The charming and peaceful village of Biddestone is one of the most popular South Cotswolds villages. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the unspoilt village is made up with attractive Cotswold Stone houses and cottages. Village amenities include the White Horse pub, St Nicholas Church and active village hall. There are various sport clubs within the village including tennis, football and cricket. There is an active village calendar with events including an annual fete and bonfire party, as well as a book club, a WI, cricket club and tennis club.
The house itself is well positioned in a tranquil spot within the village, overlooking the protected "Butts" (the old archery butts) and with a host of splendid walks from the doorstep, into the beautiful Bybrook valley.
Nearby schools include Stonar, St Marys Calne, Westonbirt and Marlborough College. Sporting opportunities include golf at Castle Combe, Chippenham, Bath and Bradford on Avon and horse racing at Bath.
Westbury is a picturesque Grade II Listed detached cottage steeped with charm and character in a lovely setting within the highly desirable Cotswold village of Biddestone. Originally three dwellings the cottage is built of Cotswold stone and has been sympathetically extended by the current owners to create versatile, light and airy accommodation arranged over two floors. The accommodation has been finished to a beautiful standard whilst retaining a wealth of character features such as stone mullion windows, window seats and exposed beams.
The bespoke fitted kitchen/dining room is the heart of the cottage and enjoys a double aspect to the front and rear garden. It has excellent proportions and has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate an AGA, generous island and space for a family dining table. Leading off is an extension comprising of a useful utility area, walk in pantry, access to the outside dining terrace, boot room with a plethora of storage and a cloakroom.
Three reception rooms all enjoy an aspect to the front of the property. The first is a study with feature stone fireplace and window seat. Through to the spacious living room with an impressive inglenook with wood burning stove. Finally, a gym/yoga room offers a number of possible uses, as well as generous storage. From there is an access door to the side of the cottage where there is a beautifully maintained vegetable garden and log store.
Upstairs there is a good-sized principal bedroom, family bathroom with bath, separate shower and underfloor heating, additional shower room and three further bedrooms that all sit to the front of the cottage enjoying open countryside views.
The gardens are arranged predominately to the side and rear of the property enjoying a sunny south-west facing aspect. A spacious terrace can be accessed from the kitchen or hallway, edged by stone walling and lavender it creates the perfect spot for al fresco dining. Up some wide, stone steps, the level lawn contains a mature apple tree and a very attractive screen of pleached trees. A vegetable/fruit garden, herb garden, and charming cottage-garden planting to the front complete the grounds to make this cottage most appealing.
The property benefits from converted former outbuildings, which are currently used as an external study/office, benefitting from lovely views and double aspect; and for guest accommodation away from the main house. It could provide self-contained accommodation if required.
There is a useful stone outbuilding at the end of the garden with both rear and side garden access. Westbury benefits from off road parking and there is an electric car charging point.
From Bath leave via the A4 signposted Chippenham. Turn left
at the Pickwick roundabout and continue to follow signs for
Chippenham. Upon reaching the traffic lights turn left
signposted Biddestone. Follow this road all the way into the
village. Continue through the village past the pub and duck
pond on your left and bear left on to The Butts. The property
will be on your right opposite the common.