2 Bedroom Cottage for sale in Horsefair, Malmesbury
Set within the picturesque Horsefair close to the town centre, this very pretty Grade II Listed Cotswold stone cottage displays a wealth of charm and character. No Onward Chain.
- Grade II Listed Cotswold Stone Cottage
- Wealth of Charm & Character
- Updated Accommodation
- 2 Bedrooms
- Living Room with fireplace
- Well-Fitted Kitchen
- Pretty Courtyard Garden
- No Onward Chain
DESCRIPTION Hobbes Cottage is a pretty Grade II Listed Cotswold stone cottage overlooking the popular Horsefair located within close proximity to the town centre. Dating back to the early 19th Century, the cottage features a plaque on the side elevation in tribute to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes from who the cottage derives its name, believed to be itself or adjacent to his birthplace. The cottage boasts a wealth of character with the accommodation spanning over three floors displaying exposed timber beams and stone walling. Internally, the property has been updated to an excellent modern standard including the installation of a new gas central heating system. The cottage appeals to a range of buyers including first time buyers, downsizers or those looking for a second home in the Cotswolds as currently the cottage has been successfully run as a holiday let. The ground floor layout comprises a charming living room with fireplace and stove inset, whilst to the side a modern kitchen has been thoughtfully fitted with integral appliances including a Bosch oven and matching gas hob, Neff dishwasher and washing machine. Arranged over the first and second floor there are two double bedrooms and bathroom with shower over bath and separate WC.
Externally, there is a pretty courtyard garden bound by railings to the front and side landscaped for low maintenance with gravel. A brick-built outbuilding provides additional storage and potential for conversion for a ground level WC with planning consent granted in 2019 to convert the outbuilding into a WC plus the installation of skylights over the kitchen and top floor accommodation. On street parking is available within the Horsefair and surrounding streets.
SITUATION 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 new 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. 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 gas central heating through a combi boiler, mains drainage, electricity and water.