Castle Hill, DOWN AMPNEY

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A particularly well-appointed four-bedroom family home within a secluded rural position between the vibrant village communities of Marston Meysey and Down Ampney on the Gloucestershire /Wiltshire border.

In recent years the house and gardens have been extensively remodelled and upgraded to create a comfortable, contemporary family home whilst retaining much of the original Edwardian character and charm.

Available from July and for a long let if desired, the semi-detached property provides well-proportioned accommodation set over two floors and accessed via a bright and welcoming entrance hall (with useful cloakroom and study off) leading through to the dual-aspect bespoke fitted kitchen /breakfast room - a great space for informal day-to-day dining and superbly functional with its double hobs and Rangemaster cooker. In addition to the integrated fridge, there is ample room for further appliances as required together with table and chairs, whilst the adjoining larder cupboard and separate, spacious utility /boot room are further useful additions for laundry and ancillary storage space.

The cottage benefits from three reception rooms internally including an appealing sitting room - complete with Clearview multi-fuel burner, which opens to a most delightful sunroom with its extensively glazed roof and double French doors to the garden making it a wonderfully light and flexible space for family entertaining, formal dining or children's playroom.

A particularly noteworthy feature of the property is the dedicated, purpose-built garden home office which is discreetly positioned within a secluded spot overlooking the garden, yet fully wired for heat, light and ultrafast fibre broadband, making it an ideal and comfortable space for the home worker.

At first floor level there is a spacious and well-appointed bath /shower room alongside four bedrooms - including three of generous double proportions, with each offering good storage options and splendid views across the gardens and beyond.

Heating is supplied via a modern gas-fired central heating system feeding radiators and Gigaclear ultrafast fibre broadband is available to connect and ideal whether for streaming entertainment or home working.

Externally the property is framed by professionally designed gardens approaching half an acre in size and offering splendid views over the neighbouring countryside. Laid extensively to lawn, the rear garden further benefits from a large patio seating area, vegetable patch, fruit trees, greenhouse, workshops and play store, whilst the established shrubs and hedge borders create a real sense of seclusion and privacy. The gardens and planting have been planned for year-round colour and wildlife interest, whilst also being straight-forward to maintain.

There is a further, generous area of lawn and patio to the front of the property as well as a gated, gravelled driveway and parking area providing ample space for several cars.

Opportunities such as this are rarely available to the rental market - particularly for a long let if desired, and therefore we would urge an early viewing to avoid disappointment.

*** To make it easier to field enquiries, please email us your interest in this opportunity - including details of who is proposed to be living in the property (as well as any children and /or pets) along with your current housing / job situation ***


The cottage is located between the vibrant village communities of Down Ampney and Marston Meysey with its situation hard to beat for country walks or cycle rides through the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Down Ampney is a particularly popular rural village famed as the birthplace of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and home to a well-regarded primary school, multi-use games area for younger residents, an active village hall, tennis club, church and a well-supported community shop and cafe.

Also close at hand is the pretty village of Marston Meysey with its community hall, playground, and parish church as well as a superb gastro pub - The Old Spotted Cow, a most delightful spot to relax and unwind.

Nearby Meysey Hampton and Ampney Crucis boast Ofsted Outstanding Church of England primary schools whilst the thriving market towns of Fairford and Cricklade offer a wide range of essential day to day facilities including convenience stores, doctor and dentist surgeries and leisure centres.

Known as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds', Cirencester is only a short drive away and a hub of vibrant cultural life. Recognised for its beautiful limestone townhouses, boutique shopping, twice weekly markets, theatre, cafes and restaurants, the town also offers a choice of 5 supermarkets including a large Tesco and Waitrose.

In addition to the local village primary schools, Fairford and Cirencester offer very good state secondary schooling options while the area also boasts an excellent choice of grammar and private schools including Cirencester sixth form college, Pate's Grammar School, Rendcomb College, Beaudesert Park, Westonbirt, Hatherop Castle, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies College, Stroud High School and Marlborough College, to name a few.

The surrounding countryside also offers an extensive network of beautiful footpaths, and the area is renowned for its recreational opportunities and country pursuits including a wide variety of golf courses and equestrian facilities all within easy reach.

Of particular note, the property is situated in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, a collection of over 130 lakes that have been created by previous gravel extraction. The Water Park has become increasingly popular as a leisure destination due to the large and varied number of land and water-based leisure activities on offer including riding, fishing, swimming, sailing, jet-skiing and windsurfing.

Several of the lakes are also now identified as Sites of Scientific Interest and a fascinating nature conservation habitat on account of the large numbers of waterfowl that breed and over winter in the locality.

The location is very convenient for the commercial centres of Swindon, Cheltenham and Gloucester with easy access via the A417 /A419 to the M4 and M5, the South-West, Midlands and London. In addition, there is a fast, regular Great Western train service from both Swindon and Kemble providing access to London Paddington in c. 55 minutes.


Holding deposit - equivalent to 1 week's rent

Tenancy deposit – equivalent to 5 week's rent

Council Tax band - C

Heating - Gas

EPC – D64


For further information and to arrange to view please contact the sole agents, Moore Allen & Innocent – Cirencester office. Viewings are welcomed by appointment 6 days a week although be aware that viewings may require at least 24 hours' notice to arrange access.

Please note that prior to any subsequent tenancy offer being accepted, all prospective tenants will be required to supply identification documents and proof of affordability.

If offered a tenancy, you will be required to commit to a tenancy contract immediately once all checks are completed.


These particulars have been prepared as a general guide only. A detailed survey has not been carried out, nor the services, appliances, fittings, etc, been tested. If room sizes are included, they are for guidance and illustration purposes only. They may not be to scale and should not be relied upon for furnishing or other purposes. If there are any important matters likely to affect your decision to proceed, please contact us before viewing the property.


Moore Allen & Innocent is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman independent redress scheme. You can find out more details via our website or by contacting the office directly.


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01285 238863

Moore Allen - Lettings

33 Castle Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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