Michaelmas Cottage, 4-5 Ampney St. Peter,
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5SH
Mainswater, electricity and drainage
Oilfired central heating
Underfloor heating in kitchen, boot room, cloakroom, utility room of the upstairs bathrooms.
Quite simply, a superb family home on the edge of a fantastic Cotswold village, within close proximity of the ever popular Cirencester.
Michaelmas Cottage not only offers light, space and height in abundance; it has been beautifully designed, demonstrating contemporary and traditional living at its finest. The result is a superb family home that has been finished with remarkable attention to detail and designed perfectly for modern day living.
Located in the ever popular village of Ampney St. Peter, the property was bought by the current owners in 2017 and has since undergone a complete renovation which includes a significant extension. On arrival, there is immediately a sense of the quality of craftsmanship. The accommodation throughout is generous and allows a real flexibility as to how it could be used.
The kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear of the house and forms part of the new extension. This is fitted with stylish Neptune wall and floor units, integrated appliances and Everhot cooker. Double doors open onto a terrace which is perfect for those who enjoy outside dining and entertaining.
The four bedroom, two bath/shower rooms on the first floor provides comfortable family living.
The accommodation flows well and offers a great deal of versatility.
The owners have a real design flair and an eye for detail, the result being a home that very much has a compelling mix of light, modern spaces yet cleverly retains much of the period charm and character.
A gravel driveway provides ample parking.
There is a useful stone outbuilding which currently provides substantial storage space and could provide further accommodation if the necessary permissions were obtained and granted.
There is a stylish timber clad gym in the garden which in turn could be a home office.
Much like the house, it is clear that a great deal of time and effort has gone into creating the beautiful garden. Mostly laid to lawn, the garden is surrounded by mature trees and hedging as well as areas which are perfect for entertaining. Well stocked flower beds provide a huge amount of colour throughout the summer months.
The area is well renowned for not only having some of the most idyllic villages, but also some of the most fantastic pubs and restaurants.
Ampney St. Peter is a scenic, small village, set in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is made up of picturesque Cotswold Stone cottages and houses. Ampney St. Peter forms one of the three Ampney villages (Ampney St Peter, Ampney Crucis and Ampney Crucis) clustered within a few miles of one another. In August 2012, the village's post box was painted gold by Royal Mail to signify the gold medal won by resident Dressage Olympian, Laura Bechtolsheimer, who was a member of the British Dressage team in the 2012 Olympic games.
Cirencester, known as the Capital of the Cotswolds, is only 3.5 miles to the west and is a lovely market town with a fascinating history. In Roman times, Cirencester, known as ‘Corinium Dobunnorum’, was the second largest town only to London. The town became a very prosperous wool town in the medieval period, which is the basis for the charming town with ancient honey coloured stone buildings in picturesque narrow streets.
The Market Place is the heart of the town and is home to a Charter Market (every Monday and Friday) and a Farmers’ Market (every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month).
The wonderful variety of quality independent shops makes shopping in Cirencester a delight. Enjoy exploring the courtyards with their individual style, and the many historic streets radiating from the town centre. Cirencester is renowned for its specialist shops, individual boutiques, fascinating antique emporiums and craft shops as well as national chain stores.
Cirencester Park – Earl Bathurst’s 3,000 acre estate was designed by Alexander Pope. Open daily, the public are free to wander in the extensive 19th century parkland accessed from the entrance gates on Cecily Hill.
Whether you fancy a lavish three course meal, afternoon tea, traditional pub food or a quiet drink with friends you need to look no further. Cirencester has a wide variety of eating establishments.
The area is renowned for having a number of fantastic schools, both private and state, all being within easy driving distance. Road communications are excellent to the A417/A419 which in turn provides access to London, via the M4 and M5 to the west. Rail links are also good, with regular trains from both Kemble and Swindon.
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