A very attractive Cotswold stone three bedroom period property with a wealth of character features in the heart of the village of Whelford.
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The property is situated in the village of Whelford, tucked away in a quiet and private setting. A former school house, the property was sympathetically and carefully converted and later extended to provide a generous and flexible family home with light and well-appointed living space. The property combines a lovely balance of period features, such as stone mullion windows and high ceilings with all the conveniences of modern living, including timber framed double glazed windows and gas central heating, finished to a high specification throughout.
The heart of the home is the impressive kitchen/dining room which offers a bright and welcoming space for day to day living and entertaining. The kitchen has a range of painted solid wood wall and base cabinets under a block wooden counter top with an inset ceramic sink and draining board. There is a gas range cooker and an integrated dishwasher along with space for a fridge/freezer. The terracotta tiled floor continues from the kitchen/dining room into the sitting room which has French doors out to the rear terrace.
The utility room is off the kitchen with base cabinets, a sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a separate cloakroom and an external door with storm porch over. This is a more practical every day entrance to the house ideal for muddy boots and paws.
There are two further reception rooms, with the room adjacent to the kitchen/dining room being used as a sitting room with a limestone tiled floor and an attractive staircase to the first floor. A real feature of the room is the working cast iron fireplace. An external door leads to the formal entrance via the porch on the original part of the property. Beyond the sitting room is the snug, again with a working fire place and overlooking the garden.
Upstairs the landing has a built-in bookcase making great use of the space. The inviting master bedroom has built in wardrobes and the room is bright and welcoming thanks to the high ceilings and large windows overlooking the garden. There are two further well proportioned double bedrooms and to complete the accommodation there is a family bathroom comprising a bath with overhead shower, pedestal hand basin and low level WC all complimented by the tongue and groove panelling.
Grounds and Gardens
The property is approached through a set of timber gates along a gravel drive providing parking for numerous vehicles leading to the single detached garage with timber double doors, power and light. The gardens provide a peaceful, tranquil haven wrapping around two sides of the property, which are mainly laid to lawn with mature, high trees and planting to the boundaries providing excellent privacy. There is a terrace off the sitting room providing the perfect spot for al fresco dining.
Whelford is a small hamlet with a church and village hall. Fairford is the nearest town providing excellent every day shopping as well as a doctors surgery, library, chemist, bank, cottage hospital and dental practice, together with a wide range of local societies and clubs. Both Fairford primary school and Farmors Secondary School are highly regarded. Cirencester is the nearest larger town, with Oxford and Swindon also within easy daily driving distance. Intercity trains from Swindon reach Paddington in as little as 55 minutes.