Maple Lodge is double fronted and offers good size family accommodation which flows nicely. The entrance hall has an attractive front door and glass side panels and leads through to the reception rooms. To the left is the sitting room with cosy log burner set within a contemporary fireplace with oak lintel and marble hearth, and two windows which look out onto the front garden. On the right of the entrance hall is a second reception room. This is currently set up as a bedroom/studio as it has its own entrance to the side of the property. It also has a kitchenette and cloakroom/shower room which offers a useful space for dependant relatives, teenagers or the possibility to generate an additional rental income as it is secured from the main house.
Leading through to the rear of the property is a snug which provides an alternative room to relax and watch TV rather than the more formal reception rooms at the front of the property. This flows through to the kitchen breakfast room which has an open fireplace with a log burning stove providing additional warmth for cosy winter suppers. With a window to the front and large patio doors to the rear this room is also wonderful in the summer when the doors can be opened into the garden at the rear. This a great space for socialising and entertaining, especially as the preparation side of the kitchen is just tucked away from the full view of guests. The bespoke kitchen offers a good range of bespoke shaker style units, a Belfast sink and integrated appliances. Leading off from the kitchen is a study and an inner hall leading around to the recently built dining room, which has both patio and bi-fold doors leading out onto the patio and provides lovely views of the garden. Also on the ground floor is a utility/boot room with additional cloakroom and a door into the rear garden, a great space for cleaning up muddy pets and children and a generous downstairs bathroom which also includes a shower.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, the master suite has an ensuite bathroom and dressing room and there is an additional toilet with washbasin. The bathroom suites have be recently fitted to a high standard.
The annex is detached from the house and has its own private outside space in the form of a patio which is obscured from the main house, therefore providing privacy for its occupants. The open plan kitchen/sitting room is light and airy with French doors opening out onto the patio, and a range of fitted units plus space for a breakfast table. The comfortable sitting room has a window overlooking the garden and provides plenty of room to relax and unwind. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom and a shower room and stairs to the loft room. This space offers lots of possibilities as well as providing plenty of storage space. The annex has been rented out as a holiday cottage which has been very successful, not least due to its convenient location for public transport and access to Bath, and being within close proximity to local amenities.
Corsham is a historic town with many beautiful buildings including Corsham Court and its surrounding fields and lakes just off the high street. With such picturesque surroundings and many historic buildings, it is easy to see why so many period dramas, most recently "Poldark", are filmed in the area.
The High Street is mostly pedestrianised and is a wonderful place to stroll whilst enjoying many artisan shops array of eateries or the weekly market.
As well as charm Corsham has an excellent range of local facilities including many specialist shops and cafes as well as doctors' surgery, restaurants and good pubs. There is also a new community campus, which incorporates a swimming pool, gym, and extensive leisure facilities, along with a library and café, and there are good primary and secondary schools all within walking distance. Corsham has a regular bus service and is well situated for the M4, M5 and the mainline rail link to London Paddington (1h 20) from Chippenham and the Georgian heritage city of Bath is only 11 miles away.
Grounds & Gardens
The property sits on a third of an acre plot, with generous mature gardens. To the front of the property there is an elevated lawn screened with a neatly clipped laurel hedging and a paved footpath edge with lavender. The paved driveway to the front of the wooden gates provides plenty of room for off street parking for several cars and beyond the gates there is a sweeping gravel driveway which leads around to the rear of the property providing additional secure parking.
The rear garden is made up of a generous lawn screened by mature shrubs and fruit trees which provide a high degree of privacy. There is also a vegetable garden and a good selection of fruit trees. An area of decking with a pond and a substantial patio which runs along the back of the property provides somewhere to sit and enjoy this lovely garden.