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Characterful cottage for sale in Wiltshire comes with honeymoon-inspired backstory

Country Living (UK) logo Country Living (UK) 14/01/2020 Lisa Walden
an old house with trees in the background: A delightful three-bedroom thatched cottage, nestled in the folds of Swindon, is looking for new owners after going on the market for £575,000. © Chancellors/Onthemarket A delightful three-bedroom thatched cottage, nestled in the folds of Swindon, is looking for new owners after going on the market for £575,000.

A delightful three-bedroom thatched cottage, nestled in the village of Shrivenham in Wiltshire, is on the market for £575,000.

Known as Swiss Cottage, this lovely little home was first built by Lord Barrington of Beckett Park back in 1850, in a bid to recreate the cottage he spent his honeymoon in.

a bedroom with a bed and desk in a small room: Swiss Cottage for sale in Swindon © Chancellors/Onthemarket Swiss Cottage for sale in Swindon

Many of the fairytale-like details peppered throughout replicate what Lord Barrington saw in his dream Swiss house, including cut timber, brick walls and a galleried landing.

Some of our favourite features include the beautiful garden space (views here are postcard-perfect), the large master bedroom and the spacious kitchen/dining area.

a kitchen with wooden cabinets in a room: Swiss cottage for sale in Swindon © Chancellors/Onthemarket Swiss cottage for sale in Swindon

It's worth knowing that the property isn't very large (in fact, it feels almost like a life-sized doll's house). While you may have to duck down if you're heading up to the loft bedroom, it certainly has plenty of character and charm.

Elsewhere inside, you'll also find a (very blue) bathroom, a lovely living room space with a fireplace, a compact kitchen, two loft rooms and an out-house.

Blue bathroom - Swiss cottage for sale © Chancellors/Onthemarket Blue bathroom - Swiss cottage for sale

New homeowners will also be pleased to know that the property has approved planning permission, meaning anyone who puts down an offer will be able to make the home their own – and extend if they wish.

"This is quite simply one of the most unique properties I have ever come across. It represents an unmissable opportunity to not only own a piece of history, but to create a truly stunning residence. The current plans provide the scope to create a new master bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the ground floor, and a living/dining/kitchen area with an external sunken patio on the lower ground floor," Ben Lewington, Sales Manager at Chancellors Carterton, said.

This property is currently on the market for £575,000 via onthemarket.com.

a stone building with grass and trees: Swiss cottage for sale in Swindon © Chancellors/Onthemarket Swiss cottage for sale in Swindon

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