Arriving at the portico-covered entrance, rich with design details of a bygone age that celebrates quality craftsmanship, you cannot fail to be captivated by The Balmoral. A commanding 4 bedroom property of significant proportions, it also manages to retain a homely ambience thanks to the light and spaciousness found once inside.
Large, open plan rooms make spending time together a pleasure. The kitchen encompasses a dining area and lounge to encourage sociability, while a separate lounge/study room is the perfect peaceful haven within the home. 4 vast bedrooms provide ample living space for the entire family, as well as any guests you will be proud to have stay.
With contemporary interiors and appliances chosen with family life in mind, The Balmoral is an idyllic sanctuary from busy modern life.
About the DevelopmentSituated to the north of Swindon, on the edge of glorious open Cotswolds countryside, Abbey Farm is a delightful place to set up home and raise a family. Here you’ll get to enjoy all the superb facilities of Swindon, without living in the town itself, giving you the best of both worlds, just like our Heritage Collection homes.
You’ll also enjoy excellent commuter connections, with the A419 just a couple of minutes away, connecting you to the M4 to open up the whole of the south of England. Swindon also has direct trains to London Paddington in around an hour.
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AmenitiesThere will be a convenience store on the development when it’s completed, and there’s also a Tesco Extra and a Cost Cutter close by for your day to day needs. The huge Asda at Orbital Shopping Park is also conveniently close for your weekly shop.
There are many options for local dentists, including Abbey Meads Dental Practice (Sat Nav SN25 4YZ, call 01793 726288). There is also a GP practice within the Abbey Meads centre.
DiningThere are lots of delightful country inns to be found in the villages of Swindon, and it is well worth exploring to discover a hidden gem serving great food in a traditional setting. The Crown at Broad Hinton, The Cold Harbour in Blunsdon, The White Heart in Wroughton, the Red Lion in Cricklade and The Bell Inn in Purton are all well worth checking out.
In the town, you’ll find something for every taste and budget, from the Nandos at the nearby Orbital Shopping Park, to the fine dining in the town centre, Miller and Cater, Kenzo 72, Los Gatos (Mediterranean) and Bistro Les Chats (French) are all highly recommended, with Moshan Island Grill offering something different from the sunny shores of the Caribbean.
EducationThere is a good choice of primary schools within easy reach of the development, including St Leonards CofE Primary in nearby Blunsdon, , Brindlewood primary and the new Tadpole Farm primary school. When completed, the development is also expected to have its own primary school.
Older pupils can choose from a number of high schools in Swindon, with the ‘good’ rated Highworth Warneford School just a short bus ride to the east, Abbey park secondary and the new Great Western academy which is being over seen by New college Swindon.
LeisureIn Swindon you’ll find a choice of three cinemas, including an iMax screen at the Empire, There is a thriving local music scene at smaller venues throughout the town. The Wyvern Theatre and Meca music and events venues host several events throughout the year from boxing to comedy shows and pantomimes to music events.
David Lloyd leisure club is a 5 minute drive from Abbey Farm, the gym has been updated to include state of the art of equipment indoor and outdoor pools, several tennis courts and heath and beauty facilities. At the orbital retail centre there a Dw sports gym and pool with a sports shop located below.
Out and about you’ll discover both the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs within easy driving distance offering endless options for hiking, mountain biking and getting back to nature.
ShoppingResidents of Abbey Farm will enjoy the close proximity of Orbital Retail Park, offering a choice of big name stores such as Next, M&S and Newlook, without having to go into town.
A 15 minute drive will find you at the Mannington retail park with big name home stores such as John Lewis and Next, with a handy M&S food store.
The Swindon Outlet Village located centrally has a fantastic shopping atmosphere, with designer names galore whether your looking for home ware clothing or a perfect gift the village has it all.
Swindon town centre is currently undergoing big changes from the Regent circus complex with its new Morrissons superstore, restaurants and cinema to the new updated Brunel centre with its new food outlet joining the two centres called The Crossing.
TransportThe development is just five miles north of Swindon Town Centre and minutes from the Turnpike Junction of the A419 leading to the M4 in just over 7miles. Cirencester is 13miles, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford and Newbury are all around 30miles, Bristol is around 50miles and London around 80miles. Bristol Airport is 58miles, with a larger choice of flights available at Heathrow, around 70miles away, via the M4.
Swindon Station is easily commutable from Abbey Farm, the number 9 bus goes directly from the development to the station which has regular trains on the Bristol to London line. Trains to Bristol take 45 minutes, with trains to London Paddington taking just over an hour. There are also direct services to Bath Spa in under half an hour.
The station has a long stay and short stay car park with 20 minutes free parking great for ticket collections and pick ups.
- 4 bedroom home
- Open plan kitchen/dining room
- Traditional exterior
- Separate lounge
- Two en-suite bathrooms
- Utility room