5 Bedroom Cottage for sale in Sopworth
Located within the tranquil village of Sopworth, this substantially extended period home offers excellent versatility currently arranged with a self-contained 2 bedroom holiday cottage.
- Extended Period Home
- Substantial & Versatile Accommodation
- 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
- 3 Receptions
- Characterful Kitchen/Dining Room
- Self-Contained 2 Bedroom Cottage
- Further scope for extending
- Good Sized Mature Gardens
- Off Road Parking
- Pretty Village Location
DESCRIPTION Gable Cottage is a charming period cottage located in the tranquil Cotswold village of Sopworth which enjoys an enviable rural setting on the edge of the Badminton Estate. Originally dating back to the 1800s, the cottage has transformed over the years with a substantial yet sympathetic extension added to the side whilst in more recent times the adjoining cottage was bought and interconnected to create a sizable period home extending in all to 2,545 sq.ft.
As a whole, the cottage boasts five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor with the two landings thoughtfully designed with large windows to bring in lots of natural light. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms whilst the spacious main kitchen/dining room has charming character features including exposed beams and a large inglenook fireplace. The living room is dual aspect with two sets of French doors opening to the surrounding gardens and also enjoys a fireplace with wood burning stove inset. The master bedroom has both an en-suite bathroom and dressing room off.
At present, the adjoining cottage has been arranged as a self-contained 2 bedroom Air BnB holiday cottage generating a healthy annual income but has a range of further uses such as an annexe for independent relatives or could potentially be separated as a secondary dwelling. With a private entrance off the street, the cottage extends in all to 982 sq.ft comprising a fitted kitchen, living/dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom as well as its own private rear garden.
To the rear of the property there is a lobby and storeroom which offers further potential to extend the ground floor accommodation.
Externally, Gable Cottage sits within mature wrap-around gardens enclosed by well-established hedging and stone walls. Predominantly landscaped over two terraces, the gardens are laid mostly to lawn with patio areas off the living room and sitting room also with raised vegetable beds and a shed. Set behind a five-bar gate, there is a gravelled off road parking area accessed from Church Lane.
SITUATION The pretty unspoilt Cotswold village of Sopworth is situated amidst some delightful countryside close to the Gloucestershire border in the heart of Beaufort Country. Sopworth is about 6 miles south west of Tetbury and 6 miles west of Malmesbury. The village, which is set close to the heart of the Badminton Estate, has many fine old houses and cottages, most of which will have formed part of the Estate at some point. As such the village is largely protected by the surrounding park and farmland. Within striking distance are popular villages such as Sherston, which has a wide range of amenities, Westonbirt with its excellent school and renowned arboretum and Didmarton with a popular pub. For shopping, Tetbury provides two supermarkets, many antique shops and fine food outlets. Bristol, Bath and Cirencester are within 23, 19 and 18 miles respectively.
The surrounding countryside provides a wonderful source of walks and opportunities to ride. Sopworth adjoins Badminton Estate, the home of the Duke of Beaufort and the venue of the Badminton Horse Trials. There is a small golf course at Westonbirt and an outstanding course at Minchinhampton. For children of school age there is Rose Hill Westonbirt prep school about 3 miles away and Beaudesert Park at Minchinhampton.