Westrop House is a fine Georgian property built in 1818 for a renowned local solicitor, William Crowdy, with a classical frontage and attached service wing. It features high ceilings, pleasing proportions, original cornices and mouldings, dado rails, flagstone flooring, sash windows with working shutters, and a splendid stone cantilevered staircase. A further feature includes an imposing semi-circular Doric portico and entrance door onto the Cricklade Road that would have impressed both guests and clients.

The principal rooms have splendid large bay windows and are situated within the attractive rear elevation, which is approached over a long, curved driveway and resembles a charming country manor house overlooking its delightful and peaceful gardens. It offers the convenience of being within walking distance of the town centre with the sense of quiet country living.

Great British Life: Bi-folding doorsBi-folding doors (Image: Will Eastwick-Field)

Bi-fold doors open into a glazed entrance porch, with further glazed doors to the pleasingly symmetrical entrance hall and tall double doors leading to the formal reception rooms on either side. The elegant drawing room has a wide bay window with working shutters, decorative mouldings, a working stone fireplace and further doors to the attached conservatory.

The dining room is of similar proportions, with a matching bay window, an ornamental stone fireplace, decorative mouldings, and a door to the service area. The front hall adjoins the reception hall and has flagstone flooring, a stunning cantilevered stone staircase with a galleried landing and coved ceiling, and an entrance porch with large double entrance doors. The charming south-facing sitting room is to one side, with a working fireplace and attractive mouldings.

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 An adjacent deep cupboard houses a large fitted safe (currently inoperable) and a door leads from the front hall through to the service area and service wing beyond, with access to the secondary staircase and a series of rooms including a large cloak/shower room, an office retaining fitted cupboards from the earlier butler’s pantry, stairs to the cellars and a study with an external door to the front and original fittings and drawers. The kitchen/breakfast room is adjacent to the dining room and has a wide window overlooking the gardens with an inviting window seat. Original kitchen cupboards have been retained and supplemented by bespoke hand-painted kitchen fittings, including plate-racks and an island unit. The Rangemaster cooker with gas hob is set within a chimney recess and further appliances include a fitted microwave and an integrated dishwasher. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility room which houses the boiler and has plumbing for a washing machine, a deep airing cupboard and a door to the side hall which leads to the garden, ideal for muddy dogs and boots. The cellars are reached via an enclosed stone staircase and comprise wine stores with brick bins, several other dry storage areas, one of which serves as a workshop, and access to the original well.

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The principal bedroom has a lovely bay window overlooking the gardens and doors through to a charming en suite bathroom with a free-standing bath, bespoke vanity unit with twin basins and a secondary door returning to the landing. A second impressive bedroom within the matching bay has window seats and an original fireplace with a large over-mantel mirror. There are three further double bedrooms, two of which are above the service wing and have cosier proportions, ideal for children; a deep walk-in store room off one of the bedrooms; a family bathroom; two night cloakrooms and a further walk-in cupboard that was previously a bathroom.

The second floor is currently configured as a two bedroom flat with a separate electricity supply and night storage heaters. It features two double bedrooms, a sitting room (bedroom eight), kitchen, bathroom and walk in storage cupboard. The accommodation would be ideal for teenagers, a nanny or guests and could be remodelled to provide en suite bathrooms, subject to regulations and Listed Building Consent. 

Great British Life: The dining roomThe dining room (Image: Will Eastwick-Field)

The house is approached via a shared driveway to a private drive that sweeps around the edge of the gardens to the house, with a large ornamental pond to one side of the terrace. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with magnificent trees including a large cedar and copper beeches, a woodland walk, sunken walkway, rose arbour, clipped box hedging, and a vegetable garden with fruit cages and a productive asparagus bed. Three garage/ stores are discreetly set back from the drive and there is a charming paved garden adjacent to the conservatory. 

Westrop House is on the market for a guide price of £1,850,000 with Butler Sherborn.
43-45 Castle Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QD
01285 883740 sam@butlersherborn.co.uk 

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