Fraziers Folly, Siddington , Cirencester , Gloucestershire

£575,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Keen to embrace 'The Good Life', then this could be the home for you, enjoying a secluded setting nestled on the edge of the allotments. This unique detached stone-built house is further enhanced by the flexible nature of the accommodation and the great potential offered by the outbuilding/studio. Dating from the 1870's, enjoying high ceilings, period features and a light spacious feel throughout,

Located in the heart of Siddington, this popular village enjoys a wonderful sense of community, of which the allotments form a central part. Simply walk through the arched door from the garden to find yourself amongst an abundance of fruit, flowers and wildlife.

The private sheltered courtyard garden has hosted many parties over the years. With a bountiful fig tree and gentle fountain, it is more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the UK. Bound by the house, outbuilding and a high wall with large wooden gates, this secluded space is the perfect spot for al fresco dining in the summer.

The generous size of the outbuilding provides great scope to suit a variety of lifestyles, creating ancillary accommodation or a home work space. Previously used as a studio, it benefits from water, lighting, electricity and heating. To the front there is a gravelled parking area bound by mature planting. The main access is via five-bar double gates: a path meanders through a mature woodland garden to the side, enjoying the open views across the allotments.

A porch to the side offers shelter from the elements and useful storage prior to accessing the farmhouse-style kitchen, a spacious room with high ceilings and dual aspect. A well-planned fitted kitchen has a wide range of bespoke cream shaker style units complimented by solid wooden worktops, with a butler sink, filtered water, plumbing for a dishwasher, free standing fridge freezer, gas hob and extractor. Set within an original chimney breast is an electric range cooker with gas hob and griddle.

Restored original floor boards add to the character feel and there is ample room for a dining table, creating the heart of this home.

The generous sitting room can be zoned to create two areas. The focal point is the dressed stone wall with a wood burning stove in the middle. A trap door accesses storage space beneath and a clever sliding drawer provides storage under the stairs. A large window overlooks the rear and French doors open out onto steps that lead down into the courtyard. Completing the ground floor is a very useful utility/laundry room with WC.

To the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a separate shower room and a study. To the second floor, there is a huge attic room with built-in wardrobes, sink, storage and Velux rooflights.

Services: mains ,electricity, water and gas, private drainage. Gas central heating feeding radiators.

Outgoings: Council Tax Band 'E' 2020/21 charges £2182.49.

Local Authority: Cotswold District Council, 01285 623000.

Tenure: The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.

Siddington is a thriving community south of Cirencester. There is something for everyone – clubs to join, as well as a wonderful pub and an active church. This is one of the few villages lucky enough to have a shop and Post Office ready to meet all your needs.

Most of the village turns out for big events, from summer fêtes to carol singing, and from the annual

Grow and Show to quiz nights in the Village Hall. There are may walks through the meadows and along the canal path and the banks of the River Churn.

The village is fortunate enough to have its own primary school and is also in the catchment area for two highly-acclaimed secondary schools and a top-class sixth form college.

In 2010, Siddington won the prestigious Healthy and Active Community Award at the GRCC Vibrant Village Award.

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Moore Allen - Sales

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