7 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Station Approach, Minety
Ideal smallholding - A characterful 4 bedroom period home set within some 2.5 acres boasting 2 self-contained dwellings and an additional annexe.
- Period Former Inn
- Characterful 4 Bedroom Home
- Detached 2 Bed Bungalow
- Self-Contained 1 Bed Coach House
- 1 Bed Annexe
- Stabling & Paddocks
THE PROPERTY Forli Acres is an interesting period home and ideal small holding set within approximately 2.5 acres and boasting excellent ancillary accommodation. Formerly the Old Red Lion Inn, the property has retained much of its character and charm whilst evolving over the years to include two self-contained dwellings plus a further annexe.
The main house has attractive rendered elevations and is double fronted with an entrance hall to the side. The accommodation extends in all to 1,848 sq.ft. and spans over three floors. The principal living area is arranged as open plan comprising a living room area with a large exposed stone fireplace, dining area and a separate study off also featuring a traditional open fireplace. The kitchen has been extended to incorporate a utility area and breakfast bar overlooking the garden. Featuring exposed timber beams and good ceiling height, the kitchen is well equipped with a range of modern units. Stairs lead up to the first-floor landing where there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom which has both a separate shower and bath. On the top floor, there is a further attic bedroom with fitted wardrobes and timber trusses. There is a colourful garden at the rear laid to lawn with well-stocked borders alongside a patio terrace. To the front there is ample off-road parking.
The property lends itself as a perfect smallholding set up or for the budding equestrian. The land is divided into three paddocks extending in all to 2.15 acres. The immediate paddock is adjacent to the stabling and was previously used as a manege. The timber stabling comprises two loose boxes and a further isolation stable (all 11' x 11') with additional stores either side. The largest paddock (1.10 acres) leads to a further paddock/meadow accessed over a small bridge.
ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION The annexe (533 sq.ft.) adjoins the rear of the property and is ideal for a dependent family member. With it's own entrance, the annexe consists of a living room, bedroom and a shower room which interconnects through to the main house making it flexible to be utilised as further accommodation for the main property if required.
Adjoining the side of the house and the garage, there is a wholly self-contained Coach House (763 sq.ft.). The accommodation includes a living room, shower room, modern fitted kitchen/diner with a gas hob, and a double bedroom over the living room.
Within the grounds positioned away from the main house set behind timber fencing and a five-bar gate for separate private parking, there is a detached self-contained bungalow. The bungalows accommodation extends in all to 790 sq.ft. and comprises an open plan kitchen/living room which has lovely views over the paddocks. There are two bedrooms alongside a bathroom.
The Coach House has been used as a B&B whilst The Bungalow has been let on a long term basis for £550 pcm.
SITUATION Minety is a lively village with a strong sense of community which boasts a pre-school and excellent primary school serving the local area. The village has a wide variety of clubs and activities, a village hall, well respected local rugby club, tennis club and two public houses. A wider range of amenities can be found in the nearby towns of Cricklade, Malmesbury, Cirencester and Swindon which are all within easy reach. Minety is located on the edge of the Cotswold Water Park which has a host of water sporting activities and beautiful walks around the lakes. Whilst enjoying an enviable rural location, Minety is convenient for the local road and rail network with stations at Kemble and Swindon and the M4 readily accessible at nearby Wootton Bassett.
TENURE & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold. There is oil fired central heating with LPG for the gas cookers, private drainage, water and electricity.