4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Brokenborough
Rurally located between Malmesbury and Tetbury commanding an outstanding elevated position with far reaching countryside views, this detached period cottage enjoys a south-west facing aspect overlooking its private 1.2 acres of grounds and gardens.
- Detached Period Cottage
- Elevated rural position with far reaching views
- Well Established Gardens & Grounds
- Extended Family Sized Accommodation
- Light & Airy AGA Kitchen/Family Room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Receptions & Study
- Private Parking
DESCRIPTION Sunset Hill Cottage is a delightful detached cottage situated in an elevated rural location on the edge of the pretty village of Brokenborough well placed for easy access to both the market towns of Malmesbury and Tetbury. Set in large gardens and land extending to around 1.20 acres, the house enjoys a commanding position with far reaching rural views and in particular sunsets, the property's namesake, setting over the adjacent valley. Constructed in 1804, the property was formerly two cottages belonging to the Charlton Park Estate. In recent times, the property was extended 15 years ago enhancing the family sized accommodation. Today, the property boasts some 2,180 sq.ft of accommodation spanning over three floors with a useful cellar below.
The ground floor boasts a stunning spacious kitchen/family room featuring high vaulted beamed ceiling and a quadruple aspect with patio doors opening to the garden. The kitchen is well-fitted with timber units including an AGA and central island. From the kitchen, there is a charming larder, a WC and a useful study/home office. To the front, there are two traditional reception rooms both benefitting from exposed stone fireplace and wood burners inset. Completing the ground floor there is a further WC/utility room, rear lobby and an entrance hall. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms on the first floor and the family bathroom equipped with both a bath and separate shower unit. On the top floor, there are two attic bedrooms and fitted storage. The property enjoys a south-west facing aspect overlooking its own grounds.
Entered through a timber five-bar gate, a sweeping gravelled driveway provides parking for a number of vehicles. The gardens are arranged to the south and west elevations of the property. Well-established with shrub and tree borders, the gardens are predominately laid to extensive lawns and arranged over two levels. The upper level off from the house has planted flower bed borders and features a timber summer house. The lower level enjoys unspoilt views over the adjoining valley and has a delightful orchard.
SITUATION The property is located on the edge of the village of Brokenborough which has its own public house The Horse Guards and a parish church. The village is located about 1.5 miles between the market towns of Malmesbury and Tetbury. 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 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. Tetbury is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by delightful Cotswold Countryside. The town centre offers a broad range of shops and amenities for everyday needs as well as a number of quality antique shops, excellent hotels, restaurants and cafes. Further everyday needs include a large supermarket, hospital, surgeries and post office whilst there are also excellent schools catering for all ages. Close by is the beautiful Forestry Commission run Westonbirt Arboretum, as well as Westonbirt Prep and boarding school, and Prince Charles Highgrove Estate. 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).
TENURE & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold with oil fired central heating, mains electricity, water and off-mains drainage.