St Mary Street is a no-through road which sits within a Conservation Area. It is considered to be one of North Wiltshire's finest streets. Lined with period houses and on its northern side the backdrop of Monkton Park and the River Avon – as Betjeman remarked "The most perfect and unselfconscious bit of English country townscape one could hope to find".
The market town of Chippenham provides a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and amenities including modern sports/leisure centre and mainline rail services; There is a frequent rail service to London Paddington about 60 minutes. The station is just under 1 miles on foot through Monkton Park from the house.
The historic city of Bath is about 12 minutes by train and Bristol from 25 minutes. Excellent road communications provide easy access to the major employment centres of Bath, Bristol and Swindon and via the M4 (about 4.5 miles) London and South Wales.
There is access to the West Country and the Cotswolds. Amongst the numerous country and leisure pursuits within close proximity are Lacock Village and Abbey, Prehistoric Avebury village and stone circles, Bowood Estate and Castle Combe. While the Georgian city of Bath is approximately 12 miles away the location provides an excellent range of shopping facilities and cultural opportunities.
This charming and well presented Grade II listed period cottage is situated in an enviable setting close to Chippenham town centre on a quiet no-through road on the banks of the River Avon overlooking local park land.
There is a wealth of character on offer within the home which features exposed stone work and beams, fireplaces, a log burner and stone tiled floors with underfloor heating. The property is presented in very good order and enjoys a stylish and spacious kitchen, snug with feature wood burner, cosy sitting room with an open fireplace and direct access to the gardens as well as a practical utility/ boot room. To the first floor is a principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a well appointed family bathroom.
Outside is the Home Office/Studio. This is a great creative space with smart tiled floor, a vaulted ceiling and double doors leading out to the garden with great views over the river.
To the front of the property is a driveway and parking area with access to either side of the house and gardens. The gardens are predominantly to both sides and the rear of the home and comprise of level lawns, mature trees and shrubs and boast a number of seating areas. The main feature of the garden is that it runs along the river Avon affording wonderful river views across to the park as well as a large paved patio area and jetty allowing easy access for the more adventurous to the river. It makes for a unique and magical setting.