Dark Lane, Malmesbury: £895,000
Situated within walking distance of the town, an impressive Cotswold Stone period house with excellent accommodation and large garden c.0.43 acre fronting the River Avon. 5/6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, off road parking.
DESCRIPTION The Tanyard is an impressive detached period home set within large gardens of about 0.43 acre which front the River Avon and Westport Bridge with the benefits of both the countryside and the town on the doorstep.
Formerly a working Tannery, the property is understood to have been converted into a private dwelling in the 1920’s and today offers excellent light and airy accommodation extending to around 2,615 sq.ft which is arranged over three floors. The house has a good deal of character and features open fireplaces, a wood burning stove, parquet and flagstone flooring whilst a custom built kitchen/breakfast room has granite worktops and French doors opening to the garden.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a bathroom including a very spacious master bedroom. The second floor was added in recent years and has two large bedrooms and a wet room.
Facing due south, the property overlooks its own gardens with an orchard area and large paved sun terrace whilst a new gated driveway provides ample parking and turning. A lapsed planning consent (N10/00140/FUL) permitted the erection of a double garage which would need to be renewed.
SITUATION Malmesbury is an ancient hilltop town situated on the southern edge of The Cotswolds. Traditionally a market town serving the rural area of North West Wiltshire, the town is reputed to be the oldest borough in England created by Charter in 880 AD by Alfred the Great. Today, the High Street has numerous independent shops, pubs and restaurants including a new Waitrose store and a regular weekly Farmer’s market whilst the town has excellent choice of both primary and secondary schools and good recreational and leisure facilities.
The M4 motorway (J17) to the south provides fast road access to the major employment centres of Bristol and Swindon together with London and the West Country. Main line rail services are available from Chippenham and Kemble (Paddington in about 75 minutes