A quintessential country village house offering fine period features, well appointed and stylish interiors and gardens approaching half an acre. No onward chain.
The Bridge House is a fine example of a Grade II listed attached Cotswold property with attractive stone elevations situated in the heart of iconic Castle Combe. The property offers in excess of 2,700 sq ft of versatile and beautifully appointed accommodation arranged over 2 floors with a wealth of period charm. This handsome character home has been lovingly looked after and in more recent years extended to the rear, so that the ground floor living space provides a large footprint and makes the most of its direct access out to the rear half-an-acre garden. The property offers a wealth of period features, showcasing its 17th century roots with exposed stone walls and timber beams, mullion windows, attractive fireplaces (some with inset wood burners) and wonderful doors.
On entering the property there is an entrance lobby, which opens into a welcoming entrance/reception hall. This opens up to provide a practical boot and cloaks area and features the impressive oak staircase to the first floor. The hallway is linked to the principal room, which include the spacious drawing room with its impressive feature inglenook fireplace, stylish space-saving cabinetry and charming window seats. Off the hallway and the drawing room is the study/family room. This benefits from a working wood burner and period dresser. Leading off the hallway to the rear is the dining room with its tall vaulted ceiling, impressive fireplace with inset wood burner and stairway to a mezzanine gallery/study area. Off the dining room is the very heart of the home: the kitchen/breakfast room. Situated at the back of the property with easy access from the garden and parking area, the kitchen/breakfast room is a real family hub. Pleasant views out into the garden and direct access to the patio area make the most of the natural surroundings. The kitchen area is well laid out with a four-oven Aga complete with electric hob, island unit with prep sink, a range of base, drawer and wall units, integrated electric combi oven and butlers sink.
There is a practical and attractive heated stone tiled floor which flows into the garden room area. This room enjoys stunning views of the gardens and offers double doors leading outside. Additionally, to the ground floor and off the kitchen is a utility room and downstairs cloak/shower room.
To the first floor are the three double bedrooms. The principal bedroom enjoys a well appointed en suite shower room, wooden floors and pretty feature fireplace as well as views over the gardens. There are two double bedrooms with views to the front as well as a family bathroom complete with separate shower.
On the whole, this lovingly looked after and beautifully presented village home is ideal for both those looking to upsize or downsize to one of the most picturesque Cotswolds villages and take advantage of its enviable setting and gardens.
The property is accessed off The Street and Water Lane. There is a well-stocked flower bed to the front, as well as a glorious wisteria. There is residents' access via Water Lane around to the rear garden and parking area.
The enclosed rear gardens are well laid out and private. They amount to just under half an acre and provide a calm oasis as they back onto Parsonage Wood. The rear gardens are well thought out with a paved seating/patio area leading off the back of the house, which opens up to a large level lawn with pathways to either side, well stocked flower beds and a few trees. There is access from this section of the garden to the single garage via a gate, as well as the loggia and fire pit area and water feature.
Steps lead up to the wild garden area and a colonial style garden room/office with its painted panelling, covered veranda and greenhouse. There are further lawns, shrubs and trees with the gardens running up to the neighbouring woods, which are well stocked with wild garlic, bluebells and mature trees. This provides a private backdrop and a calm oasis. Leading off the gardens is a large gravel parking area with easy access to single covered carport and workshop.
There is ample parking for a number of vehicles, which is accessed off Water Lane.
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Castle Combe is one of the prettiest villages in England, and The Bridge House is situated in one of the most iconic locations in the village. With stunning enclosed private gardens backing onto woodland, this picturesque setting couldn't be more quintessentially English country village.Matthew Pegler