Chippenham Wiltshire SN15 Little Somerford
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- G Council Band
Features at a glance
- Lovely village house
- Drawing Room
- Sitting Room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 Bedrooms
- Attic Rooms
- Period outbuildings including garaging
- Gardens and paddocks
A wonderful village house
Staveley is a spacious period house set back from the village street down a short driveway. Unlike most Cotswold houses of its age and style, the house has very good proportions with good ceiling heights and plenty of large windows that flood the rooms with light. The drawing room is a particularly impressive room, with large west-facing windows. The kitchen and sitting room are both south-facing, with a lovely outlook over the gardens to the paddock beyond. There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. there is a studio and study on the second floor which could be further bedrooms if required, together with a number of attic rooms. Staveley is not Listed.
This property has 5.96 acres of land.
To the side of the house are a range of period outbuildings, built mainly of Cotswold stone with some red brick additions. Extending to about 2,400 square feet in all, these comprise a workshop, garage, stable and stores, two of which have left storage over. There is plenty of parking space to the front. The gardens and ground lie mainly to the south of the house. They comprise level lawns with mixed borders and a vegetable garden. A particular feature of the property is the excellent degree of privacy the gardens have for a village house. Beyond the gardens is a large flat paddock (previously used as an informal golf course). At the far end a tunnel under the railway line to a further paddock.
Little Somerford is a popular North Wiltshire village. A proper community, it has a village hall, church and a popular pub, The Somerford Arms. The ancient market town of Malmesbury is 4 miles to the west and offers a good range of shop and services, from Waitrose and Aldi supermarkets to independent suppliers. Other local towns include Tetbury, Cirencester and Chippenham. The main regional centres are Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Cheltenham and Gloucester, all of which are within daily commuting distance. Communications are good, with Junction 17 of the M4 being about 6 miles. Chippenham Station (8 miles) has direct rail services to Paddington from 69 minutes. A good choice of both state and private schools locally. Malmesbury School is particularly well-regarded. In the private sector there is Westonbirt, Beaudesert Park, St. Marys Calne, as well as a variety of schools in Bath such as Kingswood and Monkton Combe. Plenty of sports in the area including golf courses and many equestrian events such as Badminton Horse Trials and National Hunt racing at Cheltenham and Newbury.
From Malmesbury take the B4042 towards Wootton Bassett. After about 3 miles fork right for Little Somerford. Drop down the hill and pass The Somerford Arms on your right. Fork right for Great Somerford and Staveley is immediately in front of you on the left.Read more
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