One of the largest residential properties in Swindon Borough is being sold for £1.65million. Westlecot Manor in historic Old Town is an impressive Grade II Listed manor house set in a secluded 0.75-acre plot, with accommodation comprising eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and five reception rooms across 6,695 sq. ft.
Reputably the oldest house in Swindon, the property’s history dates to the 16th Century. It was first built in 1589 for the Goddard Family who were the Lords of the Manor of Swindon for 350 years. It was then extended in 1926 and underwent a comprehensive and sympathetic restoration in 2004. More recently in 2018, the current owners added a two-storey leisure suite which includes a gymnasium, wellness area, games room, fully fitted outdoor kitchen and sun terrace.
Westlecot Manor retains its Tudor and Elizabethan charm with hints of its historic past, including stone mullion windows, flagstone floors, and a date stone on an external gable with “1589 T.G” inscribed, this is believed to reference Thomas Goddard. The carefully considered restoration and recent extension bring a fresh feel, creating the perfect balance of traditional manor house and modern living.
Richard James, Chief Executive Officer at Richard James Estate Agents said: “Westlecot Manor provides a rare opportunity for a prospective buyer seeking a statement property to find their dream home. If you’re a growing family looking for a forever home the ample bedrooms, outside space and rooms for play space or home studying offer plenty of opportunities to really make it your own.
“For those looking for a second home in easy reach of The Cotswolds, this is a great investment. It is just nine miles away and echoes the traditional desirable Cotswold style, but offers three times as much space and opportunity as properties in the same price bracket within Cotswolds villages.
“Swindon’s Old Town also has brilliant travel connections by road and rail. The M4 is within easy reach, while for those travelling by rail there are frequent and fast connections to Bristol, Bath, Oxford, and London, with London Paddington just a 50-minute journey. This makes Westlecot Manor an opportune home for commuters to get so much more for their money. Why buy a house when you can own the whole manor?!
“With this palatial home being so keenly priced for the quality of accommodation, it is attracting a lot of attention from people currently residing outside Swindon Borough, with most enquiries coming from London and Bath. We would urge those in a proceedable position to contact us for a viewing, as it will not stay on the market for long.”
The main house offers accommodation over three floors and boasts views over the Wroughton valley to the chalk hills of the Wiltshire Downs. The ground floor features a large kitchen/breakfast room, separate dining room, formal living room with study and additional living space, which is currently used as a music room. A staircase leads downstairs to a sizeable entertaining space which features a cellar bar.
On the first floor, the master suite boasts an en-suite and dressing area. There are also four other bedrooms and a large family bathroom. Up on the second floor there are two additional bedrooms, a bathroom and further living space which currently comprises a living room and kitchen/dining area.
Outside in the stunning leisure suite, the gymnasium is fully equipped with a sauna and steam room. The games room, sun terrace, jacuzzi and fully fitted outdoor kitchen provide the perfect spot for entertaining friends and family throughout the year. What’s more, many of the lawns across the 0.75 acres enjoy a sunny southern aspect. The front of the house features a wide paved terrace with a mature Cedar of Lebanon tree on one side and an oak framed carport on the other.
Swindon’s historic Old Town provides plentiful amenities, from boutique local shops to cafes and bars. The area also has several ‘Good’ Ofsted rated schools, including Lethbridge Primary School and The Commonweal Secondary School and Sixth Form. As well as plentiful green spaces nearby, the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a short drive. Quick motorway and train connections also make Swindon a desirable location for commuters with Oxford, Bristol, Bath and London easily accessible.
For further information on the property, and to arrange a viewing, please contact Jack Rogers on 01793 520 720, or email email@example.com.