Packed with many period features and filled with plenty of charm is this four bedroom converted chapel. Set within the heart of the village the property has a beautiful elevated garden, private parking and enjoys splendid views to the surrounding area. The chapel dates back to 1886 and has been a residence since 1973 with the current owners updating the property over the last eight years. They have successfully blended many original features with contemporary finishes offering a modern way of living in a unique period building. The chapel is arranged over two floors, with the living space on the second floor, reached via a spiral staircase from the entrance hall/study area. This is a fine example if open plan living, with ample space for a kitchen, dining and sitting areas whilst also benefitting from a guest cloakroom. The bespoke kitchen sits at one end of the room and has plenty of kitchen units, a large breakfast bar/island with a Corian surface, two ovens, a ceramic hob, double sinks, and dishwasher with space for freestanding fridge/freezer. Of particular note is the large circular stained glass window located above the kitchen which adds colour to this light and spacious area.
From the delightful entrance porch is a lovely bright entrance hall area which is currently used as a study. Off the central corridor are four bedrooms, each bedroom having built-in cupboards, with the master bedroom enjoying a contemporary style en suite shower room. This style follows on in to the fabulous family bathroom and useful utility room. There is additionally a family room with bi fold doors opening on to the adjoining patio, with separate doors to the garden and integral garage.
Bishopstone is a splendid quintessentially English village with a thriving community centred around a pretty mill-pond, village hall, church and primary school. There is an excellent pub in the village, The Royal Oak which has a national reputation for serving local organic food. Local shops and post office can be found in Shrivenham four miles away, with more comprehensive amenities in Swindon which also has a mainline station with frequent trains to Reading, London and the South West. Junction 15 of the M4 motorway is around 6 miles away. Excellent schools can be found in the area with including Pinewood situated in the adjoining village of Bourton, and Marlborough College. The surrounding countryside is excellent for enjoying many outdoor pursuits with The Downs and the ancient Ridgeway path being easily accessible via tracks leading up from the village.
The chapel has an attractive garden accessed from a side gate; it is mainly laid to lawn with many mature trees and shrubs including a fig tree, vine and wisteria, established borders, bark play area and a delightful sun terrace adjoining at the rear, perfect for outside entertaining. In addition there are steps down to a covered Jacuzzi, its situation offering a good degree of privacy. There is shared driveway with parking to the front of the chapel, with an integral garage currently used for storage.
Open Plan Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen
Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room
Three Further Bedrooms