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4 bedroom house for sale

Heath Lane, Startley, Wiltshire


Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Period Cottage
  • Private and Rural Setting
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Plot Of 1/4 Acre
  • Spacious Kitchen
  • Panoramic Views
  • Detached Garage + Annexe
  • Potential For Extension STP
  • Ample Parking

Full description

An attractive semi detached period cottage located in a tranquil and idyllic rural setting enjoying stunning uninterrupted views from the front, rear and side over the surrounding countryside. The property has been extended and improved over recent years and now provides a comfortable home of character and charm. The spacious interior comprises a hallway with cloakroom, an impressive sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room and a large farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with Rayburn and separate utility. There are four bedrooms and a spacious bathroom on the first floor. Externally the large rear garden enjoys a high degree of privacy being predominantly laid to lawn with a driveway to the front approaching a detached garage with a self contained first floor annexe.

Situation - Occupying a pleasant and private position in this rural lane close to open countryside. Startley is a small hamlet located approximately three miles from the ancient town of Malmesbury. The neighbouring village of Great Somerford, about a mile away has an excellent village store/post office, a public house and primary school. Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, surrounded by two branches of the River Avon, Malmesbury boasts buildings of golden Cotswold stone and beautiful river walks. Famous for its ancient Abbey and elaborate 15th century Market Cross, there are excellent independent shops, a Waitrose, charming cosy pubs, friendly cafes, regular farmers' markets and a busy local events schedule. Good road networks radiate to the towns of Cirencester, Chippenham, Swindon, Bath and Bristol, with the M4 readily accessible at either Junction 17 or 16. Train links are available at Chippenham (10 miles) and Swindon with a direct link to London Paddington in around 1 hour 15 minutes.

Directions - From our office in Malmesbury proceed down the High Street to the roundabout. Take the third exit onto the A429, signposted Chippenham. After 3/4 mile turn left into Grange Lane, signposted Startley. The turning for Heath Lane is on the left just before entering the village and number two is the second cottage on the left hand side.

Accommodation Comprises -

Entrance Canopy - Oak front door with paned inset.

Entrance Hall - Radiator, built-in cupboard.

Cloakroom - Low level W.C., pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashback, double glazed window to side.

Utility Room - Double glazed window to side, inset single bowl sink, cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine, part tiled walls, floor mounted oil fired boiler, double glazed Velux roof window. Paned door to rear garden.

Sitting Room - 22'2 x 15'7 (6.76m x 4.75m) - An impressive double aspect room with double glazed window to front, port hole window to side, double glazed sliding patio doors to rear garden. Feature open fireplace with wood burning stove, stone hearth, exposed stone to chimney breast, exposed stone to one wall, wall light points. Archway to:

Dining Room - 12' x 10'11 (3.66m x 3.33m) - Feature open fireplace with wood burning stove, stone hearth, exposed brick to chimney breast, double glazed window to front, rural views, paned door to front, radiator, wall light points.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 21'5 x 13'6 (6.53m x 4.11m) - Inset one and half bowl sink, mixer tap, comprehensive range of wall, base and drawer units, including glass fronted display cabinets, adjacent work surfaces, tiled surround and concealed lighting. Solid fuel Rayburn, inset four ring Bosch ceramic hob, extractor hood above, double Neff oven to side, plumbing and space for dishwasher, inset ceiling spotlights, ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating. Exposed ceiling beam, turned staircase to first floor, radiator, range of large double glazed picture windows and sliding patio doors overlooking rear garden and rural views beyond.

First Floor Landing - Double glazed window to rear, access to loft space, radiator.

Bedroom One - 12'3 x 10'11 (3.73m x 3.33m) - Window to front with far reaching rural views, radiator, built-in wardrobes to either side of chimney breast.

Bedroom Two - 15'7 x 10'7 (4.75m x 3.23m) - Window to side with deep sill, two double glazed skylight windows, radiator, built-in wardrobe, inset ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom Three - 11'10 x 7 (3.61m x 0.18m) - Double glazed windows to rear overlooking garden and far reaching rural views, double glazed conservation skylight window, exposed stone to one wall, radiator.

Bedroom Four - 11'11 x 7'5 (3.63m x 2.26m) - Paned door to walk on balcony, rural views, large window above, built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom - A spacious room with large corner spa bath, over bath shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., bidet, built-in shelved cupboard, heated towel rail, radiator, part tiled walls, window to rear with far reaching views over garden and beyond.

Externally -

Garage + Annexe - 20' x 15'9 (6.10m x 4.80m) - Electrically operated roller door, window to side, power and light, tap.

Self Contained Annexe - Paned door to lobby, stairs to first floor. Plumbing and space for washing machine.

Kitchen/Bedroom - 20'1 x 16'3 (6.12m x 4.95m) - An open plan room with two double glazed windows to rear with far reaching views, double glazed Velux skylight window, double glazed window to front. Inset single bowl sink, wall and base units, adjacent work surfaces, tiled surround, space for cooker, plumbing and space for dishwasher, Wood burning stove on stone hearth, inset ceiling spotlights, eaves storage cupboards, built-in wardrobe, TV point.

En Suite Shower Room - Enclosed fully tiled shower cubicle housing Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., part tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, double glazed Velux window.

Rear Garden - The cottage stands on a bold plot approaching 1/4 acre with stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
The private garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a raised terrace, established trees and an evergreen hedge to one boundary.

Front Garden - A large blocked paved driveway extends to the front and side providing ample parking. There is a shed and wood store. A wide gravel parking bay across the lane, directly in front of the property provides additional parking space.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firm's employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property. All measurements and distances are approximate only.

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Added on Rightmove:
25 May 2016


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