White Cottage, Lea, Nr Malmesbury


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
With permission to extend and scope to redevelop, a detached characterful cottage,

in a sought after semi-rural location, on the edge of this popular village.

The flexible accommodation comprises a two bedroom cottage with three

reception rooms, separate annex, garage and studio/workshop, set in large

cottage gardens. Ample parking and mature gardens adjoining farmland.

The Property

Dating from around the 18th Century this charming property has the exciting potential for a substantial extension. Planning permission has been granted for a two-storey extension and works to the foundations have already been completed. A detached garage and annex were added some 20 years ago, which provide excellent flexible accommodation. An additional studio/ workshop provides further adaptable space. Cresswell Lane is a sought-after location on the edge of the village surrounded by open countryside. White Cottage benefits from a south-west facing aspect, complemented by large and mature cottage gardens.

The Accommodation

The front door leads into the porch with a quarry tiled floor and the Camray oil boiler. A door leads into the kitchen which has a range of units and an electric double oven, bottled gas hob. Painted ceiling beams, door and steps up to the dining/garden room with glazed ceiling and double doors into the garden. To the right of the kitchen is the sitting room which has a fireplace with Jotul log burner and two windows overlooking the garden. There are stairs to the first floor with a cupboard under and a study and cloakroom off. On the first floor landing is a built-in wardrobe and two bedrooms, one with exposed floor boards. The bathroom has a mixer tap with shower attachment, a vanity basin and a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.


Twin gates lead from the lane to a gravelled drive which winds past the garage and over a brook to ample parking. There are shrubs and a small courtyard area to front of the cottage. Further, a lawn leads to a large insulated, timber studio/summerhouse with electricity. A larger lawned area beyond, is surrounded by numerous mature trees and provides a lovely almost secret garden. In one corner there is chicken run and coop. This expanse affords views to surrounding farmland and pleasantly complements the cottage.


4.72m by 3.43m

With power, light and the Grant oil fired boiler. At the rear is a shower/utility room. Off the hall are stairs to the first floor with a cupboard under and a potential kitchen on the left. At first floor level are a large bedroom and a sitting room, plus a shower room.


Mains water, electricity, drainage and fibre optic broadband are connected. There are two oil fired boilers, one for the house in the porch and one in the garage for the annex. Council Tax rating Band C - £1, 716.71 for 2020/21. EPC rating Band F - 26.


The popular village of Lea lies about 2 miles east of Malmesbury and has a church, public house, primary school, playgroup and recreation field with tennis court and play park. The nearby town of Malmesbury caters for most everyday requirements with Chippenham, Cirencester and Swindon all offering more comprehensive facilities. The village is readily accessible to Swindon 14.5 miles distant and Junction 17 of the M4 motorway, about 6 miles south, provides access to the area's major employment centres.

Directions to SN16 9PE

From Malmesbury head east on the B4042 and take the left hand turning to Lea. Proceed into the village and by the church take the right hand turn into Creswell Lane. The cottage is about 100 yards on the right hand side.

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Blount & Maslin

50 High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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