2 Bedroom Cottage for sale in Westonbirt
This charming period cottage is an ideal low maintenance Cotswold home located in the highly sought-after village of Westonbirt, just a short distance from the Arboretum.
- Charming Period Cottage
- Sought-after Cotswold Location
- Ideal Second Home
- 2 Bedrooms
- AGA Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Study/Third Bedroom
- Living Room & Conservatory
- Low Maintenance Garden
DESCRIPTION Norwood Cottage is a charming period cottage discreetly situated within the highly sought-after village of Westonbirt located within walking distance to the famous Westonbirt Arboretum. The cottage forms part of the original schoolhouse belonging to the Holford Estate dating back to the mid-1800s and boasts many period features. The cottage has been newly re-decorated and re-carpeted throughout offering beautifully presented accommodation extending in all to 1,123 sq.ft. arranged over two floors.
The ground floor comprises of a cosy living room with a wood burning stove and double doors opening to a conservatory which overlooks the courtyard garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted units with a built-in fridge, washing machine and electric AGA. Also on the ground floor, there is a further reception room which could be utilised as a ground floor bedroom served by a WC. The entrance hall has excellent built-in storage with a large cupboard under the stairs. On the first floor there are two bedrooms, the master of which with an excellent walk-in wardrobe, and a modern bathroom which has been updated in recent years with a shower over bath.
The property is set away from the lane down a driveway providing off-road parking. The rear courtyard is laid for easy maintenance enclosed by stone walls and enjoys a west-facing aspect.
TENURE & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold with oil fired central heating, mains drains and water.
Westonbirt is an unspoilt charming village situated in the south Cotswolds and was recently quoted in The Times as being one of the top 30 places to have a second home. The village is world renowned for its famous Arboretum which also plays hosts to various cultural events and concerts. Westonbirt School is on the doorstep and has a modern leisure centre and swimming pool as well as a 9 hole golf course open to the public. In addition there is a parish Church and The Hare & Hounds hotel and bar. The area is ideal for those with equestrian interests as Beaufort Polo Club is close by and the property is within Monday country of The Duke of Beaufort's Hunt as well as being close to both Badminton and Gatcombe horse trials.
Sherston, at about two miles away, provides 2 public houses, an excellent village stores/post office, butchers, café and other amenities whilst the popular market town of Tetbury is about 2.5 miles away. Well known for its 17th and 18th Century architecture and antique shops, Tetbury has a wide range of everyday shops, exclusive boutiques and shops as well as two supermarkets. The larger centres of Cirencester and Bath easily accessible and provide a more extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities.
The property is conveniently located with access to the M4 at Junctions 17 and 18 which provide easy access to London as well as Bristol where it links with the M5. There are regular rail service to London Paddington from Kemble, about ten miles away, taking approximately 75 minutes.