A beautiful home in the Cotswolds is on the market for £2.5 million. For your money you get a stunning eight-bedroom property with more than three acres of land in a hamlet near Malmesbury. However, the property has not yet been sold.
There is some speculation that the name of the hamlet might be putting off potential buyers.
The propertyYou get a lot for your £2.5 million. There's a modern kitchen, impressive drawing room (measuring nearly 40 feet), and plenty of room for impressing your guests. Then there are eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and a wet room. Strutt and Parker, the estate agents, point out that it would be easy to create self-contained accommodation for family or staff.
Beyond the house there are outbuildings - including one used as a garage and another used as a gym. There's also a sunken water garden, rose garden, and a discreet heated swimming pool.
It is currently the most expensive property on the market in the immediate area. However, it's a real bargain for the Cotswolds, where equally beautiful and spacious properties can cost £5 million or more.
What's in a name?The house has only been on the market since 17 September, so it's a bit early to start speculating that the name could be a hindrance to a sale.
And there are plenty of properties changing hands regularly in places which might raise a smirk with some people. The popular Sandy Balls Holiday Centre in Godshill, Fordingbridge, suffers no shortage of buyers. Shitterton in Dorset has seen house prices climb 4% in the last year alone. Meanwhile, Dick Place in Edinburgh is in one of the most desirable parts of town, and the average house is worth around £975k, compared with £460k for the postcode more generally.
The residents of Twatley have nothing to fear.