Lotus House, 94, High Street, Malmesbury

£480,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED LISTED COTTAGE (1245 sq ft) WITH FABULOUS SECRET GARDEN. Owners comment - Lotus House has been a home with a difference. Perfect location and accommodation like no other. And as for the secret garden, it's enchanting. I am only leaving as age is catching up with me, and I need to downsize. If I could cut the cottage in half I would never leave!

The Property

This character home is Grade II Listed and dates from the 18th Century. It is of coursed limestone rubble construction, beneath an interlocking tile covered roof. There are many period features visible throughout with a wealth of exposed beams, stone walls and a lovely fireplace in the sitting room. The garden is a delightful feature and must be viewed to appreciate.

The Accommodation

Steps lead up to a recessed front door which in turn gives access to the split-level stone tiled hall which continues into the kitchen, and has the staircase off. On the left is the good sized sitting/dining room, which has an impressive fireplace fitted with a log burning stove. The ceiling is heavily beamed and there is a wide wall recess and an under stair cupboard. At the rear is the kitchen/breakfast room which has a part vaulted ceiling with a Conservation roof light and double doors onto the terrace. There are a range of painted units with wooden work surfaces including a range cooker together with space for a slimline dishwasher, fridge and washing machine. On the first floor are two double bedrooms, one with built-in wardrobes and a family bathroom with shower over the bath. On the second floor landing there is a cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder, another double, again with wardrobes, a decent single and a shower room.

Outside

Off the kitchen is a paved terrace enclosed by brick and stone walls with trellis work for privacy. Steps with a lovely ornate handrail lead up to a lawned garden which wraps around behind both of the neighbours, and is therefore larger than normal. There are well stocked borders, fruit trees, a shed and further store.

General

All mains connected. The gas boiler is int he kitchen and supplies central heating and hot water. Council Tax Band D- £1,943.50 payable for 2019/20, with an improvement indicator. There is no EPC as the cottage is Listed.

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.

Owner's Comment

Lotus House has been a home with a difference. Perfect location and accommodation like no other. And as for the secret garden, it's enchanting. I am only leaving as age is catching up with me, and I need to downsize. If I could cut the cottage in half I would never leave!

Directions to SN16 9AT

From M4 Junction 17 head north to Malmesbury. At the Priory roundabout take the first exit, continue over the river bridge and the cottage is on your right, just after the right hand turning into St John Street.

While we take care to ensure the accuracy of our information the following points should be noted: All measurements and distances are approximate. No tests as to the condition or suitability of any services, fixtures or fittings have been carried out and intending purchasers must make their own enquiries. Fitted carpets, curtains and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale unless otherwise stated. Any plans and photographs are illustrative and do not imply such items are included in the sale. These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through Blount & Maslin. They are believed to be correct, but their accuracy is not guaranteed.

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