A Grade II listed house believed to be the oldest in Swindon is still available after months on the housing market.
Westlecott Manor on Mill Lane, Old Town, is said to date back to 1589 and was built for the Goddard family, who were the Lords of the Manor of Swindon for 350 years, and many consider it the oldest house in the town.
It was extended in 1926 and received comprehensive and sympathetic restoration in 2004 and 2018.
The current owners also added a garden room/leisure complex and initially placed it on the housing market for £1.795 million, although it has now dropped to £1.65m.
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.
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.”
For further information on the property, and to arrange a viewing, please contact Jack Rogers on 01793 520 720, or email email@example.com