Bay Cottage is a super detached cottage with a classic symmetrical façade and mellow brick and stone elevations that give the impression of period home but is in fact only eleven years old.
Absolutely beautiful inside, the character continues with pine latch doors, beams and open fireplace combined with excellent modern fitting to create a high quality finish. The presentation is stylish and immaculate, with soft neutral colours complementing the features of the build and creating a very comfortable, relaxed country home.
The rooms are well proportioned and light, with a fine, double aspect. Sitting Room running the depth of the cottage. With an open fireplace for winter months and double doors opening to a secluded terrace to make the most of warmer days, it is a spacious reception space that is matched by a good size Dining Room.
The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is well fitted with a range of shaker style units and is equipped with electric oven and hob with hood over. There is room for a table and chairs for informal dining and a stable door gives access to the side of the cottage.
On the first floor, the Master Bedroom is a good double room, light and airy and with a built-in wardrobe cupboard and the benefit of an en suite shower room. There is a second double bedroom with built-in storage and a third large single room with lovely views towards Longleat Forest. The family bathroom is well fitted with a white suite.
To the front of the cottage there is ample private parking and access to either side of the cottage leading to the very pretty rear garden. The paved pathway leads past a covered log store to the side and there is a useful garden shed.
The delightfully secluded paved terrace provides a pleasant sun trap in which to dine or relax and steps lead to an area of lawn with ivy clad railings. Colourful planting including evergreen shrubs, lavender, roses and a mature apple tree, creates a typical and very appealing cottage garden which looks out towards the Forest at the rear.
The property occupies a lovely location within the village of Crockerton, which lies at the top of the Wylye Valley in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding countryside is unspoilt, with much of the land belonging to the Longleat Estate.
The area offers fantastic opportunities for many country pursuits including walking, cycling, and riding, with some particularly lovely walks in the adjacent woods, making it perfect for avid dog walkers. The nearby Shearwater Lake
also offers fishing and sailing whilst racing is available at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury.
The village enjoys an active and vibrant community and has a highly regarded village school and Inn. Further local amenities including garage with shop and outreach Post Office can be found in the nearby village of Longbridge Deverill.
Warminster is approximately 2 miles away and offers good shopping and leisure facilities. The surrounding area has an excellent selection of state and private schools including Warminster School, Port Regis, Clayesmore, Bruton, Sherborne, Downside, St Mary's Shaftesbury and Dauntseys.
Warminster has a railway station with services to Salisbury, Bristol and beyond whilst the station at Westbury has services to London (Paddington) and there are also good local bus services. There are excellent road links close by giving access to the other towns in the area including Bath, Shaftesbury, Salisbury and Frome, as well as to the south coast, whilst the A350 links to the A303, giving access to London, the West Country and motorway network. Railway stations at Warminster, Tisbury, Salisbury and Westbury.