Kingway Nr Malmesbury: £1,400,000
Tucked away at the end of a long private drive and set within 7 acres of gardens and paddocks, a magnificent barn conversion with beautifully presented spacious accommodation.
DESCRIPTION Kingway Barn is a magnificent conversion of a former barn which occupies a private setting, tucked away at the end of a long private driveway amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with a range of useful outbuildings and some 7 acres of paddocks which are ideal for the keen equestrian. Originally built in the 1850’s by the Neald Estate, the barn is constructed mainly of brick under a slate roof and was converted in the 1980’s into a spacious family house, which takes full advantage of the good views across its land to the countryside beyond.
The beautifully appointed accommodation is arranged over two floors and extends in all to some 3,336 sq.ft and boasts a number of large and light rooms with plenty of low level windows taking full advantage of the views. The property is entered from the front into a large welcoming, high ceilinged, reception hall with central staircase rising to the first floor. Beyond lies a large well-proportioned drawing room with vaulted ceiling, exposed purlins, a woodburning stove and south facing windows running the length of the room and a further window over looking fields to the rear. The large kitchen family room is at the heart of the house with ample dining area and with electric Aga ovens and cookers.
Kingway Barn has a total of five double bedrooms, served by four bath/shower rooms. Two of the bedrooms, both en suite, are on the ground floor making it ideal for a dependent relative or as guest suites. At first floor level is the master bedroom suite comprising a light and airy bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a large bathroom. There are two further bedrooms on this floor and a family shower room. Planning consent has been recently obtained under Wiltshire Council Reference 17/02647/FUL to create a further bathroom and bedroom on the first floor.
The property has a good number of outbuildings and useful storage which includes a stable yard, two oak framed open fronted garages, one with a workshop. The gardens are a particular feature and have been cleverly compartmentalised into separate ‘rooms’. Adjoining the south side of the house is a paved sun terrace with an overhanging pergola draped in climbing roses. Various water features can be found interspersed within the garden along with a number of specimen trees such as a Magnolia, Himalayan Birch, Red Oak and Acer. There is a well-stocked orchard with apples, plums, quince and cider apple trees. The property is ideal for the keen equestrian with three well fenced paddocks with a central copse and there is a further small paddock to the rear of the stable. The paddocks extend in all to around 5 acres.
SITUATION Kingway Barn is situated on the rural edge of the village of Corston and about 4 miles to the south of Malmesbury, an ancient market town, dominated by a fine 12th century Abbey. The town has an excellent range of shops and services including a Waitrose supermarket. Other local towns include Cirencester, Tetbury and Chippenham. The main regional centres are Swindon, Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol, all of which are within daily commuting distance. The village is well placed for access to Junction 17 of the M4 (4 miles to the south). Direct rail services to London Paddington from either Chippenham Station about 8 miles) or Kemble (about 10 miles) with scheduled journey times of approximately 70 and 77 minutes respectively.
Malmesbury has both Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated primary and secondary schools whilst bus services to Beaudesert Park school are available.