First Lane Whitley, Melksham Guide Price £625,000

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Lavender Cottage is a beautiful Grade II Listed four bedroom period home with a classic cottage interior, wealth of period features including three reception rooms, stunning English cottage gardens to front with private and enclosed rear courtyard, driveway and garage. This stunning home is located in one of Whitely's most sought-after roads due to its quiet location, attractive surroundings and proximity to all of the village's excellent amenities which are all within walking distance. Originally two cottages and later made one, the property now offers plenty of character with modern comforts with the most attractive stone facade.

There is a driveway leading to a single garage, with pathway taking you to the original front door that leads through into the main open plan reception hall and dining room which has stairs to first floor, wonderful hob grate open fireplace, exposed timbers, wood floorboards and access through into the sitting room and kitchen. A beautiful shade of Farrow and Ball is clearly working its magic in this kitchen with a lovely range of shaker style units with granite work tops, Belfast sink, back door to rear and Travetine tiled floor. There is space for a range cooker and included is an integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A utility room leads off with plumbing for washing machine and built-in storage with work top with a door that leads through into the study which has French doors opening out into the sunny courtyard garden. Double doors connect with the last remaining reception room which is the cosy sitting room where one can while away a winters eve in front of the open fire whilst watching a film or enjoying a good book. The stone fireplace and solid beam very much sets the scene in this room which makes you not want to leave.

On the first floor are three bedrooms, all of which have lovely views out over the garden, a family bathroom and shower room. Bedroom one is an excellent size with its part vaulted ceilings with painted trusses, plenty of space for cupboards and built-in wardrobe. Bedroom two also has a built-in wardrobe. A delightful and very solid oak staircase leads up to the compact and lovely fourth bedroom which is has a Velux window and storage area.

These south facing 'magazine standard' gardens have that classic mixture of quintessentially English cottage garden blended with the formal lines of shaped Box hedging with flag stone patio. They really are a sheer delight with their well-stocked borders, beautifully framed water feature with bench, cherry tree, lawns and rose arch. To the rear is a spacious courtyard area which is private and enclosed with raised borders, greenhouse and stone-built workshop/garden storage outbuilding There is off street parking on the driveway and access to the garage which is linked with the neighbour's single garage.

Whitley is a highly sought after village with a real sense of community spirit. It has a good range of local facilities which include an excellent primary school, the Pear Tree Inn pub, Church, village hall, golf course, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The historic town of Corsham, Melksham and the Georgian heritage city of Bath are both within a short drive away. Whitley also has excellent bus links with all of the above towns making it a village which is still very accessible.

Tenure: Freehold House
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: E (48) // Potential: C (74)
Services: Gas central heating. Mains drainage. Mains electric
Grade II Listed
Agents Note: There is a right of access from the neighbouring property across the rear garden to allow the neighbours to take their bins out to the front.
Planning Permission for the construction of four houses located in the field adjacent to First Lane (opposite this property) was rejected in September 2021 (Portal Reference Number: PL/2021/06922)


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First Lane Whitley
Melksham SN12 8RL
County: Wiltshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00004142

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