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Sold STC Cantax Hill, Lacock, Chippenham, SN15 2JZ Guide Price £1,250,000

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    5 Bridge Street, Hereford

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Bedrooms: 8

Former Rectory, picturesque village. Nine Bedrooms, Nine Bath/Shower, lovely gardens, paddocks and stabling. In all over 6 Acres.

COTTAGE 1:

Lobby • Open plan living room/kitchen

Two bedrooms • Bathroom

COTTAGE 2:

Lobby • Open plan living room/kitchen

Two bedrooms • Bathroom

Two stables • Store Rooms • Workshop • Double car

port • Large gardens • Lawn tennis court • Driveway

with turning circle and ample parking area • Two

Paddocks • In all about 6.14 acre

THE PROPERTY AND IT'S HISTORY

The Old Rectory was constructed in 1866 of pennant stone

coursed rubble with ashlar dressed elevations beneath steep

slate roofs with coped gables and prominent ashlar chimney

stacks. It is Victorian Gothic in architectural style with

ecclesiastical features one would expect of a property of this

standing; crowned by the carved stone angel perched on

the roof being the guardian of the building. A carved Latin

motto on the south elevation of the house translates as “He

who listens learns most”. Retained period detailing includes

arched stone door cases, open fireplaces and of note is the

vast reception hall with mosaic tile flooring, three armorial

stained glass windows, and the original yew staircase. The

original bell with bell rope remains within the centre of the

house. The ground floor offers grand proportions with high

ceilings and the principal rooms all overlook the delightful

gardens.The drawing room has a double aspect with large

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sash windows and retains the John Broadwood and Sons

walnut grand piano believed to have arrived at the house

when it was built. It has a polished wood floor, an open fire

and ceiling coving. A fine dining room has large sash windows

and an open fireplace. The Kitchen/Breakfast room has

been opened into one room with fitted units and eating area

leading into a recently added oak frame conservatory with

double doors leading onto the lawn. The sitting room, next

to the kitchen, has a large welsh dresser and wood burning

stove and leads to inner hall with access to the side entrance

and also the dining room, study and a ground floor en suite

bedroom. At the rear of the house is a large utility room and

a boiler room with shower and WC. The first floor provides

numerous spacious bedrooms, the majority having en suite

facilities, while those without have access to two large family

bathrooms.

A staircase at the rear landing leads down to the inner hall

and up to a large attic with further accomodation/storage

area. A door from a first floor bedroom leads to a one

bedroom annexe that is self-contained from an external

staircase, allowing for a further income or suitable for staff.

A driveway leads to a turning circle at the side of the property

with parking area and garaging with stable block, store rooms

and workshop. There are two semi-detached two bedroom

holiday cottages built in 2010. Surrounding the rest of the

property is a lovely large garden, part having been previously

used as a lawn tennis court. There are two large paddocks

with direct access from the stables.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The property is currently arranged and run as a very highly successfully

four star bed and breakfast with accounts available on request.

The B&B has six large bedrooms; two with four poster beds,

three doubles and one twin bedded room. At one end of

the house is a one bedroom fully fitted annexe with letting

potential. In 2010, the present owners built two self-catering

holiday cottages both with two bedrooms that run at 90%

yearly occupancy and these have separate accounts to be

viewed.

SITUATION

The Old Rectory is discreetly set in its own grounds at the

entrance to the picturesque and famous village of Lacock,

which was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Lacock dates

from the 13th century and has been beautifully preserved and

unchanged since it was a thriving township that traded in wool.

With its picturesque streets and historic buildings the village

has recently become a popular TV and film location. There are

various shops, a primary school, arts and crafts, antiques centre

and pubs in the village for day to day needs, while a more

comprehensive range of amenities are available in Chippenham,

approx 4 miles north. These include various schools, a leisure

centre and comprehensive shopping along with a mainline

rail service to London Paddington (journey time approx

75 minutes) and Bath Spa station (journey time approx 15

minutes). The World Heritage city of Bath, famed for its Roman

heritage and Georgian architecture, is approx 12 miles west and

offers a wide variety of cultural, leisure, sports and shopping

facilities. Junction 17 of the M4 is within 6 miles of the property.

Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Detached
£710,333

Based on 3 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Hunters - Hereford

    5 Bridge Street, Hereford

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01432 507171