5 Bedroom House SSTCRidgemead, Common Road, Malmesbury
Substantial FAMILY HOME (3088 sq ft) with an integrated ANNEX in a sought after location with grounds approaching AN ACRE. Owners comments "We have so many happy memories of the family growing up here - strolling into town, playing in the fields, hopping over the fences into neighbours' gardens and meeting up with friends on the walk to school. Ridgemead has evolved to accommodate every aspect of our family life over the years and we will be sad to be leaving it and the very special community that is Common Road".
The Property - Built in 1980 this excellent family home is located in a quiet road with beautiful rural views on the favoured western edge of town within a short walk of the secondary school, sports facilities and town centre. The extensive rear garden with southerly aspect leads onto a ten acre field co-operatively owned with neighbours adjoining the field, providing excellent walking opportunities onto nearby footpaths. The split-level arrangement allows for the creation of a self-contained annex with separate access providing an excellent opportunity for flexible accommodation. The property features beautiful solid oak internal doors throughout and solid oak flooring in the sitting room and entrance hall. A substantial double garage with room above was added in 2009.
The Accommodation - Wide stone steps lead up to a recessed porch with impressive double doors into the spacious entrance hall, with coats cupboard and cloakroom off. The delightful dual aspect sitting room has a Cotswold stone fireplace with inset Stovax wood burner. French doors lead to the rear garden and there is a study/reading area to the front. The kitchen/dining room is light and airy with bespoke maple units by Cotteswood of Chipping Norton, complemented by granite work surfaces and a large maple-topped island with seating. There is a Britannia range cooker, LG American-style fridge/freezer and Neff integrated dishwasher. From the hall, steps lead down to a series of rooms which could easily be sectioned off to create a self-contained annex, with a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bedroom with sitting area, en suite shower room and French doors leading to a secluded courtyard garden. Alternatively, these rooms could provide two further reception rooms/bedrooms with a large utility/boot room for single family use. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, the master having fitted wardrobes and a fully tiled en-suite with luxurious walk-in shower, plus a fully-tiled family bathroom with shower over the bath. From the landing, a short flight of stairs lead to an impressive 35ft. Studio/gym with pine floor and vaulted ceiling. There are several eaves cupboards and a door leads to a large boarded loft space, providing plentiful storage or potential for conversion to further accommodation.
Double Garage - Plus a workshop area. Electric remote control door, ample power and light points plus an external tap. A door and stairs lead to a hobby room over with large dormer window. There is potential to create further ancillary accommodation if required.
Outside - The grounds extend to about an acre and comprise a large drive, parking and turning area for numerous vehicles. There are paved terraces at the rear for both the main house and annex. The gardens are predominately lawned, interspersed with trees and a wooden shed.
General - All mains connected. The Vaillant gas boiler in the annex kitchen supplies central heating and hot water. There is a water softener in the coats cupboard and a pump for the showers in the airing cupboard. Council Tax Band G - £2,806.15 payable for 2018/19. EPC rating Band C-73.
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.
Directions to SN16 0HN - At the top of Malmesbury High Street bear left and continue past the Abbey to the Triangle. Here bear left onto the Sherston road and after about 100 yards turn left onto Foxley Road. Continue over the river and take the next left onto Common Road. The property is about 100 yards along on your left hand side, immediately after the Hawthorns.