This quintessential thatched cottage was built in the 16th Century and retains many period features. It is tastefully presented for sale in the vendors unique style .The cottage is accessed from the side along a pretty stone path and into an entrance hall which has a cupboard providing useful storage as well as plumbing for a washing machine. The bathroom is to the right and contains a bath with a shower over. To the left of the entrance hall is a delightful dual aspect sitting room which has an inglenook brick built fireplace, a fully beamed ceiling and a window seat. The kitchen/dining room, leading off the sitting room, is again beamed and has a bespoke kitchen with an attractive range of wall and floor units. The flooring is of artisan tiles. The dining area is again dual aspect with a very useful window seat. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with period features and one with built in wardrobes.
Garden and Grounds
The garden of this property is a truly outstanding feature. It is of a good size and is beautifully arranged around arbours and pretty winding paths. There are a number of places to set out garden furniture thus providing ample opportunity for outside entertaining. The garden is very well stocked with seasonal flowers, mature shrubs, rambling roses, fruit trees and other mature trees. It is a haven for birds and wildlife. At the top of the garden is a vegetable patch, cutting garden and further mature trees which include Maple, Weeping Beech and a White Leaf tree. There are two very useful storage sheds in the garden, one of which could possibly be used as an artist studio or similar subject to the necessary consents and is reported to have been donated, along with an apple tree, by the Queen to mark her coronation!
Surrounding area and communications
Collingbourne Ducis is a pretty village well served with amenities including a convenience store, Church, Post Office, buses to Andover and Marlborough, two pubs, an active WI and a primary school. Further afield, very good state and private schools can be found in Marlborough. It is in an area of outstanding natural beauty providing opportunity for a full range of outside sports and activities. Sunton is a small hamlet on the edge of Collingbourne Ducis and is well placed for road access to Newbury, Marlborough and Andover and the M4 motorway is accessible either at Junction 14 or 15 at Swindon and Hungerford. There are mainline rail stations at Pewsey and Andover
From Marlborough High Street proceed south on the A346 through the Savernake Forest and onto Burbage. At the Burbage roundabout take the 3rd exit to Salisbury and continue along this road for approximately 3-4 miles, through the village of Collingbourne Kingstone and onto Collingbourne Ducis. In Collingbourne Ducis turn left onto Cadley road and just past the Spar shop on the left hand side turn left into Sunton. Continue along this road for approximately 200m and the cottage can be found toward the end of the footpath on the right hand side.