features with exposed beams and stone walls.  Storage cupboard with shelving. 

THE KITCHEN is a good size and overlooks the pretty rear garden.  A good range of ‘Shaker’ style wooden wall and floor units incorporate a stainless steel sink unit with mixer over.  Worktops over and tiled splashbacks.  Built-in double electric oven and hob.  Space and plumbing for dishwasher.  Space for fridge/freezer.   Wood effect flooring throughout kitchen/breakfast area. 

LARDER with shelving.  Window to rear.

A UTILITY ROOM with space and plumbing for a washing machine.  Space for an upright fridge/freezer.  Housing the wall mounted oil boiler.  Windows to the rear.  Base cupboard incorporates stainless steel sink unit. 

From Kitchen through an opening to BREAKFAST AREA with wood effect flooring.   A large picture window looks out on to lovely rear garden.  Paned door to:

REAR LOBBY which has wood effect flooring and door opening to the rear garden.  Cloaks hanging and boot room.  A sliding door opens to DOWNSTAIRS WC with low level WC and hand basin.  Frost window to side. 

From the Breakfast area you will step up into a 2ND SITTING ROOM.  A superb room that was formerly the Forge.  Two large cottage style windows overlook the front of the house, which being south facing offers much light to the room.  Built-in shelving on one side of the room.   Window to rear garden.  Door to:

STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR which is currently used as a study but could offer a fourth bedroom.  Exposed stone walls with the original iron rings once used to tether the horse.  Another large window to front.  Beams over.

From the Entrance Hallway is a staircase leading to FIRST FLOOR landing.  Window to rear.  Large landing leads to all bedrooms and bathroom.  A  hatch with attached fold-down ladder giving access to loft for storage. 

MAIN BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM.  A double bedroom with window to front.  Built-in wardrobes.  Exposed beams.  Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and with shelving.  A folding ‘ornate’ glass door opens into the en-suite shower room.  

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with WC, hand basin set in vanity unit and enclosed shower unit which is fully tiled with electric shower over.  Velux window. 

BEDROOM TWO offers another double bedroom with window to front.  Exposed beams.

Step up the landing to BEDROOM THREE offers a double bedroom with window to front.  Exposed beams and loft hatch. 

FAMILY BATHROOM with high level window with wonderful countryside views.  WC, hand basin and panelled bath with shower over and fitted shower curtain.  


To the side of the property is an area of Cotswold gravel with parking for several cars.  A mature fig tree grows on the side of the Old Forge and has an abundance of fruit at present.  There is a side garden to the rear garden.  The cottage garden is really in full bloom this summer, with many mature shrubs and plants.    Many fruit trees such as Apple, Pear and Quince.   A patio area at the rear of garden offers privacy for relaxing in the sunshine or Al fresco dining.  Access to GARDEN STORE room.  A pathway leads to the bottom of the garden, where you will find a bed of wild flowers.  Shed and woodstore.  The garden is bound by fencing and hedging. 












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24 June 2016


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