A beautiful detached Grade II Listed house, circa 1740, in the popular Cotswold village of Colerne, with a south facing garden and far reaching views. Parking and potential for further development. (Approximately 1,710 sq ft / 159 sq m)
Entrance hall • Kitchen/breakfast room • Sitting room • Dining room • 3-4 bedrooms • Bathroom • Shower room (ensuite) • Loft space
Attached greenhouse • Parking • Potential for further development
Washmere House is an excellent example of a family home, built in Cotswold stone and offering Georgian period charm in a quiet cul de sac location. The welcoming entrance hall leads through to the light and bright kitchen/breakfast room, which has fitted appliances and looks out onto the garden. The spacious sitting room with Jotul wood burning stove is open to the dining room. Upstairs can be found four double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower and WC. Stone mullions and traditional wood panel doors and exposed beams add to the delightful retained period features. There is substantial loft space which has scope for further enhancement of this house, if desired in the future, as well as the greenhouse, for which there are secured planning permissions. The pretty, well stocked south facing rear garden, is bounded by a dry stone wall and offers far reaching views out over the Box valley towards the Westbury White Horse, 17km away. There is a patio space to the rear of the house from which to best take in the scenery. A large Western Red Cedar greenhouse accessed from the kitchen. Parking is to the side and front of the property.
Colerne is a village and civil parish in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 7 miles between Bath and Chippenham in Wiltshire. It has an elevated position 545 feet (166 m) above sea level and overlooks the Box Valley to the south.
It is bounded by a stretch of the Fosse Way Roman road to the west and by Bybrook to the south-east. It is a lovely village, with a church as the heart of community life, two thriving pubs, post office, two doctors surgeries, a local shop and a florist, to name a few. Early school life revolves around the excellent Colerne C of E Primary School and a bus service into both Bath and Chippenham operates for secondary schools and with several private schools within easy distance. There is easy access to the M4 motorway to either Bristol or London, and of course Lucknam Park is also located around 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the village. For trains to London Paddington from Chippenham Station (journey time 75 minutes). The wonderful National Trust site Lacock village and Abbey are close by as is the village of Castle Combe. There are plenty of good local walks on the doorstep of Washmere House into the Box Valley. Colerne is a thriving community, with a brilliant bonfire night every year, excellent Halloween celebrations and monthly cinema nights in the village hall.
We are advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are supplied to the property.
Proceed out of Bath on the A4 towards Chippenham following signs to Batheaston. In Batheaston turn left just beyond the traffic lights and proceed up Bannerdown Road. Continue for approximately two miles and bear right at the bend just before the airfield. Turn right into Colerne Village and continue along the Bath Road, Washmeres will be found along on the right hand side and Washmere House is the second house.