4 Bedroom Cottage SSTCGoosebridge Cottage, 37-41, St John Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
A well presented Grade II Listed DETACHED HOME, (2658 sq ft) on a no-through
road, CLOSE TO THE TOWN CENTRE. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms - one en suite. Porch, large sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen and breakfast room, utility and cloakroom. Over half an acre of gardens, bordered by the river. ADJACENT PARKING ARRANGEMENT.
Location - Malmesbury lies close to the border of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, 14 miles south of Cirencester and 10 miles north of Chippenham, with Swindon 16 miles to the east and Bath 24 miles to the west. It has a good selection of shops including a Waitrose supermarket, a regular farmers' market, a library, museum, leisure centre with pool, two primary schools and an Ofsted rated Outstanding secondary school. J17 of the M4, 5 miles south, provides access to the area's major employment centres and there are trains to Paddington in just over an hour from Chippenham, Kemble and Swindon.
The Property - Goosebridge Cottage comprises three cottages that have been skillfully remodelled and extended into one charming Grade II Listed home. It dates from the early 19th Century, and is of chiefly limestone rubble construction, beneath a stone tile covered roof. It has been much improved by the current owners over the last 31 years, and has been a wonderful family home from which their children have now flown. There are numerous period features and a large garden with a pond, vegetable plot and a chicken run. The ground floor has a combination of Chinese slate and travertine flooring, with wood floors and carpets on the upper floors, and tiling in the bathrooms. While the majority of rooms enjoy south facing light, a number enjoy multiple windows, making the rooms light and airy. Storage space has been maximised wherever possible, including numerous built-in cupboards and book shelving.
The Accommodation - The entrance porch leads to the dining room, which has a blocked off fireplace and the main staircase with a cupboard under. The L shaped sitting room has a carved stone surround fireplace with a Jotul wood burning stove. It easily incorporates a piano, or could provide a study area if required. There are two sets of French doors into the garden. The kitchen and breakfast room are essentially all one, but provide distinct preparation and eating areas, both with bespoke Parlour Farm units and all the usual appliances. There is a secondary staircase from the kitchen. The utility room at the far end houses the white goods and leads to a cloakroom. On the first floor, the study could easily provide a bathroom and dressing area to the main bedroom beyond, which enjoys a triple aspect and has a loft storage void. The family bathroom is well appointed with a separate shower. The guest bedroom, which has secondary stairs to the kitchen, has an en suite shower room. On the second floor there is a central playroom, with double bedrooms at either end, all with vaulted sloping ceilings, dormers and exposed trusses. There is a large tongue and groove clad storage void over the main bedroom with restricted ceiling height.
Outside - The gardens and grounds, stretch to over half an acre and are a delightful feature of the property. They are bounded on one side by a branch of the Tetbury Avon, just above its confluence with the Sherston Avon. A pergola adjoins the cottage with a productive vine and well stocked border opposite. A terrace with box hedging adjoins the sitting room and beyond are three former privies, providing log storage, and an enclosed chicken run with hen house. There is a large expanse of lawn, two sheds, a second pergola, a summer house, fruit cage and raised vegetable beds. Beyond the pond, a wooden bridge leads to a jetty adjoining the river.
General - All mains connected. The gas boiler is in the study and provides central heating and hot water. Council Tax band F - £2699.74 payable for 2018/19. There is no EPC as the property is Listed.
Directions to SN16 9BW - Proceed down the High Street, and prior the the river bridge, turn left into St John Street. Continue along and the property is on the right, prior to the bowls club.