(Available from March 2018)
Corsham 1.5 miles Chippenham (Paddington 1 hr 10 mins) 4.5 miles Bath (Paddington 1 hr 20 mins) 14 miles
Grade II listed country house dating from the early Seventeenth Century (some sources say 1648). The property enjoys an elevated position within the quiet and picturesque hamlet of Westrop, which itself lies on the edge of historic Corsham Park.
Living room, Dining room, Study, Kitchen, Utility, Cloakroom, 4/5 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Gardens, Double garage. Tool shed. Gas fired central heating.
Leave Chippenham on the west bound A4 travelling towards Corsham and Bath. After the roundabout junction with the A350, take the first left-hand turn signposted "Easton". Continue for approximately ¾ mile and take the second right-hand turn also signposted "Easton". Proceed through the village and turn right at T junction. Take next right (at crossroads) into Westrop. A track leading to Rose & Unicorn House will be found at the bottom of the village on the right-hand side. The property lies some 30m beyond on the right.
An attractive country residence of great character within an unspoiled Conservation Area on the privately owned Corsham Estate. Good local shopping, sporting and schooling facilities in Corsham and Chippenham, with more comprehensive amenities available in Bath and Swindon, which are both within convenient travelling distance.
This intriguing property is set in unspoiled countryside and commands picturesque views across the Estate. The accommodation is laid out over two floors and retains many period features, including the rose & unicorn motifs (from which the house takes its name) stamped into the wall plaster. The mature, informal gardens are bordered by a dry stone wall and include a vegetable plot.
Main hall: with shelving and radiator (cloakroom off with matching white suite of wc and wash hand basin) leads to:
Kitchen: 2.80 x 5.05m with southerly aspect and door to garden. Period fireplace (c/w bread oven - not working). Matching range of fitted base units (c/w 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer). Cupboards. Radiator. Doorway leads through to stairs (to first floor), passage back to Main hall and:
Utility: 2.45 x 2.60m with sink and plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Shelved pantry off. Radiator.
Main hall leads directly into:
Dining room: 4.10 x 4.60m with dual aspect (sliding sash window on west side of room). Window seat. Pennant stone floor. Feature fire place (not working) with unusual massive oak Tudor lintel over. Period cupboards (c/w C18th shelving). Radiator.
Inner hall: (with stair tower to first floor, doors to front and rear, period "wig" cupboard and 2 radiators) leads to:
Study: 3..00 x 3.70m with window seat. Telephone point. Radiator.
Living room: 5.00 X 4.70m with dual aspect shuttered windows. Window seats. Panelled wainscoting, Working fireplace (c/w wood burining stove). Period cupboards (c/w C18th shelving). Tv point. Radiator.
Stairs from kitchen lead up to first floor landing with cupboards and radiators. Doors off to:
Bathroom: with white suite of bath, wash hand basin and wc. Separate shower cubicle (c/w thermostatic shower valve delivering mains pressure hot and cold water). Radiator.
Bedroom 1/Dressing room: 3.90 x 1.80m with southerly aspect. Built-in cupboards and wardrobes. Radiator.
Bedroom 2: 3.15 x 3.75m. West facing window with window seat. Radiator.
Bedroom 3: 4.25 x 3.75. Cupboard in chimney breast recess. Radiator.
Bedroom 4: 4.40 x 3.80m. Radiator.
Bedroom 5: 5.00 x 5.00m with dual aspect. Period fireplace (not working) Telephone point. Radiators.
Stair tower off landing leads down to inner hall and up to loft.
Double Garage with up and over door.
Tool Shed Attractive stone-tiled lean-to with further bread oven (not working).
There is a gravelled drive/parking area at the front of the property and a well-maintained garden to the rear with mature trees and shrubs, including a fig and a vine trained against the walls of the house.
Mains electricity, gas, and water. Drainage is to a septic tank (emptied and maintained by the Estate). Telephone connection subject to BT regulations.
All outgoings will be payable by the tenant. For Council Tax purposes, the property has been scheduled in Band G (2016/17 annual Council Tax payable £2,284.18)
As the property is a listed building, an Energy Performance Certificate is not available.
The property is available to let unfurnished for an initial term of 6 months certain (may be extended subject to mutual agreement of parties) at a rent of £27,000 per annum payable calendar monthly in advance. A deposit will also be required in the sum of £3000.
The Corsham Estate gives notice that:
These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute part of any contract
No person employed by the Corsham Estate has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property
No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred by prospective tenants in inspecting property which has been let or withdrawn