This fully renovated period home with separate one-bedroom guest house and secluded garden sits nestled within the Wiltshire hamlet of Giddeahall just four miles to the east of Chippenham. Positioned on the South-Eastern fringes of the Cotswolds Combehead, built in 1803, is surrounded by stunning countryside and a wealth of historic villages and towns: Castle Combe, named as the ‘prettiest village in England, ’ and Corsham, with its fine Court and Park designed by Capability Brown, to name just two. With doorstep access to miles of country walks and bridlepaths, Bath and Bristol within easy reach and the M4 just a stones-throw away, the location offers the best of country living and modern convenience. ‘Back in 1999 we were in search of an older cottage with the potential to create additional living space and a hidden garden, Combehead had all of this, and more. Now completely renovated, the cottage has three principal floors providing four-bedrooms, four shower/bathrooms and two reception rooms. Separate accommodation comes in the form of The Barn, a fully renovated and extended one-bedroom guest cottage with self-contained amenities and a private patio area. A small field and stable with mains water also comes with the property; we have kept the field as a nature reserve however it has the potential for livestock and allotment use. The property also includes excellent off-road parking for four cars. Over the last 22 years we have very much enjoyed creating a home where we can retreat and enjoy a great deal of privacy, ’ explain the owners.
‘The hamlet, consisting of six family homes, is a very friendly community to live in. We are close to a maze of public rights of way, many leading to excellent country pubs. The M4 motorway is about 10-minutes away and the train station at Chippenham offers direct services to London and Bristol. It’s the perfect location.’
‘We have carefully retained many original features throughout the property; beamed ceilings, pine doors and original elm flooring in the larger guest bedroom all create wonderful character.’
‘The garden has now matured into many themes and areas which complement the peaceful setting, these include ponds, fountains and a permanent gazebo on the main lawn.’
‘The property is very warm and welcoming and has enabled us to host memorable parties, celebrations and social events. In a nutshell, Combehead has afforded us many years of enjoyment.’