Something for everyone! Period features, a canal frontage, paddocks and views! A charming lock keepers cottage in a rural setting that also comes with approximately 8 acres of paddocks.
Attention all water lovers! A beautifully renovated and extended former lock keeper's cottage dating in part to 1795 set right on the towpath of the historic Kennet and Avon Canal. With fine views over both along the serene waterway and over rolling countryside, this unique home is a wonderful opportunity for anyone wishing to own a special character home. Previously run as a very successful holiday cottage since it was renovated in 2008 with an approximate rental return of £18,000 ((in 2016), the property could be used for the same purpose or an ideal second home/weekend retreat or more conventionally as a charming family home. It offers three bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room, a vaulted kitchen/dining room with utility off and a cosy sitting room with a warming log burning stove. Further benefits include oil fired central heating with under floor heating in parts. Outside there is a private garden enjoying the views with the cottage having launching rights on the canal. In addition there are two useful useable outbuildings. Opposite the cottage is a gateway in to the splendid 8 acres of land (on a separate title).
From Devizes proceed on A361 Bath road and continue on same road until Sells Green is reached. Continue past the Three Magpies around the bends and then down a long straight road. Take the left turning at Redstocks crossroads towards Seend and the cottage is then a short distance along on the left hand side just over the canal bridge with a layby to the right available for parking.
This interesting detached former lock keepers cottage is situated in a completely rural position bordering fields and with open outlook over the surrounding countryside. It is also immediately to the side of the famous Kennet and Avon Canal which has been restored and is now used regularly by barges. Seend and the adjoining Seend Cleeve boast an excellent primary school, village shop, two popular public houses, a Church and other amenities and is about 5 miles from Devizes and 3 miles from Melksham.
Front door into:
Tiled floor with underfloor heating, double glazed window to side, built-in cupboard with oil fired central hearting boiler and immersion tank, wooden panelled latched doors, telephone point.
Dual aspect sitting room with double glazed windows to front and side, views of the canal, TV point, under floor heating, log burning stove and oak mantle, bookshelves, wooden panelled doors to bedrooms.
Kitchen / Dining Room
Kitchen Area: Tiled floor with underfloor heating, wooden worktops and breakfast bar, fitted cupboards, double glazed window to side, ceiling beam, access to boarded loft space with light, 4 ring LPG hob, ceramic sink and drainer unit (dressers are not included). Opening to Utility and open plan to:
Dining Area: Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, dual aspect with two double glazed French doors to garden, tiled floor with underfloor heating.
Tiled floor with underfloor heating, built-in electric oven, built-in fridge and microwave, wooden worktops, stable door to side, double glazed window to side, attractive tiled splashbacks.
Double glazed window to rear and radiator.
Double glazed window to side and radiator.
Double glazed window to side, underfloor heating.
Opaque double glazed window to side, tiled floor with underfloor heating. Roll top bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail/radiator, part tiled walls, extractor.
Tiled floor with underfloor heating, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower, heated towel rail/radiator, extractor.
Oil tank, outside tap.
One wash house with light and power and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and sink.
One log store.
A private lawned garden with a drystone wall, views across the fields and the canal, opening on to the canal from where the property can utilise it's launching rights. Further shingled drying area (this area has scope to extend/incorporate into the main accommodation if one wished, foundations are in place (subject to planning consent being granted).
The paddock is situated in a semi-rural position bordering the Kennet and Avon canal. The paddock has an access from Bollands Hill directly opposite Lock Cottage.
The land which is laid to pasture slopes down towards the canal and offers attractive views over the surrounding countryside. There are two areas of paddock which could possibly be separated.
The extent of the whole paddock is shown edged red for for identification purposes only on the aerial photograph and extends in all to about 8 acres.
The water troughs are supplied via the clients retained land, the buyer will need to source alternative means of supply. A public footpath runs along the south western boundary and around the copse of trees.
There will be an overage clause on the land for future development, this will exclude equine or agricultural development.
Useful Information & Agents Note
The property is not listed or in a conservation area. The property has never flooded as the locks regulate the height of the water in the canal.
The owners previously rented the cottage out through 'Hideaways' rental agency in Shaftesbury (Coastal and country cottages) and had small business relief so no rates were payable. The owners calculated they earned approximately £18,000 after fees per annum in 2016.
Agent's note: Please note there is a public footpath that runs through part of the land opposite and plans are for illustrative purposes only.
6/7 Market Place Devizes Wiltshire SN10 1HT