Persimmon - George Ward Gardens, SN12

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George Ward Gardens – a great place to call home

Located in the heart of Wiltshire, George Ward Gardens is a new development in the historic town of Melksham, offering a wide range of contemporary two, three, four and five bedroom homes, and two bedroom apartments.

  • Choice of 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • Close to stunning natural scenery
  • Bustling town location
  • Excellent transport links

    A wealth of stunning natural scenery and unspoiled landscape make up the county of Wiltshire, along with a colourful and rich heritage. The small town of Melksham has its own historical influences. Once part of a vast royal forest which was a favourite hunting ground of Tudor kings, it evolved at a ford across the River Avon. It is believed that its name derives from Meolcham, 'Meolc' being an old English word for milk and 'ham', a farm.

    A mixture of pretty terraced cottages and grand town houses can be found in the old part of the town, which historically, had its fair share of entrepreneurs, villains and royal property owners. The main industry in the area was cloth, with the last working cloth mill auctioned in 1888, and now incorporated into the Cooper Avon Tyre factory, an American company and the largest employer in Melksham today.

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    Today Melksham is a bustling town, retaining a quiet charm and proud trading heritage. For everyday life, the town boasts a fine selection of shops and essential services ranging from major high street names to individual, specialist retailers, meeting all of your requirements. Tempting places to eat and drink include caf├ęs, tea shops, traditional pubs, bars and restaurants.

    A superb all-year-round programme of cultural arts and entertainment events won't disappoint, including sports and leisure opportunities and festivals. There are numerous places of interest to visit in the surrounding areas including stately homes and gardens such as Bowood, Longleat, Chalfield Manor and Lacock. The town is also popular with people who enjoy the great outdoors as there's plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and boating along the lanes, byways and canals which are plentiful in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

    Sure to be popular with a wide range of homebuyers, George Ward Garden's idyllic situation combines beautiful countryside, a bustling town and excellent road and rail links.

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    The beautiful Wiltshire countryside offers those who enjoy the outdoors plenty to keep occupied. From easy strolls to long distance hikers there are enormous areas of outstanding natural beauty for all to explore. Cycling and horse riding are also popular past times, and the area plays host to award-winning golf courses. The local rivers are perfect for keen anglers, and if your not into fishing the network of Canals offers a relaxing alternative.


    There are a number of Primary schools in the Melksham area the larger ones serving Melksham Town. There is one secondary school in the Melksham catchment area, the Melksham Oak community school.


    Melksham offers a selection of local shops including some nearby Farm shops. Wilton shopping centre is a short drive away and offers a great choice of retail outlets in a beautiful riverside setting. Nearby Salisbury has a huge choice of shopping including the Cross Keys Shopping Centre and the Old George Mall.


    Melksham is situated to the west of Wiltshire, 12 miles south from Junction 17 of the M4 which provides easy access to major cities and towns including: London, Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Oxford. The motorway is accessed via the A350 which is one of the main gateways to the county of Wiltshire.

    The town also boasts a train station (within easy walking distance) and local bus links with Chippenham, Bath, Devizes and Trowbridge. There's also a National Express coach service which links direct to London daily, with further services from the nearby town of Chippenham. Bristol International airport is also within easy reach offering its wide range of flights to national and international destinations.


    Images depict typical Persimmon Homes house type. All room dimensions are subject to +/- 50mm tolerance. This information is for guidance only and does not form any part of any contract or constitute a warranty. All information correct at time of publication and is subject to change. Please check specification by contacting the development directly.