5 Bedroom Semi-Detached House for sale in Swan Barton, Sherston
Situated in a prime position in the heart of Sherston down a quiet lane just off from the High Street, a very attractive 16th Century Grade II* Listed village home with parking and garage.
- Grade II* Listed Village House
- 5 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
- Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Period Character Accommodation
- Parking & Garage
- South-West Facing Garden
- Centre of village location
- No onward chain
DESCRIPTION Old Swan House is a very attractive Grade II* Listed fine village house situated down a quiet lane off from the High Street in the heart of this sought-after village. Formerly a wing of the Swan Inn dating back to the late 16th Century and mentioned in Pevsner's 'The Buildings of England', the property is built in natural stone with stone dressings and has a wealth of original character throughout including stone mullion windows, exposed beams and stone fireplace. The accommodation is well proportioned with high ceilings throughout extending in all to 2,265 sq.ft across three storeys.
The ground floor comprises two reception rooms, the living of which is dual-aspect with a fireplace and wood burner inset, and a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with parquet flooring and beautifully fitted cream units with a built-in dishwasher and fridge/freezer whilst the room is filled with light from large stone mullion windows which have a charming window seat under. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all with built in storage, and a family bathroom which has a separate shower and roll top bath. There are two further double bedrooms on the top floor with wonderful exposed beams, a bathroom and a separate WC serving the second bedroom. The top floor landing has ample fitted storage whilst there is a cloakroom and under stairs storage on the ground floor.
Externally and to the front, the property is approached through a five-bar timber gate into a large parking area for several vehicles enclosed by stone walls. The detached garage has eaves storage over, electricity and plumbing for a washing machine and could be converted into a home office subject to planning if required. The walled garden is north-west facing arranged enjoying afternoon and evening sunshine landscaped with mature flower and vegetable beds, paved terrace seating areas and a stone built garden store.
SITUATION The beautiful, ancient and much sought after village of Sherston with its broad High Street and historic stone houses is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty conveniently located on the edge of the Cotswolds. Sherston has a thriving community and offers many facilities, including church, primary school, doctor's surgery, post office & general stores, hairdresser, wine shops and two pubs including the highly regarded 16th century Rattlebone Inn, with its excellent food and friendly atmosphere. The facilities and amenities in Sherston more than adequately provide for everyday need with a whole host of societies and clubs meeting on a regular basis offering entertainment and social events for young and old alike.
Schooling locally is second to none, with very good state and independent schools providing transport to and from the village on a daily basis. Close by are the market towns of Malmesbury and Tetbury which are both approximately 5 miles away. Malmesbury is reputed to be the oldest Borough in the country dating back to the 11th Century. Both towns offer a wider range of shops, services, schooling and leisure facilities. There are main line stations to London-Paddington at Kemble (14 miles) and Chippenham (12 miles) whilst Junctions 17 & 18 of the M4 are both within 15 minutes' drive providing convenient access to Bath, Bristol and Swindon.