Liddell House
459.87 sq m
Guide price £1,300,000(38.405.910.690 ₫)

Silver StreetSouth Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5TS

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2019
  • 5 minutes from Cirencester
  • Easy access to A417 and M4
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms, study
  • About 0.5 acres

This charming family home is said to be a source of inspiration for ‘Alice in Wonderland'.

About this property

  • Liddell House is a fine Grade II Listed village house which is understood to date back from the 18th Century. There are mid 19th Century improvements including the addition of the main entrance porch. The property also has an interesting history in that it was once owned by the father of Alice Liddell, said to be the model for Alice in Lewis Carroll's ‘'Alice in Wonderland''. There is a small door in the entrance hall said to be that referred to in the story. Alice's uncle was vicar of South Cerney at this time, circa 1860.

    The house itself is very comfortable in that includes two principal reception rooms, both having fireplaces.. Between the two is a study with a sitting room being found at the front of the property. Adjacent is the good sized kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and having access to the courtyard and a generously sized sun room which is currently used as a home gym/utility room though is capable of other uses.. There are three sets of French doors into the garden. Off the welcoming reception hall is the cloakroom and an elegant staircase rises to the first and second floors.

    The bedrooms are divided between two floors with all having a southerly aspect over the garden. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate wc. A further three rooms and a bathroom are on the second floor together with a bathroom, dark room and a former maids room. Four bedrooms have fireplaces and five have fitted or built in cupboards. Heating is by way of a gas fired boiler and throughout the house there is ample storage space..

    A particular feature of the property is the wonderful walled garden which faces south. Mainly laid to lawn there are a variety of shrubs and plants as well as mature specimen trees including a purple beech tree. From the terrace adjacent to the house is a part covered walk leading down the garden with an herbaceous border to one side. At the far end is a natural garden border with a profusion of Spring bulbs and ground cover and a rear door to the street leading to the centre of the village. There is a delightful aspect when looking back at the house, particularly in late Spring when the wisteria is in bloom.

    Access to the property is via a shared drive which will also service the owner's new house. A double garage will be provided as well as additional parking space from where there is direct access into the garden. A small courtyard gives access to a range of tool sheds, game larder, and store.

    In total the property extends to just over half an acre.

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A great family house within walking distance of all the village amenities.

Anthony CoakerProperty agent

Local information

  • South Cerney is a conveniently placed village with a very active community. The village amenities are also extensive and include a parish church, a primary school, a general store/post office, supermarket, restaurant, golf course, tennis courts, a football field, three pubs, a dentist, a doctor's surgery and a veterinary surgery.
  • Cirencester, often referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds, is less than four miles away and provides an excellent range of specialist shops as well as Waitrose and Tesco superstores. In addition there is a modern hospital, a library and a sports centre as well as tennis, cricket and rugby clubs. There are two highly regarded secondary schools: Kingshill and Deer Park. Private buses run to local preparatory and public schools including Westonbirt School for girls, Rendcomb College, Beaudesert Park at Minchinhampton and the Cheltenham colleges.
  • For the commuter there is dual carriageway access to both the M4 (Junction 15) and the M5 (Junction 11a). There is also a regular train service from Kemble to London Paddington taking approximately 75 minutes, the station being about 4 miles away.
  • South Cerney is found on the edge of the Cotswold Water Park which provides a variety of water based activities including sailing, wakeboarding, fishing and water skiing. The South Cerney 18 hole golf course has both a driving range and a restaurant which are open to the public.

Additional information

  • Cirencester 3 miles . Kemble Station 4 miles (London Paddington 75 miles) . Swindon 14 miles . M4 (Junction 15) 16 miles . Cheltenham 19 miles (All distances and times are approximate)
  • Directions: Approaching Cirencester from the Swindon direction (A419) take the exit signposted South Cerney and follow the signs for the village. On reaching the village turn right (signposted Cirencester and Preston) and, after passing through the centre of the village, the driveway to the property will be found on the left hand side after 0.2 miles. The nameplate is visible on the side of the house.
  • EPC Exempt