Village Farmhouse is a wonderful example of a Grade II listed detached family house with late 17th Century origins, located on the northern edge of this popular Wiltshire village.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase an historic property, noted in N Pevsner’s Buildings of England: Wiltshire and which has been in the ownership of the same family for the last 50 years. With origins of a former dairy, the property retains a range of useful stone outbuildings and garaging and enjoys attractive gardens and paddock land, which in all extends to 3.3 acres. The paddock land is currently arranged into 3 fields and in itself extends to 2.4 acres.
The front facade is beautifully symmetrical with three tall gables to the attic, impressive cross-mullion windows and a perfectly central front door. Throughout the property a host of period features can be found which include Chamfered beams to the ground floor; inglenook fireplaces, an impressive through passage from the front door with flagstone flooring and wonderful fireplaces with bolection surrounds and moulded mantels in both the ground and first floor rooms.
The house provides excellent, well-proportioned accommodation with three receptions rooms, a generous dining room adjacent to the fitted kitchen and a utility/boot room. A charming oak winding staircase rises to the first floor and on up to the second floor rooms. Four bedrooms are located on the first floor with two bathrooms, one of which has dual access and a further impressive reception room currently used as a library with a wonderful expanse of cross network beams. Double doors open to an adjacent snug with views to the rear. Within the attic are three additional bedrooms and a bathroom, all further enhanced by exposed stone walls, wide floor boards, beams and wonderful mullion windows.
Currently the property is approached from the village road over a shared gravel driveway which lead round to the rear of the property. A previously used gated driveway still remains from The Street and if reinstated would make a wonderful approach to the front of this property. Enclosed gardens are located to both the front and side with a pretty gated courtyard to the rear. There is an excellent range of outbuildings and garaging to the rear of the property, each with great potential. From the rear driveway, a five bar gate opens to the land which is currently divided into three fields which in all totals 2.4 acres. The whole plot extends to 3.3 acres.
Charlton is an unspoilt mainly period village with public house (The Horse and Groom) and parish church, and is approximately 3.5 miles from the historic market town of Malmesbury. The village itself has a playground and village hall with Malmesbury town offering a comprehensive range of amenities. The local area has excellent communications with railway stations at Kemble (8 miles) and Chippenham (12 miles) as well as Swindon mainline railway station (15 miles). The M4 (J17) is easily accessible providing efficient links to London and the West Country. There are first class education facilities locally and extensive sporting opportunities within the area.