Enter into an elegant world of comfort and charm. Steeped in history, this beautifully restored house with medieval origins, and a stunning 15th century under croft which forms part of the original town fortifications, combines all the benefits of a townhouse with the sensibilities of a country home with wonderful pastural views from the rear of the house and garden.
Many of the period details have been meticulously restored over the last 16 years by the current owner. The main house at the rear is late 17th century, with mid 19th Century frontage. This mix of periods gives a unique backdrop to the generous entertaining space which is over two floors and allows for cosy evenings and grand entertaining depending on how the mood takes one.
The garden is a delight, terraced over several layers, the different levels reveal formal and informal areas along with a summerhouse and eventually leads one to a home office and garage that can be accessed independently of the house.
Malmesbury is England’s oldest borough and at its heart is the stunning 12th century Abbey with its tomb of King Athelstan, regarded as the first king of England. The eponymous museum named in his honour houses a fascinating collection and pride of place is a stunning watercolour by JM Turner of the Abbey
A constant lament is the homogenisation of the high street, no such moans from us here. Malmesbury is a real town with real shops, many of which have been run by families for generations along with a new offerings bring a vibrancy and energy that mixes traditional and cutting edge. Unlike some Cotswolds towns Malmesbury sells more than potpourri and jam…..
Malmesbury has become home to many annual musical, cultural, food event and festivals as well as home to the Dyson Headquarters bringing technical invention and entrepreneurs to the town. The town offers a great base for exploring the wider Cotswolds and is a short drive from Westonbirt Arboretum, the Cotswold Water Park and Chavenage House.
There are a variety of places to stay in and around Malmesbury including the centrally located Old Bell Hotel, the oldest purpose built hotel in England (circa 1220) and nearby five star luxury Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, complete with Michelin-star restaurant.