This picture postcard perfect thatched cottage is presented for sale in really excellent order and is decorated throughout in a contemporary style which perfectly compliments the many period and original features. Constructed of whitewashed stone, the property was once 3 cottages built in the 17th century but is now one house with an extension which was added at a later date. The three reception rooms on the ground floor are all a good size with generous headroom and all feature exposed stonework, beams and inglenook fireplaces; two with woodburning stoves and one with a gas powered Living Flame stove. There is also a very pretty bow window with lead lights and seating, some original oak wood panelling and in the dining room a most attractive oak floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is a lovely light and bright room with painted wall and floor units, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, an electric Rangemaster cooker, island and slate floor. Upstairs the master bedroom is dual aspect with an en suite shower room and there are three further bedrooms, some with beams as well as a really attractive well appointed family bathroom with mood lighting, a slipper bath and other contemporary fittings.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached along a gravel driveway to the front of the house with parking for several vehicles and a garage. The lawned garden extends around two sides of the property and there is a working well (capped off) with a thatched roof. There is an area of stone sun terrace, an ornamental pond, garden shed, pretty blossom trees and areas of flower beds and borders. There are mature trees around the boundary and a raised grass bank.
Surrounding area and communications
The rolling downland surrounding Chiseldon is designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst the village itself is a thriving community known locally for its friendliness and range of leisure activities. As well as a 13th century church, a primary school, and a farm shop there is a newsagent, general store and a post office. The village also boasts tennis courts, a gardening club, and a very active local history group (they run the small museum opposite the property). M4 junction 15 is close by, offering direct links to Bristol, Bath, Reading and London, whilst Swindon provides a mainline station with trains to Paddington and extensive shopping and recreational facilities. The attractive market town of Marlborough is a few miles south with further shops, restaurants and a twice-weekly street market.
From Marlborough High Street head north and proceed along the A346 to Swindon. Continue along this road for approximately seven miles and take the first turning on the left after the Chiseldon petrol station. Contine along here and take the 6th turning right into May's Lane and the cottage is situated on the right hand side.