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Farleigh Hungerford

795,000 Freehold Sold Subject To Contract


  • Beautiful Thatched Cottage
  • Set in 1.8 Acres
  • Rural and Riverside Location
  • Stream Fed Pond
  • Garage and Parking
  • Walled Courtyard
  • Island with Vegetable Plot
  • Adjacent to Farleigh Castle
  • No onward chain
  • Grade 2 Listed
Property Description
An outstanding and beautiful home situated within commuting distance of Bath and with Frome, Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge all within a short drive. The cottage enjoys a lovely rural location with mature woodland to the rear, its own river island to the front and a natural spring fed pond.
DESCRIPTION The accommodation provides three bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom. The cottage has undergone an extensive programme of work by the current owner, and a viewing is highly recommended. No onward chain.

WATERCRESS COTTAGE This quintessential thatched cottage is nestled in a hidden away location in the lee of Farleigh Castle. As the name suggests the older part of the property, which dates from 1500 or earlier, with a later extension built in the 70s, once produced watercress and later a trout farm. The pretty spring fed pond remains and is situated to the front of the property. The property offers in total 1.8 acres, with on the other side of the track, a private foot bridge leads to an island bordered by the river and stream. The Vendor has had a productive vegetable plot, but there is some wild areas, mature trees and the lovely river bank setting.

THE ACCOMMODATION Arranged over two floor and set off by the thatched roof, lime washed and natural stone walls have stone mullioned windows, the interior is a true reflection on the cottages age. It retains natural stone fireplace and original beamed ceilings complemented by the addition of a beautiful stone floor in the kitchen which also has a range of Shaker style units and fitted oven and hob, tumble dryer and with a fitted fridge and freezer.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms with views and a well-appointed bathroom.

EXTERNALLY The property also benefits from a detached double garage, ample parking and a garden outbuilding/studio to one side in the flag stoned courtyard with dry stone wall, with a second terrace to the other side. The property also benefits from fishing rights on the River Frome. Agent's note: The property benefits from consent for a commercial trout farm if required.

LOCATION The picturesque and peaceful village of Farleigh Hungerford has a church, a pub a river swimming club and the historic, medieval Farleigh Castle. Extensive amenities, leisure facilities and cultural events are to be found in Bradford-upon-Avon, just 2.8 miles away by car, with Trowbridge 4 miles from the house. Supermarkets and shopping facilities are plentiful in both towns.

Nearby Bath is a World Heritage City renowned for its Georgian Architecture and Roman Baths. Here there is some of the finest shopping and restaurants to be found outside London. Bath's beautiful setting belies its easy access by road and air from all parts of the country.

There is a high-speed train service from Bradford on Avon and Bath Spa to London Paddington and Junction 18 of the M4 Motorway is approximately 9 miles distance. Bristol International Airport is within 20 miles.

Viewing Please contact our Frome Office on 01373 455060 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.
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