Gloucester Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

£1,000,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An exciting opportunity to purchase a thoughtfully restored Grade II* listed townhouse, centrally located just off the High Street and providing some 3359 sq. ft. of accommodation complimented by a wonderful walled garden, gated driveway and stone barn. This historic and substantial property with Medieval origins is reputed to have been built as dormitory accommodation for the stonemasons working on the Towns Abbey and was first recorded as an Inn in the 13th century and remained as such for another 500 years. Most notably famous for the sad demise of the pubs maid, Hannah Twynnoy whose gravestone will be found in the Abbey grounds, killed by a tiger that escaped from its cage within the menagerie that was staying in the Inns back garden. During 2015/16, the property underwent an extensive yet sympathetic programme of works to restore this important property back to its former glory and into this wonderful family home with parking within the heart of the town. The living space is currently arranged over two floors and provides generous and flexible accommodation with an inviting entrance hall with cloakroom and three characterful reception rooms. The 'L' shaped kitchen is a wonderful feature of this property, fitted to a high standard with the benefit of a smaller secondary kitchen with access to the driveway. The cellarage has been utilised as utility space and still retains the pubs barrel slide. A wet room completes the ground floor space. Five bedrooms are located to the first floor with two bathrooms.

Situation

The market town of Malmesbury is reputed to be England's oldest borough, dating from around 880 AD. It has a good selection of shops and a regular farmers' market, a library, museum, leisure centre with pool, two primary schools and a "High Performing Academy" secondary school. The 12th century Abbey and Abbey House Gardens together with the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum are significant tourist attractions. The city of Bath is 23 miles to the south-west and J17 of the M4 provides access to the area's major employment centres and there are trains to Paddington in just over an hour from Chippenham, Kemble and Swindon.

Outside

The gardens are a delightful feature of this property with areas of paving and lawn with lovely high stone walls creating a feeling of privacy. To the front, gated stone pillars open on to a driveway with parking for a number of cars. Double opening gates lead through from the rear of the driveway to the side garden with a stone barn beyond. The garden has been designed to create a number different areas all with well stocked borders and planting creating a peaceful haven within the town.

Entrance Hall

Cloakroom

Drawing Room

Sitting Room

Dining Room

Two Kitchens

Cellar

Five Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms

Gated Drive Way

Stone Barn

Walled Gardens

Grade II* Listed

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