- Grade II Listed detached cottage
- Picturesque village setting
- 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- Luxurious principal bedroom suite with free-standing bath and dressing room
- 2 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Outbuilding with scope for conversion
- Sunny gardens backing onto fields
- Off-road parking
- No onward chain
Positioned down a private leafy lane in the valley village of Ford, The Old Post Office is a magnificent Grade II listed detached cottage surrounded by beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty countryside. An ideal second home, the cottage is just a short walk to the village pub and also within walking distance of the Cotswolds tourist destination of Castle Combe.
Dating back to the early 18th Century c.1720, the cottage is an exceptional example of a period home which has been meticulously and lovingly refurbished with an incredible attention to detail sympathetic to the property's history using traditional materials. Externally, the handsome Cotswold stone elevations feature hood-mould mullion windows, bead-moulded leaded panes beneath a stone tiled roof while internally there is a very impressive array of restored character including oak plank doors, elm and oak floorboards, large inglenook fireplaces, Hamstone flooring, oak window seats and exposed oak beams. The interior has been upgraded further most recently, tastefully finished and sympathetic of the character. The ground floor includes an entrance hall featuring the beautiful natural Hamstone flooring and a living room with a wood-burning stove set into the inglenook fireplace and magnificent solid oak flooring complete with handmade nails. The dining room has a bread oven feature within the fireplace as well as a range oven and tiled flooring which continues through to the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room which boasts a high timber vaulted ceiling with the recent addition of two conservation approved Velux windows providing ample natural light. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke handmade oak units complete with cleverly designed kickboard drawers. Finishing the ground floor there is a useful utility/WC. The tiled ground floor rooms benefit from underfloor heating. On the first floor, the bathroom has been newly upgraded as an excellent wet room with large rainfall shower head over and a sink perfectly positioned within the window. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor. A bespoke oak staircase leads up to the top floor which has been reconfigured as an entire luxurious principal bedroom suite comprising a double bedroom, dressing room with free-standing rolltop bath, and a WC with dual-sinks. There is a lovely outlook across the neighbouring fields, Listed barns, and the 19th Century church in the distance.
Externally, the cottage is set down a quaint private lane serving only 6 homes. There is a private parking bay providing off-road parking for 2/3 vehicles. Beside the parking area, there is a useful outbuilding comprising two rooms. One houses the oil tank while the spacious workshop benefits from being connected to electricity and water. The outbuilding could potentially be converted into a studio/annexe subject to planning. The gardens are arranged to the southern and westerly aspects of the cottage enjoying a sunny orientation bound entirely by Cotswold stone walling backing onto fields. A pretty front garden has a water feature at the centre. The main garden area is laid mostly to lawn with a top terrace accessed by stone steps beside an external stone-built store and a large greenhouse which is currently dressed as an external dining room!
Ford is a picturesque village within a valley setting surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and a little brook meandering through the heart. The village has a popular pub The White Hart and is an excellent location for countryside walking routes. A footpath is available from immediately outside the cottage which follows a stunning route to Castle Combe, the famous Cotswolds destination famed for its unspoilt quintessential streets and has a Michelin star restaurant and golf club in addition to other cafés and pubs. Ford is located approximately 4 miles from the market towns of Chippenham and Corsham which have an excellent range of facilities and school options. Chippenham also has a mainline train station to Paddington (under 70 minutes). The larger villages of Biddestone and Yatton Keynell are some 2 miles away offering superb amenities between them including a popular primary school, two pubs, a post office/store, doctors surgery, and sport clubs including tennis and cricket. Both Bristol and the Georgian heritage city of Bath are accessible within 30 minutes. The M4 motorway (Junctions 17 & 18) provides fast road access to London, Bristol, Swindon, the M5 and the South West.
Tenure & Services
We understand the property is Freehold with oil fired central heating, a private treatment plant drainage system, mains water and electricity.
With an exceptional upgraded interior, a magnificent Grade II Listed detached cottage located in the picturesque village of Ford. No onward chain.
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