Attractive cottage in picturesque setting
Ablington House Cottage is a charming semidetached Cotswolds property which has been updated whilst retaining many character features. The property is surprisingly spacious and well-lit for a cottage style home, and the interior is well presented with neutral decoration throughout.
The rear door leads into the utility/boot room, and then through to the kitchen and breakfast room with traditional stone flooring throughout. The kitchen features shaker style units, solid wood countertops and a range oven (not included) while there is ample space for dining adjacent to the glazed patio doors which lead into the garden. To the front of the property, the good-sized sitting room features solid wood parquet flooring and a fireplace, with original stone mantel, fitted with a wood-burning stove. Window seats add a charming touch to the room. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a charming study featuring the same parquet flooring, as well as extensive builtin shelving and a door accessing the garden.
Three double bedrooms are located on the first floor, with one featuring an impressive vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams. A spacious family bathroom featuring modern fixtures in a period style to suit the property, includes a freestanding claw foot bath and separate shower.
To the front, the property features a spacious and highly attractive garden. A large area of the garden is laid to lawn, while established planting in a cottage garden style gives the space real appeal. A shared path leads up from the gate, through the garden to the house, with two entrances located at the side and rear of the property. At the rear of the house are further established gardens with a traditional patio providing the ideal spot for outside entertaining. The property backs onto a semi-wooded area with several mature trees, offering a pleasant outlook from both the garden and house.
Ablington is one of the prettiest and most unspoilt Cotswold villages. It is surrounded by open countryside in the sought after Coln Valley. The village comprises a variety of pretty mainly period houses and cottages grouped around the river Coln. Bibury, about one mile, was famously described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England. It has a village shop and post office, a pub and a hotel while the historic market towns of Cirencester and Burford, both within easy reach, offer a wider range of shopping, dining and leisure facilities. There are many enjoyable walks and an extensive network of bridle paths for riding. A number of excellent schools are within daily driving distance. Including Deer Park School, Farmors School in Fairford as well as Hatherop Castle, Pinewood, Beaudesert Park and Rendcomb. Road communications via the A419/417 dual carriageway with good access to Junction 15 (M4) at Swindon and Junction 11a (M5) at Gloucester. All the main centres of Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Oxford are all within daily commuting distance.
From Cirencester take the B4425 as for Bibury and Burford. Go through Barnsley and continue into Bibury. Drop down the hill, cross the river and in front of The Swan Hotel turn left for Ablington. Continue into Ablington and ignore the left hand fork for Winson and Fossebridge. Continue past the triangle and take the turning on the right hand side and follow the track to the rear of Ablington House Cottage where there is parking for four cars.Read all
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