4 beds 2 baths
The Rocks, Ashwicke, Marshfield
A castellated period Grade II home of distinction with ample potential and opportunity for improvement.
Four bedrooms and three reception rooms, garage/workshop, and secluded walled garden.
The house is in a superb location, set on the edge of the Cotswold Hills, between the thriving villages of Marshfield and Colerne, in the tiny hamlet of Ashwicke. It is approached down a private road serving a small community yet is only 6.7 miles from Bath and 8 miles away from M4 Motorway.
"The house, which was once part of the estate dating back to the seventeenth century, has a cobbled area at the front with conservatory doors opening in to the house. The conservatory has lovely views over the west facing garden and it is so relaxing to sit there with a glass of wine in the evening sun. The conservatory leads into the kitchen. The kitchen is the much loved hub of the home with an oil fired Rayburn. Having been fitted within a few years of the current purchasers of occupation,the kitchen is now in need of modernisation. The sitting room is a large room, but very cosy with a log burning stove. We also have a second sitting room or study which has a gas fired wood burner. There is a useful utility room with a cloakroom and a hall area. The circular staircase leads up to the first floor which has three generous double bedrooms, the master is en suite with a separate shower and bath and a dressing room. There is a family bathroom on this floor as well. A spiral staircase leads up to the second floor which has a huge double bedroom with two Velux windows, so is a very bright, spacious room."
The gardens to the front are enclosed by a high stone wall with a large set of double wooden gates leading onto a cobble stone sun terrace. there is access to a further stone built outbuilding/garden shed, a large variety of shrubs, trees, flower borders and lawn.
To the rear which is approached via the main driveway is a further flagstone and cobbled parking and turning area which leads into the large open double car port giving ample parking and storage facilities.
Both the villages of Marshfield and Colerne have excellent facilities which include primary schools, both of which have 'Good' Ofsted ratings, two public houses in each village, doctors' surgeries, convenience shops, hairdressers, post offices, and coffee/tea shops. There are also thriving sports and social clubs including the cricket, football, rugby and tennis clubs.
There is a main line rail service to London from Bath, 6.7 miles away, and Chippenham station is also within easy reach at 10.2 miles away.