42-43 Down Ampney

Offers in excess of £825,000


42-43, down ampney, cirencester, gl7 5qw

a delightful grade ii listed cotswold stone detached cottage bursting with charm and character benefiting from double garage and home office.

The Property

Located within the centre of this thriving village on the outskirts of the Cotswold Water Park, lies this attractive grade II listed detached Cotswold stone residence. Formally two ‘mirror image’ cottages, this unspoilt period gem has been restored by the current owners over the decades to create one charming home oozing charm and character features such as window seats, impressive Cotswold stone fireplaces, wooden floors and exposed beams & Cotswold stone walls. Even though there are two front doors both leading into the principle reception rooms, the main entrance used by the family is at the rear and opens into a reception hall. Also on the ground floor you’ll find the drawing room with the main focal point being the impressive raised fireplace with a large bressumer beam above an open fire with hood in addition to the main staircase up to the first floor. The dining room also enjoys a further raised Cotswold stone fireplace with a wood burner and has a spiral staircase leading to bedroom three. The kitchen/breakfast room with a wealth of exposed timbers and a tiled floor is fitted with bespoke units incorporating a ‘Alpha’ cooker, built in dishwasher, a freestanding unit with ‘butcher’s block style’ top housing an open cupboard with microwave and Belfast sink. The luxury family bathroom enjoys a magnificent free standing bath, separate shower cubicle, a high level WC and a dual basins. The main bedroom with it’s vaulted ceiling benefits from an ensuite shower room and mezzanine storage area. Bedroom two is a double room with a further door accessing Bedroom three if required. Bedroom three has it’s own independent access and has access to the converted loft, great to used as a child’s den. Outside and connected to the house are two stone sheds; one housing the boiler and the other is set up as a laundry. This much loved cottage could benefit from some upgrading.


The grounds are enclosed by Cotswold stone walling, hedging and wood panelled fencing. At the front there is a pedestrian gate leading onto a central path and a further gate opening onto the drive. The level lawn sweeps around the cottage to the rear where a magnificent yew tree will be seen. A sunken paved courtyard with a well is a fantastic terrace for alfresco dining. A Cotswold stone home office is a huge asset as is the double garage with it’s workshop and storage loft. AGENTS NOTE: Our vendor is buying part of the garden including a section of the public footpath from the Co-op which will be included in the sale.

• Three Bedrooms
• Two Reception Rooms
• Kitchen/breakfast Room
• Family Bathroom
• Ensuite Shower Room
• Laundry shed
• Double Garage with Workshop
• Garden Home Office
• Gardens
• Parking

Offers in excess of


Within easy reach:
Cirencester 7 miles
Swindon 13.3 miles
Cricklade 4.7 miles
Cheltenham 22 miles
Kemble train station 10.5 miles


Down Ampney is a charming, historic Cotswold village on the border of Gloucestershire with Wiltshire. It comes from the name of the brook that runs through the village (‘Ampney’, a tributary of the Thames) and ‘Crucis’ from the Latin for Cross; a reference to that fact that the village church is dedicated to the Holy Rood, or Cross. Facilities include the community Village Shop & Post Office run by volunteers, the Church of England primary school, the village hall, the football and social club and All Saints Church. One of the best known British composers – Ralph Vaughan Williams (RVW) – was born in the Vicarage in 1872. The start of the Cotswold Water Park is only 2.4 miles away.


Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold
Postcode: GL7 5QW
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Whitaker Seager.
Fixtures and Fittings: Only those items mentioned are included. All other items are specifically excluded, although some may be available by separate negotiation if required.
Local Authorities: Cotswold District. Council Tax Band E

Please note: in rural locations the map may not be 100% accurate

Arrange a viewing

To arrange a viewing of this property please give us a call or send us an email.

Alternatively send us your details using the form below and we'll be in touch to arrange a viewing.