A particularly fine penthouse apartment with roof terrace.
Situation Charlton Park is situated within open parkland close to the village of Charlton. Malmesbury, England's oldest borough and with a stunning 12th Century Abbey, is about two miles away and provides a good range of everyday shopping facilities including a Waitrose. Other local centres include Tetbury and Cirencester. The major regional centres such as Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham, are all within easy reach and are excellent for specialist shopping as well as cultural amenities.
Recreational and sporting facilities in the area include racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Chepstow, polo at Cirencester Park and Westonbirt, eventing at Badminton and Gatcombe, golf at Castle Coombe, Bowood and Minchinhampton, motor racing at Castle Combe and water sports at the Cotswold Water Park. In addition nearby places of interest include Malmesbury Abbey, Westbonbirt Arboretum, The National Trust Properties at Laycock and Dyrham Park, Bowood House and the historic village of Castle Coombe.
The property is also well placed for the commuter being accessible to both junction 16 and 17 of the M4 which provides fast access to the east and west. There are regular mainline services from Swindon, Kemble and Chippenham to London Paddington taking just over 60 minutes
Description Charlton Park House dates from early 17th Century and was built for the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, who continues to own and farm the surrounding estates.
The south west front entrance dates from 1607 and has striking Jacobean style towers joined by a long open fronted loggia. Further alterations were made to the house between 1772 and 1776 by Matthew Brettingham. In 1975 the property was converted into 19 apartments.
Double oak entrance doors from the logia open into a panelled outer hall and beyond to the great hall which is galleried and has a fantastic glazed oval dome over the centre. Off the great hall is the communal drawing room which has outstanding plasterwork attributed to James White. Both rooms are available to residents and their guests for entertaining purposes and general use.
The Apartment No 18 is an impressive penthouse apartment accessed either by lift or staircase. Being on the top floor there are glorious views over parkland and there is also the benefit of a roof terrace, approached either from the main hall or inner hall.
The property is well planned and is laid out to include a welcoming hallway off which are two of the bedrooms with exposed beams and fitted wardrobes, a bathroom and shower room. There is also the well fitted kitchen. At the far end is the wonderful drawing room, which also provides plenty of space for dining. The room which is 38' feet in length has well fitted bookshelves, a central fireplace with gas fire, carved wood panelling and of course the splendid views. Adjacent is the main bedroom with exposed timbers, dressing room and bathroom.. Approached via a spiral staircase off the drawing room is the turret room which makes for a unique study with windows on all sides. Four sets of French windows lead from the apartment onto the L shaped roof terrace.
The apartment has a double garage in the nearby garaging complex
Square Footage: 2555 sq ft
Leasehold with approximately 143 years remaining
From Malmesbury take the A429 towards Cirencester. After about a mile and a half the pillared entrance and driveway to Charlton Park House will be seen on the right. Follow the long driveway bearing right through an avenue of trees to the courtyard in front of the mansion house.
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