The Derry, Ashton Keynes: Guide Price £850,000
SOLD – SIMILAR PROPERTIES REQUIRED. EQUESTRIAN – Situated a short distance from this desirable village, a beautifully presented Cotswold stone period house with just 3.2 of acres paddocks, a superb stable yard, arena/menage, double garage and pretty gardens. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 en suites, 4 reception rooms.
DESCRIPTION This beautifully presented detached period Cotswold stone cottage has been sympathetically extended over the years to create an excellent and very comfortable family home. Occupying a delightful position in a quiet lane within a short distance of the village, the property has the benefit of just over three acres of paddocks, a ménage and an excellent stable yard which is ideal for those with equestrian needs. The cottage displays a good deal of character and charm and offers excellent accommodation arranged over two floors which includes four good sized reception rooms and five bedrooms. On the ground floor these include a well proportioned living room with French doors opening to the gardens whilst at the heart of the house is a stunning and well equipped farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor, there are five good sized bedrooms with en suites to both the master and guest bedrooms as well as a family bathroom. The property sits within pretty, well maintained gardens and has ample off road parking as well as a large double garage.
SITUATION Ashton Keynes is a pretty and particularly desirable village with an excellent range of local amenities including a community run shop, separate post office, excellent primary school, public house and a church. The property is located within a short distance of the village itself. There is a friendly community with a variety of clubs, sports and events available as well as the further leisure facilities offered by the Cotswold Water Park. The nearby road network provides easy access to the nearby towns of Cirencester (4 miles), Cricklade (3.5miles), Swindon and to the M4 and M5 motorways. There is a mainline rail service from Kemble to London and Bristol which is approximately 4.5 miles away.
EXTERNAL The property sits within pretty and well maintained gardens arranged to both front and rear which are predominantly lawned with a variety of colourful beds and borders. A driveway to one side provides ample parking and access to the large double garage with electric door. The excellent equestrian facilities include a smart and modern stable yard with tack room, two stables, a gym/office (which could be a further stable) and a large hay store The land extends in all to around 3 acres, divided into four fenced paddocks plus a large ménage/arena with rubber sand and silica base. Please note there are footpaths that cross the fields.
SOLAR PANELS The solar panels are owned (not leased) by the present home owners and ownership will transfer with the property. The panels were installed in January 2012 and therefore benefit from the higher rate of feed in tariff (FIT). During the last 12 months we have been informed that the tax free income from the FIT has been in excess of £1400. The FIT is index linked and tax free. In addition the electricity generated, in the first instance, is fed to the property. As a result, there is also a reduction of the cost of electricity used in the property.