Could This Idyllic Thatched Cottage Be Your Fairy Tale Home? (If you've got a spare £575,000 that is...)

By Jamie Hill - 23 January 2020

Home and Garden

New estate agents Chancellers bring to market Swiss Cottage - a simply magical three-bedroom cottage in the village of Shrivenham, Swindon – with approved planning permission.

Set in c.0.33 acres, this Grade II listed thatched cottage bursts with whimsical fairy tale charm and brings to mind the setting of classic tales including Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. Built in 1850 as a summer house by Lord Barrington of Beckett Park, Swiss Cottage was designed in the same style as Lord Barrington's honeymoon accommodation in Switzerland.

As a result, Swiss Cottage offers an abundance of original features including authentic cut timber and brick walls, diamond glazing, galleried landing and thatched roofing in a gable design providing plenty of scope for your imagination to run wild. Situated within the Vale of White Horse, the incredibly quaint cottage is so special it even features in the 1982 English Cottages publication by Candida Lycett Green.

Perhaps the most exciting element of this magical property, is the fact that it offers amazing potential. Planning Permission P19/V2091/HH has already granted for a new linked extension and building to the rear of the existing structure.

Representing the sale of Swiss Cottage, Ben Lewington, Sales Manager at Chancellors Carterton, said: “This is quite simply one of the most unique properties I have ever come across. It represents an unmissable opportunity to not only own a piece of history, but to create a truly stunning residence. The current plans provide the scope to create a new master bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the ground floor, and a living/dining/kitchen area with an external sunken patio on the lower ground floor.”

The current property includes a private driveway, a well-manicured front garden, an out-building and several sheds. Of the three bedrooms, two are double in size, and there is a family bathroom, reception room, lounge and kitchen/dining room.

Full details of the application can be viewed by looking on the council website

Key Features

•                A completely unique property

•                Planning Permission P19/V2091/HH for Rear Extension

•                Reception Room with Open Fire

•                Two Ground Floor Bedrooms

•                Galleried Landing

•                Two Loft Rooms

•                Family Bathroom

•                Out-House with Power

•                Private Driveway

•                Thatched Cottage

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