Nestling on the edge of the village and yet within a short walking distance of the popular village primary school, Hillside is offered for sale for the first time since it was constructed in 1899 by the present owner's grandfather. Extended in the 1980s, this elegant Victorian home offers flexibility including an impressive annexe with the versatility to make larger or smaller as required. This could provide a home for dependent relatives (two generations of the same family sharing together), additional income from letting on a shorthold tenancy, or an Airbnb or similar holiday let.
The ground floor consists of four reception rooms, two kitchens, two cloakrooms and a boot room. The first floor currently provides four bedrooms (one with an en suite bathroom), and a family bathroom, with two further bedrooms located on the second floor. Bedroom four used to be fitted as a further bathroom with the plumbing in place for reinstating as required. Ceiling heights are generous as you would expect from a home of this period, and we are impressed with the considerable storage offered throughout this home.
Outside are truly generous gardens, extending to the side and rear. The side garden has been cleverly terraced and attractively planted, and includes a monkey puzzle tree grown from a sapling thirty years ago. The southerly-facing rear garden includes a sheltered and walled garden, private and formerly the site of a swimming pool. The pool room remains, offering useful storage, and this area would lend itself to the most amazing kitchen garden where you could grow your own fruit and vegetables. The rear garden includes a greenhouse, summer house and shed, and backs on to a wild flower meadow which is rented by the current owners of Hillside for c £1000 per annum.
Attached to the side of the property is a double garage with utility area and driveway parking to the front. The property is partially double glazed and benefits from a gas-fired heating system. Internal viewing is essential to fully appreciate how you might use this extensive home.
Amenities Wanborough lies circa 3.5 miles south east of Swindon. The village has a primary school and four public houses. There is a monthly farmers' market in the village hall on the third Saturday of every month, except August when it is replaced by the Wanborough Show. Nearby Redlands Airfield is a base for microlight aviation and skydiving parachute training.
The village lies approximately one mile from the A419, giving easy access to the M4 motorway. Main line railway services are accessed from Swindon.