Dating from the 1500's this delightful cottage has been improved by the present owner to provide a well presented and very comfortable home with lots of period features, a beautiful rear garden and the benefit of a garage.
The reception rooms, cottage style kitchen/breakfast room and garden room are complemented with many period features which include exposed beams and a flagstone floor. Approached through a front lobby, the beamed reception room has a deep Inglenook with wood burner and beam. To the side of this is a winding staircase to the first floor. Leaded windows and fitted cabinetry add to the charm with another leaded window and door to the kitchen. Fitted with a flagstone floor and a range of units under oak tops there is a wide recess for a range to one end. A rear lobby provides storage and a cloakroom. The lobby in turn leads to the vaulted and double glazed garden room with limestone tiled floor.
On the first floor the landing has room for a desk and has access to the roof space. The double aspect, vaulted main bedroom has fitted cupboards to one wall. The second bedroom also has cupboards and an ornamental fireplace recess. Both are served by the bathroom with Travertine tiled surrounds to the bath with shower and screen over.
The rear gardens are a beautiful feature and need to be seen to appreciate fully. With a paved area to the rear of the garden room a step ascends to a raised area with lawn and a variety of well stocked borders and beds all bound by dry stone walling. A stone outside store has log store to the side with a further summer house beyond and shed adjacent to the gated rear access. GARAGE: In addition there is the rare advantage of a single garage across the street.
Picturesque Castle Combe is noted for its unspoilt Cotswold character and Grade II listed properties. Its immaculate street scene has been used as a film location for "War Horse", "Stardust" and "Dr Doolittle". A short walk from the property there is also the Manor House Hotel with its Michelin star restaurant and the golf club with a Peter Alliss designed course, regarded as one of the top 100 in the UK. At the heart of the village is the 14th Century Market Cross, a small hotel and a public house.
Voted "the prettiest village in England", Castle Combe has a secluded position in the By Brook Valley. Set within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, amidst beautiful North Wiltshire countryside. North west of the market town of Chippenham and within easy reach of the Georgian city of Bath, with its many cultural, leisure and shopping attractions. Tetbury and Cirencester, two typical Cotswolds towns, are close by.
The M4 motorway (Junctions 17 & 18) provides fast road access to London, Bristol, Swindon and the South West. Nearby Chippenham offers a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and amenities including a sports/leisure centre and main line rail services (Paddington 75 minutes) There is a good choice of both state and private education in the area. Those with an interest in country and leisure pursuits are well catered for in the region.
From Chippenham proceed out of the town along the A420 (Bristol Road) bearing right at the fork signposted to Yatton Keynell and Castle Combe. Follow this road through Yatton Keynell and upon reaching Upper Castle Combe take the next left down the hill to the square, and follow the road round to the left. Unicorn Cottage is located on the right hand side.