7 bedroom detached house for saleThe Shoe, Chippenham
- Outstanding Detached Period Family House
- Huge Potential For Further Accommodation or Income
- Stunning 1 Acre Landscaped Gardens
- One Bedroom Annexe
- Hot Tub
- 3 Double Garages
- 6/7 Bedrooms
- Home Office
- 5 Bathrooms
Fossecombe House is a stunning family home of wonderful proportions surrounded by beautiful walled gardens and offering an exciting potential for further accommodation or a significant income. This attractive and extremely handsome property has been sympathetically and comprehensively extended and refurbished to an exacting standard by the current owners.
The property is very well balanced and the main accommodation is arranged over three floors, with a fabulously eclectic mix of quality contemporary and period finishes, that blend beautifully with the surroundings. There are many original period features which include lovely parquet flooring, stone mullion windows, oak panelling, exposed beams and handsome fireplaces.
An impressive hallway leads to all the ground floor rooms, to the front with a fine aspect and a large bay window there is generous sitting room, and to the rear a fully functioning bar and snug. The formal dining room has a wonderful double aspect, and leads through to the family breakfast room and stunning well-equipped kitchen with a walk-in pantry. The wine cellar and laundry room are conveniently placed in the basement where there is further significant storage space.
The independent annexe leads from the kitchen and has an apexed ceiling, guest WC, galleried landing and a large bedroom/sitting room, open plan kitchenette and separate bathroom. The annexe has its own private access out to the gardens and grounds.
Externally the property is approached via electric gates to the side into a large gravelled driveway, with a turning circle around a fountain, having a recessed parking area for three cars. In addition there are three double garages and a three car carport, along with a large first floor independently accessed office.
The property sits beautifully in well-manicured walled and gated gardens of 1 acre with a large level lawn, mature borders and an attractive sun terrace that spans the width of the property to the rear. The gardens offer wonderful entertaining space with a feature seated fire pit, hot tub and covered seated BBQ area. There is scope to add a swimming pool if required, with a pool house and shower already in place. To the side of the property there is further timber framed garage.
The hamlet known as The Shoe is located between Bath and the Wiltshire town of Chippenham and is ideally placed for commuting to either together with the city of Bristol some 15 miles distant. Access to the M4 junction 18 or 17 is also good being within a 10 ? 15 minute drive.
The Shoe is an attractive hamlet which evolved from being a major stopping point in the days of horse and carriage. It comprises a handful of delightful properties in an attractive rural position and The Nook in particular has wonderful views to the rear over open farmland.
Various amenities can be located at the nearby village of Marshfield which has the benefit of a general store, two public houses and a village school. The nearby Wilshire town of Chippenham provides a fully range of retail outlets, together with a mainline railway station providing direct access to Bristol, South Wales, Swindon, Reading and London Paddington. The World Heritage city of Bath is also within approximately 8 miles providing an excellent choice of retail outlets together with many other amenities which include the Thermae Spa, cinema complex and is the home of Bath Rugby.
Both Chippenham and Bath provide an excellent selection of schools which include Sheldon at Chippenham and in Bath, Beechen Cliff, Royal High, Kingswood and King Edwards.
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