- Listed Townhouse 3370 sq ft
- 0.4 acre grounds
- 5 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
- Large sitting room, study
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility and cloakroom
- Off-road parking
- Countryside views
- Close to town centre
in a sought after location, and lovely gardens extending to about 0.4 of an acre.
5 bedrooms, nursey/dressing room, 2 bath/shower rooms. Hall, cloakroom, sitting room,
study, kitchen/breakfast room, laundry/boot room, pantry, boiler room.
This Grade II * Listed home is arguably one of the finest town houses in Malmesbury and dates from the late 17th century. With limestone rubble elevations beneath a stone tile covered roof, the five bay facade has stone cross mullion windows with leaded-lights. Most of the windows have original fixings and relieving stone arches over. It is thought to have been built by Mr Thomas, Town Clerk to 'The Old Corporation' and may have been used as a mill and subsequently a silk glove factory in the late 1800's. There are period features throughout the house including a number of particularly good fireplaces.
The part-glazed front door leads into a hall with wide elm floorboards, with a large cloakroom off, and the main staircase. On the right is the three windowed sitting room with a large inglenook style fireplace and a lovely panelled wall with a secret door to the secondary stairs. At the rear is a study with a wood panelled ceiling and an exposed mullion window. On the lower floor is a hardwood orangery with tiled floor and two sets of double doors into the garden. The large kitchen/breakfast room has a wide fireplace housing the gas, two oven, Aga with a granite surround and adjacent shelving. The bespoke painted kitchen cabinets have complimentary shelving over and solid wood worktops. There are two external doors and a door to the adjacent laundry/boot room with a shelved pantry and a boiler room also housing the pressurised hot water cylinder. Stone stairs lead off. On the first floor the master bedroom has two mullions and a lovely fireplace with a Victorian grate. There is a panelled wall plus a door to the en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. Also on this floor is another double bedroom currently used as a home office with extensive book shelving. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms, a nursery/dressing room with extensive wardrobes and a shower room. On the top floor is an attic bedroom with exposed beams and a dormer window, plus a hanging cupboard on the landing and walk-in loft storage space.
To the side of the property is a driveway shared with the neighbour King Athelstan's House, with space to park two or three cars, depending on size. Extending to about 0.4 of an acre, the extensive gardens lie mainly to the front and side of the house and comprise areas of lawn and hedging interspersed with wild flower meadows, a lovely paved terrace, stone walls and numerous fruit and mature trees. Nestled beside the stream that feeds into the nearby Avon, the garden is a wonderful oasis for wildlife and has open views over the surrounding countryside. At the rear is a brick outbuilding with power and light. Adjacent is a shaded pergola ideal for alfresco dining.
All mains connected. The boiler and Aga are both gas fired. Council Tax Band G - £3,630 payable for 2022/23. There is no EPC as the property is Listed.
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. It is also home to the UK headquarters of Dyson, who employ over 3000 people. 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 9BJ
Proceed down the High Street and turn right into Kingswall. Proceed for about 100 yards and the property is on your left hand side.