Hartwell Cottage is an attractive Grade II listed period house, being of historic and architectural interest. This was the model of the house of the principal character in “The Gamekeeper at Home” by Richard Jefferies (1848-87), poet-naturalist, a local man. The house was originally 2 cottages, believed to date from the early 18th century. Built of red brick and stone elevations under a thatched roof, the house has eyebrow dormers and a number of casement windows. The property retains much character with fine period detailing including exposed timbers, inglenook fireplaces, and an exposed internal well in the hallway. The house has a very substantial feel with 4 generous and light reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 2 staircases. The kitchen/breakfast room with its terracotta tiled floor has a Lacanche range cooker and a good range of units. In addition there is a small annexe over the garage, with independent access.
Chiseldon is ideally located, just 7 miles North of Marlborough and 5 miles South of Swindon Centre with it's mainline railway station providing regular and easy access to London Paddington. There are a number of cycle paths and bridleways nearby, linking the village to the Ridgeway National Trail, making it an excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Chain Free.
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