An excellent period family home with substantial and flexible living accommodation with 4-5 bedrooms, lovely gardens and off street parking. Situated in the popular Cotswold village of Biddestone. (Approximately 2,039 sq ft / 190 sq m)
Bay Tree Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed home, built circa 1700. The property is a light and bright, beautiful family home with a warm, welcoming interior and plenty of versatile living accommodation. The generous open plan kitchen/dining room is well fitted with hand made units painted in soft grey with pewter handles, white marble tiling and pretty period style wall mounted storage/display cabinets, plate racks and shelving. There is space enough for family dining with open archways through to both the sitting room and the bright, sunny garden room. The sitting room has abundant features with exposed beams and a large original Bath stone fireplace forming the focal point of the room. The garden room has floor to ceiling glazing and French doors leading out onto the patio and rear garden. Further to this is the snug/family room offering the perfect space for adults or children to play, watch TV, read or study. There is a utility and study space and a separate staircase leading to bedrooms two and three. The main stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor, which is also light and bright with skylights to the ceiling. The main bedrooms and family bathroom are linked through to the other two bedrooms, allowing some flexibility for family life as well as plenty of built in storage and practical space. Both bathrooms have marble tiles throughout and underfloor heating.
Beautiful gardens surround Bay Tree Cottage, with Cotswold stone walls to the sides, trees and shrubs to border and a large lawned area with stepping stones leading to the wooden summer house. There is driveway parking to the front and more to the roadside. The sunny west facing patio gets all the sun and is a great space to sit and enjoy the garden. A shingled area to the side of the property provides additional parking.
Biddestone is a charming and peaceful Cotswold AONB village with attractive traditional Cotswold Stone houses and cottages centred around the village green with a duck pond and two public houses. The nearby towns of Corsham, Chippenham and Bath provide very good local shopping and Bristol and Cirencester are close by. Biddestone sits near to the South Gloucestershire border. Biddestone is very well located for communications; it is about 5 miles from Junction 17 of the M4 motorway and there is a regular train service to London from Chippenham.
Sporting activities in the village include tennis at the popular Biddestone tennis club which has four courts, two of which are floodlit. There is also a football and cricket club, hunting with the Beaufort, Polo at Westonbirt, racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Newbury, and golf at Chippenham, Castle Combe, Bowood, The Park and Lansdown. Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa is 4 miles to the east and the nearby town of Corsham has an active arts centre. Schooling in the area is excellent and includes Westonbirt, St. Marys Calne, Stonar, Dauntsey’s, Marlborough College, Heywood School, and the Bath schools that cover all ages including Kingswood, Prior Park College, King Edward’s, Royal High and Sheldon School as well as the two universities Bath Spa and Bath Uni.
From Junction 17, M4 take the second exit off the roundabout onto the A350 towards Chippenham. After about 2.7 miles take the second exit off the roundabout on theA350 towards Warminster. After two more roundabouts take the fourth exit at the third roundabout, signposted for Bristol and Castle Combe on the A420. After about 2.3 miles turn left onto Yatton Road, signposted for Biddestone. On entering and passing through the village and duck pond bear left onto The Butts, the property can then be found on the right hand side. Alternatively, if coming from Bath, travel east out of Bath on the A4 (Box Road), continue to Corsham then turn left at the Cross Keys Pub crossroad, signposted to Biddestone. Upon entering Biddestone, continue on The Butts and the property will be on your left.