Address: The Clock House, - 30 Church Street Maiden Bradley
Postcode: BA12 7HW
Sale Type: Sold
Postcode: BA12 7HW
Sale Type: Sold
The Clock House is a very attractive, archetypal English country cottage, lovingly restored and decorated internally to a very high standard by the owner. The property combines modern conveniences with many original features including beams, some wonderful iron work brackets and banisters. Each room is light, airy and full of character. The Kitchen is bespoke handmade and hand painted. The main living/dining room is open plan and offers a feeling of comfort and communal living. It also boasts a traditional wood burner set into the fire place. The bathroom is pretty, the bath and the basin feature original taps and there is a 'tongue and groove' wall panel that finishes the room beautifully. The two double bedrooms are well proportioned. An architect has looked at the upstairs eaves space and has confirmed a small shower room could be added. Outside is a pretty courtyard with space for pot plants and seating. There is also a very useful shed and two lofts both with proper ladders.
The Clock House is thought to be so named because it was said to have been the lamp lighters cottage and is attached to the former home of Cromwellian General Edmund Ludlow. The clock was put up about thirty years ago.
Gillingham 10 miles, Frome 7 miles, Warminster 7 miles, Bath 20 miles.
Maiden Bradley is a small village situated between Mere and Frome and in an area of outstanding natural beauty and history. There is an interesting fountain that can be seen from front door of the cottage and which on further inspection can be seen following words:
"Drink, travellers, drink to Bradley's purest rill which, strange to say, runs quite a mile up hill; then to your panting steeds let all attend, An honest horse is surely man's best friend".
The village is also home to Bradley House which has been the much loved and cherished family home to the Dukes of Somerset for over 300 years. This property is particularly well located being only about 3 miles north of the A303 London to Exeter main road. It is situated between Stourhead House and Gardens (National Trust) and Longleat House and Safari Park. Gillingham, Frome and Warminster are nearby, whilst the Roman City of Bath is about 45 minutes away. The village has a lively community shop, a post office, a recreation ground, a village hall hosting many functions and societies and a pub - the Somerset Arms. There are railway stations at Gillingham (serving London Waterloo) and Westbury (serving London Paddington). Nearby, Frome offers great farmer’s markets as well as the usual supermarkets including Sainsbury's and a wealth of smaller boutique shops. Waitrose in historic Warminster is about 6 miles away.
There are excellent local primary schools in the neighbouring villages of Horningsham and Mere. Warminster independent school is nearby and slightly further away are Dauntsey's, King's Bruton and All Hallows prep school.
From the A361 take the B3092 towards Maiden Bradley. As you enter the village you will see the cottage on your right-hand side. From the A303 turn right onto the B3092 after Mere. Continue on this road until you reach Maiden Bradley. You will find the property on your left after the village shop.
Tenure - Freehold
Local Authority - Wiltshire county council.
Viewings - By appointment only.
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- Two double bedrooms
- Open plan living/dining
- Original period features
- Pretty courtyard
- Newly decorated
- Potential to add another bathroom upstairs
- Handmade solid wood kitchen.