The Saltings, Oaksey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

£399,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A delightful Cotswold cottage, which has been sympathetically extended to provide a light and airy home with three bedrooms, situated in the popular village of Oaksey.

Cotswold stone period cottage

Two reception rooms

Three double bedrooms

South facing private front garden

Garage and off-road parking

The Property

This double fronted cottage is in a tucked away position and has been extended by the current owners to provide a surprisingly light and spacious cottage, oozing with character and period features. Historically, the cottage formed part of the buildings belonging to the village butcher and used for the salting of the produce, hence the name of the cottage being The Saltings.

The property is entered via a part glazed timber door into the porch. From here a rustic 3 ledge wooden door, featuring traditional black ironmongery, leads into the sitting room. This room has exposed wooden beams, a wood burner on a stone hearth with mantel above, built-in cupboards and shelving. A further rustic door leads off the sitting room into the second reception room overlooking the rear garden, currently used as a study, but could equally be used as a snug or dining room.

A few steps up from the sitting room, a door leads into the extended part of the cottage and the inner hallway with a vaulted ceiling featuring a rooflight creating a spacious and light area. This hallway gives access to a cloakroom, the kitchen/breakfast room and stairs rising to the first-floor accommodation.

The kitchen also has a high vaulted ceiling with two rooflights as well as two windows, one with a window seat, overlooking the rear garden. There is a range of wall and base cabinets in a cream Shaker style under a wooden countertop, with complimentary wall tiles. There is space for a slot-in electric oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The wooden floor and rustic doors give this extension a real cottage feel and there is space for a table and chairs for informal dining. Off the kitchen the handy utility room offers further storage/cabinets and worktop with a sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. From here there is a personnel door to the integral garage and a door to the rear garden.

Upstairs there are three well proportioned double bedrooms, two of which have built in cupboards. To complete the accommodation is a spacious shower room with a white suite comprising of a double shower cubicle with water fall and riser arm shower heads, pedestal sink, bidet and low level wc. There is a handy built in cupboard and heated towel rail.

The cottage is tastefully decorated throughout and finished to a high standard. It also benefits from double glazed windows, oil fired central heating and a water softener.

The Grounds and Gardens

The property is approached via a gravel drive off the village road, which provides two off road parking spaces in front of the integral garage. The front garden is entered through a metal gate and is enclosed by a mixture of high fencing and mature planting, resulting in a very private and secluded garden. A gravel path, boarded with low box hedging meanders across the lawn to the front door. Located in a far corner away from the house is a good-sized timber shed.

Situation

The rear garden is also fully enclosed by a high timber fencing and consists of low maintenance patio and gravel areas with shrubs to the edges. A high hedge discreetly screens the oil tank and storage area from view and there is a further storage area to the side of the cottage.

Oaksey is a thriving village, with a Post Office & general store, primary school, medieval church, village hall and local pub, whilst on the outskirts there is a private golf club. The choice of local state and independent secondary schools is excellent. Oaksey nestles amongst gently rolling countryside between the busy market town of Cirencester and Malmesbury. Trains from Kemble, just 4 miles away, reach London in under 80 minutes. The M4 (J15 & J17) is within easy reach, as are Swindon, Bristol, Bath or Cheltenham.

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