- Magnificent Grade II listed home
- Extended and renovated by current owners
- 3029 sq ft (281.39 sq M) of accommodation
- Five bedrooms including master bedroom with en-suite
- Three reception rooms
- High quality exterior and interior bespoke fittings
- Well appointed kitchen/breakfast room
- Two additional bathrooms
- WC and utility room
- Attractive gardens
A truly magnificent five bedroom detached Grade II listed home offering an abundance of period charm and stunning accommodation that offers flexibility for any large family or with the option to annexe one side of the house. Originally two cottages dating back to 1297, named Little Thatch and Big Thatch, they were adjoined in the 1970s to create a lovely home. In more recent times the current owners have extended the property incorporating what was the garage and added another storey and a link between the two to create an additional reception room/entrance hall, utility room, inner hall, two bedrooms and a shower room.
The interior and exterior quality and finish has been completed to exacting standards which include Hartham quarry Bath stone slabs throughout the kitchen and hallway, free standing copper bath with high quality bathroom fittings throughout including mains pressure showers, Neptune kitchen units, bespoke hand made front door, Bath stone mullion windows, door frames and window sills.
Access to Big Thatch is gained via a five-bar gate that leads onto a gravelled driveway with parking area which has space for four cars. You enter the property through a bespoke hand made solid wood front door into the impressive drawing room which has vaulted ceilings, beautiful fireplace with wood burning stove, Bath stone flagstones and attractive exposed stone wall. Access continues through into an inner hallway with utility/boot room which houses the oil-fired boiler, WC and ground floor bedroom/study. A beautiful oak staircase leads up to a landing area, fifth bedroom and shower room which has high quality fittings.
The kitchen/breakfast room is very much the hub of the home as it is centrally located and is the ideal space for the family to gather. There is currently an Everhot electric oven which is on offer by separate negotiation, and Miele white goods include double fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A door leads through into the wonderfully characterful dining room which has an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed timbers, stone mullion windows and solid wood floorboards with open access through into the sitting room and access what was the original front door. The sitting room is the perfect place to enjoy a winters evening in front of the fire with yet another Inglenook fireplace with wood burner and lots of character features to create the appropriate ambience that one would expect in such a beautiful home.
On the first floor is a landing area that runs the full length of the property with three beautiful bedrooms leading off, including the master suite which has built in wardrobes and a stylish en-suite shower room. The main family bathroom has high quality fittings, a stunning copper freestanding bath and open wet/shower area.
The gardens are predominantly to the front which are mostly lawn with a range of shrubs and specimen trees that include a cherry tree, young fruit trees, yew hedging, laurel that form the boundaries and the beautiful wisteria on the front of the house. A lovely patio area sits to the front of the property which is perfect for al fresco dining in the summer months. Both sides have access to the rear garden and log store with the former having a pathway leading the full length of the property and leading onto the rear lawn.
Ford is a quiet country village in North-West Wiltshire within driving distance of the Georgian City of Bath, 11 miles East of Bristol and 4 miles West of Chippenham - with its main line station to London (Paddington) and Junction 17 of the M4 motorway. The village benefits from countryside walks right on the doorstep and the fantastic local pub, The White Hart Inn.
Services: Mains water, private sewage plant (Klargester BioDisc), mains electric, Gigaclear internet offering speeds of up to 1000Mbit.
Council Tax Band:G