Jessamine Cottage, 156 Drove Road Swindon


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A wonderful and rare opportunity to purchase one of Swindon's most iconic and historical Victorian villas built c. 1889 by Thomas Turner, the well known and local brick-maker extraordinaire. Jessamine Cottage is considered the original Catalogue House; built by Turner to celebrate and advertise his elaborate brick and tile collection and perhaps considered an early show home.

The property is a wonderful family home, deceptively generous with accommodation arranged over three floors and including two reception rooms, well appointed kitchen/breakfast room and conservatory, there are three bedrooms to the first floor and the loft space has been thoughtfully adapted into a self contained annex. The property also boasts five bathroom facilities over the three floors. Outside offers garage and off road parking for up to four vehicles together with a small but low maintenance rear garden which enjoys a westerly aspect.

Jessamine Cottage is entered from the side elevation through a small storm porch and in to the first of the reception rooms, the dining area, with stairs rising to the first floor and dividing the sitting room which over looks the front aspect of the property with original tiled fireplace and hearth from the very well appointed kitchen/breakfast room with a generous array of base and eye levels units together with a central island unit/breakfast bar.

The kitchen/breakfast room leads on to a useful rear lobby with built in storage and boiler cupboard and in turn leading on to, the first of the shower rooms with three piece white suite and also on to the conservatory which overlooks the rear garden.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms all benefitting from their own en-suite shower rooms, the master bedroom is dual aspect and offers views over Queens Park.

The loft space has been cleverly converted and maximised the space available providing bedroom/living area divided by a bathroom area with roll top bath and on to a kitchenette and dining are


The front of the property is laid to gravel, a low maintenance frontage offering off street parking for up to four vehicles and with access to the garage.

The walled, rear garden is also low maintenance with seating areas, predominantly laid to gravel but with summerhouse and an area suitable for a hot tub. Outside lighting and outside tap.


Electric up and over door to front elevation. Light, plumbing and power. There is a separate and useful hobby room to the rear of the garage.

Swindon Borough Council

Euclid Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2JH. Telephone: 01793 463000. Council tax band: E


Mains electricity, gas, water and mains drainage. Gas central heating. Telephone lines subject to the usual transfer regulations. (No tests to the suitability of services have been carried out and intending purchasers should commission their own tests if required). The property benefits from a water softener and has remote controlled, external shutters to the front elevation and the master bedroom.

We believe from the vendors that is a freehold property.

Marketed by Arrange viewing 01793 950722

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