The Forge is a charming and quintessential period cottage brimming with features and a wealth of history, dating back to the 18th century. This truly delightful detached cottage occupies an elevated plot and has charm in abundance, located in the heart of the beautiful village of Blunsdon. The property has been sympathetically modernised whilst retaining many of the original features. No onward chain.
The property is entered through a door into the kitchen, whilst passing an original 'stone well' at the entrance. Within the kitchen are fitted units and the original fireplace housing an oven and hob. The kitchen leads down to the laundry and shower room, and leads up to the large sitting/dining room, a particularly impressive room with an attractive inglenook fireplace with log burner and a charming original bread oven.
A staircase leads up to the landing with access to the 3 bedrooms and large impressive shower room. The master bedroom has a 'hideaway' spiral staircase leading up to a store/attic that has potential for a 4th bedroom. There is the benefit of a study/garden room to the rear of the garage with double doors overlooking a pretty garden and patio area.
The property is approached via a driveway where there is parking for two cars, leading to the double garage. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn and wrap alongside the property. There is a pond, rockery and a number of well stocked flower beds which have a variety of trees and shrubs, including an apple tree. In addition is a flat decking area, perfect for entertaining or relaxing.
Blunsdon is a thriving community, and there is always something going on, with a local Women's Institute and gardening club and sporting clubs and the local church (St Leonards Church of England) book sale and coffee mornings. You can keep up with what is going on, in the monthly village magazine. The village shop, run by volunteers is well stocked with the essential and open each day of the week. The local pub, Blunsdon House Hotel and Cold Harbour are within easy walking distance and all serve good food and offer accommodation. Take a wander through the local gardens and follow the scarecrow trail during the open garden weekend and watch the Guy Fawkes fireworks from the decking. There is a bus service with links to Highworth and Swindon. Nearby Highworth has a fabulous fresh produce market in the town square each Saturday and a array of small independent retailers.
There are great transport connections, being less than one mile from the A417, providing access to Junction 15 of the M4 at Swindon. Kemble and Swindon Stations have direct rail services to London Paddington, the latter scheduled to take from 55 minutes. Swindon, Cirencester, Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, Oxford and Gloucester are also within daily commuting distance, and excellent for shopping.
SITTING/DINING ROOM 25' 8" x 13' 9" (7.82m x 4.19m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 1" x 12' 1" (3.99m x 3.68m)
LAUNDRY 7' 0" x 6' 2" (2.13m x 1.88m)
WET ROOM 6' 2" x 3' 0" (1.88m x 0.91m)
MASTER BEDROOM 14' 7" x 13' (4.44m x 3.96m)
BEDROOM 2 12' 2" x 8' 3" (3.71m x 2.51m)
BEDROOM 3 8' 5" x 6' 5" (2.57m x 1.96m)
SHOWER ROOM 12' 2" x 7' 1" (3.71m x 2.16m)
ATTIC / STORE 25' 2" x 9' 6" (7.67m x 2.9m)
STUDY / GARDEN ROOM 13' 2" x 6' 4" (4.01m x 1.93m)
All measurements taken at the widest point
1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS 2003 - Intending purchasers/tenants will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.
3: The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.
4: Potential buyers/tenants are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.
5: Forefront has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyer's/tenants interests to check the working condition of any appliances.
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