This charming property is reported to date back in part to 1511 when it was the Yeoman's cottage of the picturesque hamlet of Brunton. Sitting on top of a grassy bank, the main part of the building is thatched but the recent extension to the rear, is constructed of brick with cedar cladding and a tiled roof. This extension houses the kitchen/dining area and is light and bright with two sets of timber framed glazed doors opening onto the garden terrace. There is underfloor heating under an artisan limestone floor, a contemporary styled kitchen with a range of integrated appliances and Aga cooker. There is access from here to a walk in larder which also houses the air sourced heat pump and a water softener. Leading on from this extension in the original part of the house is a spacious entrance hall with parquet flooring, off which is a downstairs WC with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The sitting room has original beams and a feature inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. An open stair case rises to the first floor which has 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
Gardens and grounds
Steps from the lane lead up into the gated garden which is mainly laid to lawn but has areas of beds and borders containing seasonal flowers. There are some mature shrubs and trees and in particular a beautiful Chestnut tree. There is an area of gravelled terrace providing a super place for outside entertainment, a well which has been turned into a garden feature and wonderful open views to the fields beyond. The garden also contains a workshop, a summer house and a store/barn. Accessed from the lane is a parking area and single garage.
Surrounding area and communications
Brunton is a small hamlet on the edge of the village of Collingbourne Kingston, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area, with many riding and walking opportunities in the surrounding countryside including the Pewsey Vale and Marlborough Downs. The village itself has a village hall, church and public house with the nearby village of Collingbourne Ducis (1 mile) having a post office, village shop and primary school. The larger market town of Marlborough, 9 miles, provides a wider range of amenities and shopping and leisure facilities. The area is well served by an excellent range of local schooling, with a primary school in Collingbourne Ducis and St Francis Preparatory School in Pewsey, as well as Dauntsey's and Marlborough College close by. There are rail communications from Pewsey and Great Bedwyn to London Paddington (about 1 hour) and to London Waterloo from Andover (about 1 hour). The M4 Junction 15 and the A303/M3 are all close by, giving access to London and the West Country.
Please note that the property is underdoing a programme of renovation, some of which requires completing. Please contact the agent for further details. The Aga is subject to separate negotiation.
From Marlborough High Street, take the A346 towards Burbage and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Salisbury. On entering Collingbourne Kingston, turn left at the mini roundabout just before the church, towards Brunton. Continue for approximately 1 mile and the property can be found on the right hand side.