A charming character Cottage in a beautiful rural location.
Guide price: £575,000
Location: Near Marston Meysey
Living spaces: 3
Vendor's thoughts: "Spindlebuck Cottage is a bright, sunny home where our children have grown up truly free-range, with secret gardens and rope swings, close to a first class Primary school. We have both enjoyed the freedom provided by great air, road and rail links and high speed internet to work internationally from home and have been able to enjoy weeknight county pub dining and summer barbecues in the spacious garden."
In a nutshell: A wonderful family home full of character. Rural living at its finest!
Spindlebuck Cottage sits in a rural location between Down Ampney and Marston Meysey. Down Ampney is a popular village and home to a well-regarded primary school, a multi-use games area for younger residents, a tennis club, a village hall, a village shop/cafe, and a beautiful medieval church.
The superb gastro pub The Old Spotted Cow in Marston Meysey is only a short walk away from Spindlebuck Cottage and is a delightful spot to relax and unwind after long country walks or cycle rides through the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Nearby market towns of Cricklade and Fairford are both thriving communities which benefit from a wide range of shops, post offices, doctor and dentist surgeries, leisure centres and a choice of good pubs and restaurants.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester, only a short drive away, is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting boutiques, restaurants, a handy Waitrose, cafes and twice weekly markets.
Sporting opportunities are abundant with nearby golf courses in Cirencester, Baunton, Minchinhampton and Naunton; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing, cycling and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
The area offers an excellent choice of state, grammar and private schools including Meysey Hampton Primary School and Ampney Crucis Primary School - both rated Ofsted Outstanding, Powells, Farmor’s, Cheltenham Colleges, Pate's Grammar, Hatherop Castle and Beaudesert Park to name but a few.
Communications in the area are enviable with high-speed internet and easy access to major hubs and international airports in the South West, the Midlands and London, via the M4 and M5 motorways and well connected direct train services. Down Ampney sits close to the A419/417 for easy access to all routes.
South Cerney 5 miles - Fairford 5 miles - Cirencester 9 miles - Swindon 11 miles (London Paddington 55 mins) - Kemble 11 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - M4 (Junction 15) 14 miles
Spindlebuck Cottage has been lovingly renovated to create a welcoming family home. The owners have been mindful to retain the Edwardian character of the cottage whilst making it a comfortable contemporary home.
The bright and spacious entrance hall leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room, a great room for informal dining and superbly functional with its excellent Rangemaster and double hobs to cater comfortably for guests. The adjoining pantry is a handy addition.
The delightful open family sunroom is a flexible space, ideal for dinner parties or as a playroom for younger children. The French doors lead to the terrace, garden and outlook beyond, allowing for indoor outdoor living in the warmer months.
The sitting room with Clearview multi-fuel burner and quaint diamond-leaded windows is perfect for cosy relaxing evenings.
A small study is ideal as a family computer/music room. Adjacent to this is a well-appointed cloakroom.
A spacious utility room doubles as a boot room with garden access, ideal for those muddy wellies.
Upstairs are four bedrooms and a family bathroom with natural limestone tiling. The bedrooms have all been carefully designed to allow an abundance of natural light and ample storage.
The separate garden office, with high speed fibre internet and electric heating, is a superb addition to Spindlebuck Cottage. Discreetly positioned to the side of the house, this space offers the opportunity to work from home in comfort.
The half acre of professionally designed gardens are a haven of peace and tranquillity. The rear garden with its vegetable patch, fruit trees, play area and generous lawn is the perfect spot to take in the full air tattoo displays in the summer. The outbuildings next to the woodshed offer versatile workshop/storage space and the bespoke greenhouse is a wonderful addition for the garden enthusiast. The front lawn is framed by beautiful herbaceous borders, hedges for privacy and a gravelled driveway with ample parking. The generous terraces to the front, side and rear of the house, with landscaped floral planting, allow for morning coffees in the sun or lazy shaded lunches.
Council Tax Band C. EPC rating C.
Services: Mains gas, water and electricity. Private drainage.
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