Town House : £475,000 Guide price
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/WC(s)
• Historic Period Property
• Three Bedrooms
• Sleek, Contemporary Interior
• Enclosed Courtyard Garden
• Fully Fitted Kitchen
• White Goods & Appliances
• Quiet but Central Location
• Period features, Inc Exposed Beams
• Open Fireplace
This is the property which, during the siege of Cirencester on the afternoon of 2 February 1643 it is recorded that its (then) owner, a lawyer called John Plot (whose initials can still be seen carved at the front door), had the indignity of having his home pillaged during the civil war by the soldiers of own side!
The full story reads that shortly after his house was built, John Plot, a lawyer of Royalist sympathies, was temporarily detained by the Parliamentarians. Released after the town had fallen, he returned home to Coxwell Street, to find his house full of Royalist soldiers and his capital of £1,200 missing. (It is hard to gauge modern equivalents of 17th century values, but historians suggest that one must multiply by at least 100.)
Surviving records show what a menace it was - no matter which side you were on - to have soldiers billeted in your house or on your land. In those days before banks or paper money, people kept what wealth they had at home, usually in the form of coins; and although in normal times a stout chest, bolted to the fabric of the building, might suffice to protect valuables from casual thieves, such repositories were no use against determined troops.
Newly re-painted throughout, today’s relaxing and neutral interior has preserved the historic character features such as open fireplaces and exposed beams. The large kitchen diner opens on to a charming enclosed courtyard garden with water feature.
Three bedrooms and modern bathrooms add to the modern charm of this very unique property. Imagine sipping fresh morning coffee ‘al fresco’ whilst listening to birdsong - knowing you are only steps away from the middle of the bustling and eclectic town of Cirencester. This beautiful historic property perfectly combines modern and town living with the rich tradition of the Cotswolds. Live in a piece of History!