Lea, Wiltshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Merton Farm is a beautifully restored period cottage located in the heart of this popular village, located a few miles from Malmesbury town. This attractive cottage with Cotswold stone elevations offset by double glazed sash windows has undergone a comprehensive scheme of restoration with much of the inherent character and charm being retained. A door from the entrance lobby opens into a magnificent open plan sitting room with a multi-fuel stove and study area. The bright and spacious double aspect kitchen breakfast room is fitted with Rangemaster range cooker and integrated appliances with a separate utility room and cloakroom. There are three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor with a staircase from the landing leading up to an attic master bedroom with en suite bathroom. Externally the rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with delightful cottage gardens and a driveway to the front. NO ONWARD CHAIN.


Lea is a sought after village with a thriving community, a highly regarded primary school, church and excellent public house with restaurant. The village is approximately two and a half miles from Malmesbury, which is reputed to be the oldest borough in the country dating back to the 11th Century. There are public transport services and good road access to the larger towns of Cirencester, Chippenham, Swindon, Bath and Bristol whilst the M4 junction 17 is only five miles south. Trains from Chippenham (10 miles) and Kemble (5 miles) link with London Paddington within approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.


Leave Malmesbury on the B4042 Swindon Road. After approximately one mile turn left signposted Lea and ''The Rose and Crown''. Proceed through the village passing the public house towards the village school where the property will be located on the right hand side denoted by our For Sale board.


Attractive front door with paned inserts, wear well mat, cloaks hanging space, original paned front door to:


20'4 x 11'1 (6.20m x 3.38m)

A charming room with two double glazed sash windows to front with window seats, feature open fireplace with tiled hearth and multi fuel stove, natural wood flooring, wall light points, two radiators, built-in understairs cupboard, TV point, telephone and network point.


20'4 x 11'8 (6.20m x 3.56m)

A bright and spacious double aspect room with double glazed windows to rear and side with window seat. Inset one and half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, range of wall and base units, adjacent granite effect work surfaces and upstand. Rangemaster five ring range cooker with double oven and grill, extractor hood over and stainless steel splashback. Integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, inset ceiling spotlights, ceramic flagstone floor, radiator, telephone and network point, double glazed french doors to rear garden, latched door opens to a staircase rising to first floor.


8' x 5'5 (2.44m x 1.65m)

Double glazed window to side, built-in floor to ceiling cupboards (one housing oil fired boiler), work surface to side with plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble drier, ceramic flagstone floor.


Low level WC, corner pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback, radiator, ceramic flagstone floor, opaque double glazed window.



Turned staircase to first floor with built-in understairs cupboard, double glazed sash window to front, radiator.


11'5 x 10'9 (3.48m x 3.28m)

Double glazed window to rear, radiator, telephone and network point, TV point.


11'9 x 11'1 (3.58m x 3.38m)

Double glazed sash window to front with window seat, period style feature fireplace with cast iron hearth, radiator, built-in airing cupboard to one side of chimney breast housing pressurised hot water tank and immersion heater, telephone and network point.


11'9 x 9'11 max (3.58m x 3.02m max)

A double aspect room with double glazed window to side, double glazed french door with Juliette balcony, telephone and network point, radiator.


White suite comprising enamel bath with over bath shower unit, fitted shower screen, tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled surround, low level W.C., heated towel rail, opaque double glazed window.



19' x 12'6 (5.79m x 3.81m)

A spacious room with exposed ceiling beams, two double glazed Velux roof windows, radiator, inset ceiling spotlights, access to useful eaves storage space.


White suite comprising panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surround, wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level W.C., heated towel rail, double glazed Velux window, extractor fan.


The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with attractive flower and shrub borders with a feature well and established trees. The garden is enclosed by a fenced boundary with a large shed and trellis to the side hiding the oil storage tank.


The cottage front garden is a particular feature with pretty box hedging, flowers and roses and a stone pathway leads to the front door. There is access to either side of the cottage and a driveway provides off road parking space for two cars.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firm's employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property. All measurements and distances are approximate only.

Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.

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